Nalco Company Selects Open Text to Manage Business Content Across the Enterprise



    Content Lifecycle Management, Email Management and ECM Solutions for Use
    With SAP to Capture, Manage, Store, Preserve and Deliver Content from
    Business Processes

    CHICAGO, June 5 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global
leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced that leading
water treatment and process improvement company, Nalco Company, has selected
Open Text to manage all forms of content, including email and SAP-related
content, throughout its entire lifecycle; giving the organization more control
over its content, while assisting the company to meet various compliance and
governance requirements.
    Headquartered in Naperville, IL, Nalco Company globally delivers
significant environmental, social and economic performance benefits to a
variety of industrial and institutional customers. Its programs and services
are used in water treatment applications and in production processes to help
customers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption,
minimizing environmental releases while boosting the bottom line.
    After careful evaluation of its internal infrastructure, Nalco needed to
revamp its content management and collaboration-based applications and chose
Open Text for the proven scalability and efficiency of its Livelink ECM
solution, its seamless integration with SAP, its ability to maintain the
integrity of the organization's intellectual property, and for its capacity to
support Nalco's ECM requirements as they mature.
    "After assessing our internal infrastructure, we realized that we were in
need of a major overhaul. Our legacy content management and collaboration
infrastructure was end of life and didn't integrate well with our SAP
solution, which is a major component to our overall strategy moving forward,"
said Abbe Kaye, CIO of Nalco Company. "Open Text has provided us with the
opportunity to consolidate and have more control over our content and we are
particularly pleased that we will be able to access and store all of our
SAP-related information in one, secure location."
    With Livelink ECM - Content Lifecycle Management, Nalco will be able to
more effectively manage all forms of content, including all documents, emails
and records, throughout the entire lifecycle. Users will have access to the
secured storage and organization of documents through archiving, records
management, and imaging functionality - all in one repository. Livelink ECM
allows users to seamlessly create, capture and share content while enforcing
proper governance, security and best practices required to ensure effective
information sharing across the enterprise.
    Open Text's ability to seamlessly integrate with SAP was one of the
biggest drivers for Nalco's decision. Open Text's solution incorporates
imaging with the SAP data and document archiving components of Livelink ECM,
further extending it with the ability to provide SAP applications with a
process-oriented and application-spanning view of all business documents and
data. A Web browser interface will allow occasional users at Nalco to easily
retrieve content. This solution, when combined with Nalco's previous Livelink
ECM Document Access, which is used in combination with SAP, provides Nalco
with a comprehensive enterprise content management suite.
    "Nalco Company is aggressively tackling a challenging and prevalent
business issue: access and control of critical content across the enterprise,"
said Steve Best, Vice President, Energy & Chemical Sales at Open Text. "With
the purchase of Open Text's SAP Document Access and Livelink ECM - Content
Lifecycle Management, Nalco has positioned itself to enhance the content
management experience of its employees, customers and partners, while also
improving the overall security of its intellectual property. We are pleased to
be working with our partner, SAP, to enable Nalco's vision."
    For information on Nalco Company, please visit: www.nalco.com

    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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