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Onward Technologies Receives “Kudos” for DOCS Open to Hummingbird DM5 Migration
Onward Technologies was recently recognized for its outstanding performance in
assisting in the migration of an Indiana-based financial firm from DOCS
Open to Hummingbird DM5.
For this transition, Onward partnered with
Management Information Systems Company (MIS) of Indianapolis.
Brett Walters, IT Client Engagement Manager for MIS expressed
his and the client’s appreciation for Onward's invaluable contribution to
streamlining the migration and training process. “I am compelled to express
MIS’ gratitude, our client’s gratitude, and our appreciation/admiration for
Onward," Walters said. "Time and again they rose to the occasion and went far
and away beyond reasonable expectation to ensure that our client was migrated
as smoothly as possible. They made this as seamless as anything of this nature
He goes on to congratulate Hummingbird on having such a capable and reputable
company as Onward promoting and distributing DM to its many satisfied
customers. “If Onward Technologies is the face presented to customers and
partners of Hummingbird, then Hummingbird can be assured of long success and
Onward continues to work in successful partnerships with its vendors and fellow
technology firms to ensure that its clients receive the best in implementation,
service and training.
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman chooses Onward Technologies to help it
make the move from legacy software to Hummingbird Enterprise™ for Legal with
Hummingbird Ltd., a leading global provider of integrated enterprise content
management (ECM) and network connectivity solutions, today announced that Hall,
Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman P.S.C. has selected Hummingbird
Enterprise™ for Legal with LegalKEY® Practice Support Solutions.
The seamlessly integrated system will provide the firm with a true, end-to-end
matter lifecycle solution that will help the firm mitigate risks while
addressing compliance issues.
Established in 1967, Hall Render is a leading health law firm that provides the
highest standard of professional service to an extensive client base. Clients
include large and small businesses, non-profit organizations, private
individuals, and major health care providers. With Hummingbird Enterprise for
Legal, the firm will implement a unique, end-to-end framework including
document management, collaborative workspaces, new business intake and
conflicts management solutions.
“To support the firm's long-term business initiatives, we needed to go beyond
the microcosm of document management and look towards adopting a comprehensive,
agile technology infrastructure. Hummingbird has a completely integrated suite
of products that are better aligned with our strategic direction than other
vendor offerings,” said Leslie Judkins, Director of Information Technology at
Hall Render. “From previous experience with Hummingbird products, I also knew
that the software was well-designed and that the customer support, especially
after-hours accessibility, is second-to-none.”
Hummingbird Enterprise for Legal with LegalKEY Practice Support Solutions offers
a truly integrated approach that links key firm processes throughout the matter
lifecycle. With this deployment, Hall Render will leverage the document
management and collaborative workspace capabilities of Hummingbird Enterprise
for Legal to manage critical work product on a firm-wide basis, enabling
attorneys to share and manage document-based information and support knowledge
Since Hall Render is a niche law firm specializing in health, Hummingbird
Enterprise for Legal will also enable the firm to comply with such regulations
as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Additionally, LegalKEY New Business Intake™ and LegalKEY Conflicts Management™ -
key components of Hummingbird Enterprise for Legal - will enable Hall Render to
strike the perfect balance between the need to take on new business as quickly
as possible and the mandate to mitigate the firm's risk, ensuring that only the
right business is undertaken. An entirely Web-based solution, New Business
Intake system allows for multiple approval levels that correspond with the
firm's business rules, creating a truly automated client intake process. The
firm's attorneys will become billable faster by streamlining and automating the
on-boarding of new clients and matters.
Hummingbird partner, Onward Technologies, a full-service IT
solutions provider to law firms and enterprise professionals, recommended the
Hummingbird solutions and will oversee the migration project converting the
firm's current document management system to Hummingbird Enterprise.
“The fact that Hall Render has chosen to switch to Hummingbird Enterprise only
solidifies our reputation for offering unrivalled solutions for the legal
industry,” said Yuri Frayman, Vice President, Legal Business Solutions,
Hummingbird Ltd. “With Hummingbird Enterprise for Legal, Hall Render will more
effectively manage and track document-based information, execute quick and
thorough conflicts searches, and automate the client intake process for faster
approvals and increased protection, while addressing compliance and risk
Onward Technologies Expands Operations with New Lombard Office
Onward Technologies, Inc. is proud to report that we have expanded operations
with a new Lombard office. The new office was established to manage the
expansion of clients. The new warehouse and sales center is located at
445 Eisenhower Lane South in Lombard, IL 60148. The phone number
is (630) 231-9465.
