Release 1 - December, 1996 | Corridor was founded with the explicit objective of providing “Collaborative Computing Solutions” for global organizations. At that time, “Collaborative Computing” represented a concept that we regularly evangelized as it represented new ways of people working together in corporate settings. Our initial focus was in the areas of document management, records management, workflow and collaboration related to documents and files of all kinds. Known as “unstructured information” these files represented over 80 of corporate digital assets and that number has only grown based upon analysts’ reports over the past two decades. Back then, now, and well into the future, the need to work on such information continues to play in increasingly vital role in business.
In lock-step with our focus around Collaborative Computing, we also aligned our efforts with the leading providers of such technologies. This included companies such as Documentum, Kofax, OpenText and PC DOCS (acquired by Hummingbird and then OpenText) and several other leading providers in the industry. It was also here where we developed an interest in repeatable solutions with an initial focus on Accounts Payable initiatives.
As our focus remained consistent, the evolution of the industry continued and what was formerly referred to as Document Management and what we referred to as Collaborative Computing, eventually morphed into the next stage term, “Enterprise Content Management” or ECM. Coined by the Association for Information and Image Management (www.aiim.org) in 2000, the term took hold as organizations moved towards using it in some focused, albeit, important capacity. And, it was around this time that Microsoft came out with SharePoint 2001, a simple and lightweight collaboration tool.
After reviewing SharePoint 2001, and then 2003, we felt that the product did not pass muster for enterprise use. And like us, most vendors in the space, dismissed Microsoft as a player in the industry. However, Microsoft did not! And after a lot of research, they started showing early previews of SharePoint 2007.
Release 2 – November, 2005 | During a meeting with Microsoft, our team had an opportunity to take a sneak preview of SharePoint 2007. Upon seeing this next generation, we immediate recognized the significance of this new product and the impact it would have on the industry. It is here where the Corridor leadership elected to redirect all efforts to SharePoint as it represented the first real shot at realizing the “E” in Enterprise Content Management. Our new mission… leverage the rich ECM history that we had cultivated with our global clients over the past 7 years and apply it extensively into SharePoint 2007. In short and quickly, we became the Goto SharePoint ECM guys, even being recognized as one of the top 50 SharePoint organizations in the world.
Release 3 – December 2007 | The SharePoint bet proved to be a powerful and fortuitous one as momentum for SharePoint and our services exploded. And it is here where we decided to peer into the future once more. We then realized that Corridor needed to offer an entirely new dimension to its professional service offerings; SharePoint based solutions designed to solve mission critical business problems. With this joint strategy defined, we identified our first “Business App for SharePoint” which is focused on Contract Life Cycle Management.
Release 4 - October, 2012 | After wrapping up the most successful quarter in Corridor’s history, we have been recognized as a leading provider of SharePoint Expertise and high-value SharePoint Products. Our quest continues as we seek to grow further with new SharePoint services, new SharePoint products, a new corporate headquarters and a new name to represent the blending of a software and services business. We look forward to reaching Release 5 so please be part of this ride.