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Two firms join forces to provide ECM to North America

by | May 6, 2009

Two firms join forces to provide ECM to North AmericaTwo large open source software companies have joined forces in a move the companies say will help deliver enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to mid-market and enterprise consumers.

With the agreement between open source enterprise content management firm Hippo and open source software company CorraTech, the groups say customers will see a reduction in IT costs, especially when related to ECM.

Tjeerd Brenninkmeijer, CEO of Hippo, said the company, which is based in San Francisco and Amsterdam, will now be able to grasp consumers throughout North America.

"This move will help us deliver to our growing customer base in North America, where we are witnessing strong demand," he said. "CorraTech has a high level of expertise in delivering open source professional services, and has all the attributes that we look for in a partner, including strategy, expertise, and commitment to open source."

Hippo says its new Hippo CMS, version 7, gives users an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface and gives increased control over content while still allowing flexibility in searching for content.