Open Text Sees Customer Momentum with Livelink ECM Integration for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007



    Large Organizations Choosing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Look to
    Extend Solutions With Open Text's Livelink ECM

    CHICAGO, April 23 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), the largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
software and solutions, said today that it is seeing strong customer momentum
with its Livelink ECM integration for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server,
including its first-to-market solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
2007 released in early March. Open Text is a leader in providing ECM solutions
that extend the Microsoft platform, and offers the most comprehensive
enterprise records management and archiving capabilities for Microsoft Office
SharePoint Server.
    Open Text is seeing strong momentum for the solutions from customers that
want enterprise-scale records management and compliant, long-term archiving to
complement and extend the value of their Office SharePoint Server deployments.
Customers recently choosing the Open Text integration, either for the 2003 or
2007 versions of Office SharePoint Server, include the U.S.'s National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Aera Energy LLC.
    Open Text has worked closely with Microsoft to extend the functionality
of its Livelink ECM integration for Office SharePoint Server to meet the full
range of customer requirements and usage scenarios. With its latest
integration for Office SharePoint Server 2007, Open Text once again
demonstrated its leadership in being first-to-market with a solution that
integrates with the latest Microsoft applications. Livelink ECM was the first 
to be certified for its integration with Office SharePoint Server 2007 under
the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 certification program, a critical
standard for records management software being purchased by major corporations
and government agencies.

    Livelink ECM adds value in four main areas common among many enterprise
customers using Office SharePoint Server today, including:

    
    -   Lifecycle Management - The ability to meet compliance and legal
        requirements around document retention and litigation support, while
        transparently offsetting the storage load from the front line Office
        SharePoint Server environment to a wide range of best of breed
        storage media. This also allows SharePoint Server documents to be
        classified as records in compliance with U.S. Department of Defense
        5015.2 standards directly from the native SharePoint Server
        interface.

    -   Office SharePoint Server Content Archiving - Intelligent archiving
        and storage management of Office SharePoint Server data and
        documents, offering lower cost and easier management for large-scale
        applications. In addition, enterprises are assured of long-term
        support for all major enterprise storage systems, including EMC
        Centera, IBM, NetApp, Sun, Hitachi Data Systems and HP.

    -   Access to Existing Livelink ECM Services - Users can stay in their
        familiar Office SharePoint Server environment and gain full access to
        content, workflow, reports and document classification information
        from Livelink ECM.

    -   Federated Search - The integration provides the ability for users to
        use search from within Office SharePoint Server to not only search
        SharePoint Server content across multiple sites, but also content
        stored in Livelink ECM. This lets users stay in their SharePoint
        Server environment, find the content they are looking for and
        repurpose it in many different ways. A key component of the search
        integration is that it maintains all user permissions to the content
        in Livelink ECM.
    

    "Open Text is combining for our mutual customers the enterprise content
management capabilities of Office SharePoint Server 2007 with the tools for
corporate governance and compliance that Open Text delivers," said Jeff Teper,
Corporate Vice President for Office Business Platform at Microsoft Corp. "The
integration capabilities of Open Text's solution deliver significant benefits
and enable our customers to extend the value of their IT investments."
    "We are pleased with the strong adoption of our new solutions we are
delivering for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server," said Kirk Roberts,
Executive Vice President of Products, Solutions and Marketing at Open Text.
"Our strategic focus continues to be on extending the latest Microsoft
technologies with powerful new ECM capabilities, providing joint customers of
Microsoft and Open Text with a rich enterprise content management platform. We
will continue to work with Microsoft to deliver innovative, first-of-its-kind
solutions."
    Open Text is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and last year was named
the 2006 Microsoft Global ISV Partner of the Year. For more information on the
Microsoft and Open Text relationship, go to
http://www.opentext.com/2/strategic-partners/part-strat-microsoft.htm. For
more information on Open Text's records management solutions, go to:
http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-products/sol-pro-records-management.htm.

    About Open Text

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software. The Company's solutions manage information for
all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's
largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open
Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114
countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit
www.opentext.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Rich Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 x4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 x2594, mstevens@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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