Hummingbird Integrates with LexisNexis Total Search; Plumtree Software and LexisNexis Renew Strategic Alliance Agreement

Aug 27, 2004


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Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and LexisNexis, a provider of legal, news, and business information, have announced the integration of Hummingbird Enterprise and LexisNexis Total Search V.2. LexisNexis, U.S. has also announced the renewal of the company's strategic alliance with Plumtree Software.

The combined Hummingbird Enterprise and LexisNexis Total Search V.2 technologies are intended to provide increased flexibility and improve knowledge sharing capabilities for legal professionals. LexisNexis Total Search, a Web browser-based application, allows legal professionals to search the lexis.com service while simultaneously searching the law firm's internal work product stored in the Hummingbird DM repositories. Hummingbird Enterprise provides an integrated suite of practice management solutions for legal teams to access, manage, and share work product within the firm and with clients.

With LexisNexis Total Search and Hummingbird Enterprise integration, users can find relevant internal work product for the search topic, including existing briefings, memos, and motions, directly from their DM repositories, when searching any LexisNexis database or file. Relevant firm documents are copied from the DM system, indexed, and stored. Users can then review and navigate between both internal documents and LexisNexis results. The firm's administrator can determine internal document access and entitlement based on security permissions assigned in Hummingbird DM. The LexisNexis Total Search integration extends Hummingbird's strategic alliance with LexisNexis; earlier this year, Hummingbird announced Hummingbird Enterprise for Contract Management, partnering with LexisNexis and its HotDocs document automation software.

Plumtree and LexisNexis, U.S. have announced the renewal of the companies' strategic alliance, in an effort to meet the demand for portal and Web-based application integration in legal practices. As part of this alliance, Plumtree Software and LexisNexis will continue to provide the LexisNexis Portal, powered by Plumtree, a portal product for the legal marketplace. The LexisNexis Portal gives attorneys and legal professionals one location to access research tools and to collaborate with colleagues and clients. Through the portal, legal customers get contextualized access to subscription and public legal research sources, topical news services, relevant Internet sites, and the lexis.com service, as well as the practice's intranet materials, documents, memos, and precedence databases. These resources are available through the personalized Web interface of the portal. The LexisNexis Portal is built using the Plumtree Enterprise Web Suite, which includes Plumtree's Corporate Portal, Collaboration, Content, Search and Studio Servers. The Plumtree Corporate Portal allows customers to assemble different personalized applications and workspaces, yet manage them all through one central portal environment.
(www.hummingbird.com; www.lexisnexis.com; www.reedelsevier.com)