AbitibiBowater Merger Expands Need for Detailed Cost Management Solution

30 July 2008
Atlanta, Georgia

In 2007, Abitibi Consolidated and Bowater Inc merged creating the largest newsprint producer in North America with over 45 percent share of the market. Through its previous engagement with Bowater Inc, 3C Software delivered detailed grade costing solutions using its Integrated Planning and Costing Methodology developed specifically for paper companies. The success of this implementation led the newly-formed AbitibiBowater to select the Impact:ECS Enterprise Cost System for the Abitibi mills to create one platform for cost management for all 35 US and Canadian locations.

By expanding Impact:ECS across its entire mill operation, AbitibiBowater will have the ability to gather detailed grade costing data, develop comprehensive budgets, and make better product mix decisions. Finance, operations and technology teams will work directly with 3C Software paper industry experts to create a costing solution that centralizes cost data to allow true information continuity throughout the company.

“AbitibiBowater’s decision to expand the use of Impact:ECS speaks volumes to the benefits we provide to paper companies,” shared Matthew Smith, President and CEO of 3C Software. “Our best-of-breed solution is the answer to rigid ERP solutions that don’t provide the detailed analysis required to remain competitive in the paper industry.”

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.