AWS Budgets

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AWS Budgets gives you the ability to set custom budgets that alert you when your costs or usage exceed (or are forecasted to exceed) your budgeted amount.

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"Great software"

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Mitchell B.
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"Excellent budgeting software for retail"

What do you like best?

I like all of the reports it creates automatically. It would take me hours of my time and resources to have them created in house.

What do you dislike?

Not too many things. It's slightly pricey but is worth every penny. I will continue to use regardless.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep using it until you get the hang of it. It has worked wonders for me and my company.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AWS Budgets gives you the ability to set custom budgets that alert you when your costs or usage exceed (or are forecasted to exceed) your budgeted amount. You can also use AWS Budgets to set RI utilization or coverage targets and receive alerts when your utilization drops below the threshold you define. RI alerts support Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon ElastiCache reservations.

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Mark P.
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"Great and useful tool"

What do you like best?

I love how simple it is to create a budget for a server. It has not only saved us money monthly but it allows us to stay on top of the server costs as we grow our user base.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it took my team so long to set this up. As our application usage grew, so did our server costs and it go away from us without knowing each month. This tool has helped is forecast a lot better.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I suggest making this an optional feature while setting up your server. This would have saved my team a ton of money if we found it sooner.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to be on top of how much we are going to spend that month and be aware if we are exceeding that.

Ran K.
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"A tool to manage and maintain AWS computing costs"

What do you like best?

Transparency to all computing costs of various services if they are over or below the budget.

It allows the ability to maintain multiple budges for each unit / services. it's highly configurable so in case of in breach of budge it will send an alert, which can trigger cost saving mode (moving to cheaper instances semi automatically, meaning we need to trigger the instance replacement)

With the information we collected with this tool we managed to reduce our costs by optimizing our instances size by usage time.

What do you dislike?

The tool is not fully automated, meaning in case of budget limit reached, the system can't reduce the number of running instances or to scale them down to reduce costs, this is needed to be done manually by AWS administrator. however, we had a workaround so an in house system can receive the alert and adjust the running instances to reduce costs. Would be even a greater tool if it could be linked to auto scaling group directly instead of using 3rd party.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

collect the information from this tool to optimize cloud costs by adjusting number / size of running instance based on hour of day and seasonality.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitor and maintain cloud computing budget, in overall all level and on computing unit level with forecasting costs. This information is good to deduce how to optimize the usage of AWS to reduce costs.

Katelyn L.
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"All that has to do with budgets in one place!"

What do you like best?

I like that it is completely customizable. I can make it very complex, but the system is very easy to use. I like that you can choose the start and end dates. I like that I have the option to have an alert when I am approaching a budget.

What do you dislike?

However, I actually do not like how long it takes to set up an account. There is so much info that you have to add in order for the system to accurately analyze your budget. It is also hard to re-adjust an already set budget, but sometimes this is necessary.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps control the costs in the company.

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"Budget- next MBA tool"

What do you like best?

I like that it's easy to use and you can store info in S3 buckets for any further analysis. I like how it's easy to set up and integrate with AWS SNS and AWS SES which makes it very easy to send out notifications to the Accounting team.

What do you dislike?

Apart from having an overhead with Cost Explorer, it is somewhat difficult to set it right the way you want it. I mean I like everything here and it is really difficult to find anything i do not like but If I have to, that is probably a lack of custom set up to budgets meaning that I would want to make an automatic stretch of budget when it is needed. However, I do understand that such function may not be available in the near future because it requires a beta testing of Machine Learning. It is very difficult to find anything bad about this system to be honest.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely say that if you want to set up the specific budget and get alerts whenever needed, do use it!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Control the costs and expenses of Amazon Web Services in the company.

Kiran R.
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"What I think of AWS Budgets- API to generate Budget report"

What do you like best?

Aws Budgets is the Amazon service tool that helps your business to set custom cost and budgets which triggers when exceeded.

It really helps to manage and track the workflow of the Utilization.

Good thing is it forecast and trigger before actual time that helps in maintaining the level.

What do you dislike?

User have to fill ample amount of pricing information that may have security and confidentiality issues for some corporates.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our business group used it for tracking on quarterly basis and found it much useful tool for handling the budgets.

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"Great tool but not vital for every business"

What do you like best?

I love the forecast feature - an awesome feature if you're a couple years in your business. I also love that you pay for what you use... that's a great feature that more programs should adapt.

What do you dislike?

The setup process is long and could be improved! It shouldn't take long to set up.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allowed us to stay on track with business spending on behalf of a client.

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"Gets the job done efficiently "

What do you like best?

I love how easy the program is to use and how efficiently it handles budgets.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that some things I'd love to customize are not fully available to customize.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give this a shot. You might need to google a few things to get a full grasp of what the program has to offer, but it's worth the extra 10 minutes to just read about what the program can do for you so you use it to its fullest extent.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm solving 90% of my budgeting problems with this program. It allows me to cohesively view my budgets and adapt them when needed.

Elijah M.
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"Maintains budgets efficiently"

What do you like best?

I have to say that as a worker in a non-profit, budgets are HUGE. What I like so much about this product is having the availability to make and keep a strict budget

What do you dislike?

To be honest, I’m not sure I’m finding much I don’t like. Very easy to use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping and maintaining a strict budget within a non-profit setting

Nate P.
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"Simple budget help"

What do you like best?

The thing that I like best is that is it completely user friendly. I can use it with easy and not much training involved.

What do you dislike?