“We are confident that our larger warehouse and expanded office space will
contribute to the continued growth of our hardware sales division to serve our
valued clients.” said Slava Ruderman, President of Onward
Since 1985 Onward has provided its’ superior full-service IT solutions to law
firms and enterprise professionals, aiming to help cut costs, increase
productivity, and streamline existing processes. Onward Technologies’ new
Lombard office will support its’ mission to provide the best possible service
and products at the best possible price.
Louisiana Law Firm Turns to Onward Technologies for Hurricane Katrina Recovery
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LLC (Barrasso),
a New Orleans litigation firm, called upon Onward Technologies (Onward), a
Chicago based technology firm providing customized software and hardware
solutions to law firms and enterprise professionals, to rebuild its computer
network, that was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Suffering from the loss of homes and personal belongings, the firm focused its
efforts on resuming operation. Onward acted quickly to help recover the network
of the New Orleans firm. “We are proud and honored to have a dedicated and
professional staff capable of helping Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman &
Sarver, LLC recover from the Katrina Disaster,” said Slava Ruderman,
President of Onward Technologies.
Onward hosted Barrasso’s website while the firm awaited Internet installation.
In addition to the remote work of Onward developers, two Onward Network
Engineers traveled to Baton Rouge where they worked to install and configure
servers and begin tape restore. Upon Onward’s engineers’ return, Onward
extended their continuous remote technical support.
Onward Technologies partners with CaseLogistix to provide legal professionals
technologically advanced software applications
Onward Technologies, a provider of world-class software solutions and hardware
services for legal and enterprise professionals, has teamed with litigation
software provider CaseLogistix to provide law firms and
attorneys with cutting-edge customizable software and consulting services.
The partnership between the two companies will allow Onward Technologies to add
value to the CaseLogistix litigation application by providing existing IT
infrastructure, support, and consulting services to end users. Onward
Technologies aims to leverage its 20+ years of experience in providing IT
services and support to law firms by aggressively integrating CaseLogistix
litigation software into applications for the legal community. Finally, Onward
Technologies’ experience with SQL will allow the company to offer an SQL-based
litigation support application, which has previously been unavailable in the
Onward Technologies offers:
Decades of experience with SQL-based integration, as well as customized
Design, integration, optimization, and maintenance of new and existing IT
Customized approach to training and consulting for customers within the legal
Web-based intranet/extranet solutions with integrated practice management tools
to promote collaboration among staff and clients
A detailed understanding of the needs of law firms and attorneys, cultivated
through 20+ years of comprehensive legal IT support
A categorized view of all issues, transcripts, pleadings, and evidence
pertaining to a specific case or groups of cases
The ability to access all case information—documents, spreadsheets, graphics,
video, audio, and even X-rays—from one application
A “Notes” feature that allows attorneys to create
unlimited private (or shared) notes and information for future research of case
A Document Library
that enables attorneys to neatly organize every element of individual cases
The most powerful search feature in the industry, allowing attorneys to search
by terms, synonyms, and even phonetic word pronunciations
A “lawyer-friendly” interface based on an Outlook email format
Village of Skokie chooses Onward Technologies to help it make the move from
legacy software to Hummingbird DM™
Onward has supported the Village of Skokie's needs for various
IT hardware and networking services over the years. The Village had been using
a legacy version of Hummingbird DOCS Open and wanted to avail themselves of the
performance capabilities and new features of the Hummingbird DM5
platform. "Our users wanted to be able to collaborate more effectively, manage
documents more efficiently and enhance their productivity. We turned to the
experts at Onward to deliver a better document management solution that
protected and incorporated our existing data," said Iqbal Kalota,
Village of Skokie acting MIS Director. Onward developed a multi-phased,
systematic approach to hardware and software selection, layered software
installation, existing data migration and IT staff administrative training.
Post-project support will ensure the Village gets the maximum benefits from
Hummingbird's document management solution and Onward's partnership.
