Your #1 pro forma
Enhance your billing process and create added value for your customers. Increase the speed and quality of your billing process with the best pro forma cloud billing software.
Best-of-breed, multi (public) cloud, business focus, and in 2 days up-and-running.
The challenge – margins of cloud managed services are under pressure
Public Cloud is a success, and it will only grow bigger in the coming years. It presents an excellent opportunity for the partner channel that adopts the Public Cloud and delivers managed cloud services.
But that opportunity of managed cloud doesn’t present itself in a conventional reseller model with high margins provided by suppliers.
If there is any discount at all, it is more aligned to covering the cost for billing and customer relationship than that it represents a healthy margin where companies can rely on for their existence.
Cost efficiency is vital when delivering managed services for public cloud. Cloud Managed Service Providers need to operate cost-efficient to keep a healthy business model.
Satya Nadella says ‘upwards of 70 percent of Microsoft partners may not make it. That’s causing a lot of buzz.’
The solution – sell added value and operate efficiently
The opportunity of managed cloud offers to partners is all about the services multiplier. This multiplier states that with every 1 dollar or euro spent on the Public Cloud, a partner can sell anywhere from 4 to 8 dollars or euros of added value managed cloud services.
Successful MSP’s combine their added-value services for cloud billing with cost-efficient automated delivery.
Added value cloud billing service
Your customers have enough (multi) cloud challenges like, struggling to get their cloud costs transparent.
And yes, it is a struggle for them.
Research shows that through 2024, 80% of companies will be unaware of their mistakes in their cloud adoption and will overspend by 20 to 50%.
Outcomes of research show that major cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure offer native tools to manage costs, but with basic functionality. Third-party tools continue to advance their cost management functionality with a multi-cloud approach.
With good cloud billing software, you can deliver your customers an added-value service for their FinOps – and cloud governance teams to get the right insights to make business decisions.
Help your customers to maximize the business benefits of their cloud computing and reduce their cloud waste.
Make your billing process efficient with cloud billing software
With the C-Facts cloud billing software, you will decrease your Cloud billing costs while increasing your billing process’s speed, efficiency, and accuracy.
Stop spending days on collecting and aggregating data from different Public Clouds.
Increasing customer intimacy
An added value billing service with cloud billing software
C-Facts enables you to turn your monthly billing into a service that increases customer intimacy and adds value to your Public Cloud services.
Insight as a Service
With C‑Facts, you turn that awkward monthly billing moment into an insightful and continuous daily updated service for your customers. Give your customers access to your C‑Facts Control Center and provide insights that surpass Cloud billing information and genuinely supports their business.
Align cloud resources with your customers business
Use a consistent naming convention to relate Cloud resources to your customers business.
Configure your customers in C-Facts
Based on your customers’ requirements, you allocate costs to cost centers like departments, applications, or projects and add your margin and discount to create the required pro forma billing view.
Providing insights to your customer
Your customer can view his Cloud usage and cost in the dynamic C‑Facts Control Center with daily refreshed data that enables him to dive in deeper for detailed investigations.
Enhancing your billing process
The C‑Facts software facilitates you to decrease your Cloud billing costs while increasing your billing process’s speed, efficiency, and accuracy.
Reduce your costs for billing Cloud services
Stop spending days on collecting and aggregating data from different Public Clouds. C‑Facts does the heavy lifting for you by connecting to an array of Public Cloud API’s and gathering the daily usage- and licensing data.
Configure once and then lean back while we convert the collected Cloud billing data into a common data model that enables you to start allocating costs to customers.
C-Facts makes “forgetting” to bill Cloud services to a customer a thing of the past with a clear overview of non-allocated Cloud cost. You correct this by merely selecting the right resources and adding them to a customer.
Pro forma billing
By setting the correct pricing per customer, the C‑Facts Control Center enables you to create pro forma billing information for your customers. You use the pro forma billing information as input for your billing software.
How to … with the cloud billing software
Easy and quick on-boarding
With the C-Facts software, you get a ready-to-use cloud billing service with easy and short implementation.
Our three-step onboarding process will have you up and running in no time with minimal need for IT involvement.
Sign up to C-Facts
Signing up couldn’t be easier. We only need your name and e-mail address to get started.
Enter your Cloud credentials
After entering your Public Cloud credentials, C‑Facts collects the data and converts it into a common data model.
Configure the view of your data
Scott Chate, VP Partner & Market Development Corent Technology Inc
"C-Facts does an exceptional job of presenting detailed, useful information about cloud resource usage in a way that is clear, intuitive and easily consumable."
Mitesh Chauhan, Founder LaNET LTD
"We have recently started using C-Facts. Their Cloud Control Centre has helped us understand our customer spend better and also helped us spot trends."
Frequently asked questions
Does C-Facts help me with my time and cost reduction goals?
C-Facts saves you time by:
- Having C-Facts collect and aggregate data from one or more sources, no more need for error-prone, time-consuming manual labour with Excel files.
- Spend less time explaining your invoice to your customers by giving them access to the C-Facts dashboard, where they can find all the info they need.
C-Facts helps you with cost reduction by:
- Speeding up your billing process by relieving your finance department from the time-consuming collection and aggregation of data.
- Use the C-Facts clear overview of unassigned cost to ensure proper cost allocation and ensure all costs are billed to your customers.
What Public Cloud platforms and account types does C-Facts support?
C-Facts can support any API enabled source. We currently have API collectors for the following Public Clouds:
- Cloud Solution Provider
- Enterprise Agreement
- Customer Agreement
- Payer Accounts
- Direct Payer Accounts
- Oracle Cloud Account
- Google Cloud
- Payer Accounts
- Direct Payer Accounts
Can I add non-Public Cloud Data to the C-Facts Control Center?
If the source is API enabled, we can create an API connector to enable automatic upload.
You can manually upload data by using the CSV-upload functionality.
Can I use C-Facts as a value add managed cloud service for my customers?
Providing your customer with business insights based on your invoice offers your customers previously hard to get valuable business information they can use for their strategic cost management.
You can extend that managed cloud service by managing the correct naming convention of resources and tags, thus ensuring that your invoice data can provide your customer with all the insights he needs. Read our blog increase the added value of your managed cloud services.
How do you handle invoices from our Public Cloud accounts that have different billing cycles?
Our standard procedure is to translate all these invoices to calendar month billing info, giving you and your customers an easy to understand cost and usage overview.
Optional you can select a specific invoice period based on the invoices from your Public Cloud provider’s invoice.