Manage cost periods in Microsoft 365

To get accurate statistics and insights for Microsoft 365, cost periods must be added manually. Learn how to view, add, edit and delete cost periods for Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

View cost periods

  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.

A cost period is valid until a new cost period is added.

Add cost periods

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 subscription and user data imported for this period.

  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.

  4. Select Add cost period.

    A side panel appears.

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

  6. Select Add cost.

  7. If the cost period is not added automatically in the list, refresh the page.

Edit cost periods

  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.

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

    A panel slides out.

  5. Select the correct values for Month, Year, Monthly cost and Currency for the subscription.

  6. Select Save cost.

  7. If the cost period is not updated automatically in the list, refresh the page.

Delete cost periods

  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.

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

  5. Select Yes.

  6. If the cost period is not deleted automatically in the list, refresh the page.