How to add PowerBI Premium license costs to be visible in Azure Cost Management and Billing?

Mario M 0 Reputation points

PowerBI license costs held by users in my tenant are not reflected in Actual Costs or Forecasts in Azure Cost Management and Billing. Is there a way to add them there?

Azure Cost Management
Azure Cost Management
A Microsoft offering that enables tracking of cloud usage and expenditures for Azure and other cloud providers.
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  1. Dimple Rane 981 Reputation points

    Yes, you can add PowerBI Premium license costs to Azure Cost Management and Billing. To do this, you will need to enable the Power BI usage data export to Azure Log Analytics, and then use Azure Cost Management and Billing to import the data and analyze the costs. Here are the high-level steps to do this:

    1. In the Power BI service, go to the "Admin portal" and navigate to "Settings" > "Data Export".
    2. Enable the "Export usage data to Azure Log Analytics" toggle.
    3. In the Azure portal, go to the "Log Analytics workspace" that is associated with your Power BI tenant and navigate to "Advanced settings" > "Data".
    4. Select "PowerBI" from the list of available data sources, and ensure that "PowerBI" is checked in the "Enabled" column.
    5. In the Azure portal, navigate to "Cost Management + Billing" and select the "Cost management" tab.
    6. Select the "Import data" button and choose "PowerBI" as the data source.
    7. Configure the data import settings as desired and start the import process.

  2. Monalla-MSFT 9,681 Reputation points

    @Mario M - Welcome to Microsoft Q&A and thanks for reaching out to us.

    • Power BI license costs are not automatically reflected in Actual Costs or Forecasts in Azure Cost Management and Billing.
    • In order to see Power BI license costs in Azure Cost Management and Billing, you'll need to create a new cost management connector in Power BI Desktop.
    • Once you've created it, you can use it to connect to your Power BI license costs data and once the data is connected, you can use the Azure portal to view and analyze the data. You can also use the API to automate the process of uploading data on a regular basis.
    • Additionally, you can use the Power BI license costs data to create custom reports and visualizations in Power BI.
    • To your earlier question in the comment, The Import Data option in Cost Management is only available to customers with a Microsoft Customer Agreement, Microsoft Partner Agreement, or Enterprise Agreement. If you don't have one of these agreements, you won't see the Import Data Option in Cost Management.

    Hope this helps. and please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.

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