Hummingbird knowledge management solution to be implemented worldwide by UK law firm DLA

International Law Firm to benefit from ability to access information in

context with Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM)



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hummingbird Ltd.

    TORONTO, April 24 /PRNewswire/ - Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ:   HUMC and TSE:
 "HUM"), a world-leading enterprise software company, announced today that DLA,
 a top international law firm, has purchased 2,500 licenses of Hummingbird
 Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM), a knowledge-retrieval and analysis solution.
     With powerful categorization and clustering capabilities, DLA employees
 will benefit from the ability to quickly access business-critical information
 in context. According to DLA, the provision of fast and comprehensive access
 to documents will increase the speed, efficiency and quality of everyday
 operations. The firm's fee earners will now have an integrated view of the key
 information they require at their fingertips, and the additional ability to
 search and access documents from any of DLA's offices will help to overcome
 the geographical issues inherent in a multi-site organisation.
     "Understanding the needs of our clients and delivering the most effective
 solutions possible requires highly efficient management of information," said
 Jon Short, IT Project Manager at DLA. "We have purposely avoided the packaged
 knowledge management systems implemented by most firms. Instead, we are using
 Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM) as a key component of our own open,
 flexible architecture, designed for our specific needs. We chose Hummingbird
 because of the company's proven experience of delivering flexible and scalable
 knowledge management solutions -- especially within the legal sector."
     "There is no doubt that our knowledge management technologies offer
 Hummingbird customers a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace,"
 said Barry Litwin, president, Hummingbird. "We strive to continue developing
 user-centric computing solutions that help create knowledge from raw
 information and empower people to work the way they want to."
     Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM) provides a single point of access
 to information from many sources worldwide. The product is an integrated
 software suite that analyses the content of items to find the information that
 matters and then puts that information into context. Users are given the tools
 to quickly and efficiently search for information that may be contained in
 thousands of folders -- from any accessible information source that has been
 indexed, no matter where it is located.
     Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM) is an integral part of the
 Hummingbird EIP(TM) -- a fully customizable Web-based workspace that provides
 a single point of access to all business-critical information and resources.
 Beyond access, Hummingbird EIP(TM) enables users to quickly process, filter,
 and act on information from any enterprise source.
     Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM) supports over 200 office item
 formats, including Adobe Acrobat PDF, HTML, Lotus Notes database notes and
 Microsoft Exchange messages.
     Rollout to all DLA offices worldwide is expected to be completed by
 September of this year.
 
     About DLA
     DLA provides a comprehensive, international law service through its
 offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Singapore and most major UK cities including
 London, Leeds, and Glasgow. DLA also has an exclusive alliance with eight
 international law firms, with offices in 22 major cities around the world
 through DLA and Partners (D&P). This gives DLA access to a confidential legal
 network operating from financial and business centres such as Amsterdam,
 Belgium, Barcelona, Cologne, Essen, Frankfurt, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome,
 Rotterdam and Singapore. In addition to this, DLA maintains strong
 relationships with firms in most major cities around the world, including
 those in the USA.
     For further information about DLA and our products and services, please
 visit our Web site: http://www.dla.com
 
     About Hummingbird
     Hummingbird (NASDAQ:   HUMC; TSE: HUM) develops enterprise software
 solutions that provide the ability to access and act upon all business-
 critical information and resources, aggregated and categorised through a
 single user interface. Hummingbird offers these global enterprise solutions
 through the desktop and the Web with Hummingbird EIP(TM) (Hummingbird
 Enterprise Information Portal), the cornerstone product of the firm's e-
 Business solutions. Integrated within Hummingbird EIP(TM) are the firm's
 proven technologies for host access and network connectivity, data integration
 and business intelligence, analytic applications as well as document and
 content management. The company offers its solutions, along with related
 consulting, education, and support services, in more than 50 countries around
 the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.hummingbird.com
 
     Forward-looking statements in this press release are made pursuant to the
 safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995. This news release may contain forward-looking statements concerning the
 future prospects of the Company's products and its positioning in the
 enterprise software solutions marketplace. Investors are cautioned that these
 forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may
 cause future results to differ materially from those expected. Such risks
 include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to maintain revenue
 growth at current levels or anticipate a decline in revenue from any of its
 products; the Company's ability to successfully execute its strategy of
 becoming a solution provider; the Company's ability to hire, train, and retain
 highly qualified personnel in a growth environment; the introduction of new
 products in a timely manner and the Company's ability to generate demand for,
 and gain market acceptance of, those products in an intensely competitive
 marketplace; and other risks detailed in the Company's various securities
 filings.
 
