First of all, RONIN has no cheat codes :(
However, it does have special Admin tools! That means administrators are easily able to monitor every project within your organisation!
If you've been added to the Admin Permissions group (ask your administrator) you will notice a new shiny blue button at the top of your navigation menu.
Click on it and a dropdown of a number of different admin tools will appear.
One of the most important tools is the Budget Management tool, which will take you to the following screen:
The top card shows a summary of how well all projects in RONIN are going, by showing:
- SPEND - Current money spent in RONIN
- FORECASTED - Money estimated to be spent for all project periods
- REMAINING - Money remaining in the budget and
- BUDGET - The total money attributed in RONIN
The bottom card is a detailed view of the above, listed by projects.
This is where you can monitor projects in RONIN to see if they are being as efficient as possible. Advise project owners about the Smart Schedule Feature to reduce costs! Or maybe they need less compute power.. Or maybe they need more! It's super easy to change machines in Ronin.
Got a rogue project showing massive spendature? Better pause it!
The pause button will stop all the machines in that project, meaning the running cost of the project will be reduced to.. well, nothing!
Costs will still accumulate however, as storage attributed in RONIN has costs associated to linked machines. You will have to snapshot / detach them from the machines to stop all costs.
The latest RONIN update also allows for projects to be closed when they are no longer in use and projects in the Budget Management list can be filtered based on their active/closed status or based on a search term. The Budget Management information can also be exported as a neat little csv file to fulfil all of your analysis desires.
More features are constantly being added here, so stay tuned!