Hummingbird Announces New Release of ECM Platform

Feb 08, 2005

Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, has announced the unveiling of Hummingbird Enterprise 2005, the next generation of its enterprise content management platform. Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 is designed to address three key market requirements: Manage end-to-end content lifecycle processes from within Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Explorer, Lotus Notes Desktop, the Web Top, and from mobile devices; Minimize deployment complexities and reduce total cost of ownership; and Ensure that critical business content is always traceable and auditable to mitigate risk and enable regulatory compliance and corporate governance processes.

Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 includes a new desktop search capability. With the new release, personal desktop search capabilities are linked to the enterprise content management suite, providing knowledge workers the ability to search and access all of the content stored on their PC and all of the information in the enterprise in a single interface.

Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 provides an enhanced hierarchical security model and enhanced security of metadata with DoD 5015.2 certification including the Chapter 4 requirements. In addition, the integrations of Business Intelligence reporting and Data Integration capabilities provide an advanced and unique facility for customers to track and report on how Hummingbird Enterprise metadata and content is used, thereby providing traceability in order to meet regulatory compliance and corporate governance requirements.

In addition to the new desktop clients for Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes, desktop search capabilities, and hierarchical security for advanced records management, Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 also features a number of other enhancements, including: automation of repetitive content management processes; enhanced email management; improved language support for metadata and content; industry-specific solution templates; secure instant messaging on mobile devices; and simplified API model for integration. A comprehensive beta program for Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 is scheduled to commence in Q1 2005. The suite is expected to be generally available this summer.