Escape Velocity Systems & First Business Solutions

by : Thomas Cutler

According to Evan Garber, President of Escape Velocity Systems, (, "Clients First Business Solutions is one of the strongest strategic alliance partners for Escape Velocity Systems. The company has a very strong distribution and manufacturing focus and has delivered solutions to more than 230 clients in Northern California....we are proud to have them as one of our best strategic alliance partners."

Over the years Clients First has observed that customer's requirements in the process industries go largely unaddressed by most ERP systems and that there was a strong need for a system that would effectively address those needs.

Clients First has embraced Escape Velocity Systems (and its O2 product) as an organization with whom they could partner in order to provide comprehensive solutions that will add a great deal of value to the process manufacturing industry.

According to Donald Clark, CFPIM and Senior ERP Systems Consultant for Clients First, "Escape Velocity's O2 product, combined with the solid foundational support that MAS 500 provides, opens up an entire market of opportunity for both the clients and solution providers. O2 functionality enables process manufacturers of all types to effectively manage such activities as: FDA compliance, formula management, quality control, batch control and reporting."

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 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."

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.