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Quality Associates Joins Hummingbird Software Reseller Network


Monday, July 24, 2006 9:10 am EDT



Public Company Information:

"We welcome Quality Associates to our Authorized Integrator Program"
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2006--

  Maryland Systems Integrator Quality Associates to Offer Onsite Installation and Support Services for Hummingbird's Extensive Array of Enterprise Content Management Solutions  

Quality Associates, Inc., an established provider of services and solutions for document management, imaging and archiving, announced that it has partnered with Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ:HUMC, TSX:HUM), a leading global provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) and network connectivity solutions. With the new partnership, Quality Associates is authorized to sell, install, support and provide training throughout North America for the Hummingbird Enterprise(TM) suite, a comprehensive line of enterprise content management software.

Hummingbird's software is used by thousands of organizations worldwide to significantly reduce paperwork and effectively manage information and business interactions such as documents, records, e-mail and other mission-critical data. The software allows public and private companies to increase efficiencies and comply with rigorous legislative and regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, a federal law requiring publicly-traded companies to institute comprehensive internal financial controls and open their records to third-party auditors.

Scott Swidersky, director, Information Systems Division, Quality Associates, said, "Hummingbird is one of the world's foremost providers of enterprise content management software and we are excited to join their partner network. Hummingbird's solutions perfectly complement the services and support that we offer our clients, which include federal, state and local governments and corporations in the financial, legal, and accounting fields. These organizations all share the need to reduce massive amounts of paper documentation while ensuring that critical information is properly exchanged and archived throughout the enterprise."

"We welcome Quality Associates to our Authorized Integrator Program," said Alp Hug, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Hummingbird Ltd. "Hummingbird delivers industry-leading, innovative enterprise content management software and solutions. It is through partners, such as Quality Associates, that implement and maintain these solutions for our customers that we maintain a very high success rate in implementations and achieve low total cost of ownership and quick ROI."

About Hummingbird

Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ:HUMC, TSX:HUM) is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. The Company's enterprise software solutions fall into two principal categories: enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and network connectivity solutions. Hummingbird's ECM solutions enable organizations to manage the lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition, thereby enabling organizations to address critical business needs, such as information management, business continuity, compliance and risk mitigation. The network connectivity solutions provide a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system.

Founded in 1984, Hummingbird employs over 1,400 people and serves more than 33,000 customers, including 90% of Fortune 100. Hummingbird solutions are sold directly from 40 offices worldwide and through an Alliance Network of partners and resellers. For more information, visit http://www.hummingbird.com.

About Quality Associates, Inc.

Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI) provides comprehensive, customized software, services and solutions that support all aspects of knowledge and content management. QAI's full range of integrated offerings include software applications, hardware, and systems for scanning and imaging; services for document and materials conversion, storage, and electronic archiving; systems integration and support; and strategic consulting for quality assurance. QAI maintains a broad client base that includes federal and state agencies; chemical and manufacturing companies; financial, accounting, and law firms; and medical research facilities. For more information, call (800) 488-3547 or visit www.qualityassociatesinc.com.


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Amy Knight, 800-488-3547
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