FinOps Open
Cost & Usage

FOCUSTM is a technical specification to build and maintain an open standard for cloud cost, usage, and billing data.


What does FOCUSTM
aim to solve?

Businesses increasingly need a single view of spend associated with delivering applications and services in the cloud. FOCUS outlines a consistent structure for the presentation of cloud cost data, which will enable companies to expedite cloud adoption. The consistent presentation increases trust in the data and the ability to map costs back to their business.

By making billing data easier to understand and more consistently reportable between multiple vendors, FOCUS will remove complexity and overhead from processes such as allocation, chargeback, budgeting, forecasting, and the other FinOps capabilities to maximize business value in the cloud.

Fred Delombaerde

Vice President of Core Commerce

“We are committed to working with the FinOps Foundation to bring together the knowledge and involvement of all major players in cloud billing to benefit all"

Mich Razon

VP & GM, Head of Commerce Platforms

“With FOCUS, we believe your billing data will be even more accessible and useful so you can get more of your time back and focus on cost management, cost savings, and cost optimization."


Steering Committee

Michael Flanakin

Principal Product Management Lead, Microsoft Cost Management

Eleni Rundle

Head Of Engineering, Google Cloud Billing

Mike Fuller

CTO FinOps Foundation

Udam Dewaraja

Chairperson, FOCUS Project



The FOCUS specification’s schema definition and FinOps aligned terminology provide a clear guideline for producing FinOps-serviceable billing datasets. Datasets conforming to FOCUS enable FinOps practitioners to perform common FinOps capabilities, like the ones mentioned above, using a generic set of instructions, regardless of the origin of the dataset.

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