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Apr 14, 2009

Hippo and CorraTech partner to bring enterprise level content management to U.S. customers

Tjeerd Brenninkmeijer, CEO of Hippo, said: “This move will help us deliver to our growing customer base in North America, where we are witnessing strong demand. 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. We look forward to working with CorraTech to redefine and deliver open source Enterprise Content Management to the American markets.”

The new version of Hippo CMS, version 7, is an enterprise class management system that includes the first faceted repository to feature enhanced categorization of data. It provides an easy-to-use, intuitive and practical drag-and-drop interface that encourages users to tag content with multiple qualities, giving organizations better control over important content and more flexibility over how to view and search it. Plug-ins extend the software to organizations’ individual needs, while the underlying open source code is modular and easily customizable. Hippo CMS 7 is free to download and use from

CorraTech provides professional services to help transition organizations to open source software. CorraTech’s objective is to help organizations lower total software acquisition and support and maintenance fees and drive higher quality code and security into its clients IT environments. .CorraTech’s Open Source Center of Excellence (OSCOE) evaluates open source software for enterprise adoption readiness. As part of its evaluation process, the OSCOE measures system scalability, architecture flexibility, interoperability, usability as well as licensing and support capabilities, including the commitment to the open source community.

“We are very pleased to include Hippo in our applications solutions set. Hippo CMS version 7 is a true enterprise-class content management system, designed to deliver a superior user experience with a high level of control over content. The company has a solid management team with a serious commitment to openness. By working with Hippo we will continue to achieve our goal to drive down IT related costs while adding business process innovation for our clients, ” said Ron Bongo, CEO of CorraTech.

About CorraTech

CorraTech is the leading open source software services firm, providing open source system integration, support and outsourcing to software companies and mid market and enterprise level customers since 2002. CorraTech optimizes software costs, improves user productivity, frees business processes and reduces redundancies using open source software.

About Hippo
Hippo helps companies manage and access information, protect sensitive data, share knowledge, optimize collaboration and reduce operational costs through its Content Management and Portal technologies. With the combination of enterprise-class support and open source technology, Hippo provides its users with the best of both worlds: the flexibility, innovation and robustness of open source software combined with the stability, reach, and service quality of an established vendor.

Hippo is actively involved in several key standard-setting efforts such as JSR 283, 286 and 301. Ten members of the Hippo team are committers/members for The Apache Software Foundation.

The company was founded in 1999 and today has a global base of over 150 customers across the education, publishing, manufacturing, and financial services industries, as well as several government agencies. Hippo has over 60 employees located in its European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and North American headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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