Profiles Process ERP Leader O2

by : Thomas Cutler

Escape Velocity Systems (EVS) was formed in 2001 to combine specific industry knowledge related to process manufacturing, distribution, and ERP implementations with cutting edge software development. The company focus is to create tools that enable mid-market enterprises to achieve their goals, focusing on lean processes and ROI. According to President Evan Garber, "We realize that good ERP software is the hub of information in any process manufacturing enterprise. Timely, reliable, and centralized data are non-negotiable elements for businesses competing in the 21st century."

In the feature entitled, Why Most ERP Vendors Stay Away from Process Manufacturing, Escape Velocity Systems ( is profiled as the leader among ERP vendors who serve this market. In the current issue of, the article authored by manufacturing journalist TR Cutler, the author notes that, "Process manufacturing is a relatively small market compared to markets such as discrete manufacturing, retail and professional services; the size of the market is commensurate with the few quality software solutions for process manufacturers, whereas discrete manufacturing, retail and professional services have hundreds of software solutions, from entry level through Tier One."

According to Evan Garber, President of Escape Velocity Systems there are three methodologies used by third party developers of process manufacturing software:

&bullBuy and change the ERP source code and a develop process manufacturing add-on
&bullGeneric system with an interface to multiple ERP systems
&bullBuilt in the framework of one ERP

The term escape velocity refers to the speed that is necessary for an object to overcome gravity and soar into space. EVS provides direct applications for businesses looking for a catalyst, not just a software package. Process manufacturers require the best software solution coupled with industry experience that will accelerate the velocity with which they race towards their goals. The gravity of status-quo opposes aggressive, cutting edge organizations as they strive towards high quality and short lead time delivery while reducing inventories and operating costs.

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