Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel Selects Open Text to Manage Documents Firm-Wide



    
    Open Text To Help Law Firm Control Document-based Knowledge Assets in a
    Secure, Integrated, and Intuitive Environment
    

    GRAPEVINE, TX, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - ILTA '08 - Open Text(TM) Corporation
(NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management
(ECM), announced today that law firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel has selected
Open Text's document management solution to manage all documents across the
firm. Open Text announced the news at the International Legal Technology
Association (ILTA) Conference '08 underway this week at the Gaylord Texas
Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas.
    Founded in 1886, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel has built a rich heritage of
highly successful client service by anchoring its practice in time-honored
principles of legal scholarship, professionalism, innovation and skillful,
vigorous advocacy. The firm needed to update its existing Lotus Notes-based
document management solution and evaluated multiple leading vendors.
    "We first selected another solution, but the proof of concept did not go
well," said Rhonda C. Glenn, Information Technology Director at Chambliss,
Bahner & Stophel. "We went back to Open Text for a proof of concept and what
was delivered to us was exactly what we asked for, in the requested timeframe.
Open Text has risen above the crowd in terms of being able to deliver what
they promise. Open Text's depth of expertise combined with its breadth of
products will allow us to address our email and document management needs."
    The majority of work performed in law firms is document focused.
Pleadings, contracts, leases, deposition transcripts - all client/matter work
in progress must be readily accessible. With Open Text's document management
capabilities, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel will have access to all documents
across the firm from within a central, secure and scalable document repository
that will enable users to work with electronic documents around the clock. The
firm will be able to take a matter-centric approach to creating, flexibly
profiling, storing, managing, accessing and sharing documents. Chambliss,
Bahner & Stophel will also be using Open Text's solution as a platform to
eventually integrate with its records management systems and all other systems
moving forward.
    "This is really going to help the work process within the organization by
providing a consistent, intuitive interface that makes it easier for people to
do their jobs," continued Glenn. "Our current system is so complex and so
difficult to understand that people have trouble saving and profiling a
document. Effectively searching for documents is going to be significantly
improved."
    "Law firms around the world must be able to minimize the time it takes to
leverage enterprise information assets in order to streamline
business-critical processes," said Mohit Thawani, Director of Legal Solutions
for Open Text. "With Open Text, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel will be able to
more effectively reduce the time and complexity associated with storing,
organizing, and locating information; gaining the ability to generate
competitive advantage from the organization's cumulative knowledge, while at
the same time ensuring the security and integrity of that information."
    Open Text is exhibiting at ILTA '08 in booth No. 316. For more
information, go to: http://conference.iltanet.org/

    Open Text is a leading global provider of ECM solutions for law firms,
with a full range of solutions and legal industry expertise to support law
firms' business practices and proactive compliance needs throughout the matter
lifecycle - from client intake through to final disposition. Currently,
70 percent of the AmLaw 100 firms are using Open Text's content management
solutions.
    For more information about how Open Text is helping law firms around the
world, visit:
    http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-industry/sol-ind-legal.htm

    About Open Text

    Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise
content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of
their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting
46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries. Working with our
customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help
organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity,
automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve
competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Dodge Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429, sdodge@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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