Hummingbird Releases Integration Suite; Provides Enhanced Lotus Notes Integration

Oct 19, 2004

Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, has announced the release of Hummingbird Integration Suite and has also announced that Hummingbird Enterprise will provide out-of-the-box integration with Lotus Notes for advanced email and business content management.

The Hummingbird Integration Suite is intended to bridge the management of unstructured and structured business content, while continuing to meet the needs of customers for more advanced data integration and metadata management capabilities. Hummingbird Integration Suite is designed to address current and future data integration market requirements including the evolution of the Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) market, the Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) market, and emerging integration requirements such as Enterprise Information Integration (EII), offering more real-time data integration. The release includes the feature rich capabilities of Hummingbird Genio 5.1 and Hummingbird Met@Data 2.0, the latest versions of its data integration platform and metadata management solution. Hummingbird Genio 5.1 includes architectural and performance enhancements that are designed to provide customers with superior ease of use, efficiency, and productivity benefits. Hummingbird Met@Data 2.0 extends metadata management functionality and enhanced metadata integration, including integration with Hummingbird Enterprise and Hummingbird BI, Hummingbird's Business Intelligence offering, delivering unified access to all metadata sources across an organization. Hummingbird Integration Suite is now available.

Hummingbird Enterprise will now provide out-of-the-box integration with Lotus Notes for advanced email and business content management. Hummingbird Enterprise is also designed to provide end-to-end matter lifecycle management integration with standard email authoring tools including Microsoft Outlook and Novell GroupWise. The new Hummingbird Enterprise Lotus Notes Integration Module is intended to allow organizations to: manage all critical business content and correspondence in a simple, intuitive way from within the Lotus Notes interface; declare Notes content as records; automatically profile correspondence in the Hummingbird Enterprise repository with a drag-and-drop; attach documents or references to documents within the Hummingbird Enterprise repository to an email message; and achieve productivity gains as users work with all business content from within the Lotus Notes environment. The Hummingbird Enterprise Lotus Notes Integration Module is expected to be available in Q1, 2005.