Distell Streamlines Global Project Management with OpenText

OpenText Content Suite Platform Offers Better Reporting, More Powerful Collaboration and Greater Project Consistency

WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 17, 2016 /CNW/ -- OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that Distell Group Limited is using OpenText Content Suite to solve challenges with inefficient and siloed project management information.

Headquartered in South Africa and operating throughout Africa, Europe and Asia, Distell Group Limited is a leading international producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and ready-to-drink packaged beverages. Distell's project teams span the globe and use a variety of software tools to manage project information. Historically, these documents have been spread across users' local hard drives, network shares and other data silos, making it difficult for users to locate and manage specific project information. Distell needed a single, accurate view over its project data.

OpenText Content Suite has enabled Distell to capture, store and manage projects and project information on a single platform, allowing better information management and easier reporting and collaboration on projects. Centralizing project data for Distell's Innovation department in OpenText Content Suite has created a single source of truth for Distell and reduced the time and cost associated with finding and managing project content.

"The Distell team across the globe can now instantly access project information without having to first determine in which system it's stored and in what format," said Marilize Pieters, enterprise information analyst at Distell Group Limited. "Collaboration on our projects has become effortless – any piece of content, be that a presentation, contract, correspondence or project plan, is just a click away."

"We've been able to dramatically cut the time it takes to pull together project status information for internal reporting from our Innovations department," said Marilize Pieters. "Content Suite lets us create real-time dashboards for project team members, and helps us to extract information to create reports for senior management. Reporting has become easier, quicker and is based on fresher, more current data. Project managers have this information at their fingertips so they can always make better, more informed decisions."

Distell continues to expand the use of OpenText Content Suite and the Project Management solution across the business, including additional features such as project risk and issue management, and is evaluating a wider implementation of OpenText Suite 16.

Distell has deployed Project Management for OpenText Content Suite by OpenText Technology Partner KineMatik to extend the benefits of Content Suite with powerful project management tools.

To learn more about OpenText Content Suite, visit http://www.opentext.com/what-we-do/create-a-better-way-to-work/opentext-content-suite-16, and for more on Project Management for OpenText Content Suite, visit http://www.kinematik.com/opentext.

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