Solo Fills Their Product Costing Cup with ImpactECS

14 January 2011
Atlanta, Georgia

More than just a producer of red plastic party cups, Solo Cup Company is a $1.5 billion consumer products company that manufactures a wide range of single use plastic, paper and foam products for the food manufacturing, foodservice and retail industries.  This Illinois-based company with 13 manufacturing locations has selected ImpactECS to deliver a centralized detailed product costing solution.

Improved decision-making and eliminating disparate systems are at the core of the ImpactECS implementation. By linking financial and manufacturing data from multiple ERP and manufacturing systems, with the detailed cost logic in ImpactECS, the Solo team will have the ability to calculate detailed cost results by SKU at the lowest WIP level.  ImpactECS provides the tools needed to calculate new product standards and create quotes to support new product development, sales, marketing, and the cost of working with a retail graphics printing company. In addition, ImpactECS will deliver multiple views of costs for the various audiences within Solo and provides tools to simulate costs when inputs change. Have a good read about What is Business Technographics? which will be very useful in understanding of your buyers’ challenges, priorities, and behaviors, so you can design optimal product positioning, messaging, and content to resonate.

“The plastic container products segment is new for ImpactECS, but the core problem it solves is the same as our other clients – providing access to accurate, detailed product costs,” shared 3C Software President and CEO Matthew Smith.  “We’re excited to work with Solo Cup to implement a comprehensive enterprise costing solution that meets the needs of their financial and operations teams.”

About 3C Software
3C Software, developers of ImpactECS™ and Impact3C®, was founded in 1988 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 textile and apparel, pulp and paper, semiconductor, chemicals, plastics, 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 or ImpactECS™, visit or call 800-226-2036.