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Reconciliation Description

Updated at: Oct 23, 2019 GMT+08:00

Reconciliation is to check the consistency between the bills created by HUAWEI CLOUD and the bills recorded by your company, so as to check whether your resource purchase and usage are consistent with the actual expenditures of your account. If you have any doubts about the bill, contact the HUAWEI CLOUD customer service by submitting a service ticket. If the bill provided by HUAWEI CLOUD has any errors, HUAWEI CLOUD will rectify them.

Bill Types

Summary bill: You can obtain it on the Billing Center > Bills > Dashboard page. A summary bill presents your summarized and cloud service–specific expenditures and unsubscriptions for a month. Summary bills are summarized from data on the Billing Center > Bills > Expenditures page.

Reconciliation list: You can obtain it on the Billing Center > Bills > Dashboard page. A reconciliation list details your yearly/monthly and pay-per-use expenditures and your unsubscriptions. Reconciliation lists are summarized from data on the Billing Center > Bills > Expenditures page.

  • A yearly/monthly bill is presented by time and order, and contains your unsubscriptions.
  • A pay-per-use bill is presented by product.

Expenditures bill: You can obtain it on the Billing Center > Bills > Expenditures page. An expenditures bill is presented by time, and provides product-specific transaction records for pay-per-use products.

Resource bill: You can obtain it on the Billing Center > Bills > Resource Expenditures > By Month page. A resource bill is presented by resource, and contains your unsubscriptions for yearly/monthly resources. Resource bills are summarized from data on the Billing Center > Bills > Resource Expenditures > By Duration page.

Resource expenditures: You can obtain them on the Billing Center > Bills > Resource Expenditures > By Duration page. Resource expenditures are presented by time and resource, and contain your unsubscriptions for yearly/monthly resources.

Accuracy of Fee Deduction for Pay-per-Use Products

When you check the data of pay-per-use products prior to October 1, 2019 on the Dashboard and Expenditures pages, there may be accuracy difference regarding the monthly billing. The accuracy difference exists due to the following reason:

  1. HUAWEI CLOUD bills the pay-per-use product with the fee accurate to eight decimal places. Example: 10.12501236 dollars.
  2. The fee actually charged by HUAWEI CLOUD for the pay-per-use product is accurate to two decimal places. Example: 10.12 dollars.
  3. Therefore, after the monthly settlement, what you see on the Dashboard page is the total fee charged for the month, while what you see on the Resource Expenditures > By Month and By Duration pages is the actual expenditures amount, causing the accuracy difference to some degree. After October 1, 2019, the actual fee charged will be displayed on the Dashboard page and Resource Expenditures > By Month and By Duration pages, accurate to two decimal places. There will be no accuracy difference.

Reconciliation Procedure

If you want to learn about your expenditures of the last month or your company needs account reconciliation, perform the following steps. Adjust the involved parameters as needed.

  • Dashboard data is updated 24 hours after expenditures occur. The resource bill and the summary bill are displayed by different measures, which may cause slight discrepancy in the summarized data of a month.
  • Because what you see on the Resource Expenditures page prior to October 1, 2019 is the original expenditure amount (accurate to eight decimal places) by resource but not the actual fee charged (accurate to two decimal places), there may be accuracy difference. By default, reconciliation is not performed between expenditure summary or transaction bill and resource bill or resource expenditures before October 1, 2019.
  1. Check the summary information.

    On the Dashboard page, export the summary bill. In the Billing Overview area, you can see your monthly total fee and compare it with your expenditures displayed on HUAWEI CLOUD. In the Consume Bill and Unsubscription Summary areas, you can see the used amount of cash coupons.

  2. Check your expenditure summary and details.

    1. Check your yearly/monthly expenditures.

      On the Dashboard page, export the reconciliation list. The yearly/monthly expenditures in the reconciliation list are presented by order and contain unsubscriptions.

      • You can compare the data in Orders with you actual paid orders.
      • You can create a pivot table in the exported yearly/monthly reconciliation list (set Product Type as row data and sum Amount Due of a certain type), and compare the data with that of Spend Summary in the summary bill.
      • You can compare the data in the yearly/monthly area of the exported reconciliation list with the yearly/monthly data exported from the Expenditures page.
    2. Check your pay-per-use expenditures.

      On the Dashboard page, export the reconciliation list. The pay-per-use expenditures in the reconciliation list are presented by resource.

      • You can compare it with your actual pay-per-use amount (total amount minus paid yearly/monthly amount).
      • You can also create a pivot table in the exported pay-per-use reconciliation list (set Product Type as row data and sum Amount Due), and compare the data with that of Spend Summary in the summary bill.
      • You can also compare the data in the pay-per-use area of the exported reconciliation list with the pay-per-use data exported from the Expenditures page.

    If you have doubts about your resource usage or you want to learn about the resource purchase and usage statistics, refer to the steps that follow. Adjust the involved parameters as needed.

  3. Check the resource details and resource expenditures data.

    1. Check the purchase of yearly/monthly resources.
      • You can export the resource bill on the Resource Expenditures page, and compare the yearly/monthly expenditures with your paid orders in Orders to check the amount.
      • You can create a pivot table in the exported resource bill (set Product Type and Product as row data and sum Amount), and view the actual expenditures for different products.
      • You can also compare the yearly/monthly expenditures in the exported resource bill with those displayed on the Resource Expenditures > By Duration page.
    2. Check the usage of pay-per-use resources.
      • You can create a pivot table in the exported resource bill (set Product Type, Resource Type, and Product as row data and sum Amount), and view the usage and expenditures for each pay-per-use resource.
      • You can compare the pay-per-use expenditures in the resource bill with those displayed on the Resource Expenditures > By Duration page.

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