Boston Company Unit Opts For Portia; Will Continue Shopping

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Boston Company's Institutional Investors Inc. unit (III) has purchased Thomson Financial Services Inc.'s DOS-based Portia portfolio management and accounting system to handle transaction processing and performance reporting for its multi-currency accounts. But that doesn't mean Thomson is home free in its quest to win business at the firm.

The Portia installation took place four weeks ago and will affect a mere two users in the firm's operations division. According to III vice president and d

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