Open Text Obtains U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Certification for eDOCS Records Management



    Certification Reaffirms Continued Commitment to eDOCS Customers and Their
    Investments in Certified Records Management Capabilities

    CHICAGO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), the
largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software
and solutions, said today that the latest version of its Livelink ECM - eDOCS
RM solution has been certified as compliant with the U.S. Department of
Defense 5015.2-STD, a key standard for records management software used in
corporations and governments. Open Text's solution is certified for both
Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server-based implementations.
    The certification demonstrates the Company's continued commitment to
advance and support the eDOCS (formerly Hummingbird Enterprise) product line,
protecting customers' existing investments in eDOCS technology.
    The DoD 5015.2-STD certification process serves as a way to demonstrate
that records management software meets mandatory functional requirements for
use in the U.S. federal government. The certification is so highly regarded
that it has been adopted over the years by the corporate world as a
requirement for records management software.
    The Livelink ECM - eDOCS RM solution offers all the capabilities
customers need to create, categorize and manage an organization's critical
records, whether electronic or physical. The solution includes extensive email
integration to capture important emails, attachments and threads and manage
them as records, along with documents and other content. Other key features
include the ability to suspend records to meet discovery orders and assist in
regulatory audits; security to defend against unauthorized access to
information; event notifications of record activities; and built-in reporting
tools to track content and activity throughout a record's lifecycle.
    "With today's announcement, customers can continue to gain value from
their eDOCS investment and from our continued commitment, as a worldwide
leader in records management, to delivering the most advanced, fully certified
solutions," said Kirk Roberts, President, Livelink ECM Division at Open Text.

    Records Management Leadership

    Open Text is a worldwide leader in records management, furthering its
position this year with a range of new solutions that allow companies to
extend records management practices across content types stored in multiple
systems. In April, Open Text became the first ECM vendor to offer an
SAP-endorsed business solution for records management
(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1872). The solution is the only one
available that lets customers apply records management rules to content in SAP
applications. Open Text was also first-to-market with a records management
solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 earlier this year
(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1835). All of Open Text's records
management solutions are DoD certified.

    Analyst Recognition

    Open Text was named a leader in The Forrester Wave(TM): Records
Management, Q1 2007, published on March 14, 2007 and authored by Barry Murphy
with Connie Moore. The company's solution was one of only three solutions to
be named leaders of 12 solutions included in the study. Open Text's also
received a "Strong Positive" rating in Gartner Inc.'s January 30, 2007
MarketScope for Records Management, 2007(*) report authored by research vice
president, Kenneth Chin. Open Text's Strong Positive rating was the highest
possible rating in the report, which covered solutions from 11 software
companies.

    For more information on Livelink ECM - eDOCS RM, go to:
http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-products/sol-pro-records-management/pro-llecm-ed
ocs-rm.htm. For more information on the DoD certification, go to:
http://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/recmgt/opentext/livelink_ecmedocs/index.html

    About Open Text

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software. The Company's solutions manage information for
all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's
largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open
Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in
114 countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit
www.opentext.com.

    (*)The MarketScope is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with
permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a
specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors
measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner
does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope,
and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the
highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with
respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose.

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    Copyright (C) 2007 by Open Text Corporation. LIVELINK ECM and OPEN TEXT
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For further information:

For further information: Rich Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267- 9330 x4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 x2594, mstevens@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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