Open Text to Show ECM Suite for Use With SAP(R) Solutions at SAPPHIRE(R) 2009 Orlando Conference



    
    Open Text to Lead Educational Sessions with Customers Discussing How
    Transparent Access to Enterprise Content Drives Down Business Cost
    

    ORLANDO, May 11 /CNW/ - Open Text (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global
leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), said today it will be working
with SAP customers to demonstrate the Open Text ECM Suite for use with SAP(R)
solutions during the SAPPHIRE(R) 2009 Orlando and the 2009 ASUG Annual
conferences. Both events are being held simultaneously this week at the Orange
County Convention Center.
    Connecting business content with SAP applications continues to present a
significant opportunity to lower costs and boost information worker
productivity. According to a recent IDC whitepaper sponsored by Open Text and
SAP (1), over half of respondents from large organizations (companies with
2,000 or more employees) say they need to integrate unstructured information
with their ERP and CRM systems. The leading industry research firm estimates
that improving information "findability" alone would save large enterprises
more than $10 million per year (2).
    During SAPPHIRE 2009, customers will have the opportunity to learn
firsthand how the Open Text ECM Suite for use with SAP solutions provides
transparent access to enterprise content of all kinds - whether customer
correspondence, scanned images of invoices, contracts, or word processing
documents and spreadsheets - from within users' familiar SAP applications.
This significantly boosts productivity because the content they need is
automatically available in the context of their work.
    Open Text delivers ECM extensions that integrate with and complement SAP
solutions, helping organizations reduce risk, increase operational efficiency
and drive IT consolidation. Among the savings being highlighted at the Open
Text booth (No.336) this week include:

    
    -  Lowered AP processing costs as well as cost of goods, with the SAP
       Invoice Management application by Open Text
    -  Elimination of legacy system cost (maintenance, servers, consulting,
       etc) with Legacy Decommissioning
    -  Reduction of 50 percent or more in consulting and services costs to
       upgrade to current versions of SAP solutions with Upgrade Solutions
    -  Up to a 90 percent reduction in storage and data center costs with the
       SAP Archiving application by Open Text
    -  Savings of 60 percent in physical document workflow costs in core
       modules: Customer Information Management, Employee Information
       Management and Supplier Information Management from Open Text

    The sessions Open Text will host with customers will give attendees
hands-on strategies and best-practice examples for optimizing the use of ECM
solutions in SAP application environments. These sessions include:

    -  Implementing and Monitoring AP Optimization and Automation at Holcim,
       Wednesday, May 13, 11:45 a.m., presented by Fabio Negrao, manager,
       Procure-to-Pay, Holcim; and Thomas Walker, portfolio manager, SAP
       Accounts Payable Solutions, Open Text

    -  Rate Case Management Made Easy with Solutions from SAP and Open Text,
       Thursday, May 14, 10:30 a.m., presented by Beth Cobb, team lead, ECM
       at TXU Energy Retail Company LLC; Hugh Ritchie, industry manager, Open
       Text; and Joanne Kelley, industry principal, Utilities, SAP America,
       Inc.

    -  Improve Accounts Payable Processes Utilizing SAP's New Invoice
       Management, Thursday, May 14, 12:00 p.m., presented by Tom Walker,
       Open Text; and George Penton, ERP Solutions Management, SAP Labs LLC
    

    "Bringing enterprise content into enterprise business processes
represents a significant opportunity for companies to cut costs and gain a
business advantage," said Patrick Barnert, Vice President, SAP Solutions at
Open Text. "More and more we are seeing customers looking for the tight
integration between content and enterprise applications only available from
Open Text and SAP. CIOs and business managers alike are looking to get more
from their IT assets today."
    Supporting that view in a recent white paper (1) is IDC analyst Melissa
Webster who writes: "We believe SAP users will see tremendous benefit in the
ability to transparently leverage ECM in conjunction with their portfolio of
SAP applications, without needing to change their existing processes,
re-implement their applications, or retrain their users...Rarely does IT have
such a good opportunity to enhance the organization's controls over
information management without impacting existing users and applications."
    Open Text is an industry leader in ECM solutions for use with SAP
applications, leveraging two decades of partnership and co-development, and
expertise gained from delivering solutions to more than 3,000 SAP customer
sites around the world. For more information on the Open Text ECM Suite for
use with SAP solutions, go to: www.opentext.com/sap.
    Open Text's solutions for use with SAP are offered as part of the Open
Text ECM Suite, which brings together the broad range of content management
capabilities organizations need to securely and safely manage all types of
enterprise information documents, vital records, Web content, video, images,
email, forms and reports across many different enterprise systems and
applications.

    SAPPHIRE & ASUG

    For more information on SAPPHIRE 2009 and the 2009 ASUG Annual
Conference, go to:
http://www.opentext.com/2/ex_event.html?evtype=events&id=70120000000B2rsAAC

    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.

    
    (1) IDC White Paper sponsored by Open Text and SAP, Enterprise Content
        Meets Enterprise Business Processes: Open Text and SAP's Joint
        Solution, Doc No. IDCWPT02R, February 2009:
http://www.opentext.com/download/livelinkdownload.html?path=product/sap/idc-wh
itepaper-enterprise-content-ot-sap.pdf

    (2) The Hidden Costs of Information Work, IDC No.201334, April 2006.

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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, ext.2429, sfazio@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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