Hummingbird, con presencia en España, ha adquirido la empresa holandesa Key Automation Nederland B.V y su filial Dispro B.V, que son especialistas en lo relativo a la gestión documental para el e-Government. De hecho, esta adquisición viene a ser una compra estratégica que sitúa en el campo de tiro de Hummingbird todo el terreno de la gestión de documentos en las diferentes entidades gubernamentales europeas, que se ven obligados, cada vez más, a tener sistemas que se entiendan entre ellos debido a la creciente unificación legislativa y política.
NOTA DE PRENSA DE HUMMINGBIRD
mar 26, 2003 16:48 ET
Hummingbird acquires Key Automation/Dispro, leading distributors and integrators of Document Information Management Systems in the Netherlands and Benelux.
Acquisition extends and accelerates Hummingbird’s market reach in the Benelux for its suite of Enterprise Information Management Solutions.
TORONTO, March 26 / — Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: «HUMC» AND TSX: «HUM»), a world-leading developer of enterprise information management solutions (EIMS), today announced the acquisition of Key Automation Nederland B.V. and its affiliate Dispro B.V. (herein referred to as «Key Automation/Dispro») privately held distributors and integrators of document management solutions in the Netherlands and Benelux.
Key Automation/Dispro are long standing Hummingbird partners with over ten years of experience in the deployment and integration of Hummingbird products. While their expertise spans virtually every industry, Key Automation/Dispro is recognized as the market-leader in the government sector for document, records and correspondence management solutions. Consistently profitable, Key Automation/Dispro provide high value product integration, deployment, implementation and educational services that deliver single source point of support to manage the entire life cycle associated with enterprise information management solutions.
«The acquisition of Key Automation/Dispro is consistent with our strategy to build higher value solutions around our core Hummingbird Enterprise suite of products» said Fred Sorkin Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Hummingbird. «New compliancy and disclosure requirements, e-government initiatives plus the increased interdependence between member states of the European Union create a strategically viable market need that Hummingbird and Key Automation/Dispro can uniquely address,» added Sorkin.
Key Automation/Dispro is a strategic fit for Hummingbird and compliments every aspect of our business – from product knowledge and industry-specific expertise to brand recognition, particularly:
– In-depth knowledge of Hummingbird Enterprise especially the portal
and document, records and knowledge management technologies;
– Proven track record in the deployment of complex document and content
management solutions based on Hummingbird products;
– Highly experienced integrating Hummingbird products with a wide range
of 3rd party technologies such as Imaging, Workflow and Web Content
– Certified Member of the Records Management Coalition in the
– Recognized as a leading provider of records and correspondence
management solutions across a wide range of industries both public
sector and commercial concerns.
«We are very pleased with our association with Hummingbird» said Gerard Brefeld, General Manager of Dispro and Guillaume Petit, General Manager of Key Automation. «Because of our extensive familiarity with Hummingbird products we are in a unique position to ramp up the delivery of document management solutions thereby add immediate value to the Hummingbird strategy of extending its market reach in the Benelux market» added Petit and Brefeld.