Escape Velocity Systems Expansion & EVS Growth

by : Thomas Cutler

Escape Velocity Systems Expands Again with Strategic Announcement
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 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.

Working to provide organizations with total solutions to business improvement, Escape Velocity Systems ( and Demand Works ( announced the signing of a strategic agreement.

Demand Works has seen rapid acceptance of its Smoothie products, centered on the proprietary Pivot Forecasting technology that enables immediate synchronization of user-defined aggregate forecasts with product and/or customer forecast details in real time. Pivot Forecasting replaces the need for rigid forecast hierarchies. As a result, it has been adopted by an increasing number of companies that need to statistically anticipate demand while reconciling product, channel, geographic and customer forecasts at varying levels of aggregation.

"Smoothie is an excellent product for global distribution and value-added channels. It's easy to configure and easy to use, yet it provides compelling benefits to business users in the form of improved service, sales and asset turnover." said Bill Tonetti, Demand Works company president.

According to EVS, Escape Velocity Systems' President, "The software is one of the best I've seen for demand forecasting. We are going to write the interface to MAS 500 to make a seamless solution for process manufacturing users."

Process Manufacturing describes a manufacturing process whereby materials are blended, cooked, or mixed as opposed to assembled from discrete units. Some needs common to process manufacturing industries are:

&bullFormulas (or recipes) are ratios, not static bills of material
&bullSplit bill of material: several products can share one formula, yet have different packaging
&bullFlexibility with units of measure
&bullStringent quality control, with recall ability
&bullLot grading / attribute tracking and calculation
About Demand Works
Demand Works Company, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, develops forecasting, demand and supply planning solutions for manufacturing and distribution companies. Demand Works' solutions enable businesses to economically achieve superior performance with improved tactical business planning and analysis tools. For more information about Demand Works, visit