Open Text Recruiting Management for Microsoft SharePoint Simplifies and Automates Hiring Processes



    
    Native Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Application Streamlines
    Complex Hiring Processes, Minimizes Time Required for Hiring Managers
    Involved in Recruiting
    

    WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a
global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced the
release of Open Text Recruiting Management for Microsoft SharePoint, a native
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 application for collaborative hiring
case management that helps to simplify the recruiting process within
organizations. This release is part of a continuing Open Text strategy to
build applications that extend Office SharePoint Server 2007, based on the
Open Text ECM Suite.
    Recruiting processes in any organization can be complex, involving
numerous approvals, collaboration with many departments, interactions with
multiple HR systems and many pieces of content such as resumes, credentials,
certificates, application forms, etc. To help today's organizations manage the
inherent complexities of the corporate hiring process, Open Text Recruiting
Management for Microsoft SharePoint offers a collaborative, flexible case
management application that brings simplicity, efficiency and automation to
the recruiting process.
    "In today's economy, many companies are restructuring and consolidating
operations, and as they make these changes, they're finding holes in their
personnel rosters," said Jens Rabe, Vice President, Microsoft Solutions Group
at Open Text. "Like any business process, hiring must be done more effectively
and at a lower cost. Open Text Recruiting Management for Microsoft SharePoint
allows hiring managers to efficiently manage recruiting documents and data
from within SharePoint Server 2007, providing superior ease of use and full
visibility of the entire recruiting process."
    "The business processes associated with hiring employees are often
challenging and labor intensive to manage," said Tom Rizzo, Director of
SharePoint at Microsoft. "With Open Text Recruiting Management for Microsoft
SharePoint, Open Text is expanding on the SharePoint Server 2007 platform to
make the end user experience seamless in getting relevant candidate data and
content."
    The new solution highlights Open Text's unique approach to Microsoft
SharePoint. Rather than competing with SharePoint, Open Text is creating
specialized ECM applications designed to run natively on top of SharePoint.
Last year, Open Text introduced a case management framework
(http://www.opentext.com/2/global/press-release-details.html?id=2004) which
lets developers easily create functional extensions to SharePoint. Open Text
uses the framework to create a series of ECM applications for SharePoint,
including Open Text Legal Information Management
(http://www.opentext.com/2/global/press-release-details.html?id=1997), a
specialized ECM application for law firms, and now the new recruiting solution
announced today.
    Open Text Recruiting Management for Microsoft SharePoint utilizes
familiar and user-friendly Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Office
Outlook 2007 environments to facilitate the tasks related to the recruitment
process within one application, allowing everyone in the recruiting hierarchy
to participate in the process without the need to be trained on such HR
systems as PeopleSoft. The application also takes advantage of Open Text
Enterprise Connect (http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1949), which lets
users access and interact with all their business content, applications, and
processes from within their familiar desktop applications.
    A dashboard is conveniently accessible from Office Outlook 2007, or
directly within Office SharePoint Server 2007, making it easy for hiring
managers to instantly request a new hire by completing a simple web form. Once
a job offer is extended, the Open Text application archives the job site with
information for long-term audit and retention, and automatically replaces the
non-hired candidates into the central applicant pool to be accessed for future
recruiting.
    Features for Open Text Recruiting Management for Microsoft SharePoint
include:

    
    -  Integration with Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise: Open Text Recruiting
       Management for Microsoft SharePoint automatically imports relevant
       HR data from PeopleSoft. Consistency of PeopleSoft usage is maintained
       through presentation and data exchange from SharePoint without needing
       to access the PeopleSoft user interface directly.

    -  Full Auditing Capabilities and Records Retention: Built upon the
       compliance strengths of long term retention and archival of Open Text
       Enterprise Library Services, the application shares central records
       management practices and maintains compliance with corporate and
       legislative regulations.

    -  Automated Workflow and Approval: Open Text Recruiting Management for
       Microsoft SharePoint leverages request forms, automated tasks and
       notifications to simplify the hiring process.

    -  Dedicated Collaborative Work Area: Information related to the job is
       available within the Office SharePoint Server 2007 site. Users work
       with everyone involved in the hiring process and take advantage of the
       collaborative features of Office SharePoint Server 2007.
    

    Availability: Open Text Recruiting Management for Microsoft SharePoint is
available now. For more information, please visit:
http://www.opentext.com/2/global/sol-products/sol-pro-extensions-microsoft/pro
-ot-recruitmgmt-sharepoint.htm

    Open Text's Leadership in Solutions for Microsoft

    Open Text is a leader in delivering solutions for the Microsoft platform,
including the industry's widest range of solutions that extend Office
SharePoint Server 2007. Open Text is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For
more information on Open Text and Microsoft, go to:
www.opentext.com/microsoft-partner.

    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)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Dodge Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429, sdodge@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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