The showback Statement provides information about the business units and services, the projected monthly charge, and budget values of your environment for the current month. The charge values of virtual machines and services are based on the pricing policies.

The showback statement is available for use to the administrators and also to the tenant controllers.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Business for Cloud as a tenant administrator or a tenant controller.
  2. Click Business Management.
  3. Expand Consumption > Showback.
  4. Click Showback Statement.

    The showback statement includes several information.


    If you have data for more than six months, the trend considers the values of the last 12 months. Otherwise, the trend displays either the last six months' data or from the month the data is available.



    Business Units

    Displays all business units having the charge values. You can click each business unit to see the charge values related to that business unit.

    Monthly Budget

    Displays the total budget for the current month, If the budget is not enabled, you see N/A.

    Month to Date Charge

    Displays the total charge value for the current month.

    Projected Monthly Charge

    Displays the projected charge for the current month.

    Charge Projection

    Displays charge to date and the charge trend for the current month. Also displays the budget value trend for comparison.

    Charge vs Budget

    Displays the comparison of charge and budget for the last six months or last 12 months (if data is available) and the values for the current month.

    Top Business Services

    Displays the top six business services in terms of charge, including Other Business Services.

    Over / Under Budget

    Displays the top business units that are compared with the budget values.

    Private Cloud Reclamation

    Displays the charge on oversized, powered off, and idle virtual machines. This information helps to identify the amount of resources that can be reclaimed and provisioned to other objects in your environment or amount of potential savings that can be done in each month.

    You can click each value to see information about which virtual machines are related to the specific charge and know the recommendations to make the best use of the resources.


    If you are using vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 and later to monitor your vCenter Server instances, the cost savings information is available in your vRealize Operations Manager instance.

    You also see the User Selection and Business Unit drop-down option. By default, you see the showback statement for all the users. However, when you select a value in these drop-down options, the page gets refreshed with the specific data for the selected value. If your infrastructure data do not contain any business unit information, you do not see the User Selection option. The Business Unit drop-down menu gets populated based on the value you select in the User Selection list.


    The Business Unit drop-down is not available for tenant controllers.