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Frontstep (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround
While Frontstep reported its fourth consecutive loss in Q2 2001, which was also the first quarter the company operated under the new name, the latest license

farewell wishes  (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround Frontstep (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround P.J. Jakovljevic - February 26, 2001 Event Summary On January 24, Frontstep, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSTP), a leading provider of business systems for mid-sized distributors and manufacturers, announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended December 31, 2000. Revenue from new license fees was $17.2 million, up 11% from the same quarter last year. Total revenue was $34.1

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