Life cycle assessment in real time

Research project | Green Controlling improves sustainability and value creation


The idea is obvious: a tool that shows what impact the result will have in terms of sustainability during product development. defortec is now working on this visionary topic together with macs Software GmbH in the "Green Controlling" development project, which is part of the "smart analytics" cooperation network. It is funded by the Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) and will run until the end of 2025.


The project aims to use digital twins to map the entire value chain of a product in real time while it is being designed. This means that conceptual changes are also immediately recognizable in their environmental impact. The costs are also to be included - the bottom line is that such a digital tool gives the drive for greater sustainability an enormous boost. It would also make it easier for SMEs to comply with the sustainability reporting obligation that has been in force since mid-2023.


While macs Software GmbH from Zimmern near Rottweil is responsible for the software level, defortec is involved as an input provider. The aim is to determine which data is needed at which point in time in order to obtain practical results. To this end, defortec is involved with its own projects and ultimately also designs the software's user interface.




About macs Software GmbH

macs Software GmbH from Zimmern ob Rottweil is an owner-managed software company. macs has been a reliable partner for 24 years and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of controlling solutions. With two locations in Germany and a branch office in South Africa and the USA, the company is active on all continents and is the partner for medium-sized and large companies. The macs controlling software for integrated corporate planning supports planning, control and information supply and provides reliable key figures for corporate management. More than 300 customers worldwide use macs software to create plans that are strategically and long-term oriented towards the future.



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