OpenText Forms Business Process Solutions Group Bringing Together World-Class Capabilities of Recent Global 360 and Metastorm Acquisitions

OpenText reveals product roadmap, showcases new social BPM and mobile features at OpenText BPM User Summit this week

OPENTEXT BPM USER SUMMIT - RESTON, VA, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) today reveals its recently formed Business Process Solutions (BPS) group bringing together the capabilities of the recent Global 360 and Metastorm acquisitions. The OpenText BPS mission is to deliver dynamic business process and case management solutions that drive innovation, business agility and customer satisfaction. OpenText also today reveals its business process management (BPM) product strategy and first integrated offerings following the recent acquisitions.

The OpenText BPS platform uniquely addresses a greater breadth of use cases including document, content and case-centric processes as well as straight-through processing. The platform helps customers to achieve better outcomes as it's the only complete offering to address strategic planning through to execution of the solution. The software suite also provides a better customer and employee experience through a people-centric user interface tailored for how people work.

The new OpenText BPS product strategy drives continuous innovation through:

  • Enterprise mobility enabling users to fully participate in or initiate business processes via smart phones. Mobile access enables businesses to make more dramatic improvements to their processes and how they interact with customers, employees, suppliers, and partners across all channels of communication.
  • Social workspace that increases efficiency and effectiveness through user experience that empowers the individuals that do the work
  • Flexible cloud deployments by offering solutions-as-a-service, on-premise deployments, private cloud deployments, public cloud deployments, OpenText hosted deployments or a hybrid of the options
  • Content integration designed to harness information across the enterprise to provide content in context of the work performed and improve customer experience across channels
  • Business visualization enabling organizations to envision and innovate processes from strategy to execution

The OpenText BPS product strategy is accelerated through a strong global network of partners including SAP®, Microsoft® and Oracle®, as well as a strong global base of more than 3,100 customers.

John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer, OpenText, stated, "Business process solutions are a critical part of OpenText's evolution and represent a growth opportunity that extends and augments existing enterprise content management investments."

OpenText BPS solutions, such as new client on-boarding, aggregate spend, and information technology staff augmentation (ITSA) for services management, are designed to deal with fragmented processes by better empowering people to work more efficiently while giving management the visibility to focus on measuring and meeting goals.

Customers gain significant additional value through the OpenText BPS platform, including:

  • Extending reach by connecting with new constituents anytime, anywhere
  • Optimizing business interactions by enabling social collaboration inside and outside the company. For example, allowing faster and better interactions with peers and the ability to collaborate with subject matter experts.
  • Accelerating solution deployments by leveraging the cloud to help reduce cost and time-to-market
  • Harnessing enterprise information to provide clear context to assist the company to make better decisions
  • Pursuing continuous innovation to rapidly envision and implement process transformations

Kamran Kheirolomoom, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Process Solutions, OpenText, stated, "The focus of business process management is shifting from automation to innovation, differentiation, business agility, and improved customer satisfaction. OpenText BPS provides the solutions necessary for businesses to retain a competitive edge in this age of transformation. We gain a deep understanding of our customer's problem and look at the spectrum of processes required, who's involved in the process, and the metrics that are important to the business in order to help each customer achieve success."

The first product deliverables from OpenText BPS in addition to the existing platform are social collaboration capabilities and mobile access to the software suite. Social BPM enhances an organizations' ability to improve process participant productivity, particularly with unstructured work, by applying social technologies like instant messenger and social media to process improvement.

Steve Russell, Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Business Process Solutions, OpenText, contributed a chapter titled "How Social Technologies Enhance the BPM Experience for All Participants" to the recently published book Social BPM - Work, Planning and Collaboration Under the Impact of Social Technology. Receive your free book chapter by visiting http://process.global360.com/forms/BPM-SocialBPMBookForm.

Visit www.OpenTextBPM.com for more information. Receive the latest news from the OpenText BPM User Summit on Twitter using the hash tag #UC2011 and on the Because Process Matters blog at www.BecauseProcessMatters.com.

About OpenText Business Process Solutions (BPS)

With the focus of business process management (BPM) shifting from automation to innovation, differentiation, business agility, and improved customer satisfaction, OpenText BPS's software suite provides the necessary solutions to retain your competitive edge in this age of transformation.

Over 2,500 customers trust OpenText BPS for process management, case management, and business architecture solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness through a highly individualized user experience that empowers the people that do the work. OpenText BPS is supported by a strong global partner network including SAP®, Microsoft® and Oracle®.

OpenText BPS's industry leadership has been recognized by global IT analyst firms including Gartner, Forrester, IDC and others.

Visit www.OpenTextBPM.com for more information and visit the Because Process Matters blog at www.BecauseProcessMatters.com.

Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on OpenText's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. OpenText's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see OpenText's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, OpenText disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Copyright (C) 2011 by OpenText Corporation. OPENTEXT and OPENTEXT BPS are trademarks or registered trademarks of OpenText Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of OpenText Corporation or other respective owners.

SOURCE Open Text Corporation

For further information:

Rich Maganini
OpenText
+1 847-961-0662
rmaganin@opentext.com 

Peter Gorman
OpenText
+1 781-761-6659 
pgorman@opentext.com 

Kim Cornwall Malseed
OpenText BPS
+1 703-470-2913
kcornwal@opentext.com


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