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Cost & Asset Management

Asset segments
Published On May 23, 2024 - 11:29 AM

Asset segments

Using segment charts, compare your assets against different categories to get more detailed insights into how assets are performing.
Use the Asset Count by Month graph to view a total of 14 months of data, including assets-to-date for the current month. This graph shows the total cost of assets,
The current month may change data as the month concludes.
When you click a specific month, the system applies a filter so that data for only the selected month is displayed across the dashboard.

Comparing cost or counts by segment

  1. Select
    Add to Graph
    option located at the top right side of the graph, you can select max 5 options from one segment at a time.
  2. Click the drop-down menu and select the cost data or search for it on the search bar, check the data you desired to see and click
  3. Lines in different colors appear indicating each asset data selected and a dashed line indicating the projected cost. The projected cost is a future cost based on historical trends.
The Add to Graph option uses
Cost by Segment
data to add segments to the trend graph. The information shown on the graph is based on the segments selected in Add to Graph.

Cost by Segments

Segment charts
gives you the possibility to have a deeper look on details like cost and billing information.
Users can select from a variety of filtering criteria on the segment charts to compare information including:
  • Cost by billing account name.
  • Cost by asset account name.
  • Cost by service provider.
  • Cost by category.
  • Cost by asset type.
  • Cost by budgetary units name.
  • Cost by user app.
To display a specific criteria and view, go to the drop-down menu located at the top of the segment chart and select the desired filtering option. The segment chart will respond by displaying the information selected.
You can add or erase any of the mini charts displayed by clicking the
located on the right side of each of them.

Count and location list on Segment Chart

The segment chart displays the number of assets in each location. The asset count number increases as more assets are identified.

Unknown asset status

Asset status can be Unknown in certain circumstances and could be found on the Asset Dashboard.
A few examples of why the status is unknown is: when assets have no recognized location or region, the asset has been removed/terminated or if it is no longer available by the provider, the report still shows the asset on the Asset dashboard, however, the status is "Unknown".
Unknown status can also mean one of the following:
  1. Asset status cannot be determined because the data is too far back in history.
  2. Utilization cannot be determined as a result of using storage as a service.
  3. Non-geographic locations, like IBM Cloud's IMS region or Azure's Unspecified location.
  4. Other conditions return the message unknown in other parts of Cost and Asset Management as well.
  5. Asset is terminated/ deleted, for e.g. Virtual Machine, and is no longer available with the provider. Assets are displayed in the asset dashboard if it is discovered from provider anytime during the month.
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