total cost of ownership principles

Introduction to Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

This article explains, in depth, the total cost of ownership (TCO) framework. It describes the benefits of TCO, shows how to apply it to procurement decisions and makes the connection between strategic cost management and TCO analysis. Finally, it presents case studies to illustrate the adoption and implementation of the TCO framework.

PC Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

 This presentation provides a total cost of ownership (TCO) based justification for personal computer lifecycle management in the enterprise.

The Total Cost of ERP Ownership

 This analyst report quantifies the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and using this framework presents a side-by-side comparison of five top ERP systems.