Onward Technologies chosen to participate in Hummingbird Enterprise™ 2005 beta
Hummingbird Enterprise™ 2005 client allows close integration of
different departments and access to business content, organization and workflow
from within Microsoft Outlook® via a Business Solutions
Framework that incorporates business logic, vertical-specific
taxonomies and role-based presentation rules. The Business Solutions Framework
is exposed in virtually all of Microsoft’s integrated content-authoring
applications. It supports searching of the local desktop, corporate knowledge
repositories, and internal and external resources, all from within Outlook and
other Hummingbird clients. Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 facilitates management
of the enterprise content lifecycle, including the application of business
logic rules and policies, for increased user productivity and reduced costs.
Seamless integration with Hummingbird LegalKEY provides
outstanding records, conflicts, new business intake and critical dates
management capability. The Automation e-mail management module increases worker
productivity by easing the burden of repetitive content management by
automatically managing e-mail based on business rules.
“Unlike the traditional integrations available in the marketplace today,
Hummingbird Enterprise Client for Microsoft Outlook allows organizations to
manage the entire lifecycle of their business content, presenting all the
content and business processes in a dynamic view tailored to the organization’s
business and the user’s role,” said Barry Litwin, President
and Chief Executive Officer, Hummingbird Ltd. “User adoption is key to the
success of every ECM deployment, and our new Client ensures virtually no
additional training requirements for Microsoft Outlook users.”
Slava Ruderman, President of Onward Technologies, said, “We
are excited and honored to test this important new release and to help
Hummingbird deliver a great product. Gaining a thorough understanding of this
product’s new features and functionality well in advance of its general release
will enable us to provide our many Hummingbird Enterprise clients with even
Founded in 1984, Hummingbird is a leading global provider of enterprise content
management (ECM) solutions with over 33,000 customers, including 90% of the
Onward welcomes John Malkin, certified Hummingbird DM, SunOS System
Administration, HP-UX System Administration and applications development
professional, as new director of professional services.
John brings to Onward 15 years of experience in the IT arena, including more
than 12 years of experience as project manager, systems manager and application
/ database developer in the legal market for companies such as Baker
Robbins and Altheimer & Gray. “John has
managed countless successful integrations of Hummingbird document
management systems, Elite practice management systems, Carpe
Diem time-recording systems, Interwoven applications
and numerous custom tracking systems applications in law firms around the
world. This tremendous depth of experience will significantly enhance Onward’s
capabilities to satisfy the increasing demand for these solutions,” said Matt
Dell, Onward’s VP of Business Development. John leads team of
specialists involved in flawless integration of commercial applications, as
well as Onward’s own technology solutions that solve business problems.
Clausen Miller, PC. Awards Knowledge Management Initiative to Onward
Clausen Miller, PC, ranked among the Top 275 largest law firms in the United
States, serving both business and private clients, awarded a Knowledge
Management Initiative to Onward Technologies, a leading provider of customized
software and hardware solutions to law firms and enterprise professionals.
Onward’s kmSearch, a
custom application designed to search multiple data repositories to retrieve
relevant content, will provide the firm with a robust search tool to search
against a proprietary conflicts database. “We are excited to have a powerful
tool such as kmSearch for searching conflicts based on our client and matter
information. Onward Technologies’ extensive knowledge of the legal industry
should prove to yield positive results for the IT environment of Clausen
Miller,” said Ray Matter, Clausen Miller’s Director of
Onward’s kmSearch, designed
with an intuitive, professional looking user interface, will allow attorneys to
efficiently search potential conflicts based on multiple search criteria.
Client matter data, which is full-text index, is created and made available for
searching via a custom kmSearch connector built for Clausen Miller. Attorneys
will have the power to go beyond a simple keyword search and perform advanced
search queries including fuzzy and natural language processing. Leveraging the
existing IT infrastructure, kmSearch will enhance Clausen Miller’s efficiency
and profitability by allowing attorneys to tap into the knowledge and data
resources of the firm and quickly and accurately locate the matter conflict
information that is relevant to their needs.
Onward sponsors Webinar and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)’s
meeting, hosted by Jenner & Block, to promote Web empowerment of law firms.