The thing I dislike most has to be the input data areangment.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just trying to keep my business books in check without too much hassle

AC
Administrator in Computer & Network Security
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"AWS Budget"

What do you like best?

I really like its dashboard implementation, and how it lets me handle the AWS usage based on the alerts

What do you dislike?

Amazon always lacks in making the UI user-friendly

Recommendations to others considering the product:

use it only when you have multiple users and as an admin you wanna handle the usage stats and keep a constant check on resource usage.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes me handle the usage limit and also alerts me so that i am able to manage statistics and handle my requirement based on usage stats

Sherif W.
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"Budget for using AWS "

What do you like best?

It can give everyone a limit based on the budget for the person who manages the organization.

What do you dislike?

I think it's good enough no bad words to say.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can limit the budget of the project so that you don't exceed it and don't have money to pay.

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"Love all things Amazon, but not my preference for budgets"

What do you like best?

It's intuitive and easy to use as well as integrated with so much existing data just from being AWS

What do you dislike?

It's a silo - few platforms really compete with the good ole spreadsheet.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Maybe give it more time? If you have something you like already, probably not worth the jump, but if you're not happy, this is a great upgrade.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We didn't - it wasn't anything new that we solved, just tested out the option

Amy L.
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"User Friendly!"

What do you like best?

I like that this is integrated with Amazon, which is what we use for all of our business supply ordering.

What do you dislike?

I wish I would have known about it sooner. Amazon needs to advertise about this better.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes our budget doesn't always match.

UC
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"Best for setting up custom budget"

What do you like best?

From the AWS Budgets Dashboard, you can create, edit, and manage your budgets, as well as view the status of each of your budgets.

What do you dislike?

Configurations can be lot more simpler.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great application. Can definitely try it if budget is the issue.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use AWS Budgets, which gives the ability to set custom budgets that alert you when your costs or usage exceed (or are forecasted to exceed) your budgeted amount.

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"Not a complete tool"

What do you like best?

It notifies you based on a budget threshold you have set out in the target. You are able to get alerted on a predefined threshold

What do you dislike?

Its not dynamic, it is kind of static. I set a number in, but it doesn't think about predictions or seasons or anything like that

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its one of the tools that you can use to get Budgets done with AWS ecospace

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cost related

UI
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"Good software, very helpful and effective.."

What do you like best?

The interface and the features that help you plan your budget and view your spending in categories..

What do you dislike?

Bit slow sometimes and should have a better recommendation algorithm to save monthly depending on where your spending is most wasteful per month..

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please try it for it's intuitive and categorization features..

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Efficient planning of budgets and spending categories viewing..

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"AWS Budgets Review"

What do you like best?

This is the most efficient way I've found to set budgets and personalize them to my businesses needs.

What do you dislike?

This might seem like a non-answer, but there's not a specific part of AWS Budgets that I actively dislike.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AWS Budgets helps us keep our budgeting in order and allows for customization when unforeseen business changes or happenings occur.

UA
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"Excellent budget tracker"

What do you like best?

Easy management of cost and budget and their status.

What do you dislike?

It's not free - small firms might choose other free software for budgeting

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Size of their companies, suitability to their business models, cost of software

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Linking account numbers, tags, and others to budgets; secure access so only authorized users can make changes to the budgets.

UI
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"AWS Budget"

What do you like best?

I loved the getting started tutorial. It was really well written and easy to follow.

What do you dislike?

It was pretty easy, but I needed to look up a few names of AWS services to see if we used them

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making a business case to our executive team. It did sell them on it.

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"Quick and easy to manage costs!"

What do you like best?

Allows me to quickly set a budget and alerts so that I am aware of my monthly cloud spend!

What do you dislike?

I wish you could be notified if you're going to exceed the free tier usage.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great tool offered by AWS for cost monitoring/management!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cost management, able to control costs better.

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"Accurate use of budgets "

What do you like best?

It is fairly accurate in the costing of different AWS resources

What do you dislike?

The AWS interface is not easy. I am sure it powerful if you could understand it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits do not outweigh the time setting up and adjusting architecture. We are too early.

UV
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"Aws is easy!"

What do you like best?

Aws keeps you on track I haven’t had an issue to this date using aws and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a solution.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to this date everything seems perfect

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Every day business problems are solved with aws budgets

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"Fast and easy"

What do you like best?

I like the layout and ease to use. Has a lot of good ideas

What do you dislike?

Theres nothing I dislike about this program

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

you can create, edit, and manage your budgets, as well as view the status of each of your budgets.

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"Super easy to use.. but only good for presenting and keeping a simple track"

What do you like best?

Super easy to use and fast... intuitive and looks great for presenting budgets to others

What do you dislike?

Lacks options for complex organizations with many accounts

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

managing cloud budgets and keeping track of spend

presenting spend compared to forecast

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"Best cloud services"

What do you like best?

Lambda functionality is best to deploy server less

What do you dislike?

Cost factor for couple of things like load balancing

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using aws as server for all the products

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"Another excellent Amazon product"

What do you like best?

Great for budgeting purposes and Amazon backed

What do you dislike?

Not all of our services have converted over to AWS yet

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budgeting issues and seamlessness

UM
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"Works for some people "

What do you like best?

Keeps you on a budget. Keeps track of your expenses

What do you dislike?

Expensive, should be a lower fee or different plans.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Over spending

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Consultant in Entertainment
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"Okay"

What do you like best?

I honestly don’t really like the software

What do you dislike?

Everything. It’s not easy to navigate sometimes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None

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