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Financial Commitment Reports

A financial commitment is an agreement made with a cloud provider to spend a certain amount of money over a designated timeframe (e.g., one or three years) in return for a discounted rate on services. Examples of financial commitments include AWS Reserved Instances and Savings Plans. Other discounts include the AWS Enterprise Discount Program (EDP) and Spot Instances.

Vantage financial commitment reports provide a unified view of all your AWS financial commitments, with the ability to filter or create custom aggregations and groupings. Financial commitment reports track Savings Plans, Reserved Instances, Spot Instance usage, and EDP discounts for AWS costs.


This feature is currently available only for AWS, with plans to expand to Azure and GCP in the future.

Understand Discounted Coverage and Effective Savings Rate

Financial commitment reports in Vantage help you understand your overall discounted coverage and effective savings rate. These metrics are described in detail below.


Coverage is the percentage of cloud spend covered by financial commitments, like Reserved Instances and Savings Plans. Coverage can be calculated as follows.

Covered UseCovered Use+OnDemand Use\frac{Covered\ Use}{Covered\ Use+On–Demand\ Use}

As a basic example, an app uses two Reserved Instances. The app also uses three On-Demand instances of the same size.

  • The two Reserved Instances cost a total of $120 per month.
  • The three On-Demand instances cost a total of $180 per month.
$120$120+$180=40% coverage\frac{\$120}{\$120+\$180} = 40\%\ coverage

With this lower coverage percentage, the app’s developers could consider purchasing more Reserved Instances, instead of On-Demand instances, and realize greater savings.

Effective Savings Rate

Effective savings rate measures the impact of purchased financial commitments as well as discounts, refunds, and credits. If you use financial commitments with higher discounts, you’ll improve your effective savings rate. The effective savings rate can be calculated as follows.

1Discounted SpendOnDemand Equivalent Spend1 - \frac{Discounted\ Spend}{On–Demand\ Equivalent\ Spend}

As an example, an app uses a large-sized Reserved Instance, with a one-year no upfront commitment. It costs $0.20 per hour. The app used the Reserved Instance for 90% of the month (i.e., 657 hours, when using a value of 730 hours for the month).

  • The Reserved Instance costs a total of $146 for this month ($0.20 x 730 hours).
  • The On-Demand equivalent of this instance costs a total of $164.25 for the month ($0.25 per hour x 657 hours).
1$146$164.25=11.11% effective savings1- \frac{\$146}{\$164.25} = 11.11\%\ effective\ savings

Create a Financial Commitment Report


Before you create a report, you can view a list of all your active (and expired) Savings Plans and Reserved Instances on the Commitments screen.

  1. Navigate to the Financial Commitment Reports screen. All existing reports are displayed. From this screen, you can edit and delete existing reports.
  2. To create a new report, click New Report.
  3. To filter costs, click the Filters button on the top left of the graph.
    • The AWS costs where... tile is displayed. Click + New Rule.
    • For Category, select an available filter category.

      You can filter by service (e.g., Amazon EC2), account, billing account, commitment type (e.g., On-Demand), charge type (e.g., Spot Usage), category (e.g., Compute Instance), subcategory (e.g., AP-Requests-Tier1), instance type (e.g., m5.large), region, and tag.

    • Two additional dropdown menus are displayed. Select is, is not, contains, or does not contain based on your desired filter criteria, then select one or more corresponding values from the second dropdown menu. For Tag, the Tag Key dropdown is displayed before the operator dropdown.
    • Click Save.
      Click to view a visual example
      GIF of filtering a commitment report for AWS category costs that are not usage
  4. You can optionally edit your existing rules or add additional filter criteria.
    • To edit the rule you just created, select the rule, make your changes, and then click Save.
    • If you want to add a rule to filter multiple criteria, such as filter by certain services and another rule to filter by certain regions, click + New Rule. Add the additional criteria and save.
    • To add a separate rule set, click + New Filter. This rule set will be displayed as Or AWS costs where... in a new rule section.
    • To delete a rule set, click the trashcan icon on the top right of the rule set.
  5. Above the rule set(s), click Apply. The graph will update with your existing filter criteria.
  6. To save the report, click Save as New. Enter a report name, and click Save. (To edit this name, click the pencil icon in the breadcrumbs above the chart, next to the report's name.)

You can edit the filter criteria on a report at any time. Remember to click Save once you are done making changes.

Apply Aggregations to Reports

You have the option to further drill down into your costs:

  • Above the graph, click the Group By dropdown menu. Select one or more grouping options. You can group by charge type, commitment type, service, account, billing account, region, category, subcategory, instance type, and tag.

    Click to view a visual example
    Filtering a commitment report for AWS category costs that are not usage

    For a detailed breakdown of the Charge Type grouping, see the Cost Reports documentation.

  • To adjust the date binning, click the data bin menu on the top right of the graph. Select either Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.

  • To change the date range, click the date menu on the top right of the graph and adjust the date range.


    You can historically view back as far as your account’s retention period. By default, this period is six months.

Commitment Eligibility Filter

You can also adjust the report to include only costs that are eligible for Reserved Instances and Savings Plan commitments. Click On-Demand Costs: and select one of the following options:

  • All Costs: Display all costs regardless of commitment eligibility. All services are included in this view.
  • Commitment-Eligible Costs: This option is the default option. Only costs that are eligible for Reserved Instances and Savings Plans are displayed. With this option, you can choose whether to include all your On-Demand AWS costs in the effective savings rate calculation or only those costs eligible for potential coverage by Savings Plans and Reserved Instances. This option includes the following services:
    • Amazon EC2
    • AWS Lambda
    • Amazon SageMaker
    • Amazon RDS
    • Amazon ElastiCache
    • Amazon OpenSearch
    • Amazon EKS
    • Amazon ECS

Review the Report

By default, financial commitment reports are grouped by Charge Type (e.g., Savings Plan Covered Spend, Spot Usage). Groupings are represented by each colored section of the bar chart. Hover over any bar to get a breakdown of costs. The breakdown is also provided in the table below the chart.


Costs in the graph are unblended.

You can sort the table by any of the date or grouping columns.

The chart contains two axes: the left axis measures costs, and the right axis measures the coverage and effective savings rate. The cost axis shows positive and negative values (i.e., discounts are represented as negative dollar values).

A view of a full financial commitment report

Trend lines are displayed to illustrate the change in coverage and effective savings rate over time. Hover over any line to get a point-in-time view of each metric and associated costs.

Above the chart, the following values are displayed for the report’s lookback period:

  • Total Savings: The total amount saved by using your financial commitments and other discounts.
  • Effective Savings Rate: The percentage discount across all usage. (See the section above for a more in-depth explanation of this metric.)
  • Coverage: The percentage of total spending that is covered by financial commitments. (See the section above for a more in-depth explanation of this metric.)

Add a Financial Commitment Report to a Dashboard

You can add financial commitment reports to a dashboard so that teams can see the coverage related to their resources. See the Dashboards documentation for more information on how to create and add reports to dashboards.