Billbyte is a full service billing and monetization platform catering specifically to the needs of Cloud Service Provider partners and Cloud Service Brokers. It provides these partners all the right tools to consolidate their recurring revenues from the CSP program. They can not only bill their customers monthly, quarterly, annually or any way they want, for the subscriptions but can also exhibit a full service catalogue for their customers to pick and choose from.
First time configuration of the panel involves three steps. It is recommended that you perform the steps in order. Maintaining their order is important. These are one-time configurations that can be modified anytime later from their respective sections.
The steps include Language Configurations, Service Provider Settings and Billing Configurations.
2.2.Import Existing AWS Account
This video demonstrates how to import your existing AWS accounts into BillByte system through a bulk import feature.
CSP Accounts are basically the resellers of various Cloud Service Providers. These partners resell the services of major Cloud Service Providers like Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. You can add these partners to BillByte and let it manage and control their billing.
You can add as many CSP accounts as required under Amazon and Microsoft service providers. Under required service provider tab, click Add CSP Account, specify account details and save settings to add an account. For further details, refer to the following sections.
3.1.Add Amazon CSP Account
This video demonstrates how to configure credentials of your reseller account with Amazon into BillByte system. Here it is generically called CSP Account or your account with “Cloud Service Provider”.
3.2.Detail Billing and Cost Analysis of Amazon Resources
Clients management is challenging particularly when clientele is vast and billing processes are involved. BillByte offers a separate module to manage your end users. You can keep track of all the customers, their subscriptions, their further accounts and so on. For details, refer to the following sections:
‘Clients’ are end users of the system. They in turn subscribe to various services offered by Microsoft, Amazon or other Cloud Service Providers through your reseller or partner accounts with them.
Clients in turn can have layers of accounts with different backend Cloud Service Providers. Clients subscribe to services and get ‘subscriptions’; which is the basis of our accounting and billing.
4.3.Add AWS account to your CSP Account
AWS accounts are accounts under any CSP account. BillByte ensures fault free management and monitoring of all your accounts. You can add as many accounts as required. You can also import existing AWS accounts in the panel. The panel segregates your users on the basis of service provider. You can easily handle all your AWS and Microsoft accounts separately. This section of the document explains how AWS accounts are managed in the panel. For details, refer to the following sections:
Staff members are your panel administrators with different access rights. Since the name implies, staff is needed to perform administrative and managerial tasks to keep everything going in an organization. Same concept applies here in BillByte. All the panel administrators are termed as staff member who can perform various tasks based on their assigned permissions and access rights.
5.1.Add Staff Member
Staff Members represent additional administrators with specific responsibilities. The main administrator can delegate specific tasks to these Staff Members. Here you can manage the various Staff Members.
You can define billing preferences as required. Also panel allows you to set profit percentages for your customers, specify their billing cycle limits, define tax rules for them and configure different payment gateways.
6.1.Set Selling Configuration
This video demonstrates how to set selling configurations in the panel.
The process includes three types of settings. First you have to specify basic billing details, termed as general settings. Then you have to configure Microsoft and Amazon settings separately.
6.2.Set Budget Notification
Specific thresholds can be defined for individual customers or the same threshold can be defined across all customers.
Cost Analysis provides an easy way to compare the cost incurred by you in purchasing services from a Cloud Service Provider and selling those downstream to your Clients. This cost comparison lets you determine the profit earned in the process. It also lets you gain visibility into the cost comparison of each individual panel user and the customers beneath it. The granular view even breaks the cost comparison down to each individual service being sold by the user, providing you a complete insight down to the Nth level.