Open Text Positioned as a Leader in Web Content Management



    WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), announced
today that it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner 2009
Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management,(*) based on an evaluation of the
company's ability to execute and its completeness of vision.
    The Gartner report helps CIOs and business and IT leaders understand the
Web content management (WCM) market and how it rates the leading vendors and
their packaged products. To view the report, visit
http://websolutions.opentext.com/gartner2009magicquadrant.htm.
    According to the report, "Leaders can, and should, drive market
transformation. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a
clearly articulated vision. In the context of content management, they have
strong channel partners, a presence in multiple regions, consistent financial
performance, broad platform support and good customer support. In addition,
they dominate in one or more technologies or vertical markets. Leaders are
'environmentally aware' of the solution 'ecosystem' into which their own
offerings need to fit. Leaders can: demonstrate enterprise deployments; offer
integration with other business applications and content repositories;
incorporate Web 2.0 and XML capabilities; and provide a vertical-process or
horizontal-solution focus."
    Open Text recognizes the importance of WCM as part of the value chain
within the business. WCM has grown substantially in the past year as companies
turn to Web properties to enhance the brand experience, embrace the social or
collaborative contribution or monetize online initiatives. As a result, there
is an increased need for intuitive user interfaces that help Web site owners
and contributors easily manage, update and distribute content across multiple
channels. Gartner notes, "It is now the norm that the interface for internal
contributors must be easy to use. More and more capabilities are becoming
easier to access and use, including a vast array of modular functionalities
that can be turned on or off as required."
    Open Text Web Solutions, an important component of the Open Text ECM
Suite, provides a flexible and easy-to-implement product that powers Web
sites, intranets and extranets. Open Text released Web Solutions 10 in July,
which furthers the company's commitment to the evolution of intuitive,
flexible and individualized work environments for WCM.
    Open Text recently broadened its ECM Suite with the acquisition of
Vignette, an established provider of Web content management solutions that was
also included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. The acquired solutions add a
powerful Web business foundation designed for the world's most recognizable -
and demanding - Web initiatives. With a continued focus on customer support
and ongoing investment for both Vignette and Open Text WCM solutions, the
company is introducing capabilities and products to its ECM Suite that can
accommodate the ever-evolving and varied needs of a broad range of
organizations and industries.
    Open Text will unveil a comprehensive product roadmap at its annual user
conference Content World in October. For more information or to register,
visit http://www.opentext.com/contentworld/2009.

    
    (*) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management" by
        M. MacComascaigh, T. Bell, M. R. Gilbert, August 5, 2009
    

    About the Magic Quadrant

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with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
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particular purpose.

    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, 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)
961-0662, rmaganin@opentext.com; Melanie Brenneman, Open Text Corporation,
(512) 741-4871, mbrennem@opentext.com; Stephanie Fazio, Open Text Corporation,
(519) 888-7111, x2429, sfazio@opentext.com


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