This topic describes how to activate CloudQuotation, manage products, and report usage.

Before you begin

Create an Alibaba Cloud account before you activate CloudQuotation.

Activate CloudQuotation

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud website with your Alibaba Cloud account and go to the CloudQuotation product landing page. Click Buy Now.
  2. Read and agree to the service agreement by selecting the check box, and click Enable Now.Service agreement
    After the service is activated, you can go to the CloudQuotation console and select products with different specifications.Success prompt
  3. 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.Select productsSelect products
  4. 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.Apply for activationAfter 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.

Configure CloudQuotation

You need to bind an Alibaba Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to CloudQuotation products.
  1. Create a service group.Service management
    Enter the basic information of the service group.Enter information
  2. Bind a VPC to the service group.
    Find the service group in the service group list and click View details.View details
    On the details page of the service group, click Bind a VPC.Bind a VPC to the service group
    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.
    Enter VPC information

    Click the Bind a product tab.

    Select activated products from the drop-down list.Select products
  3. Verify the binding.
    Click a product to view its details.View
    Check the service status of the product.View product information

Manage products

  • Register daily usage.
    You can register your daily usage of a product in the activated product list.Register usage
    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.Register usage
  • 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.Report usage
    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.Report usage

Unsubscribe from a product

You can unsubscribe from a product in the activated product list.Unsubscribe
Enter the required information to apply for unsubscribing from a product. After the application is approved, you will be automatically unsubscribed from the product on the specified date.Unsubscribe