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May 31, 2012
Ryma announces partnership with Hawthorn Consulting Group

Partnership combines product management consulting and technology specific for the insurance industry

MONTREAL, Québec – May 31, 2012 – Ryma Technology Solutions Inc., the leader in product management solutions, today named Hawthorn Consulting Group as the latest member of their Affiliate Partner Program.

Based in suburban Chicago, Illinois, Hawthorn’s consulting practice focuses on product development, marketing strategy, and product management for the insurance industry. With their unique blend of marketing and financial analysis expertise, Hawthorn’s specialties include strategic opportunity assessment, business case development, business planning and more.

“As leading product management consultants in the insurance sector, we are proud to have Hawthorn join our global product management consulting network,” said Michel Besner, President and CEO, Ryma. “By combining our industry-leading product management software solution, FeaturePlan, with their expertise, leading insurance companies are provided a framework to help them implement and leverage Hawthorn’s best practices and processes.”

Hawthorn is the 15th partner to join Ryma's recently launched Affiliate Partner Program, which is designed to equip leading product management consultants with the solutions they need to drive their clients’ success.

"Carriers from all sectors of the insurance market are increasingly adopting product management organizational philosophies," said Roger Schultz, President, Hawthorn Consulting Group. "This includes personal lines companies, commercial companies and even life and health companies. They are inhibited by the lack of a cohesive technological infrastructure. Ryma's FeaturePlan addresses this void with a unique and compelling solution. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce FeaturePlan to our clients."

Parties interested in obtaining more information about Ryma’s Affiliate Partner Program should contact Ryma at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About Hawthorn Consulting Group

The Hawthorn Consulting Group is a boutique insurance marketing consultancy focused on driving profitable revenue growth through the application of advanced marketing techniques. We help our customers develop differentiated marketing strategies, implement innovative product development practices and drive results through product management organizational philosophies. Hawthorn Consulting Group is based in suburban Chicago, Illinois with offices in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Georgia. For more information, visit

About Ryma Technology Solutions Inc.

Founded in 2000, Ryma is a leader in product management solutions – developing and selling processes, expertise and tools that enable our customers to develop better products. Our award-winning software solution FeaturePlan™ simplifies the implementation of any product management process and is used by industry-leading companies, such as: ADP, BMC Software, Camstar, EMC, GE Healthcare, NetApp, Sage and Trend Micro. Ryma is based in Montreal, Canada with a Center of Excellence in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit