Saturday, February 16, 2002

Tristate Summary

Cintech reports loss for quarter

        Cintech Solutions Inc., the Norwood supplier of contact center software, reported a loss for the fiscal second quarter on lower sales.

        For the three months ended Dec. 31, Cintech reported a loss of $511,751, or 4 cents a share, compared with a profit of $90,062, or a penny a share, a year ago. Revenues declined to $1.76 million from $2.66 million a year ago.

Emmperative to trim work force

       Los Gatos, Calif.-based Emmperative, a branding-systems company partly funded by Procter & Gamble Co., will cut its work force and might look for a software company as a partner, Reuters reported Friday.

        The company's CEO said Emmperative will cut its payroll to about 20 employees, compared to 65 now.

        Emmperative posted sales of less than $10 million in 2001, but has several blue-chip clients, Reuters said.

        Other owners include Accenture and venture-capital firm Rustic Canyon.

— From staff reports


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