Open Text Outlines Vignette Strategy and Product Plans



    Company Plans Next-Generation Web Solutions

    WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), the global independent leader in Enterprise Content Management
(ECM), today announced plans to expand its suite of next-generation Web
solutions with products and technologies from recently acquired Vignette
playing a central role.
    Open Text's plans are an extension of the company's strategy to maintain
its leadership in comprehensive ECM solutions. Offered as part of the Open
Text ECM Suite, the solutions will help organizations establish deeper
connections to customers and use the Web as a channel for new revenues.
    "We remain dedicated to all our customers and the Web content management
solutions they rely upon. Our plan is not to eliminate products, but to offer
solutions that help our customers effectively fulfill their unique,
organizational needs - from strategic online initiatives to day-to-day site
management tasks," said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Open Text.
    Quickly evolving social networking, digital media and mobile applications
are moving the Web beyond brand promotion to become a core component of
business strategy. Bringing these technologies together for a more powerful
online experience is critical to engaging customers in new ways, improving the
effectiveness of marketing programs and guiding changes in business strategy
that can increase revenue and improve operations.
    "Chief Marketing Officers, and now Chief Executive Officers, recognize
the need for a comprehensive Web business strategy," said Scott Bowen, Senior
Vice President at Open Text. "We're seeing this trend from more of our large
customers, across more industries, and the demand is for more sophisticated
solutions that meet the fast-changing expectations in online experiences.
Vignette adds the right technologies to our portfolio at the right time."
    As part of this strategy, Open Text will leverage technologies from both
Vignette and its existing solutions to deliver new next-generation Web
offerings. Vignette Content Management will form the foundation of Open Text's
Web business solutions, providing personalized and multi-channel capabilities
integrated with the Open Text ECM Suite.
    Now the world's largest provider of Web content management (WCM)
solutions, Open Text has said it will continue to develop both Vignette
Content Management and Open Text Web Solutions as complementary offerings to
meet the full range of WCM needs, from easy-to-deploy, departmental
applications to more complex global deployments. Open Text will release
Vignette Content Management version 8.0 and Vignette Portal version 8.0 in the
second half of 2009. The recently released Web Solutions 10.0 will be followed
by the release of Web Solutions 10.1 in the first half of 2010. Within 24
months, Open Text will launch an offering that combines key strengths of Web
Solutions with the Vignette Content Management platform, making it the
undisputed market and technology leader for WCM.
    Vignette Social Media Solutions (Community Applications and Community
Services) will be the basis of a new Social Marketplace offering, which will
be added to Open Text's Social Media solutions, targeting Internet-style
social media interactions and enabling existing Web sites with social content.
Current Open Text WCM customers will be able to take advantage of this new
Social Marketplace package. In addition, Vignette Collaboration will continue
to be enhanced as part of the underlying Vignette Social Media technology
stack.
    The company will announce more product plans in the weeks ahead,
including related WCM modules and Vignette's Transactional Content Management
product line. Open Text will also introduce a new product roadmap, which will
include more details about its future Web business solutions, at its annual
Content World 2009 Conference in October
(http://www.opentext.com/contentworld/2009/)

    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, drive revenue and customer
engagement, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve
competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
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
realized by customers, the Company's position in the market and future
opportunities therein, the deployment of Open Text ECM Suite and our other
products by customers, and future performance of Open Text Corporation.
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    Copyright (C) 2009 by Open Text Corporation. OPEN TEXT, the OPEN TEXT ECM
SUITE AND OPEN TEXT WEB SOLUTIONS are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European
Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other
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respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
961-0662, rmaganin@opentext.com; Melanie Brenneman, Open Text Corporation,
(512) 741-4871, mbrennem@opentext.com; Adam Lee, Open Text Corporation, EMEA,
+44 (0) 1494 679700, alee@opentext.com


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