Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, has announced the release of LegalKEY Conflicts Management Version 4.0, a component of LegalKEY Practice Support Solutions. Hummingbird has also announced that Hummingbird Connectivity 2006 will be supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition through its entire product family.

LegalKEY Conflicts Management is designed to provide law firms with an efficient and flexible way to identify and avoid conflicts of interest. The latest version of LegalKEY Conflicts Management includes flexible search tools, result filtering capabilities, and enhanced features for research against both custom and third-party databases. Firms can execute fast and efficient searches against current data to identify any potential conflicts and provide attorneys with succinct and relevant reports based on information indexed in real-time. With LegalKEY Conflicts Management, conflicts searches can include Dun & Bradstreet, or a subset of the D&B database, or virtually any other third-party system, to help firms identify corporate linkages and business-to-business conflicts on potential and existing clients, regardless of industry. In addition, the latest version includes expanded corporate family tree capabilities that allow conflicts staff to search custom, firm-centric databases of the clients and businesses they represent, alongside the third-party databases. Furthermore, online integration with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control/Specially Designated Nationals (OFAC/SDN) list ensures compliance with the US Patriot Act and other regulatory legislation.

LegalKEY Conflicts Management is integrated with time and billing software, including Thomson Elite and CMS OPEN; document management systems, including Hummingbird Enterprise DM; as well as other LegalKEY Practice Support solutions, including LegalKEY Critical Dates Management. Beginning May 25th, Hummingbird Legal Vertical Solutions will host a series of complimentary seminars, to be held in various cities throughout North America, to demonstrate and discuss the new features available in the latest version of LegalKEY Conflicts Management.

The LegalKEY product suite includes Records Management, Conflicts Management, New Business Intake, and Critical Dates Management all integrated to enable consistent creation, use, and maintenance of client/matter information. Additionally, the LegalKEY suite integrates with email, imaging, time and billing, case management, and document management systems including Hummingbird Enterprise DM.

Hummingbird has also announced that Hummingbird Connectivity 2006 will be supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition through its entire product family. To be released this summer, Hummingbird Connectivity 2006 will offer new enhancements and increased functionality. Hummingbird Connectivity is designed to provide a single consolidated solution that allows organizations to securely integrate heterogeneous legacy infrastructures, such as UNIXR or Mainframe, with Windows-based desktops.

The x64 architecture is based on 64-bit extensions to the industry-standard x86 instruction set. This architecture allows 32-bit applications to run natively on x64 enabling organizations to preserve their existing IT investment. Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition are designed specifically to work with PCs equipped with CPUs such as AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64, as well as IntelR Xeon with Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) and Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T.

Applications that could benefit from x64 include: Financial and scientific modeling applications that work with large sets of data in memory; Large scale database and data warehouses that are used in areas such as CRM (customer relationship management), SCM (supply chain management), ERP (enterprise resource planning), and DRM (digital rights management); Mathematical performance and precision applications, including financial analysis, statistics, simulation, modeling, finite elements calculation, physics, compression; and Digital content creation applications, such as, computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD, CAM, and CAE).