Open Text Raises the Bar With Next-Generation Content Services



    Open Text Content Services Offer Revolutionary New Approach for Managing
    and Exploiting the Power of Business Content Enterprise-Wide

    LIVELINKUP 2007, ORLANDO, FL, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:  
OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today
announced Open Text Content Services which represent a major step forward in
unifying people, processes and content in large organizations.
    Open Text Content Services empower information workers to manage and
exploit all content types in a unified way at three critical levels: At the
desktop, facilitating access and interaction to all content through
customizable business views from within familiar desktop applications,
including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Explorer and Microsoft Outlook; in
business processes to facilitate content flows which leads to improved
productivity and process efficiency; and for archiving and records management
to consistently manage retention and compliance rules across all business
content, providing a single trusted repository.
    Announced this week at Open Text's annual LiveLinkUp 2007 conference, the
new content services form the basis for Open Text's next-generation content
management framework that takes a unique, repository-agnostic approach to ECM,
eliminating the content and process silos created by different systems by
decoupling the user experience from the underlying information repositories.
    "Open Text Content Services act as an enabler to improve user adoption
and extend content management deployments enterprise-wide," said Kirk Roberts,
President, Livelink ECM Division at Open Text. "The new capabilities we are
announcing today, along with Open Text's two decades of experience and best
practices, will help customers break down the seemingly insurmountable process
and content silos that exist in organizations today, and exploit the real
value of business content for competitive advantage. Leveraging Open Text
Content Services, our customers will be able to more effectively preserve
corporate memory, protect intellectual capital, leverage business content
across all applications to derive true value, and address governance and
compliance requirements."
    The new capabilities are exposed as Web Services, so that customers and
partners can integrate and extend their use of the ECM technology within their
organizations. The new services include:

    Open Text Enterprise Connect:

    Designed from the ground up to eliminate user adoption challenges and
minimize training requirements, Enterprise Connect is a revolutionary new user
interface paradigm that serves dynamic, personalized content in context from
within a user's choice of desktop application, including Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Explorer and Microsoft Outlook.
    At the core of Enterprise Connect is a framework which allows
organizations to deliver to information workers content in context, leveraging
customizable business views. Its extensible plug-in architecture and software
development kit decouples the user experience from the underlying content
repositories, providing seamless access to all business content. Leveraging
the business views, Open Text partners and customers will be able to design
and deploy content-enabled applications with much greater speed, eliminating
the development effort for an application interface.
    (http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2007/22/c6528.html)

    Open Text Enterprise Process Services:

    Open Text Enterprise Process Services provides enterprise process
services which allow information workers to automate and manage the flow of
business content both within and across departments to meet the business
requirements of the organization. The BPM capabilities act as the glue that
take a typical ECM implementation beyond simple access to content, delivering
on the promise of interaction with all business content, providing ways of
tying together business content with enterprise application data.
    (http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2007/22/c6529.html)

    Open Text Enterprise Library Services:

    Enterprise Library Services provide the foundation for a single, trusted
repository that delivers integrated records management, metadata management,
archive and search capabilities for all business content in an organization
including content stored in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server sites, SAP
applications, file systems, email and Open Text content repositories. With
Enterprise Library Services, content can be managed, archived and stored
consistently across the entire organization, based on a lifecycle defined by
records retention and disposition rules and the value of the content to the
organization.
    (http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2007/22/c6524.html)

    Open Text Content Services enable organizations to easily extend the
footprint of their deployments of content-enabled applications across the
enterprise, including applications for accounts payable, vendor invoice
management, employee information management, customer information management,
contract management, regulated documents, litigation management, internal
controls, brand asset management, and applications for vertical markets such
as matter lifecycle management for law firms, collaborative submissions for
life sciences, real estate lease management, deal management, and more.
    The key to the new services is their ability to tie into an
organization's existing IT ecosystem, incorporating content from different
systems into a cohesive strategy, while helping organizations gain more value
from their major enterprise systems. Open Text is in a unique position to
deliver these integrated capabilities because of its strategic relationships
with Microsoft, SAP and Oracle, and a track record for delivering solutions
that extend all three.
    For information on availability, see individual press announcements on
each of the services by following the links above.

    LiveLinkUp 2007

    Open Text's LiveLinkUp 2007 conference is being held this year at the
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida. For more information, go
to: http://livelinkup.opentext.com/orlando/2007/.

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

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 ext.2594, mstevens@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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