Enterprise Application Briefs

Toronto-based Hummingbird Communications Ltd.‘s new Genio Suite 3.1 transforms, cleanses and directs the flow of data across the entire spectrum of corporate decision support systems, including data marts, data warehouses and OLAP environments, according to the company. Genio’s use of a centralized metadata repository of information-centric business rules makes it ideal for Internet commerce, according to Hummingbird, because one of the most significant barriers to business-to-business e-commerce is the inability for partners to present a consistent, clean set of information to one another. In other news, Hummingbird announced it will embed Metastorm Inc.‘s e-work collaborative workflow software into its document management solutions and incorporate Metastorm technology in its ongoing Enterprise Information Portal development. The relationship also allows Metastorm the option of integrating elements of Hummingbird’s product set with future releases of the e-work application. Hummingbird is at www.hummingbird.com. Metastorm is at www.metastorm.com.