Hummingbird Ltd.

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Hummingbird a division of Open Text
Subsidiary of public company
Industry Computer software
Fate Acquired by Open Text Corporation
Founded Toronto, Ontario (1984)
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Barry Litwin, Fred Sorkin (Chairman of the Board)
Revenue Increase$236.1 million USD (2005)[1]
Decrease$22.36 million USD (2005)[1]
Number of employees
1500+ (2005)[1]

Hummingbird Ltd. (previously NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM) is a subsidiary of OpenText 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.

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.


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


  1. ^ a b c "Hummingbird 2005 Annual Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-08-05. 
  2. ^ Srinivasan, Priya (2000-05-17). "Dess Tech, Hummingbird in pact for product installation". Express India. Retrieved 2000-05-18.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "TG announces contractor's loss of borrower files". 2006-05-30. Retrieved 2006-08-05. 
  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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