|Type||Subsidiary of public company|
|Fate||Acquired by Open Text Corporation|
|Founded||Toronto, Ontario (1984)|
|Headquarters||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Key people||Barry Litwin, Fred Sorkin (Chairman of the Board)|
Hummingbird Enterprise Webtop (Portal)
|Revenue||$236.1 million USD (2005)|
|Net income||$22.36 million USD (2005)|
Hummingbird Ltd. (previously NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM) is a subsidiary of Open Text and is a provider of enterprise software solutions including Exceed. Initially founded as a consulting business in 1984, Hummingbird moved into the connectivity market. Its enterprise content management (ECM) solutions focuses on the management of the life cycle of enterprise content.
Acquisition of PCDOCS was one of the most important steps of the company in the way of formation as an ECM-oriented company. 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.
- 1984 - Hummingbird founded.
- 1993 - Completes $45 million CAD IPO of common shares in Canada, on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
- 1994 - Completes US$34.5 million additional and secondary offering of common shares on NASDAQ.
- 1995 - Acquires Beame & Whiteside Software Inc., developer of NFS products.
- 1996 - Purchased naming rights to the O'Keefe Centre, now known as Sony Centre for the Arts.
- 1997 - Acquires TN3270 and TN5250 terminal emulation software from McGill University and PolarSoft Inc. in Canada.
- 2000 - Ventured into India, by tying up with Dess Computers as its systems integrator for Hummingbird products in India.
- 2000 - Acquires imaging technology from Diamond Head Software Inc.
- 2001 - Acquires UK company, PeopleDoc.
- 2005 - Hummingbird acquires RedDot Solutions, rounding out its integrated ECM offering.
- 2006 - Hummingbird acquired by Open Text for $489 million. Hummingbird informed Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Company that it had lost a piece of equipment -- albeit password protected -- containing the unencrypted personal data (names and social security numbers) of an estimated 1.3 million Texas student loan recipients. The company's board of directors agreed to be sold to Symphony Technology Group, but following a hostile bid from Open Text, the board negotiated a deal with its rival and accepted an all-cash $489 million USD buy-out from Open Text. Following the close of the deal in October, Open Text announced a 15% global workforce reduction.
- 2008 - Gold Coast City Council rolls Hummingbird out as document management system to 3000+ employees
The following were directors at the time of the sale to Open Text:
- Fred Sorkin - Chairman of the Board
- Alan Barry Litwin - Corporate Director
- John T. McLennan - Independent Director
- Andrew J. Malik - Managing Director, Lehman Brothers, Inc.
- Mark D. Spitzer - Independent Director
- Inder P.S. Duggal - Corporate Director
- Stephen A. Crane - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer AlphaStar Insurance Group Limited
- Jack Langer - Independent Director
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