Manage cost periods for Microsoft 365

To be able to analyze the costs for Microsoft 365 subscription plans, cost information must be added. When adding a cost period, the month from when the period starts is defined together with the monthly cost for the license or for the subscription plan per user. If cost information is missing from one or more licenses or subscriptions, a warning message is displayed.

A cost period is valid until a new cost period is added. Hence, if the cost for a license or a subscription plan changes, a new cost period must be added. It is possible to add both older and future cost periods. However, it is only possible to add an old cost period if there is data for this period.

Example 10.

You have a subscription plan for Microsoft 365 since February 2016. You started to import data from Microsoft 365 to Snow License Manager in March 2017. Thus, it is possible to add a cost period starting in March 2017.



For Microsoft 365 it is possible to add, edit and delete a cost period.

Add, edit, or delete a cost period for a Microsoft 365 subscription

  1. Select Cost in the Microsoft 365 navigation bar.

    The Cost page appears.

  2. Under Subscription cost details, select the subscription in the list.

    The Cost page for the subscription appears.

  3. Select View cost periods, then continue with one of the following procedures:

    • To add a cost period:

      1. Select Add cost period.

        A panel slides out.

      2. Select Month, Year, Monthly cost and Currency for the subscription.

      3. Select Add cost to save, or Cancel.

    • To edit a cost period:

      1. Select the edit icon on the row for the cost period that you want to edit.

        A panel slides out.

      2. Change to the desired values for Month, Year, Monthly cost and Currency for the subscription.

      3. Select Save cost to save, or Cancel.

    • To delete a cost period:

      1. Select the delete icon on the row for the cost period that you want to delete.

      2. Select Yes or No.

  4. If the cost period is not added, edited or deleted automatically in the list, refresh the page.