The two-hour session will feature demonstrations of Onward Technologies’
products and solutions. Brent E. Kidwell, partner and Chief Knowledge
Counsel, and David Pilling, IT Director, will discuss how Onward’s
applications have empowered the firm to better manage its internal operations,
streamline business processes and provide quick response to clients’ needs in a
flexible and highly secure environment. For additional information, contact Matt
Dell, VP of Business Development at Onward Technologies, at
312-795-9524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP chooses Onward Technologies to equip firm
with new PCs.
Eric Muniz, Network Operations Manager, was in charge of obtaining a
large quantity of desktops and laptops for his firm’s many users. “We needed to
make sure our image worked on any new equipment and Onward was there to consult
and support the configuration of the new equipment,” said Muniz. Onward’s
hardware specialists and sales staff took the challenge and immediately helped
to identify the most appropriate new equipment that would accommodate the
firm’s existing images. Muniz was quite satisfied and said, “They recommended
the best configuration to meet our needs. They even loaned us a new PC so we
could test the images for ourselves before we committed to buy. Onward went the
extra mile. Their recommendations were spot-on.” Sonnenschein placed an order
and took delivery within two business days for this large quantity of PCs.
Onward’s VP of Business Development, Matt Dell, said, “This is what we
do best: apply technology to eliminate IT and business problems for law firms.”
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, founded in
1906, is a Chicago-based law firm with 700 attorneys and other professionals in
nine offices across the U.S.
Onward Technologies has partnered with DocsCorp to provide advanced PDF
functionality and integration with Hummingbird DM and all other major business
Onward Technologies, a provider of world-class
software solutions and hardware services for legal and enterprise
professionals, has teamed with software provider DocsCorp to
provide its clients seamless PDF functionality and integration with Hummingbird
DM, Microsoft Office, and most other popular
This partnership allows Onward Technologies to
offer a simple and cost effective alternative to the traditional pdf rendering
products available in the marketplace today. Our clients' needs for their
existing line of business applications and, particularly, the very popular Hummingbird
Enterprises Solutions, will be significantly enhanced by the
advanced PDF creation, editing and manipulation features made transparently
available from within their current applications. Onward Technologies will
leverage its 20+ years of experience in providing professional IT services and
support by aggressively integrating DocsCorp software into desktop and
Hummingbird DM implementations for legal and enterprise professional
Onward Technologies offers decades of
experience with the design, implementation, and support of Hummingbird
Enterprise Solutions in both client server and three-tiered (thin client)
DocsCorp offers fully integrated and flexible
tools designed to intuitively produce PDF documents and collections from any
number of source applications, organize and manipulate these documents, and
then save the final product independently or back into the Hummingbird document
Onward welcomes Jeanne Holwerda, Certified Hummingbird DM Professional, as Vice
President of Professional Services.
Jeanne brings to Onward her extensive management experience with the design,
installation, integration, implementation, and troubleshooting of Hummingbird
document management systems in both client server and three-tiered (thin
client) environments. She is certified as a Hummingbird Administration
Trainer, has extensive database administration skills using both
Microsoft Access and, particularly, Microsoft SQL Server,
including SQL installation, implementation and database maintenance.
Jeanne's experience includes 20 years of in-house legal technology
experience, as well as nearly 10 years of document management
consulting, most recently as Vice President of Client Services
for Docman Technologies. Already well known in the Hummingbird
legal vertical space, Jeanne also brings significant experience with assorted
complimentary products, and is well positioned to lead Onward's growing
document management team.
Onward Technologies’ software solutions help Jenner & Block’s Chief
Knowledge Counsel earn Law Technology News’ second annual Champion of
Brent E. Kidwell,
Jenner & Block
partner and Chief Knowledge Counsel, received the award on January 31 from the
legal profession’s leading technology publication. Kevin Vermeulen, the
magazine’s publisher, said Kidwell’s selection was based on his “remarkable
success in melding the expertise of technology professionals with lawyers’
practices to create a synergy that measurably enhanced client service.”
Kidwell leads the Firm’s technology program and implemented its robust Strategic
Technology Plan, cornerstones of which are Onward Technologies’
portal solutions, kmSearch, and
Onward Q&A survey and evaluation tool.”
Jenner & Block, founded in 1914, is a Chicago-based law firm with
more than 400 attorneys and other professionals in Chicago, Dallas and
Gould & Ratner LLP Chooses Onward for Hummingbird Support.
