Open Text Awarded 2009 SAP(R) Pinnacle Award



    
    Global Partner Awards Recognize SAP Partners that Made Exemplary
    Contributions to SAP's Ecosystem
    

    WATERLOO, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - Open Text (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global
leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced that it has
been awarded a 2009 SAP(R) Pinnacle Award as the Regional Software Solutions
Partner of the Year, EMEA. SAP Pinnacle Awards were granted to leading SAP
partners that have excelled in enhancing the customer experience, addressing
critical issues such as accelerating co-innovation and improving return on
investment. Winners were selected based on over 300 nominations, twice the
amount in 2008, received from partners and SAP employees. Open Text received
the award at a special awards ceremony held on the eve of SAPPHIRE(R) 2009,
SAP's international customer conference being held in Orlando, Fla. May 11-14
    "The SAP Pinnacle Awards reflect the continued success we are seeing both
in EMEA and around the world helping customers connect their enterprise
content with SAP solutions," said Patrick Barnert, Vice President, SAP
Solutions at Open Text. "We are especially pleased to have won an SAP Pinnacle
Award two years running and look forward to even greater success in the coming
year. By working closely with SAP, we are helping our joint customers lower
costs, boost productivity and increase compliance."
    Open Text is an industry leader in ECM solutions for use with SAP
applications, building on two decades of partnership and co-development, and
expertise gained from delivering solutions to more than 3,000 SAP customer
sites around the world. SAP also sells Open Text solutions under the names SAP
Archiving by Open Text, SAP Document Access by Open Text and SAP Invoice
Management by Open Text. For more information on these offerings, go to:
http://www.sap.com/solutions/solutionextensions/docaccessarchiving/index.epx
and
http://www.sap.com/solutions/solutionextensions/invoice-management/index.epx
    Open Text's solutions for use with SAP applications are offered as part
of the Open Text ECM Suite, which brings together the broad range of content
management capabilities organizations need to securely and safely manage all
types of enterprise information, documents, vital records, Web content, video,
images, email, forms and reports across many different enterprise systems and
applications.
    "SAP is committed to fostering an ecosystem that is driven by
co-innovation and which uniquely provides solutions and services that help
customers meet their most pressing challenges," said Zia Yusuf, Executive Vice
President, Global Ecosystem and Partner Group, SAP. "SAP Pinnacle Awards
recognize those partners that have consistently demonstrated excellence in
delivering value-focused and cost-effective solutions and services which help
customers address their industry and business process needs. We thank Open
Text for their dedication and passion to teaming with SAP to help extend the
value of a customer-focused ecosystem."

    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,
visit www.opentext.com.

    
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    Copyright (C) 2009 by Open Text Corporation. OPEN TEXT and Open Text
Enterprise Library are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text
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other countries. SAP, SAPPHIRE and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered
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names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property
of Open Text Corporation or other respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, ext.2429, sfazio@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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