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Uncover your hidden costs

Total cost of ownership

Most companies underestimate their hidden costs. Yet, they represent (on average) 20 to 30% of the Total Cost of Ownership of goods and services purchased. Getting a comprehensive view of these overlooked expenses is key to optimize a company’s profitability.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis is a crucial tool to help you gain a comprehensive understanding of your business expenditures. This analytical approach extends far beyond the mere initial purchase price. It also uncovers the direct and indirect costs that accumulate over the lifespan of the asset or service.

This analysis helps you identify hidden expenses such as :
- maintenance fees,
- operational costs,

- transition costs,
- and even the less tangible costs related to performance inefficiencies or downtime.

This clear picture of your full spending is key to help you reduce your costs, negotiate with suppliers, increase your return on investment and make sustainable decisions.

Your challenges

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Assessing investment opportunity

You might consider a new investment but need to get a clear and holistic understanding of the financial implications on the long-term. You need to address all the financial aspects by breaking down costs into understandable segments aligned with the investment's life cycle, from acquisition to recycling or destruction.

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Opaque cost structure and unexpected expenses

You find yourself frequently surprised by unanticipated expenses due to a lack of comprehensive visibility into your total costs. This lack of clarity impedes you to make well-informed financial decisions, and impacts your budgets.

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Ineffective vendor negotiations

Lacking a holistic understanding of costs weakens your negotiation with vendors, preventing effective comparison and favorable terms. This leads to missed cost-saving opportunities and blocks your ability to justify prices to clients.

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Short-term focus

Focusing on immediate cost savings without considering long-term implications can lead to procurement choices that are costly over time, hindering long-term financial goals and investments in valuable solutions.

How we help you

We help you understanding all your spending to reveal the real total cost of ownership of your expense or expense category. Our comprehensive analysis goes beyond the initial purchase price, to uncover hidden costs such as maintenance and repair, training, upgrades, energy use, etc. This detailed approach ensures you grasp the full spectrum of your investment impacts on the long-term.

With this analysis, you will gain:

Holistic cost insights

We help uncover all hidden and indirect costs associated with your purchases to make better-informed decisions.

Sustainable procurement strategies

Our guidance will orient you towards economically viable purchasing strategies on the long-term (eg. Make or Buy).

Strategic vendor negotiations

Equipped with detailed cost insights from our analysis, you'll be in a stronger position to negotiate terms that are more favorable and reflective of true value.

Increased ROI

We help you pave the way to better profitability, ensuring your investments pay off in the long run and align with your long-term financial goals.

The result

After our analytical exercise, you will receive:

  • A full overview of you costs, direct and indirect, linked to a certain purchase or purchase category. This includes detailed breakdowns of expenses like maintenance, support, training, transition, and downtime.

  • Strategic insights depending on your specific needs or questions:​

    • Evaluation of new investment opportunities.

    • Recommendations for optimizing cost management.

    • Key considerations for supplier negotiations and detailed guidance for crafting effective requests for proposals.

    • Projections for future spending and cash flow, enabling better financial planning.

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What we don't do

  • Creating financial strain for suppliers, understanding that fair negotiations foster long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships.

  • Focusing solely on prices, neglecting key elements like payment terms impacting your company’s cash flow, or product quality impacting your maintenance costs.

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Let’s discuss your needs

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