Open Text Pledges Support for New Content Management Interoperability Standard (CMIS)



    
    Completes CMIS Prototype to Manage Content from SAP Applications with
    Open Text Enterprise Library Services

    CMIS to Bring New Applications that Free Users from the Complexity of
    Multiple Content Repositories, Making it Easier to Find and Use
    Information in More Powerful Ways
    

    CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced
that it is supporting the new Content Management Interoperability Services
standard announced today
(http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080910/new036.html?.v=64) by a group of leading
ECM companies, which are collaborating on the development of the new standard.
Open Text has worked with SAP AG to create a prototype that uses the CMIS
standard to manage content from SAP(R) applications with Open Text Enterprise
Library Services.
    CMIS is a new, open standard that will offer new ways for content
applications to "talk" to content repositories. With the new standard,
developers can write applications that can work with multiple repositories
from different vendors, allowing users to access and organize information
stored in different repositories through a single application and interface.
Open Text is a member of the group of companies working to develop the
standard.
    According to the press release issued today, "The ultimate goal of CMIS
is to dramatically reduce the IT burden around multi-vendor, multi-repository
content management environments. Currently, customers must spend valuable time
and money to create and maintain custom integration code and one-off
integrations to get different ECM systems within their organizations to 'talk'
to one another. The specification will also benefit independent software
vendors (ISVs) by enabling them to create specialized applications that are
capable of running over a variety of content management systems.
    "CMIS will mean much greater flexibility, so that organizations and their
users can gain more value from information, no matter where it's stored," said
Richard Anstey, Vice President Technology and Product Strategy for ECM Suite
at Open Text. "CMIS will open up the world of ECM for developers to write new
types of content applications that are freed from the confines of different
information repositories. We think this flexibility will help customers
realize a true enterprise ECM strategy by giving them more powerful content
application that extend across the enterprise. Ultimately, CMIS is the perfect
vehicle to help decouple the user experience from the complexity of the
underlying content repositories in an organization."
    According to Anstey, the CMIS standard will allow Open Text to leverage
its content services to deliver richer enterprise content mashup applications
much faster. The CMIS prototype for SAP applications is an example of how the
CMIS standard can be leveraged by Open Text Content Services to expose a CMIS
interface to Open Text's own applications as well as third party applications
such as those offered by SAP.
    CMIS is being submitted today for acceptance as an OASIS standard
(http://www.oasis-open.org/). OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of
Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit consortium that drives
the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global
information society.

    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, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429, sdodge@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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