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MRO Software urges Datastream board to negotiate

MRO Software, Inc., Bedford, MA, a provider of e-Business solutions for asset-intensive companies, has responded to a refusal by Datastream Systems, Inc., Greenville, SC, to enter into discussions regarding MRO Software's acquisition proposal made Dec. ...
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Datastream rejects MRO Software bid

Datastream Systems, Inc., Greenville, SC, announced that, after careful consideration, its board of directors unanimously rejected an unsolicited offer by MRO Software, Inc. to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Datastream for $6.00 per ...
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Datastream Systems responds to MRO Software offer

Datastream Systems, Inc., Greenville, SC, announced that it had responded to MRO Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: MROI) in a letter dated December 21, 2001, regarding MRO Software's unsolicited offer to purchase Datastream Systems, Inc. As noted ...
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MRO Software offers to purchase Datastream Systems

Bedford, MA, Dec. 20, 2001 - MRO Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: MROI), the leading provider of e-Business solutions for asset-intensive companies, today announced that it has made an offer to purchase Datastream Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSTM), ...
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Prophet 21 announces strong Q1 results

Prophet 21, Inc., Yardley, PA, a provider of business technology and services to the durable goods distribution market, announced significant revenue growth and profitability in the first quarter of fiscal year 2002. Revenues for the ...
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E-business strategy: The distributor as information manager

Executive summary: There is a long way to go as the industrial distribution channel sorts out how to effectively implement e-business tools. This article argues that distributors can be a unique and critical control point ...
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NAW proposes standards for e-market agreements

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), Washington, DC, has released a set of proposed standards for participation agreements for e-marketplaces. The standards were developed by an NAW task force composed of several distributors of supplies ...
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In like a lion, out like a lamb

In like a lion, out like a lamb. In case you missed it, July 1 marked the demise of Grainger's digital businesses. After not getting other distributors interested in a partnership, last quarter they shut ...
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Build a customer-driven technology strategy

MDM July 25, 2001 - Executive summary: Key to an effective technology strategy is to optimize strategic fit and performance for the present business, while positioning yourself to compete in an uncertain future. An ...
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B2B means back to basics for now

The e-commerce (EC) hype wave is history, but we are still in the sixth year of a 12-15 year e-commerce revolution. The raw fuel for yesterday's digital economy dream is still in place; the ...
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