The Chicago-based firm of Gould & Ratner recently opted to join Onward’s growing new family of Hummingbird support clients. As a certified Hummingbird integration partner, Onward offers Hummingbird customers an alternative to the traditional phone support offered by the software vendor itself. “Onward support gives us the advantage of forming a close partnership with the team providing our assistance,” explained Cheryl Hill, Gould’s IT Manager. “Recently we had an odd software issue that turned out to be a throwback to a much earlier version of the software. Onward was quickly able to provide the information necessary to resolve the problem.”
Onward’s DM Support Team becomes an extension of our clients’ in-house resources. Our team has over 20 years’ of document management and database experience, putting us in a unique position to work closely and seamlessly with our clients to maintain their system in optimal condition and address any and all issues before they can become real problems.
DM Support with Onward affords you not only access to our extraordinary support resources, but makes you part of a dynamic group of other Hummingbird users and administrators, each with their own unique ideas and experiences to share. Contact Onward today to see what we have to offer for all of your document management support needs.
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Onward Technologies was founded in 1985 to satisfy the unmet need for business
performance and workforce productivity improvement products and services. Even
though we’ve grown considerably since then, we continue to deliver insightful
consulting, cost-conscious products and quality service with a
Many of today’s FORTUNE 500 companies and top 100 law firms rely on our
best-of-class IT services, as well as one-stop shopping for commercial
and customized hardware and
Our dedicated account representatives and talented technical specialists will
work with you to identify and satisfy your IT expectations. Whatever you need,
if it’s IT-related, Onward is ready. Contact us to
find out more!
Onward Technologies is a cutting-edge, stable software development firm
committed to providing robust, reliable systems to professional industries. We
are committed to building a company where highly talented, motivated people
thrive. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, 401(k) plan,
and other programs.
We are currently on the lookout for the following positions:
Senior Product Marketing Manager
The primary role of this position is to take complete marketing ownership for
Onward’s software products. Ideal candidates will have experience with and be
responsible for maintaining the process — organizing and ensuring availability
of products and documentation; managing project promotions; performing product
financial analyses / ROIs; leading marketing initiatives to ensure on-time and
on-budget delivery; conducting competitive analyses, identifying market trends
and new product opportunities. These are client-facing positions.
Qualified candidates will have outstanding people, communication, writing, time
management, documentation, graphic design and presentation skills. Preference
will be shown to individuals with bachelor’s degrees in marketing and at least
5 years of experience marketing software products to professional audiences,
particularly the legal industry.
If this sounds like you, e-mail your resume to:
Software Trainers / Course Developer
Onward’s Software Trainers / Course Developers develop coursewear and deliver
instructor-led standard and custom training of software applications to our
clients in the professional and especially legal services industries. They are
responsible for end-to-end development and delivery of courses, including
development of course materials, customization (if necessary) for particular
audiences, training delivery and collection of participant feedback. They must
be comfortable delivering training to end users as well as systems
We seek individuals with 1 – 3 years of experience providing software training
in Microsoft® Office Suite to end users in the legal and litigation support
communities. Commercial applications on which training might be provided
include InterAction®, Summation, Concordance® and LiveNote; experience training
on these applications is preferred but not required.
If this sounds like you, e-mail your resume to:
Hummingbird Document Management Analysts / Technical Leads
Onward Technologies is seeking Hummingbird DM™ document management analysts /
technical leads to support our growing client roster. Individuals in this role
are responsible for administering technical database support, troubleshooting
back-end server and Microsoft® SQL Server issues for the document management
system, defining and refining existing design and implementation methodologies
to enhance Hummingbird’s integration with clients’ other applications and
effectively using SQL scripting tools.
Individuals in this role interact with our clients, application architects and
software developers; they must have outstanding people and communication
skills. They must be capable of proactively communicating and managing the
timely resolution of issues. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree
in information systems or an equivalent specialty and at least four years of
experience supporting and building Hummingbird PC DOCS or DM5 document
management systems. Must be comfortable with SQL Server administration,
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and 2003 server installation, and SQL scripting.
Experience with HP servers and support tools, Active Directory, programming
languages, project management, presentation and documentation development, and
working in the legal services industry desired.
If this sounds like you, e-mail your resume to: