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Maximizing the business benefits of cloud
Your challenge is finding the right FinOps tool that helps your organization get the most out of its (multi) cloud costs. Time is of the essence; you’re looking for cost insights now, not in 6 months’ time. You know what public clouds you are using today, but that can change quickly. So you need a flexible tool to keep up with your pace of public cloud adaptation.
Your FinOps tool delivered today
With the easy to setup API based data collection from multiple Public Clouds and user-friendly interface, you can have your C-Facts Cloud Cost Management solution up and running in just two days.
It has never been easier to implement your multi-cloud FinOps tool, get the cost insights and maximize the business benefits of your cloud spend.
Start using the best tool for your FinOps team.
Well, in just 2 days of implementation, including the automation of retrieving and aggregating multi-cloud data, you can start getting (multi) cloud cost insights.
You are close to the right FinOps tool that enormously decreases the time and effort needed to get cloud cost insights.
Then you can focus on the business benefits of your cloud spend.
The challenge of (multi) cloud financial management
Get your head out of the cloud bills. The information is too technical, too complex, there is too much data, and cloud costs reports differ hugely per cloud provider.
Can you maximize the business benefits of your cloud spend with a DIY solution?
Did you already try to import (multi) cloud data into a spreadsheet to manage your cloud spend?
How much time did you spend fixing your spreadsheet when there was a change in the data structure? Can your colleague also maintain your formulas when you are not there?
With FinOps you have multiple different roles in managing your cloud cost, reducing cloud waste, and increasing the benefits.
Can you accomplish this with a spreadsheet?
Native Cloud FinOps tools
By labelling or tagging your resources, you start organizing your cloud costs. This step is needed to get the right business insights for effective cloud cost management.
But … those native cloud FinOps tools are not sufficient. They have basic functionality, have a technical interface, and don’t to solve your need for one view of your multi-cloud data.
Ensure all your cloud costs are accounted for
With the C-Facts visualization and allocation of cloud costs, you ensure that all costs are allocated to the correct cost centers. More importantly, you also get a clear overview of all unassigned costs and start managing that cloud spend.
Charge your customers and departments
The C-Facts software enables you to efficiently and accurately cross-charge your departments for their cloud cost or create pro forma billing for your customers by configuring overhead costs, margins and discounts.
Cost optimization from a single source
Give your customers, finance, departments, and other relevant FinOps stakeholders access to your C-Facts Control Center to manage their cloud spend – creating an always up to date single source of truth of cloud cost information.
C-Facts the #1 FinOps tool
In just 2 days of implementation, you are up-and-running with your (multi) cloud FinOps tool.
You won’t get this speed with the big Cloud Management Platforms (CMP’s).
We want you to spend as much time possible on increasing your business benefits.
We retrieve and aggregate your (multi) cloud cost data with automation. Now you have your (near) real-time multi-cloud data without any effort.
That saves time.
Be smart and choose as many other companies for a best-of-breed FinOps tool, like C-Facts. A best-of-breed tool provides the best functionality for the best price.
The FinOps tool that moves with you
If you require a change to match your requirements. C-Facts is an agile, more flexible solution that can quickly adapt to your needs.
Allocate your (multi) cloud costs to business entities and highlight unassigned costs. Percentage based cost allocation of shared resources across multiple cost centers is off-course also possible.
With our configurable dashboard, you can easily create the views your FinOps teams want. From Business entities to cloud account hierarchy to used resources per cloud.
This gives you an actual business perspective.
FinOps tooling made easy
Last but not least …
The User Interface of the C-Facts FinOps tool is so easy that nobody needs to explain it to you.
Dramatically reduce the needed time to cloud cost insights and maximize your cloud business benefits. With the best functionality for cloud cost management and the best price. Be up-and-running in just 2 days.
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Customer case studies
Jacob Poot - Manager Internal ICT
"This was one of the most rapid software implementations and adoptions. C-Facts sells itself."
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."
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Frequently asked questions
Here is the top asked questions about how to create added value services with C-Facts.
What are the best practices for implementing cloud cost management responsibilities?
Cloud cost management isn’t an IT job. It is a shared responsibility where Finance, Engineering, IT and the Leadership teams are collectively responsible for the Cloud costs.
If you have one, then your cloud governance team is the best place for developing and implementing best practices for cloud cost management.
Why should I use the C-Facts Cloud Cost Management service?
You need a Cloud Cost Management solution
You have discovered that the possibilities of the Cloud are endless but also that;
- You receive an endless amount of billing lines,
- Every public Cloud has its proprietary billing,
- Development and IT teams have been able to set up several public cloud accounts,
- Centralizing and aggregating Cloud costs has proven to be difficult,
- All of this has created a blurry landscape of cloud costs.
With Cloud usage becoming a significant cost driver, it’s time for a Cloud Cost Management solution that helps you get the most business benefits out of your cloud costs.
Make or buy?
Yes, it’s a question still asked, but why? You’ve chosen to use the Public Cloud as it offers endless possibilities out of the box.
Why do anything else when it comes to your Cloud Cost Management solution? That’s why C-Facts is SaaS-based and delivers you a flexible out-of-the-box solution.
Third-party or native tools?
Most Public Cloud vendors offer a native cost management tool. These native cost management tools have limited to no support for third party clouds. You might use one Public Cloud today, but do you know what the future holds? When you set up your Cloud Cost Management solution, make sure it is future proof.
With C-Facts, you have found a solution that can connect to any data source, ensuring that your Cloud Cost Management tool can keep up with your changing Public Cloud usage.
Cloud Cost Management isn’t an IT job. It is a shared responsibility at the management level. CTO, CFO and business management all these stakeholders have a responsibility and need a tool that aligns with their goals and abilities.
Throw a hardcore IT tool at a CFO or business manager, and you know it will not work. That is why C-Facts has put much emphasis on the ease of use of the C-Facts Cloud Cost Management service. Luckily it is also the number one feedback from our customers.
You need a solution now
With your Cloud costs becoming significant and ever-increasing, time is of the essence to get your Cloud Cost Management up and running. No time for months of implementation or sending employees to a training course.
With an average implementation time of just two days and a self-explanatory user interface, C-Facts can have your Cloud Cost Management tool up and running in no time.
Is C-Facts an IT tool?
Yes and No. C-Facts enables customers to relate cloud costs and usage to business drivers. With this done, we give you the insights needed to manage your cloud costs and have IT take action to optimize your cloud spend.
Does C-Facts support my need for cost allocation of shared resources?
Yes, with percentage-based cost allocation, you can allocate the cost of shared resources across the applicable cost centers in the C-Facts service. This enables you to create dashboards that resemble accurate cost insight per cost center.
How does C-Facts deliver me actionable insights?
It starts with getting an overview of all your costs and being able to easily zoom into details that provide you with IT-relatable cost insights your IT department can act upon. A good example is the provided overview of unassigned costs that enables you to reduce cloud waste.
Can I give my stakeholders a custom dashboard?
Yes, by sharing a C-View, you can share a dashboard with only applicable data.
By leaving out data they do not need (less is more) and enabling these stakeholders to create dashboards on their own accord, you will discover that those insights across the company are much easier derived.
With these dashboards provided from one source of truth, the C-Facts service, you ensure all stakeholders use the same data, no more local excel files or databases.
Can C-Facts give predictions and advice on usage and costs? (actual and future)
Not yet, but it is in the scope of C-Facts to provide predictions, and our advice on usage and costs will start with reserved instance insights and advice.
How sustainable is the C-Facts tool/service?
Hosted on AWS and using container technology, we make sure we only use the capacity we really need. No waist or overprovisioning.
How about VMware, Kubernetes and other data sources?
Although VMware and Kubernetes provide an API to collect usage data, they don’t provide cost data or full historical data. The other challenge is that the API is often not publicly available but kept behind the enterprise firewall.
To overcome these challenges, C-Facts has developed a solution where a local application is installed to collect the API data; this data is then saved in an AWS S3 storage bucket. C-Facts can collect the data from the S3 storage and build up historical data. This means that at initial installation, no historical data is available.
To turn the collected usage data into cost data, you can set the pricing on the collected usage items*.
*Under development 21/09/2022, expected availability beginning Q4 2022.
How long will C-Facts store/save the data? IE: is historical data available?
When setting up your C-Facts environment, we collect usage and cost data for the past 12 months (Availability data depends on the applicable cloud). If needed, we can collect the data from the start date of your cloud account. The maximum data retention time is seven years.
Who are the C-Facts competitors?
With C-Facts being a Cloud Cost Management tool, we are often put in the same bracket as tools like:
- Nutanix XI Beam
All these companies have successfully delivered customers an operations/technical focused Cloud Cost Management tool focused on a limited number of Public Clouds.
There’s more to cloud cost management than identifying waste and optimizing spend. C-Facts is designed to foster communication and collaboration between MSPs and their customers, operations, development, and finance teams. Although these features are often undervalued in RFPs, enterprises using the C-Facts solution rave about the time savings and positive business outcomes that stem from these capabilities.
What are the major issues when implementing C-Facts?
We found that having the appropriate cloud credentials to connect your cloud account to the C-Facts service when implementing the C-Facts solution is the first hurdle. These credentials are often not known to the people using the C-Facts solution.
That is why we ask for a technically oriented person with the proper cloud credentials to be present at the initial implementation session.
This person also needs to have admin rights on their device.
Can C-Facts alter/change the data uploaded to the C-Facts tool?
No, we do not alter any data. With C-Facts’ goal to present its customers with an accurate overview of cloud cost and usage, altering the data would be contra-productive.
At what minimum level of monthly cloud spend, is using C-Facts a valid solution?
On average, your monthly cloud spend needs to reach € 10,000.- to € 15,000.- a month for your management to notice it and request a solid report. This is when C-Facts becomes a valid solution for Enterprises.
Can I also use C-Facts data to fill my existing (data warehouse) systems?
Yes, you can, C-Facts enables you to download CSV files to fill your current data warehouse. We can create a dedicated solution to connect automatically with your existing systems on request.
What’s the value of C-Facts on top of Azure Cost Management when I only use MS Azure?
If you are an IT manager who only needs to deliver a generic report on your Azure Costs, Azure Cost Management will be more than enough.
But you probably also use Office 365 or Microsoft 365, and the costs of those services are not available in Azure Cost Management.
C-Facts provides you with one dashboard with Azure, Office 365 and M365.
You can use Power BI dashboards to provide (non) technical stakeholders insights on Azure costs. The same goes for Office 365. But it cannot allocate shared resources, meaning that stakeholders are not provided with an accurate dashboard. Instead, they either do not see all costs or too many costs.
When using C-Facts, you can create correct stakeholder specific dashboards with the percentage-based cost allocation and share these with the appropriate stakeholders.
As mentioned, Power BI is used to create and share dashboards. It is a powerful tool but does need expert knowledge and time from the person creating the dashboards—something many stakeholders do not have. So if a stakeholder wants to create a specific dashboard, they probably end up calling the Power BI expert in your company.
Have a look at how easy it is to create dashboards in the C-Facts application. It is much more user friendly, enabling any stakeholder to create dashboards at will without training or help.
Which AWS subscriptions are supported by C-Facts?
C-Facts supports all AWS Master Billing accounts. Via the Master Billing Account, cost and usage data is collected from all linked accounts.
Is C-Facts GDPR proof?
Please read our Data Processing Terms to learn how C-Facts handles GDPR related data:
Is C-Facts ISO27001 certified?
We are in the process of getting ISO27001 certified. With many of the necessary processes in place, we expect to finish our certification end of Q4 2022.
What technology is the C-Facts Application built upon?
To create a future proof solution that gives our customers peace of mind, we have developed the C-Facts Platform based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework. By using the modern Spring Boot Framework for our backend and Typescirpt for our frontend, the C-Facts application is able to easily connect to any data source and visualize the data as requested.
How is User management done in the C-Facts service?
After an admin has been given access to the C-Facts service, he can add Admin and Read-only users to his workspace. When an admin shares a C-View, the recipient of the C-View will become the admin of the new workspace based on the shared C-View. He can then add users to that workspace.
Can I add extra User roles to User Management?
Currently, there are two roles available, admin and read-only. Need more roles? Please provide us with your requirements.
Can I connect C-Facts to my current AD (Active Directory)?
To provide users with a seamless user experience, we support single sign-on that we set up per customer.
How does C-Facts handles quarterly rebates of my MSP/Distri (not coming through the API)?
C-Facts has two means of gathering data:
- API based data collection
- AWS S3 bucket collection
With the AWS S3 bucket collection, we are able to collect any data, including rebates of your MSP/Distributor.
How can I check if C-Facts is 100% aligned with the invoices of my supplier?
The C-Facts Cloud invoice dashboard gives you a comparison of:
- The amount mentioned on the invoice form your supplier and,
- The amount the C-Facts application has gathered via the API.
C-Facts collects daily Usage and Cost data via the API. Public cloud providers apply corrections at the invoice level. C-Facts performs a re-run of data collection after the invoice period has ended to incorporate the invoice corrections. This data collection re-run collects any corrections made by your cloud provider.
What makes C-Facts unique?
You can count on EXCEPTIONAL, best-of-breed cloud cost management by using C-Facts.
C-Facts is UNIQUE in:
- True multi-cloud – Manage your cost from four cloud providers in a single pane of glass.
- Have your (Multi) Cloud dashboard up and running in 2 days – Enjoy a simple, effective and inexpensive implementation process.
- Intuitive dashboard – Easily create the cost views that provide you with the insights you need.
- Business focus – Get accurate business-related cost insights with percentage-based cost allocation.
- Supports a cost-conscious culture – With stakeholder-specific dashboards and insights, C-Facts becomes the single source of truth for cost ownership.
- Fair pricing – At C-Facts, we believe that cloud cost management shouldn’t be expensive.
- Supporting the Cloud Ecosystem – C-Facts support Distributors, Reseller, MSPs and Enterprises in their cloud cost management challenges
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For which organizations is C-Facts the ideal solution?
C-Facts customers need to get a grip on their significant cloud costs, preferably from a business perspective. This need increases the higher the monthly costs are and when they increase/change month on month.
The challenge to get the insights needed increases when the customer:
- Uses multiple public clouds.
- Uses multiple accounts in the public cloud.
- Has subsidiaries and departments to which he needs to allocate costs.
- Needs to provide subsidiaries and departmental-specific dashboards.
- Needs to allocate shared resources.
- Has a merger and acquisitions strategy and needs an aggregated view of cloud costs consumed by different companies.