A History Of Partnership

What started in a garage 20 years ago has become the advanced planning solution trusted by Global 2000 enterprises and growing startups alike. Learn how Baxter Planning became the leader in service parts planning.

  • 1983-1992

    Greg Baxter develops a streamlined process for managing worldwide spare parts inventory management while working at Texas Instruments Inc.

  • 1993

    Greg and Audrey Baxter found Baxter Consulting and Software from their garage in Austin, TX.

  • 1996

    Service parts management software solution is officially named Prophet by Baxter.

  • 1997

    Incorporated and renamed to Baxter Planning Systems.

  • 1999

    Licensing model transitions from on-premise to subscription base, with Prophet software being delivered exclusively as a hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.

  • 2000

    First customer deployed with Planning as a Service (PaaS) solution.

  • 2000

    Baxter delivers Network Modeling solution to same-day courier and service parts logistics pioneer SonicAir who is later acquired by UPS.

  • 2002

    Baxter forms strategic alliance with UPS to be the preferred provider of spare parts planning software.

  • 2003

    Prophet is enhanced with a time-phased planning model that enables planning of central warehouses and distribution centers.

  • 2004

    Initial award as “100 Great Supply Chain Partner” by SupplyChainBrain with continued recognition in every year, 13 years in a row.

  • 2013

    Insight consulting offering is launched, delivering analysis of service supply chains using Prophet’s total cost optimization model without the need for integration.

  • 2015

    Best Practice Scorecard launched as methodology for Customer Success program and framework for product innovation and consulting.

  • 2016

    Company is recognized by Austin Business Journal as “Best Places to Work” for the third time.

  • 2017

    Prophet is enhanced to address unique challenges of “trunk stock” for field service inventory planning.

  • 2017

    Baxter Planning Systems receives strategic growth investment from Polaris Partners.

  • 2018

    Brand identity updated to “Baxter Planning” along with the tagline Your Partners in Planning.

  • 2018

    Baxter Planning names Charles H Moeling as new Chief Executive Officer. Greg Baxter will continue to play a strategic role in the management and leadership of the company as Baxter’s Chief Product Officer.