Open Text Enterprise Library Services Achieves SAP(R) Certified Integrations



    
    Achieves SAP Certified Integration with SAP NetWeaver(R) Information
    Lifecycle Management and SAP(R) ArchiveLink

    Gives Customers a Basis for Enterprise-wide Information Lifecycle
    Management Strategy Using SAP Solutions, Open Text ECM Suite
    

    ORLANDO, FL, May 13 /CNW/ - Open Text (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global
leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), announced that Open Text
Enterprise Library Services has successfully passed the SAP certification
requirements for integration with the WebDAV Storage interface of the SAP
NetWeaver(R) Information Lifecycle Management (SAP NetWeaver ILM) component
and SAP(R) ArchiveLink software. Through this certified integration, customers
can use SAP solutions and the Open Text ECM Suite as the basis for an
enterprise-wide information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy that can help
lower costs and reduce risk.
    In the current economy, companies are looking for ways to take costs out
of their business, to maintain profit margins in the face of declining
revenues and to lower risk. An effective ILM strategy can help organizations
meet these goals by reducing the costs of managing corporate information,
ensuring compliance with information retention regulations and supporting
eDiscovery orders.
    The ILM WebDAV Storage interface, known as BC-ILM 2.0, verifies that
ILM-aware storage systems fully support SAP NetWeaver ILM for secure storage
of data, retention enforcement and final destruction. With this certification,
Open Text Enterprise Library Services provides customers with a
hardware-agnostic ILM platform and the freedom to choose their preferred
storage platform. Open Text Enterprise Library Services has also achieved
certified integration with SAP ArchiveLink. This certification verifies that
the Open Text solution performs data and document storage for SAP systems and
safeguards that Open Text's solutions continue to be compatible with most
current versions of SAP business and industry applications.
    Open Text Enterprise Library Services is the foundation of the Open Text
ECM Suite. The solution combines U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
5015.2-certified records management, content archiving, search and metadata
management to support a comprehensive ECM strategy customer's can extend
across departments and systems.
    Open Text has been providing services in support of SAP content since
1993, with the release of its archiving solution for use with the SAP
ArchiveLink interface. Now, SAP resells Open Text archiving products under the
names SAP Archiving by Open Text and SAP Document Access by Open Text. To
provide ILM services covering non-SAP content, Open Text offers a set of
integrated components that address the management of different types of
unstructured content inside and outside of SAP solutions.
    "Open Text ILM working alongside SAP NetWeaver ILM technology bridges the
worlds of SAP and non-SAP content," said Patrick Barnert, Vice President, SAP
Solutions at Open Text. "Used together, these solutions are complete and
integrated, and can handle the toughest enterprise-wide ILM demands, reducing
total cost of ownership through efficient content storage, increasing
productivity through easy access to archived data and documents, and improving
compliance."
    Open Text is an industry leader in ECM solutions for use with SAP
applications, leveraging two decades of partnership and co-development, and
expertise gained from delivering solutions to more than 3,000 SAP customer
sites around the world. Open Text's ECM Suite for use with SAP solutions
offers a complete range of capabilities for managing and archiving business
documents - incoming/outgoing invoices, orders, delivery notes, quality
certificates, human resources documents - that originate from customers' SAP
applications. Open Text is an SAP software solution partner with products that
have achieved SAP certified integration status. Open Text is also currently
the only ECM vendor with solutions that are resold by SAP. For more
information, go to: http://www.opentext.com/sap.
    Open Text's solutions for use with SAP 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.

    SAPPHIRE & ASUG

    Open Text will showcase its leading ECM solutions for use with SAP
applications at the co-located SAPPHIRE(R) 2009 and the 2009 ASUG Annual
conference underway May 11-14 in Orlando, Fla. Open Text will be exhibiting in
booth 336. For more information, go to:
http://www.opentext.com/2/ex_event.html?evtype=events&id=70120000000B2rsAAC

    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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    of 1995
    

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the
success of any of the Company's strategic initiatives, the Company's growth
and profitability prospects, the benefits of the Company's products to be
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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
Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or
other countries. SAP, SAP NetWeaver, ArchiveLink, SAPPHIRE and all SAP logos
are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several
other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks,
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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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