How Exivity helps both large enterprises and individuals gain insight into their spending habits

Published on April 18, 2019
Written by Erwin Keijzer
Filed under 💡 Tips & tricks

Cloud is everywhere but so is the need to have in-depth insights into your personal finances. This got us thinking as Exivity is the world’s most flexible cloud metering & billing solution for on-premises, hybrid and public cloud resources and we mean it because it is also deployable for personal use. With some creative ways and a non-standard procedure, our team at Exivity has found a way to deploy Exivity for personal financial insight into monthly credit card expenditure.

The Exivity GUI can also read your personal finances such as your credit card statements over time as seen in the example above. The legend is fully customizable to give insights into your monthly spending per category. By adding a lookup file, you are also able to map statement ids to friendly names. Exivity will read, for example, “ASDA SUPERSTORE BRIGHTON” and “ASDA SUPERSTORE MARINA B’TON” from your statements. These could be adapted with a lookup file to categorize every ASDA statement under “Asda”. Next, to that, you will have insight into the spending per category, sub-categories, per company or everything in one overview. It can all be metered, with individual services and each service has a unit charge of `1`, so the quantity for each record maps to the cost for that record.

Exivity gets access to the data via an input CSV datasheet in the form of:

date,company,category,subcategory,amount

On top of this, you will have to add a lookup file to Exivity yourself if you’d like to. The next step involves the transform which is really simple. Please contact us at support@exivity.com if you would like to receive the documentation on how to perform the transform.

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