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Hummingbird Ltd. (previously NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM) is a subsidiary of OpenText and is a provider of enterprise software solutions[buzzword] including Exceed. Initially founded as a consulting business in 1984, Hummingbird moved into the connectivity market. Its enterprise content management (ECM) solutions[buzzword] focuses on the management of the life cycle of enterprise content.

Hummingbird a division of Open Text
Subsidiary of public company
IndustryComputer software
FateAcquired by Open Text Corporation
FoundedToronto, Ontario (1984)
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Barry Litwin, Fred Sorkin (Chairman of the Board)
RevenueIncrease$236.1 million USD (2005)[1]
Decrease$22.36 million USD (2005)[1]
Number of employees
1500+ (2005)[1]

Hummingbird has 40 offices worldwide. Customers include IBM, NASA, Morgan Stanley, Boeing, The Walt Disney Company, and The Government of Canada[citation needed].


Acquisition of PCDOCS was one of the most important steps of the company in the way of formation as an ECM-oriented company[clarification needed]. DOCS Open product of PCDOCS Inc. became Hummingbird DOCSFusion and DM - a part of Hummingbird document management system (a part of Hummingbird Enterprise Suite). The product still exists in Open Text products after rebranding with new name as eDOCS DM. In November 2012 OpenText launched the new v5.3.1 version with full support of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.


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  3. ^ "TG announces contractor's loss of borrower files". 2006-05-30. Archived from the original on 2006-08-18. Retrieved 2006-08-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Open Text launches rival bid for Hummingbird". CBC News. 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2006-07-07.
  5. ^ Avery, Simon (2006-08-04). "Hummingbird okays Open Text bid". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2006-08-05.
  6. ^ King, Danny (2006-10-16). "Open Text to Cut 500 Jobs After Buying Hummingbird". Retrieved 2006-10-19.

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