Product cost data is a cornerstone to analyzing financial performance. Comprehensive and detailed cost answers provide the insights necessary to make decisions and thrive in all market conditions. From product design to manufacturing to customer profitability – and every step in between – product costing affects critical decisions that drive strategy and tactics.
Having a modern product costing process means that you have the rules, tools, and data in place to calculate, simulate, and predict the costs associated with each thing you make. Modern costing programs establish a framework to quickly and accurately answer the question – “What’s the cost of …?” – in order to make smarter, better-informed decisions.
ImpactECS enables costing programs with a robust platform to handle three areas: centralizing your unique business rules, integrating and connecting relevant data from existing systems, and calculating answers fast with our supercharged calculation engine. ImpactECS makes it possible for you to create a foundational set of cost data at each step of the value chain in order to get deeper insights into the root causes of costs and identify opportunities to increase profits.
ImpactECS gives company executives the ability to access operational financial performance company-wide or for specific business dimensions like division, product, geography, and customer.
Defining and enacting effective strategic plans and tactics to achieve your organization’s performance goals requires the tools and data necessary to identify root causes and variances, analyze scenarios, and predict how changes affect both costs and profits.
Delivering the required level of detailed analysis demands an integrated, end-to-end platform to eliminate standalone spreadsheets, retire legacy systems, and spend more time analyzing accurate and meaningful results.
Recent events have taught finance and costing leaders that unpredictability is the new norm—making effective cost planning a necessity. Cost data impacts organizational decisions from quoting new business, selecting vendors and suppliers, planning production, and servicing customers. The most innovative teams have enabled costing models that generate planned, forecasted, historical, and simulated cost data to drive commercial and operational decisions.
This session highlights use cases of cost analytics models that predict how market shifts are cost changes that impact profits, evaluate performance compared to benchmarks, determine the success of quotes to actual performance, and establish targeted cost management programs.