Carillon Financials Corp., an enterprise resource planning and accounting software developer, has launched an attack on Microsoft's and Oracle's shares of the ERP market by giving away over $100 million of software to businesses.

Carillon will waive the license fees of up to 800 ERP systems for existing users of Microsoft Business Solutions, J.D. Edwards, Oracle Applications, PeopleSoft, Real World, Macola and Lawson Software.

"We are seeking users of competitor's systems who are dissatisfied or have outgrown their systems," said president and chief executive Larry Pettit, in a statement. "It's time to claim our share of the market."

From now until Sept. 30, Carillon will waive its ERP software license fees for up to 300 Enterprise Editions and 500 Workgroup Editions, an estimated retail value of $105 million. Details about the giveaway can be found at www.carillon.us/giveaway. The campaign began in early June, and Carillon has said their Web site's traffic has seen a significant jump in unique visitors, as well as receiving over 3,500 inquiries about the offer. They are considering expanding the campaign to increase the number of free systems.

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