This topic describes how to activate CloudQuotation, manage products, and report usage.
Before you begin
Create an Alibaba Cloud account before you activate CloudQuotation.
- Log on to the Alibaba Cloud website with your Alibaba Cloud account and go to the CloudQuotation product landing page. Click Buy Now.
- Read and agree to the service agreement by selecting the check box, and click Enable Now.
After the service is activated, you can go to the CloudQuotation console and select products with different specifications.
- Select products.
You can activate a single product or select multiple products and click Purchase in bulk to activate multiple products at a time. For more information about the intended customers of different products, see Product description.
- Apply for activation.
In the dialog box that appears, enter application information and upload required materials. CloudQuotation requires the authorization of exchanges to provide you with required data. Submit relevant application materials as required. The application materials include documents such as the Global Data Agreement (GDA), Data Feed Request Form (DFR), System Application Form (SAF), and soft dollar document. For more information, see Prepare required documents.After you submit your application materials, an order is generated. Alibaba Cloud CloudQuotation staff will review your materials and complete the review within three to five days.
- Create a service group.
Enter the basic information of the service group.
- Bind a VPC to the service group.
Find the service group in the service group list and click View details.On the details page of the service group, click Bind a VPC.Select the destination origin, VPC, and VSwitch.Notice Currently, the support origins include China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), and China (Shenzhen). More regions will be supported soon. Select the required region when you create the VPC.
Click the Bind a product tab.Select activated products from the drop-down list.
- Verify the binding.
Click a product to view its details.Check the service status of the product.
- Register daily usage.
You can register your daily usage of a product in the activated product list.You cannot register daily usage between 18:00 on the last day of a month and 12:00 on the first day of the next month (UTC+8). The registration is for recording purpose only. The actual bill is generated based on your reported usage in a month.
- Report the usage in the current month.
You can report your usage of a product in the current month in the activated product list. You must submit required materials after you change the name of the application for displaying quotation data or add an application.You must report your usage in the current month before 18:00 on the last day of the month (UTC+8). You cannot report usage between 18:00 on the last day of a month and the tenth day of the next month.