Hummingbird Enterprise(TM) 2005 Equips Organizations with a Business Solutions Framework for Competitive Success
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Press release date: November 15, 2005
Hummingbird helps customers to move beyond managing content to enable their managed content to work for them
LONDON, England, Nov. 15 / -- Hummingbird Summit Europe 2005 Conference - Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ:HUMC)(NASDAQ:TSX:)(NASDAQ:HUM), a leading global provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) and network connectivity solutions, today announced that Hummingbird Enterprise(TM) 2005 represents a fundamental shift in the way organizations will use enterprise content management (ECM) systems to address their business challenges.
The development of Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 was driven by the transformation of ECM from a solution to control content into a robust business solutions framework. It incorporates next-generation, highly intuitive functionality to help customers across all industries and around the world put their business content to work for them.
According to Gartner Inc. Research Vice President, Tom Eid(1): "Organizations use integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to make content accessible across multiple applications, automate line-of- business processes, reduce the number of implemented point products, and improve corporate governance reporting. ECM solutions provide key business infrastructure and knowledge management technologies; their implementation is a strategic business imperative and drives competitive differentiation."
Hummingbird Enterprise helps organizations address a wide range of business objectives, such as risk mitigation, cost control and competitive advantage. It lets organizations build business solutions that extend the value of their information to take full advantage of their content and streamline their critical processes.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) had three main goals when choosing an enterprise management solution: It had to adequately meet its internal business requirements; it had to be easy to use for staff members; and it had to be cost effective.
"The volume of cases processed and adjudicated by the Court - which has jurisdiction in 45 States - has risen dramatically and the demands placed on its IT system have grown correspondingly," said John Hunter, Head of IT Division, ECHR. "We have found that the Hummingbird Enterprise suite has always helped us to address these new challenges, through, for example, the introduction of Portal technology and the capabilities offered by Records Management and Workflow.
"The Court is receiving, processing and disseminating more content and information than at any previous time in its history. Consequently there is a greater responsibility to manage and effectively leverage this content. For the Court this principally means delivering relevant information to the people who need it and in a timely fashion. The Court has been able to achieve these goals with the help of Hummingbird enterprise content management solutions and its own Case Management solution CMIS," added Hunter.
The Hummingbird Enterprise Experience
With Hummingbird's new Business Solutions Framework and the supplied vertical templates, organizations will be able to easily tailor Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 to meet their business challenges. This results in a substantial increase in user productivity.
Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 minimizes deployment complexities and helps to reduce the total cost of ownership associated with the implementation of business solutions. It also helps to ensure that critical business content is traceable and auditable. The ability to track and report on how content is being used enables organizations to reduce their risk and helps them to ensure regulatory compliance and improve their corporate governance processes.
"The real value of enterprise content management lies in the delivery of content-based solutions that address a multitude of business challenges. Managing risk, achieving regulatory compliance, realizing efficiency improvements, and gaining competitive advantage by leveraging intellectual assets are the critical areas that our customers asked us to address," said Barry Litwin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hummingbird Ltd. "Hummingbird is very well positioned to address these challenges and provide these solutions."
Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 delivers an integrated suite for managing content and repeatable solutions, including contract management, deal management for financial services, compliance solutions for the public sector, correspondence management for the government sector, and proactive compliance solutions for law firms.
Learn More about Hummingbird Enterprise 2005: A Business Solutions Framework
In the upcoming weeks, Hummingbird will be hosting and participating in a series of events to demonstrate and discuss its flexible business solution framework. Specifically:
o Hummingbird will bring together customers, partners, resellers and integrators at its two user conferences: Summit Europe 2005 being held Nov 14 - 16 in London, England; and Summit 2006, Hummingbird's sixth annual worldwide conference and technology showcase, being held February 6-8, 2006 in Miami Florida.
o Hummingbird is hosting several executive breakfast seminars taking place in various U.S. cities beginning November 17th. The seminars will feature Randoph Kahn, co-author of Information Nation - Seven Keys to Information Management Compliance. Mr. Kahn will highlight the compliance realities faced by businesses today and will discuss a new concept that brings the tools and principles of the compliance world to bear on Information Management. The seminar will include two break-out sessions featuring customer successes and Hummingbird industry experts will discuss the relevant information management compliance issues facing the Commercial and Legal industries.
o On December 6th, at 1:00 p.m. EST, Andrew Pery, CMO and Senior Vice President at Hummingbird, and Frank Gilbane, CEO, Editor and Publisher, Bluebill Advisors will host a Webinar: "Finding the Added Value in Your Enterprise Content." This event will be followed by a Hummingbird Webinar on December 8th at 12:00 noon EST, featuring the value of Hummingbird Enterprise 2005.
o Hummingbird will be attending several key industry conferences in the upcoming months and demonstrating how Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 can be tailored to fit unique business challenges. For example, LegalTech New York being held January 30 - February 1, 2006 at the New York Hilton & Towers.
o Industry-focused Webinars for customers in the government, legal, financial services and regulated industries. Registration information about the Webinars will be posted on Hummingbird.com.
For more information about Hummingbird Enterprise 2005, please visit the Hummingbird Web site at: http://www.hummingbird.com/he2005. For more information about Hummingbird Business Solutions, please visit: http://www.hummingbird.com/solutions/index.html
About Hummingbird Enterprise(TM)
Hummingbird Enterprise provides an integrated platform for enterprise content management that provides global organizations with solutions to manage business interaction information such as documents, records, virtual deal room exchanges, discussions, e-mail or financial data - linking business processes, information and people. Hummingbird solutions are designed as modular applications that are fully interoperable with each other, enabling customers to incrementally build an enterprise content management solution to meet their evolving information needs in a cost-effective manner.
Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ:HUMC)(NASDAQ:TSX:)(NASDAQ:HUM) is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. The Company's enterprise software solutions fall into two principal categories: enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and network connectivity solutions. Hummingbird's ECM solutions enable organizations to manage the lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition, thereby enabling organizations to address critical business needs, such as information management, business continuity, compliance and risk mitigation. The network connectivity solutions provide a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system.
Founded in 1984, Hummingbird employs over 1,500 people and serves more than 33,000 customers, including 90% of Fortune 100. Hummingbird solutions are sold directly from 40 offices worldwide and through an Alliance Network of partners and resellers. For more information, visit http://www.hummingbird.com/.
(1) Gartner Inc., Research Note of 21 April 2005, "Forecast: Enterprise Content Management, Worldwide, 2004-2009, Preliminary (Executive Summary) by research vice president, Tom Eid.
Source: Hummingbird Ltd.
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