Baxter History

From starting in a garage over 20 years ago to becoming the advanced planning solution trusted by Fortune 500 enterprises and growing startups alike, learn how Baxter Planning Systems became the leader in service parts planning.

  • 1983-1992

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

  • 1993

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

  • 1996

    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 with Prophet being delivered exclusively as a hosted 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 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 planning “trunk stock” for field service technicians.

  • 2017

    Baxter Planning Systems receives strategic growth investment from Polaris Partners.