U.S. Bancorp of Portland. Ore., is close to buying a major package of banking software that Electronic Data Systems Corp. developed with Banc One Corp. and Norwest Corp., according to industry sources.

The software, called the Strategic Banking System, has beer seven years in the making at a cost of more than $100 million. A contract with a superregional like U.S. Bancorp, not a member of the development group, would be viewed as a breakthrough.

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