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Introduction

To help you make informed business decisions regarding resource consumption when managing your VIDIZMO Account deployed on SaaS environment, you can view your Consumption Reports with the ease of a single click. The reports are generated on a daily basis and can be filtered with multiple specific and customizable time period for a more thorough usage analysis. 


In VIDIZMO, the detailed consumption reports can be utilized by an organization to monitor usage of different services, maintain budgets and overages of the VIDIZMO resource being consumed. To read more about these resources and how they are metered, see Understanding Consumption based Billing.


In this article, we will walk you through different sections of the reports initially and then explain the two different detailed views for these reports.


Prerequisite 

In VIDIZMO, only Administrators are allowed to access Reports of an Account which are present in Navigation Menu>Portal Settings>Account>Billing.

 

Concept

The categories which are being metered for their usage and reported on the Portal include: 

  1. User
  2. Bandwidth 
  3. Transcoding 
  4. AI Processing
  5. Storage


Note: Only the resources which display the Allowed limit bar are applicable to the Account billing.


Users  

This category displays the quantity of all types of Users in an Account:




  1. Total registered Users in all Portals. 
  2. Total Active Users per month, in regards to all authenticated users having specific roles in the Account actively using their respective Portals for that month. If a user's last login has not been in the current month, then they will not be included in the active users count. An organization is primarily billed against its active users every month.
  3. The total number of Administrators, Managers, Moderators, Contributors, and Viewers in your Account. If same user belongs to Account as well as Portal, higher role limit applies. For example, if John Doe is a Contributor in one Portal and a Viewer in another, he will be registered as a Contributor while accounting for number of registered users and allowed Administrators. To learn more about them, see: Understanding User Roles.


Portals

This category depicts the total number of Portals in an Account.




Bandwidth

All the bandwidth consumption, including that utilized while uploading and playing back content in an Account is displayed under this category. 


Egress

This resource of bandwidth category portrays the total count of GBs consumed while performing playback of content, downloading content and static resources from server. The content which is being served from cache is not reported under this category. 




Ingress

This resource chart displays the quantitative analysis of all the Ingress GBs which includes the bandwidth consumed while uploading the content. This also encompasses the bandwidth utilized while uploading the output generated by the processing and AI processing of content to the storage.



 

Transcoding

The primary reason for transcoding/encoding is to ensure universal playback across all devices, players and browsers by creating multiple renditions of the uploaded media. This chart depicts the details that how much GB of data was transcoded as sum off all data uploaded for transcoding and the renditions or variations created for it in GBs. To learn more about transcoding and the renditions created as a result , go through Understanding Encoding Profiles in VIDIZMO.




AI Processing

This category encompasses the quantitative analysis of performing the following activities in a Portal:

  1. OCR 
  2. Redaction
  3. Face Detection
  4. Video Insights generation
  5. Transcription


AI Ingress

This resource reports the count of total size in GBs of content uploaded that goes through AI specific activities.




AI Content Duration 

This resource depicts the duration in hours of the content that has been uploaded to perform AI specific activities.




AI Computation

This resource reports the hours consumed while processing content through AI specific activities.




Storage

This portion reports the amount of space allocated to store content on cloud-based storage, measured in GB. 


Note: This is always the highest amount of storage that has been consumed till the specified time.



Report Type

For all the categories discussed above ,there are two different styles of reports which display consumption:

  1. Summary for each Category
  2. Trend


Summary for each Category



On the Billing Reports screen, there is a separate tab for each category summary which displays the total amount of resource usage, allowed limit and respective overage that is represented in the form of a bar chart. For understanding purpose, let's take the example of Storage summary:


  1. Consumed: This specifies the number of units consumed of the resources in a portal.




ii. Allowed Limit/Package Limit: This is the maximum usage limit of the said resources per package given to a customer. For example, the value against Storage Allowed Limit bar displays the maximum storage consumption allowed in your Account.

 



iii. Overage: The extent to which a resource has been used in excess against its package limit. When the usage in your Account exceeds your package limit, you will be charged for the excess units at the end of the billing period.


 

 




The Trends tab displays line charts of the quantitative usage over a continuous time period. Organization can see the engagement of the utilization of services over the time. For understanding purpose, let's take an example of Storage reports for This Month filter:




Here, the units of storage consumed over a course of month can be viewed for each week of this month specifically. It can be seen that the storage occupied increases as the month proceeds.