CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--aPriori, the leading provider of Enterprise Cost Management solutions for discrete product and manufacturing companies, announced today the launch of its CostCents blog at www.CostCents.com. CostCents offers valuable information and discussions for professionals interested in improving the financial metrics of discrete product and manufacturing companies.
Many product companies face issues around controlling costs in an increasingly competitive and regulated environment. CostCents will discuss how companies can address these issues by proactively integrating Enterprise Cost Management into design, sourcing and production processes.
CostCents is for anyone looking for answers in dealing with the following product costing issues:
The CostCents blog is designed to address the needs of a broad spectrum of readers: CEOs, CFOs and general managers who have responsibility for contribution to corporate EPS and to whom the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) would be a significant metric; executives in engineering, sourcing, manufacturing and finance; design engineers; spend managers; procurement buyers; manufacturing engineers; finance professionals; program and project managers; value analysis/value engineering and cost managers; and analysis professionals who need to better understand, manage and control their product costs.
The blog will discuss a wide range of topics including higher-level concepts around the definition of cost-related information and philosophy of cost-related activities being used currently in industry, understanding the latest trends and thoughts around cost modeling and product cost management as well as understanding how everyday design, manufacturing and sourcing decisions contribute to a product’s costs.
CostCents is moderated by Eric Arno Hiller and Carsten A. Hochmuth, Ph.D.
Eric Arno Hiller is the founder and chief product officer of aPriori. Eric holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Carsten A. Hochmuth is responsible for product marketing and partner development at aPriori. He holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has consulted with many leading software and hardware companies.
In addition, many industry experts and guest authors will be regularly featured on the blog.
aPriori is the leading provider of Enterprise Cost Management solutions to the discrete manufacturing and product industry. aPriori’s proven and patent-protected software platform allows companies to assess, control and reduce the cost of their products in real time, at any time before design, sourcing and manufacture. This enables companies to understand the cost impact of product design decisions earlier than ever before, reduce their cost of goods sold and improve operating margins. aPriori software is used at leading Fortune 1,000 companies and provides an annualized return on investment of greater than 3-to-1 in the first project use. aPriori, headquartered in Concord, Mass., was founded in 2003 and is funded by Bain Capital Ventures and Sigma Partners.
For more information, visit www.apriori.com.