Hyland Software Named a Finalist for the 2011 Microsoft Midmarket Solution Provider Partner of the Year Award

CLEVELAND — Sept. 21, 2011 — Hyland Software has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Midmarket Solution Provider Partner of the Year Award.

From multi-national insurance companies to hospitals with clinical, revenue cycle and administrative content and processes, organizations are demanding enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that have built-in flexibility to scale to the enterprise, and that leverage the latest technologies to keep their IT infrastructures up and running. Hyland Software delivers this with its proven OnBase ECM solution.

“Organizations need an ECM solution that can grow and change with them. It’s why configurability and a departmental-to-enterprise deployment approach continue to be reasons why organizations choose OnBase. But from an IT perspective, they’re looking for products that can act as an enterprise-wide platform for ECM and also sustain the overall success of their IT function,” said Jim Creech, Microsoft alliance manager for Hyland Software.

“With a vast majority of organizations depending on Microsoft-centric infrastructures, their critical applications, including ECM, must stay in lock-step with the latest Microsoft technologies. Our long-standing relationship with Microsoft enables Hyland to develop OnBase in this way. While it helps Hyland continue to be a leader in the ECM market, this partnership truly benefits our customers – it gives them an innovative ECM solution that they know is enterprise-ready and constantly evolving, both with their business needs and their IT environment changes,” said Creech.

Hyland’s latest software release, OnBase 11.0, demonstrated this innovative approach to ECM. With support for mobile platforms, like the Windows Phone 7, and expanded interface integrations with Microsoft desktop applications like Office 2010, Outlook 2010 and SharePoint 2010, Hyland continues to deliver an enterprise-ready platform that users can take advantage of when and how they need it, both on-premise and via software as a service (SaaS).

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year. Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. The Midmarket Solution Provider Partner of the Year Award honors partners who use Microsoft technology in innovative ways to deploy critical infrastructure solutions serving customers in the midmarket business space.

“We are proud to recognize this outstanding group from our highly valued worldwide partner network as our 2011 Partner Award finalists,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “We applaud the unique perspective and creativity each of these companies brings to solving customer business and technology challenges. Our strong partnership along with their commitment to customers plays an essential role in our mutual, long-term success.”

Since it was founded in 1991, Hyland has developed OnBase 100 percent on Microsoft technologies. Previously a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for 15 years, Hyland is now a Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner in the new Microsoft Partner Network, and is a Globally Managed ISV Partner, a distinction extended to only the top 0.05 percent of Microsoft's 75,000 ISV partners.

About Hyland Software and its OnBase Solution
For more than 20 years, Hyland Software has been dedicated to meeting organizations’ needs for document and process management with OnBase, an enterprise content management (ECM) solution suite. As OnBase has evolved through consistent and customer-driven product innovation, it remains focused on automating business processes that depend on documents, content and people to operate more effectively.

Tailored for departments and comprehensive for the enterprise, OnBase is designed to grow with organizations, whether it chooses an on-premise or software as a service (SaaS) model. OnBase enables more than 10,200 organizations across healthcare, financial services, government, insurance, higher education and manufacturing to be more efficient today and into the future. Leveraging more than 250 Authorized OnBase Solution Providers, Hyland’s partner network, these organizations span 61 countries.

For more information about Hyland Software’s ECM solutions, please visit Blog.Hyland.com.