Terms in your Microsoft Customer Agreement price sheet

This article applies to an Azure billing account for a Microsoft Customer Agreement. Check if you have access to a Microsoft Customer Agreement.

If you are a billing profile Owner, Contributor, Reader, or Invoice Manager you can download your organization's price sheet from the Azure portal. See View and download your organization's pricing.

Terms and descriptions in your price sheet

The following section describes the important terms shown in your Microsoft Customer Agreement price sheet.

Field Name Description
basePrice The market price at the time the customer signs on or the market price at the time the service meter launches if it is after sign-on.
billingAccountId Unique identifier for the billing account.
billingAccountName Name of the billing account.
billingCurrency Currency in which charges are posted
billingProfileId Unique identifier for the billing profile.
billingProfileName Name of the billing profile that is set up to receive invoices. The prices in the price sheet are associated with this billing profile.
currency Currency in which all the prices are reflected.
discount The price discount offered for Graduation Tier, Free Tier, Included Quantity, or Negotiated discounts when applicable. Represented as a percentage.
effectiveEndDate End date of the effective price.
effectiveStartDate Start date when the price becomes effective.
includedQuantity Quantities of a specific service to which a customer is entitled to consume without incremental charges.
marketPrice The current, prevailing market price for a given service.
meterId Unique identifier for the meter.
meterCategory Name of the classification category for the meter. For example, Cloud services, Networking, etc.
meterName Name of the meter. The meter represents the deployable resource of an Azure service.
meterSubCategory Name of the meter sub-classification category.
meterType Name of the meter type.
meterRegion Name of the region where the meter for the service is available. Identifies the location of the datacenter for certain services that are priced based on datacenter location.
Product Name of the product accruing the charges.Ex: Basic SQL DB vs Standard SQL DB
productId Unique identifier for the product whose meter is consumed.
productOrderName Name of the purchased product plan.
serviceFamily Type of Azure service.Ex: Compute, Analytics, Security
tierMinimumUnits Defines the lower bound of the tier range for which prices are defined. For example, if the range is 0 to 100, tierMinimumUnits would be 0.
unitOfMeasure Identifies the units of measure for billing for the service. For example, compute services are billed per hour.
unitPrice Price per unit at the time of billing (not the effective blended price) as specific to a meter and product order name. Note: The unit price is not the same as the effective price in usage details downloads in case of services that have differential prices across tiers. In case of services with multi-tiered pricing, the effective price is a blended rate across the tiers and does not show a tier-specific unit price. The blended price or effective price is the net price for the consumed quantity spanning across the multiple tiers (where each tier has a specific unit price).

Check access to a Microsoft Customer Agreement

Check the agreement type to determine whether you have access to a billing account for a Microsoft Customer Agreement.

  1. Go to the Azure portal to check for billing account access. Search for and select Cost Management + Billing.

    Screenshot that shows an Azure portal search for Cost Management + Billing.

  2. If you have access to just one billing scope, select Properties from the menu. You have access to a billing account for a Microsoft Customer Agreement if the billing account type is Microsoft Customer Agreement.

    Microsoft Customer Agreement, Billing Account Type, Properties, Microsoft Azure portal

  3. If you have access to multiple billing scopes, check the type in the billing account column. You have access to a billing account for a Microsoft Customer Agreement if the billing account type for any of the scopes is Microsoft Customer Agreement.

    Microsoft Customer Agreement, Billing Account Type, Billing account list, Microsoft Azure portal

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