Open Text Unveils Revolutionary New User Interface Paradigm with Customizable Views of Business Content



    Designed from the Ground Up to Eliminate Barriers to User Adoption and
    Facilitate Rapid Delivery of Content-Enabled Applications

    One of Three New Content Services Introduced by Open Text Today

    LIVELINKUP 2007, ORLANDO, FL, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation
(NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management
(ECM), today announced Open Text Enterprise Connect, a revolutionary user
interface paradigm designed to empower information workers to access and
interact with all their business content, applications, and processes from
within their familiar desktop applications, including Microsoft Office (Word,
Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes.
    Open Text Enterprise Connect is one of three new content services
announced today at Open Text's LiveLinkUp 2007 conference. The new services
form the basis for Open Text's next-generation content management framework,
which 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.
    With Enterprise Connect, information workers can easily interact with
content from multiple repositories and applications, drag and drop objects
between repositories, initiate workflows, and apply metadata and records
classifications to objects.
    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.
    Enterprise Connect's powerful plug-in architecture facilitates rapid
deployment of applications through a universal client, leveraging
single-sign-on technology. Training is minimized because the application looks
like a natural extension of the preferred user interface. Plug-ins are
available to access and interact with content stored in Open Text content
repositories, SAP applications and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
repositories.
    "Enterprise Connect overcomes usability and user adoption challenges, by
allowing us to bring the application to the user in a more user-centered and
familiar way, rather than forcing them to learn how to work in a completely
new interface," said Steve Miller, Chief Architect & Information Strategist
for Strategic Innovators, an Open Text partner specializing in usability
focused information management strategy and solutions for the Energy Sector.
"The ability to easily develop and add plug-ins to expose content from
multiple business applications is very powerful. And what makes it a
killer-app is the ability to allow the end user to interact with the system in
the most straightforward business centric way, customizing the interaction
such that usability and efficiency are greatly enhanced. Using the out-of-the
box framework, business users can customize the way content is presented and
delivered. This significantly reduces dependencies on IT and empowers
managers, who best understand their business challenges, to deliver
applications to staff in tailored user environments. The plug-in architecture
allows customers and partners like us to develop more in-depth solutions, such
as our prototype plug-in for Well File Management, targeted at specific
business needs with a repository-agnostic approach"
    "Our customers have a myriad of different interfaces and many different
systems which support the business," said Kirk Roberts, President, Livelink
ECM Division at Open Text. "Open Text Enterprise Connect enables organizations
to simplify the user experience by aggregating every type of business content
and bringing it to the desktop in a logical, business-centric view, customized
to a user's role, all inside the Microsoft desktop environment."
    Open Text Enterprise Connect's rich software development kit (SDK) makes
it easy for customers, third-party developers and system integrators to
deliver any content-centric application to users at the desktop in the same
familiar interface. The SDK includes .NET and C++ base classes, plus source
documentation, source code and a variety of tools that will help organizations
to easily develop custom solutions and plug-in applications for Enterprise
Connect quickly and efficiently.

    Availability:

    Open Text Enterprise Connect is already available for SAP applications
and will ship in December for Livelink ECM and Livelink ECM - eDOCS. Support
for email systems and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2003 and 2007 will be
available in the second quarter, 2008. For more information on Open Text
Enterprise Connect, go to:
    http://opentext.com/2/sol-products/content-services/enterprise-connect.htm.

    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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    This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the
success of any of the Company's strategic initiatives, the Company's growth
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    Copyright (C) 2007 by Open Text Corporation. LIVELINK ECM and OPEN TEXT
    are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the
    United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other
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    respective owners.





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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