Default Dashboard

The Default Dashboard page in Optima combines all of the data from all of the billing centers that you have access to in the selected organization into one view. If you have the billing_center_viewer role at the organization level, this means you are seeing all costs across the organization. If you have the role on one or more billing centers, the dashboard combines the cost from all of those billing centers into one page.

The following summarizes:

Access to Default Dashboard
Default Dashboard Properties
Default Dashboard Reports
Default Dashboard Forecast

Access to Default Dashboard

To access the Default Dashboard page, you must have the billing_center_viewer role on either the organization or at least one billing center. The data shown in the Default Dashboard is a collection of all of the billing centers to which you have access.

Default Dashboard Properties

The Default dashboard is built-in and matches what has historically been shown as the dashboard on the billing center overview page. This dashboard has some special behaviors to be aware of:

1. It cannot be deleted.
2. It cannot be modified in any way (no adding, removing, changing, or moving reports).
3. It cannot be duplicated to create a new dashboard.
4. The date period selected at the top of the page affects all reports.
5. All reports can show daily, monthly, quarterly, or biannual data. The selected date period in the top bar chart appears highlighted in gray.

Default Dashboard Reports

The Default Dashboard provides an overview of your cloud costs across clouds, accounts and services for the selected time period (day, month, quarter, biannual) in a bar chart at the top of the page. The remaining charts on the page show data from the selected bar on the top chart (this data is denoted with a gray highlight behind the selected bar).

Hover over any date period on the chart to see the breakdown of costs by the selected dimension. Click your desired date selector (day, month, quarter, biannual) to change the lower charts on the page to show data for that period. The upper left of the chart shows the costs of the selected date period and the prior date period.

Default Dashboard Forecast

A forecast of the current Date Selector spend is provided when amortized is selected in the Cost Type Selector Hovering over the tooltip next to the forecast in the chart key explains how the forecast is calculated.

For example, the forecast for amortized costs in a monthly period (31 day maximum) is calculated by using the average daily spend and projecting that amount forward for the remaining days in the month. The average spend is calculated using the last 7 days for which we have full data from the cloud providers. For further forecasting model details, see Timeseries Analysis.

For further clarification regarding the dimensions used in the Filters tab or the options Functions in the Resource List, see Cloud Provider Bill-based Cost Dimensions.listed under Columns, Filters, and Functions.