 
 

SOURCE Hummingbird Ltd.
    TORONTO, April 24 /PRNewswire/ - Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ:   HUMC and TSE:
 "HUM"), a world-leading enterprise software company, announced today that DLA,
 a top international law firm, has purchased 2,500 licenses of Hummingbird
 Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM), a knowledge-retrieval and analysis solution.
     With powerful categorization and clustering capabilities, DLA employees
 will benefit from the ability to quickly access business-critical information
 in context. According to DLA, the provision of fast and comprehensive access
 to documents will increase the speed, efficiency and quality of everyday
 operations. The firm's fee earners will now have an integrated view of the key
 information they require at their fingertips, and the additional ability to
 search and access documents from any of DLA's offices will help to overcome
 the geographical issues inherent in a multi-site organisation.
     "Understanding the needs of our clients and delivering the most effective
 solutions possible requires highly efficient management of information," said
 Jon Short, IT Project Manager at DLA. "We have purposely avoided the packaged
 knowledge management systems implemented by most firms. Instead, we are using
 Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM) as a key component of our own open,
 flexible architecture, designed for our specific needs. We chose Hummingbird
 because of the company's proven experience of delivering flexible and scalable
 knowledge management solutions -- especially within the legal sector."
     "There is no doubt that our knowledge management technologies offer
 Hummingbird customers a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace,"
 said Barry Litwin, president, Hummingbird. "We strive to continue developing
 user-centric computing solutions that help create knowledge from raw
 information and empower people to work the way they want to."
     Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM) provides a single point of access
 to information from many sources worldwide. The product is an integrated
 software suite that analyses the content of items to find the information that
 matters and then puts that information into context. Users are given the tools
 to quickly and efficiently search for information that may be contained in
 thousands of folders -- from any accessible information source that has been
 indexed, no matter where it is located.
     Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM) is an integral part of the
 Hummingbird EIP(TM) -- a fully customizable Web-based workspace that provides
 a single point of access to all business-critical information and resources.
 Beyond access, Hummingbird EIP(TM) enables users to quickly process, filter,
 and act on information from any enterprise source.
     Hummingbird Fulcrum KnowledgeServer(TM) supports over 200 office item
 formats, including Adobe Acrobat PDF, HTML, Lotus Notes database notes and
 Microsoft Exchange messages.
     Rollout to all DLA offices worldwide is expected to be completed by
 September of this year.
 
     About DLA
     DLA provides a comprehensive, international law service through its
 offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Singapore and most major UK cities including
 London, Leeds, and Glasgow. DLA also has an exclusive alliance with eight
 international law firms, with offices in 22 major cities around the world
 through DLA and Partners (D&P). This gives DLA access to a confidential legal
 network operating from financial and business centres such as Amsterdam,
 Belgium, Barcelona, Cologne, Essen, Frankfurt, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome,
 Rotterdam and Singapore. In addition to this, DLA maintains strong
 relationships with firms in most major cities around the world, including
 those in the USA.
     For further information about DLA and our products and services, please
 visit our Web site: http://www.dla.com
 
     About Hummingbird
     Hummingbird (NASDAQ:   HUMC; TSE: HUM) develops enterprise software
 solutions that provide the ability to access and act upon all business-
 critical information and resources, aggregated and categorised through a
 single user interface. Hummingbird offers these global enterprise solutions
 through the desktop and the Web with Hummingbird EIP(TM) (Hummingbird
 Enterprise Information Portal), the cornerstone product of the firm's e-
 Business solutions. Integrated within Hummingbird EIP(TM) are the firm's
 proven technologies for host access and network connectivity, data integration
 and business intelligence, analytic applications as well as document and
 content management. The company offers its solutions, along with related
 consulting, education, and support services, in more than 50 countries around
 the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.hummingbird.com
 
     Forward-looking statements in this press release are made pursuant to the
 safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995. This news release may contain forward-looking statements concerning the
 future prospects of the Company's products and its positioning in the
 enterprise software solutions marketplace. Investors are cautioned that these
 forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may
 cause future results to differ materially from those expected. Such risks
 include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to maintain revenue
 growth at current levels or anticipate a decline in revenue from any of its
 products; the Company's ability to successfully execute its strategy of
 becoming a solution provider; the Company's ability to hire, train, and retain
 highly qualified personnel in a growth environment; the introduction of new
 products in a timely manner and the Company's ability to generate demand for,
 and gain market acceptance of, those products in an intensely competitive
 marketplace; and other risks detailed in the Company's various securities
 filings.
 
 
 SOURCE Hummingbird Ltd.