Global Importers Expand their View of Product Costs

26 July 2005
Atlanta, Georgia

3C Software has just announced the latest addition to its suite of cost management solutions. The Transport Cost Analyzer powered by Impact:ECS gives companies that are currently importing goods from international sources a way to gather detailed cost information. By using the system, importers can bring to an end the practice of estimating the impact of issues like allowances, chargebacks, transportation, obsolescence and more.

Most companies have a system in place to track invoices and payments with their overseas vendors. But these costs are only a subset of the total costs of goods imported. Even landed cost systems only provide a portion of the true import cost. The Transport Cost Analyzer addresses four distinct areas of cost that are accumulate from the time the item is purchased until it is delivered to the customer: (1) Production Costs; (2) Distribution and Transportation Costs; (3) Taxes, Fees and Other Government Charges; and (4) Allowances, Discounts, and Chargebacks. By delivering a 360-degree look at transport costs, companies can look at every stage of the value chain to determine the most profitable ways to manage their operations.

The Transport Cost Analyzer is build on top of the powerful Impact:3C Enterprise Cost Server which provides a scalable platform to handle data efficiently and securely. The desktop is a Windows-styled interface that allows the user to easily navigate through the system. And its ability to integrate with existing financial or legacy systems provides users with a seamless costing tool that requires limited IT involvement.

For more about this product, visit To speak directly with our team about this new costing application or to schedule a demonstration, contact or call 1-800-226-2036 and select option 1 for Sales.

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.