Cost opportunities (aka “optimisation opportunities”) are actionable changes you can make on an account to reduce the monthly cost of that account.
Cost opportunities represent potential “waste” across the account or billing family, and are quantified by forecasted monthly cost saving against each opportunity and totalled in your Cost Summary and Forecast dashboard (see image below).
A “fully optimised” account (i.e. 100% optimisation score) will have 0 cost opportunities.
Each opportunity is measured against the cost of the resource the opportunity relates to, and is specific to the rule that generates the opportunity.
A list of cost opportunities available for your account(s) can be access either by:
* note: most significant optimisation only shows a subset of the full list based on significance.
In either report, the cost opportunities are ranked by size and you can download the full list by clicking on Download as Report.
Each opportunity is specific to the Cost Rule it breaks. For each opportunity you have the option to:
For actions you can take on rules, also see:
I see a discrepancy between the forecasted monthly cost savings and the total sum of the Most significant optimisation. Why?
The forecasted monthly cost savings shows the sum of all potential cost savings across the billing family (the master account + all linked accounts within Cloud Conformity)
Most significant optimisations shows sum of potential cost savings for each rule across the billing family.
Reasons for the discrepancy:
Therefore, the forecasted monthly savings is the accurate total savings one can gain if all failures are resolved.