Ninety Percent of AM Law 200 Firms Now Use Open Text Products to Solve
ILTA '09, WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:
OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today
announced additions to its portfolio of legal solutions, including new
integrations with the Open Text ECM Suite. The company, which continues to see
strong momentum in the law firm market, will be demonstrating its new
solutions at the ILTA '09 conference, being held this week in Washington, D.C.
Currently, about 90 percent of AM Law 200 firms use Open Text solutions.
"ECM is about much more than just document management. More than ever,
law firms expect solutions that help them manage all of their matter content,
whether it is located in Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, a corporate
web site, or a document management system," said Mohit Thawani, Director of
Legal Solutions for Open Text. "For 20 years, Open Text has been providing law
firms and corporate legal departments with solutions that are designed to
enhance user experiences, while allowing them to apply the policies they need
to keep them compliant. These firms understand that a comprehensive
enterprise-wide ECM strategy will help to increase productivity and lower
total cost of ownership."
"As part of our strategic vision, Fox Rothschild has taken significant
steps toward centralizing all matter content within the organization and over
the years Open Text has been a major part of helping the firm achieve that
vision," said Brook Lee, Chief Information Officer at Fox Rothschild LLP.
"From my experience, Open Text has a definite commitment and focus in the
legal market. They can help firms see beyond document management and deliver
solutions for firm-wide ECM."
Open Text legal solutions provide law firms with an integrated product
offering developed specifically to support law firms' business practices and
proactive compliance needs throughout the matter lifecycle - from client
intake through to final disposition. New capabilities being introduced at ILTA
this week include:
eDOCS Integration with the Open Text ECM Suite
Open Text has furthered its integration of its eDOCS product line with
the Open Text ECM Suite, which will allow customers to take advantage of a
wider range of new ECM capabilities in the the company's flagship ECM suite.
Recently, the company successfully completed DoD certification for Open Text
Records Management and Open Text Document Management, eDOCS Edition (eDOCS DM)
with Enterprise Connect as the desktop client for the integration. eDOCS DM
has also achieved integration with the archiving functionality of Open Text's
Open Text has also launched the latest version of Email Filing, eDOCS
Edition which offers updated email archiving support enabling emails archived
by Open Text Email Archiving to be flagged and categorized the same way as
normal Microsoft Outlook items. Additionally, "clean up" rules can be defined
that automatically delete items from Microsoft Outlook that have been saved to
the document management system.
Open Text Enterprise Connect and Microsoft SharePoint Integrations
Open Text Enterprise Connect is a user interface paradigm designed to
empower information workers to access and interact with all their business
content, applications, and processes from within their familiar desktop
applications, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Explorer, Microsoft
Outlook and Lotus Notes. The latest version for Enterprise Connect offers new
plug-ins for Microsoft SharePoint and eDOCS DM; as well as support for
subscriptions with views.
Open Text eDOCS Integration for Microsoft SharePoint enables law firms to
capture content created in SharePoint so that it can be centrally managed in
accordance with regulatory and business requirements. The latest version of
Open Text's eDOCS Integration for Microsoft SharePoint includes support for
Additionally, Open Text has announced the latest version of its Legal
Information Management offering which provides users with exclusionary ethical
walls, automated Microsoft SharePoint site archiving upon close of a matter;
support for multiple-site collections; and support for locking content and
making it read-only. This offering was also a finalist in Microsoft's most
recent Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Content Management and Forms
Development Partner of the Year Award.
The Open Text ECM Suite brings together the broad range of content
management capabilities that legal firms need to securely and safely manage
all types of enterprise information - documents, vital records, recorded
depositions, Web content, video, images, email, HR records - across many
different enterprise systems and applications. Open Text's ECM Suite offers
the cross-enterprise ECM solutions firms are looking for as the strategic
importance of ECM grows.
For more information on these offerings, please visit Open Text at ILTA
'09 this week at Booth No.307 or come to the Open Text Demo area in Room
For more information on Open Text's legal market solutions, go to:
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
50 million 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,
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