From developing a business management software that redefined how craft brewmasters keep track of their brew process and manage their breweries, to advancing the affordability and ease-of-use of such software for craft-based businesses, ekos_ has long been on the forefront of creating software tools for craft makers that enables them to function like the big dogs — but we love representing the underdogs.
We are ekos_. Here's how it all started...
It all started in a craft brewery. We were captivated by the quality of this new micro brewing process. The craft and skill. It was inspiring to watch the brewers work. However, in conversation with them we discovered that as their breweries grew their brewing process quickly became over-complicated. We heard stories of copious clipboards and spreadsheets. Under the surface it was chaos running a successful craft brewery. It was shocking that this emerging craft beer industry lacked the fundamental tools to run an efficient business.
But then we started to see that their only options to tame this chaos with traditional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems were too expensive and intense to fit the brewmaster's needs. So we turned our [other] love, for software development, toward creating a business management software carefully crafted for the specific needs of craft brewmasters. We called it Ekos Brewmaster.
As we grew to collaborate with more than 1,000 breweries, other emerging craft-based businesses—from Kombucha brewers, to cider makers to coffee roasters—started reaching out to us and trying to customize Ekos Brewmaster for their crafts. Now, we are making a move to fill these needs and to do our part in supporting the entire craft movement.
We are developing a collection of business management software systems that are customized for specific niche craft markets, starting with the craft beverage industry. We're calling them ekos_systems. ekos_brewmaster is our flagship and is still growing strong. Others, including ekos_wineries and ekos_cideries, will be released soon.
We will only partner with people we truly connect with, and it’s always mutual.
We will always speak and show the whole truth to you — even when it’s difficult.
Our desire to help people will always outweigh our desire for full pockets.
This is a no-brainer. It’s what our entire business model is built on.
We’re not into quick or “band-aid” fixes. We ARE into long-term solutions.
No matter how the industry changes, we’re always here for you.
We work for you. With you.
At ekos_, we study the up-and-coming markets and create customized solutions that solve your unique needs. We are dead set on lifting the burdens and limitations that mid-sized craft businesses face as they start to succeed and grow.
We always prefer collaboration – learning from you and iterating our software to better fit your growing craft-based business. We are here to empower you to grow and scale as we all work together to solve challenges. We’re connecting all the moving parts of the small business owner in the industry of craft.
We believe software should be easy to use and integrate with your lifestyle, and that streamlining your process with an all-in-one management system will inspire your teams to make more amazing things.
Ready to make more?
Ekos_ is all about team. We are the people supporting the craft industry. We are the ones that care enough to make it happen for craft makers at every stage of innovation and creation. We are here for you.
Ekos_ is a fast-moving, craft-tech company but functions more like a community. We work together to support independent true craft makers. We work hard, think on our feet and do good, because people's livelihoods depend on us. See what positions are available below:
Are you motivated, comfortable wearing multiple hats and taking ownership of their work, as well as enjoy proactively searching for innovative solutions to complex problems?
We not only support the craft movement, we are part of it. We're makers like you. Our craft is coding and we use it to support all other craft makers.Continue reading...
We believe collaboration should fuel creativity rather than create intimidation, and we pursue that with each and every one of our customers. We are their digital confidant, their guide, counselor, their solution, and friend.
We are in it with you fully. Our crafts are growing businesses and coding. We use them to support all other craft makers by creating the best customized software for the growing craft movement — ekos_systems that help you thrive.
It's the experience that makes us different.