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Epicor Picks Clarus' Bargain At The Software Flea Market
Taking advantage of its rival Microsoft’s either reticence or satiation, Epicor recently acquired its long-term partner Clarus for an almost next to nothing

astaro 110  Picks Clarus' Bargain At The Software Flea Market Event Summary On October 23, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), one of leading providers of integrated enterprise, e-Business and collaborative commerce software solutions solely for the mid-market, announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2002. Total revenues for the quarter were $34.0 million, a 14% drop compared to $39.4 million for Q3 2001, while software license revenue totaled $6.8 million, a sizable

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Never Gonna Give You Up, Never Gonna Let You Go


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