Purchase Price Variance Calculator

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How much more have we paid than industry standards?

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What Is the Purchase Price Variance?

Under capitalism, many suppliers compete with each other in order to attract customers. One of the methods employed in competitive markets is price modification. This is doubly true in commoditized marketplaces. The higher the purchase price variance, all things being equal, the lower the profitability for your project.

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