Total cost of acquisition

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Total cost of acquisition (TCA) is a managerial accounting concept that includes all the costs associated with buying goods, services, or assets.[1]

Generally, it is the net price plus other costs needed to purchase the item and get it to the point of use. These other costs can include: the item's purchasing costs (closing, research, accounting, commissions, legal fees), transportation, preparation and installation costs.[2]

Typically they do not include training, system integration costs that might be considered operational costs.

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  1. ^ Standard definitions
  2. ^ Paquette,Larry, (2004).The Sourcing Solution. AMAMOC, New York, 109-115

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