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Big Bird Dines Again
Harbinger has agreed to be acquired by Peregrine in a stock exchange. The merger mates an infrastructure company that has already begun feathering its nest

self sustaining marketplaces  through acquisitions, to retarget itself away from EDI to the Internet. It is particularly well known for making it possible, through its EDI network and catalog software, for small and mid-sized companies to engage in e-commerce. In its new plumage as an Internet company it has developed harbinger.netsm for hosting ASP software offerings and marketplaces. Peregrine has been building on its reputation as an infrastructure company, well known for asset management in particular, to create a niche in e-procu

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ERP for School Districts

The ERP knowledge base for K-12 school districts and municipalities focuses on back-office functionality, including financials, human resources (HR), and payroll. It covers important functionality for employee self-service activities, purchasing management, and inventory management. 

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