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 price to provide mid-market with a solid add-on e-procurement and, eventually, SRM value proposition too.
2000 (see With New Clothes and Hairdo, Clarus Asks for Pin Money ). Since then, however, the vendor has only seen its revenue and its stock price nose-dive, with 2001 revenue of $17 million and a current stock price of just hovering over $5. For the quarters ending June 30, 2002, and September 30, 2002, Clarus reported revenue of only $1 million and of less than $2 million respectively, with grim prospects on any future revenue levels. Clarus has been nevertheless regarded as a best-of-breed indirect