Some bank technology companies, still feeling the effect of sales slumps caused by year-2000 concerns, are looking forward to better quarterly earnings - next time.

Concentrex Inc., a Portland, Ore., provider of a wide variety of bank and electronic commerce software, posted losses in 1999's last two quarters, and for the full year, after 24 consecutive quarters of operating profits. Besides charges taken in connection with three acquisitions last year, the results reflected the decision of many financial-institution customers to delay software purchases, said Robert Chamness, Concentrex's president and chief operating officer.

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