In this post, I will present the Billing options in the MS 365 admin centre. Under the Billing, there are available seven options :
Purchase services, Your products, Licenses, Bills & payments, Billing accounts, Payment methods, and Billing notifications

To access the MS 365 admin centre, browse to and sign in with your Global Admin account.

Purchase services

  1. You can see the details for the service, i.e. Microsoft 365 Business Basic,
  2. select billing frequency, between, license/month | license/year,
  3. Buy
  4. or Start a 25 licenses free trial for a month.

You can choose up to three products and compare them by clicking the Compare button.

Then you will be able to see a page with the compared  products.

Your products

On this page, you will be able to view all MS 365 products that you purchased directly via Microsoft or other licensing channels, i.e. CSP.

You can also view your software benefits if available.


On the Licenses page, you can see three sub-pages (Subscriptions, Requests, and Auto-claim policy)


On the Subscriptions page, you can see a list with all available subscriptions, and the available and assigned licenses.

When you click on any subscription name, you will be taken to the subscription details page where you can,

  1. Assign licenses,
  2. Export users, and
  3. refresh the view after making changes.

Choosing a license-holding user gives you two extra options: Manage apps and services (you can control whether apps and services are enabled or disabled) and Unassign licenses.


You can use licensing requests to control how your users submit license requests if self-service purchases are disabled in your organization. Users can submit a licensing request to you, the admin when they attempt to self-serve purchase a product you’ve blocked. For more details, please check the Manage self-service license requests.

Auto-claim policy

Users can automatically claim a license for a product when they log into an app for the first time. Admins typically assign licenses to users manually or through group-based licensing.
You can manage the products for which users can automatically claim licenses by using auto-claim policies.

Bill & payments


A summary of your charges and payment instructions are provided on invoices. Some are issued 24 hours after an item is purchased, while others are created at the end of the billing period and include all of the purchases made during that period. To learn more about Invoices, please, check this link: Learn more about invoices

Payment methods

These payment options provide billing profiles or are used to pay for subscriptions. To add a new payment method, click the “+ Add a payment method” button. For more details about Payment methods, please, check this link: Learn more about managing payment methods.

Billing Profiles

Payment method, contact details, and other invoice details are all listed in billing profiles. You select a billing profile to pay for the product when you purchase it. You’ll get a monthly invoice for each billing profile that details all of the purchases you made with that billing profile.

For more details please check, the Understand billing profiles link.

Billing accounts


Billing accounts manage your business transactions with Microsoft. Each billing account contains identifying information about your organization as well as addresses, phone numbers, and any required tax information.

For more details about billing accounts, please check the Understand your Microsoft billing accounts link


These are the suggestions that Microsoft representatives have developed for your company. Review your pending proposals by selecting one from the list of completed ones to get comprehensive details about the services you’ve already purchased.

For more details about billing accounts proposals, please check the Understand the Microsoft proposal workflow  link.

Payment methods

On the payment methods page, you can add, edit or remove a payment method.

You can add a new payment method by filling out the form below with the required values.

Billing notifications

To convey pertinent service usage information to your company, Microsoft sends out billing notifications. In these emails, you are notified of changes to your subscriptions and asked to keep your subscriptions active. For more details, please, check this link: Learn more about billing notifications

These alerts send to users assigned the Global or Billing Admin roles.

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