Top Manufacturing Companies Know It’s Smart to Focus on Costs

30 September 2003
Atlanta, Georgia

While many manufacturing companies are looking for ways to effectively manage costs, 23 of IndustryWeek’s top 500 manufacturers have discovered the benefits of the comprehensive Impact:ECS Enterprise Cost System by 3C Software. The companies represented in the survey span industries including paper, chemicals and rubber, steel, semiconductor and food – all with complex and unique production processes requiring flexible costing tools.

Through implementing Impact:ECS, these companies have linked important cost information from corporate ERP systems and shop floor production systems to provide business leaders with tools to analyze and interpret cost data. Impact:ECS handles traditional, standard, actual and hybrid accounting methodologies as well as providing forecasting, budgeting and reporting tools for cost managers and business leaders alike.

“Our goal at 3C Software is to provide business leaders with meaningful and actionable cost data so they are armed with the information needed to improve business results”, according to 3C Software CEO Matthew Smith . “We have added new products, updated features and established partnerships to continue to offer a solution that focuses on improving business performance and not just a system that calculates costs.” With the introduction of the Impact:ECS suite of products earlier this year, 3C Software is able to provide a holistic approach to managing costs as they move throughout the production process.

Listed below are the Impact:ECS users that appeared in IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing 500:

International Paper
Georgia Pacific
Boise Cascade
Sonoco Products

PPG Industries
Cooper Tire and Rubber

Food Processing
Smithfield Foods

Mohawk Industries
Burlington Industries
Russell Corp

Bethlehem Steel
National Steel Corp
Rouge Industries
Weirton Steel

Analog Devices

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.