Open Text Gives Law Firms a Better View of Their Legal and Business Worlds



    
       New Solution Creates End-to-End View of Client Matters, Content
       from Inside Microsoft Outlook, Giving Attorneys and Staff Easier
                 Access to Information, Boosting Productivity

       Leverages Open Text's Legal Market Expertise and Leadership in
       Delivering Enterprise Content Through Popular Microsoft Desktop
                                 Applications
    

    LegalTech New York 2008, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced
a revolutionary new solution that gives law firm attorneys and staff easily
customizable, comprehensive views of client and matter information from within
their already familiar Microsoft Outlook interface or other Microsoft
applications. Open Text Legal View(TM) hides the complexities of the back
office, and lets attorneys work in and access information from one familiar
place to significantly improve productivity.
    Open Text is demonstrating the solution at the LegalTech New York 2008
conference this week, in booth No.2003. Open Text Legal View will be available
in April.
    At most law firms today, even smaller ones, information about a
particular matter is typically stored across many different mission-critical
applications, such as document management, accounting or contact management,
each with its own unique user interface. This creates a training and usability
challenge for attorneys, who must frequently access information from multiple
systems at the same time. Switching between different applications and
navigating different menu systems cuts into attorneys' productivity.
    Open Text Legal View solves the problem by building matter-centric views
of content from all the systems attorneys need to access, and presenting them
in context in Microsoft Outlook. Documents, emails, and billing and contact
information for the matter from different systems are all displayed in a
single view, allowing attorneys to work from within a single, familiar
application.
    "With Open Text Legal View, law firms can take a quantum leap forward in
user convenience, satisfaction and productivity," said Mohit Thawani, Business
Development Manager of Legal Solutions at Open Text. "Legal View builds a
virtual matter folder that aggregates and presents matter information in the
application attorneys use everyday: Microsoft Outlook. This solves a very real
problem in a way that is easy to implement and yields immediate productivity
gains."
    Based on Open Text Enterprise Connect, one of three advanced new content
services introduced in October (http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1949),
Open Text Legal View gives attorneys access to all the information they need,
when they need it, and in ways that make sense for the task at hand. Attorneys
and staff can also easily search and retrieve information from multiple
systems; drag and drop objects between systems and apply metadata; file and
manage important emails related to client matters; and manage the full
lifecycle of information according to firm policies, using records management
and archiving that's transparent to attorneys and staff.
    Open Text provides a full range of legal solutions that support law
firms' business practices and proactive compliance needs throughout the matter
lifecycle - from client intake through to final disposition. Currently,
70 percent of the AmLaw 100 firms are using Open Text content management
solutions. For more information, go to:
http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-industry/sol-ind-legal.htm.

    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 http://www.opentext.com.

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    Copyright (C) 2008 by Open Text Corporation. LIVELINK ECM and OPEN TEXT
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United
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For further information:

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


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