Open Text Expands Content Lifecycle Management Services for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007



    
    New Solution for Open Text's eDOCS Customers Provides Content Lifecycle,
    Records Management and Archive Services for SharePoint Content

    Provides a Robust Framework for Information Governance in a Market Where
    Risk Management and Compliance Become More Important
    

    ARMA, LAS VEGAS, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today
introduced an expansion of its content lifecycle management (CLM) services for
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, extending the solution to its eDOCS
customers. CLM Services for SharePoint, eDOCS Edition by SeeUnity will provide
eDOCS customers integrated records management and archiving capabilities to
improve compliance initiatives in a market where growing regulatory demands
and risk management are major concerns.
    Open Text provides CLM services for customers to manage the lifecycle of
all their business content, from creation to disposition, with the ability to
apply records retention rules. Customers can manage information from different
systems centrally, with a single set of records management rules to help meet
regulatory and business requirements. The services can be applied to
information in a variety of systems, not only Open Text repositories, but also
SAP, email, shared drives and content created and managed in SharePoint Server
2007.
    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 offers a powerful business
productivity platform that spans collaboration, social computing, enterprise
content management and enterprise search that organizations can deploy to meet
their enterprise requirements. Open Text extends the built-in SharePoint
Server 2007 enterprise content management capabilities by providing robust,
enterprise-scale content lifecycle management services across content in all
SharePoint sites and other enterprise repositories. Organizations gain the
powerful collaborative and enterprise content management capabilities of
SharePoint Server 2007, backed by the integration and centralized records and
lifecycle management that address corporate compliance and policy mandates.
    This latest edition extends the power of the services for SharePoint
Server 2007 to eDOCS customers, allowing them to manage content created in
SharePoint Server 2007 more effectively. Organizations can develop
comprehensive compliance solutions governing electronic content, including
email, file systems, and other record-generating environments, while ensuring
litigation readiness and supporting discovery processes.
    Open Text is offering the solution with SeeUnity, a leading content
integration and content migration provider.
    "SharePoint Server 2007 provides a great platform for partners to build
technologies to enhance and expand SharePoint Server's capabilities," said
Thomas Rizzo, Microsoft's senior director of SharePoint. "Products like CLM
Services for SharePoint, eDOCS Edition by SeeUnity from Open Text allows users
to customize their SharePoint Server experience to receive the most from their
investment."
    "The Open Text solution was the only one that really fulfilled all the
requirements we had which was a fully realized, mature, ready-to-go product.
It's been a very good fit for us," said David Walker, Manager, Development and
Programming for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.
    "This expansion of our content lifecycle management services for
SharePoint Server 2007 has been top of mind for many of our eDOCS customers.
Our long partnership with SeeUnity and its vast experience in the SharePoint
space made it the perfect partner to help us deliver this solution," said
Chris Lynch, Senior Vice President, ECM Solutions Line of Business for Open
Text. "Our eDOCS customers across the board now have access to a scalable,
integrated content solution that provides CLM services to all of their
SharePoint Server 2007 and other repository content."

    Availability

    Open Text CLM Services for Microsoft SharePoint, eDOCS Edition by
SeeUnity is available now. For more information, go to:
http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-products/sol-pro-extensions-microsoft/pro-clm-sp
-edocs.htm
    For more information on SeeUnity, visit: www.seeunity.com

    Open Text's Leadership in ECM Solutions for Microsoft

    Open Text is a leader in delivering ECM solutions for the Microsoft
platform, including the industry's widest range of solutions that extend
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. In addition to content lifecycle
management services for SharePoint, Open Text also offers a case management
development framework for SharePoint and specialized vertical market
solutions. Other solutions for Microsoft include email management and Open
Text Enterprise Connect, which lets users create customized views of content
from multiple systems, such as SAP or Oracle, in Microsoft Outlook. Open Text
is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information on Open Text and
Microsoft, go to: www.opentext.com/microsoft-partner.

    Open Text Content World

    Open Text will host its Content World 2008 conference in Orlando,
Florida, November 18-20. The event will bring together leading ECM experts
from across the industry to network with peers, discuss the latest
developments and trends in ECM and Enterprise 2.0, and to gain a first-hand
account of the company's long-term strategy and product roadmap. Open Text is
planning a series of sessions on ECM solutions for Microsoft. You can find out
more about the sessions here:
http://www.opentext.com/contentworld/2008/microsoft/.

    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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