Is Anybody Else Experiencing Massive Price Gouging From Exacq?

We started getting bizarre price quotes from Exacq in late December, limited time offers (less than 4 hours to accept and provide PO), and pricing all over the map. Since then, it has settled out to what amounts to a massive price increase for both initial license acquisitions and ongoing maintenance. This is all being done under a new 'pricing structure' for enterprise licenses. The...

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*** *********** ************* *** ***** ** ** *** ********** ** that *** ***-********* ********** ******* ***** *** ****** *** ****. This ****** ********** ******. *** *****-**** ******* *** ********** ********** of **** *** ******* *** *** *** ****. *** ***** integrate ** **** **. $*** *** ****** **** $** *** was * ****** *****, ********** ***** ** **** **** ********* with *+ ******* (**** **** *+).

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