This document serves as an essential guide forIndependent Software Vendors (ISVs)to navigate the complexities of cost management associated with Azure Cognitive Services, focusing on Azure OpenAI and Azure Machine Learning. It adopts a structured approach, examining costs across different project phases—Development, Testing, and Production—to provide a comprehensive view of financial implications at each stage. More than just listing prices, this research explains them, linking to official Azure documentation for accuracy, and offering practical tips and strategies for cost optimization. It’s crafted to assist both developers and CTOs in making informed decisions, balancing technological innovation with budget constraints. This is your go-to resource for understanding and managing the costs of Azure's advanced cognitive services.