To manage billing statements by resource group after you create your resource groups, you can create cost centers and allocate the resource groups to the cost centers.

Background information

A gaming company (Company A) has three gaming projects under development. Each project requires multiple types of cloud resources. Company A has only one Alibaba Cloud account but more than 100 Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances under this account.

The finance department of Company A wants each project to receive separate bills.

Procedure

  1. Create resource groups.
    1. Log on to the Resource Management console.
    2. Create one resource group for each project.
      For more information, see Create a resource group.
    3. Move resources to the appropriate resource groups.
      For more information, see Transfer resources across resource groups.
  2. Create cost centers.
    1. In the top navigation bar, click Expenses to go to the User Center console.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose All Menus > Cost Center.
    3. In the navigation tree, click Add to create cost centers.
      Note To simplify management, the names of the cost centers and resource groups can be the same.
  3. Map resource groups to cost centers.
    1. In the navigation tree, click Resources Not Allocated. The right-side section then shows all resources that are not allocated.
    2. Filter the resources by Resource Group to show all resources in a resource group. Select all the resources and click Allocate.
      Notice The information of resource groups is not synchronized to cost centers in real time. If you add a resource to a resource group for the first time or change the resource group to which a resource belongs, you can view the information of the resource group in the related cost center about two days later.
    3. In the dialog box that appears, select a cost center and click OK.
    4. In the navigation tree, click the cost center name to view all resources that belong to the cost center.
  4. View billing statements by cost center.
    1. In the left-side navigation pane of the User Center console, click Bill. On the page that appears, click the Details tab.
    2. Filter the billing statements by cost center to view the billing statements of each resource group.