Unify billing data
and unlock the
value of cloud

FOCUS™ is a technical specification and toolkit to build and maintain an open standard for cloud cost, usage, and billing data across all major cloud service providers.

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What is FOCUS™?

The FinOps Cost and Usage Specification (FOCUS™), delivers consistency and standardization to cloud cost data, enabling companies to better visualize the value of cloud. Transform complex cloud billing data into a simple standardized schema.

Simplify multi-cloud billing data and improve reporting consistency between multiple vendors. Remove complexity and overhead from processes such as allocation, chargeback, budgeting, forecasting, and the other FinOps capabilities.


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Fred Delombaerde

Corporate Vice President, Commerce Platform & Marketplace

“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."

Anne Johnston

VP of Engineering Cloud Costs

”The basics of good decision-making and execution require clarity of information. FOCUS™ goes a long way to making that possible and we look forward to even greater innovation in the years ahead.”

Tim O'Brien

Senior Director of Engineering

“We’re thrilled to see FOCUS™ gathering momentum. Having a vendor-neutral view of all cloud resources will enable us to better engage with cloud partners and better serve our customers and shareholders.”

Who uses FOCUS™?

End Users

Unify and standardize multi-cloud cost and usage data into one consistent data schema. Remove the complexity from your data and improve how you report the value of cloud back to the business.

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Simplify complex cloud and usage data for your customers so they understand the return on their investments. Contribute help and guidance to keep FOCUS™ up to date as the cloud landscape evolves.

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Help your users simplify and unify their multi-cloud cost and usage data before it enters your tooling. Improve their FinOps best practices and product experience with a data-driven approach.

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Steering Committee

Michael Flanakin

Principal Product Management Lead, Microsoft Cost Management

Sarah McMullin

Product Management Lead Google Cloud Billing

Roy Wolman

AWS Sr. Manager, Product Management for CUR and Cost Explorer

Anne Johnston

Capital One Vice President Engineering, Cloud Costs & Engagement

Tim O’Brien

Walmart Senior Director of Engineering, Cloud Cost Management

Mike Fuller

CTO FinOps Foundation

Udam Dewaraja

Chairperson, FOCUS Project



The FOCUS™ schema definition and FinOps-aligned terminology provide clear guidelines for producing FinOps-serviceable billing datasets. These datasets enable FinOps practitioners to perform FinOps capabilities using a generic set of instructions, regardless of the origin of the dataset.

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