Open Text Launches Case Management Framework for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007



    New Extensions to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Shorten
    Development for Creating High-End Case Management Solutions

    Partners See Major Opportunity to Help Enterprises Tap SharePoint for
    Such Needs as Claims Processing and New Drug Applications

    Microsoft Office Systems Developer Conference, SAN JOSE, CA, Feb. 11
/CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise
content management (ECM), said today that it is rolling out a new development
framework with functional extensions to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
2007 that can save developers significant time and money in the creation of
scalable, high-end case management solutions. Open Text is demonstrating the
solution, called the Open Text Case Management Framework, SharePoint Edition,
this week at the Microsoft Office Systems Developer Conference in San Jose.
    Case management refers to a class of applications found in many
industries designed to manage caseloads. Enterprises increasingly need a
common case management framework to build a variety of applications addressing
their needs, including such areas as new drug applications in the
pharmaceutical and life sciences industry, grant management and immigration
admission in government, claims management in financial services and patent
management in manufacturing.
    "Increasingly enterprises are turning to SharePoint Server 2007 to take
advantage of the benefits of a single integrated business productivity
platform," said Tom Rizzo, Director of SharePoint for Microsoft. "This new
framework from Open Text extends the value of SharePoint as a platform for
case management."
    "Using the Case Management Framework, SharePoint Server 2007 developers
can focus on the business domain rather than having to build the underlying
plumbing," said Jens Rabe, Vice President, Microsoft Applications and
Solutions Business at Open Text. "This saves about 70 percent of the
development time on a normal case management project, ensures consistent use
of best practices, and increases the probability of success and rapid return
on investment."
    The new Open Text Case Management Framework, SharePoint Edition, will be
offered directly to customers by Open Text and to the global network of
Microsoft partners developing solutions based on Office SharePoint Server
2007. Developed by Open Text, the framework is intended to help application
developers quickly and consistently create enterprise-class case management
solutions that take full advantage of the SharePoint Server 2007 platform.
Features of the Open Text Case Management Framework, SharePoint Edition,
include the following:

    
    -  Automatically create and retire cases
    -  Dashboard view for quick access to relevant cases
    -  Enhance the SharePoint user model to provide ethical walls
    -  Provide meta data inheritance throughout the case
    -  Rich desktop client to provide drag and drop of documents into cases
    -  Incorporation of implicit records classification and life cycle
       management
    -  Seamless search across active and archived cases
    -  Case subscription capabilities
    

    New Opportunities for Partners

    For firms engaged in developing, deploying and supporting ECM solutions
on the SharePoint Server 2007 platform, the Open Text Case Management
Framework presents a compelling new opportunity. Case management applications
require specialized expertise that is difficult for enterprises to assemble in
house. As a result, corporations often turn to the Microsoft partner community
for assistance. Use of the Case Management Framework can be a key strategic
advantage.
    "We see a big opportunity to leverage a repeatable and supported
solutions framework that will enable us to focus on the process requirements
of our customers and to build business solutions. Providing a set of core
extension capabilities to SharePoint Server 2007 facilitates upgrades to the
Microsoft platform which saves us and finally our customers time and money,"
said Guido Anderegg, Director, ECM Consulting, Open Connect AG.
    The Open Text Case Management Framework is scheduled for availability in
Q3 of 2008. Interested corporations and partners should go to
<a href="http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-products/sol-pro-extensions-microsoft/pro-ot-casemgmt-sharepoint.htm">http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-products/sol-pro-extensions-microsoft/pro-ot-c</a>
<a href="http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-products/sol-pro-extensions-microsoft/pro-ot-casemgmt-sharepoint.htm">asemgmt-sharepoint.htm</a>

    Open Text is a leader in delivering solutions that extend the Microsoft
platform, and has been first to market with new capabilities that enhance
SharePoint Server 2007 (http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1874).

    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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