Actual Costs

Downloadable diagram of actual total cost. Whether buying or selling, price is only a part of the actual total cost. Costs of quality including maintenance, disposal, CSR (corporate social responsibility) and environmental factors, and costs of the transaction including buying resources, effort, time, payment terms, and renegotiations (all largely dictated by the seller’s relationship capabilities) must be considered when assessing or comparing actual total costs of propositions, products or services.