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Epicor To Try The Divestiture Tack, Too
Plagued by depleted revenues and continued hefty losses amid a difficult market situation, Epicor is trying to pull some other beleaguered competitors' trick

try new improved search  To Try The Divestiture Tack, Too Epicor To Try The Divestiture Tack, Too P.J. Jakovljevic - June 1, 2001 Event Summary On May 2, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), one of leading providers of integrated enterprise and eBusiness software solutions for the mid-market, reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001. The company's license revenue plummeted over 40% to $12.3 million, while service revenue fell 3% to $33.9 million, generating total revenue of $46.9

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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In its fight to catch up to Windows for desktop mindshare and market share, Linux has received a boost from the Gnome Foundation and a number of key systems manufacturers.

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