Independent Analyst Firm Positions Open Text in Leaders Quadrant in 2007 Enterprise Content Management Magic Quadrant



    CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), the largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
software and solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:   IT), a
leading technology research and advisory firm, has positioned Open Text in the
Leaders Quadrant in the Magic(*) Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management,
2007, co-authored by Karen Shegda, et al.
    Gartner's evaluation and placement comes as Open Text continues to make
major strides executing on its strategy over the last year, leveraging its
unique position in the industry. Open Text acquired Hummingbird a year ago to
expand its global market reach, and has also deepened strategic alliances with
major partners, such as SAP and Microsoft:

    
    -  Open Text has been first-to-market with new ECM applications that
       extend Microsoft, including records management and archiving for
       Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and applications for vertical
       markets, such as life sciences and legal.

    -  Early this year, SAP(R) announced that it would resell Open Text's ECM
       capabilities, making Open Text the only ECM player with such an
       agreement. The two companies also announced plans to provide records
       management solutions for SAP applications in the public-sector market.
       Open Text leads the market in document management and archiving for
       SAP applications, with deployments at more than 2,500 SAP customer
       sites globally.
    

    Gartner's well-known Magic Quadrants are graphical representations of the
firm's view of vendor performance in a market segment, based on the vendor's
vision and ability to execute. In this year's report, Gartner defines Leaders
as follows: "Leaders have the highest combined scores for their ability to
execute and completeness of vision. They're currently doing well and are
prepared for the future with a clearly articulated vision. In the context of
content management, Leaders have strong channel partners, a presence in
multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and
good customer support. In addition, they dominate in one or more technology or
vertical market. Leaders can deliver a comprehensive ECM suite by having all
six core components and proven enterprise scalability. Greater emphasis was
given this year to suite integration (for example, a common user interface,
common code base and single repository); demonstrated enterprise deployments;
integration with other business applications and content repositories; and a
vertical process/solutions focus. As a result, there are four leaders in this
year's Magic Quadrant."
    "Through extensive collaboration with our customers worldwide, we
continue to bring solutions to market that address the complexities of
managing and exploiting content across the enterprise," said Kirk Roberts,
President, Livelink ECM Division at Open Text. "We're pleased to be placed in
Gartner's 2007 Magic Quadrant for ECM. Our customer-centric and market-driven
approach to product vision and direction continue to enable us to address our
customers' needs effectively."
    Open Text's fully integrated ECM offering not only includes Gartner's six
core ECM components -- document management, web content management, records
management, document imaging, document-centric collaboration and workflow --
but also includes archiving, digital asset management and e-mail management.
Open Text's integrated ECM offering provides the foundation for a growing
portfolio of business and industry-specific applications that address complex
content management needs in business processes, and compliance and legal
mandates.
    For the full Magic Quadrant(*) for Enterprise Content Management, 2007
report, go to: www.gartner.com

    About Open Text

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software. The company's solutions manage information for
all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's
largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open
Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114
countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit
www.opentext.com.

    (*)The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused
    with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
    marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's
    analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that
    marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor,
    product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise
    technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders"
    quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and
    is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all
    warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including
    any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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    Copyright (C) 2007 by Open Text Corporation. LIVELINK ECM and OPEN TEXT
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For further information:

For further information: Rich Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267- 9330, x4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2594, mstevens@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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