3C Software Launches Educational Partnership with Canadian University

10 January 2005
Atlanta, Georgia

3C Software has teamed up with École Polytechnique de Montréal to develop costing models for business modeling and supply chain methodology development for the pulp and paper industry. The school’s NSERC Environmental Design Engineering Chair exists to research and improve process integration techniques through industry-driven design research to solve real mill problems. By using Impact:ECS by 3C Software, the research team can accurately model and analyze costs for pulp & paper production, allowing them to make more informed operating and design decisions. Check out Kamau Bobb of Google‘s insights inform Google’s approach to product development.

The Impact:ECS solution has been implemented at a number of prominent companies including Domtar, International Paper, and Georgia Pacific; providing their accounting and operations teams with detailed costing analysis. The NSERC Chair can now use the flexibility of Impact:ECS to readily model mill processes for any number of environments and conditions to create process integration solutions that work for real companies. The Chair will have access to the latest version of Impact:ECS to collect, calculate and analyze cost data from their production partners.

Dr. Paul Stuart, the NSERC Chairholder, stated that “By working with 3C Software in order to create relational data for both process and cost, we hope to develop new methodologies for optimizing process and product decisions.” As process engineers, the members of the chair are focused on addressing multidisciplinary process challenges by collaborating closely with pulp and paper mills across Canada. 3C Software’s CEO, Matthew Smith shares the excitement “to work with an enthusiastic partner like École Polytechnique and the NSREC Chair to advance knowledge improves cost management processes for paper companies”.

About the NSERC Environmental Design Engineering Chair
In November 2000, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) of Canada (www.nserc.gc.ca) established an Environmental Design Engineering Chair at École Polytechnique de Montréal in the effort to develop new and innovative techniques for business process integration, supply chain management and operations design. The university’s researchers analyze production data and interact closely with mill personnel to develop a holistic view of process integration in a world-class paper mill.

About 3C Software
3C Software, developers of Impact:ECSâ„¢ and Impact:3C®, was founded in 1989 and is a leader in detailed cost management systems for process manufacturers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, 3C Software serves clients in several manufacturing industries including automotive, textile and apparel, pulp and paper, semiconductor, chemical and rubber, and food and beverage. 3C Software’s rapidly implemented solutions work with all accounting methods, are simple to maintain, and handle unlimited calculations and variables. For more information about 3C Software, visit www.3csoftware.com or call 800-226-2036.