Bowater Inc Chooses Impact:ECS as its Enterprise Cost Management Solution

13 September 2006
Atlanta, Georgia

Bowater Incorporated, one of the world’s largest producers of newsprint and specialty papers, has become the latest paper company to rededicate resources to improve their cost management process. The company has signed a software license and professional services agreement with 3C Software to implement the Impact:ECS Enterprise Cost System at its twenty-two pulp, paper and saw mills across the U.S. and Canada.

Under the agreement, 3C Software will work directly with Bowater finance, operations and IT teams to implement an enterprise-wide cost management solution. Impact:ECS provides the tools to generate detailed costs by grade, make better product mix decisions, and discover opportunities to reduce or eliminate costs. By exactly modeling the production process with Impact:ECS, Bowater will have the ability to calculate cost data at any stage, giving decision-makers the insight to make good choices for the business.

The Integrated Planning and Costing Methodology developed by 3C Software specifically for paper companies will give the Bowater team straightforward access to detailed cost and budget information without the need for spreadsheets or other external work-arounds. “The culmination of our experience in the paper industry allows 3C Software to deliver a highly-functional costing solution in a short implementation period,” shares 3C Software CEO Matthew Smith. “The decision by Bowater to select Impact:ECS as their enterprise cost management solution solidifies the importance of a comprehensive costing to paper producers.”

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 or call 800-226-2036.