Open Text's Genio Offering to Strengthen Content and Data Integration



    Company Ramps Up Strategy as Customer Demand for Content and Data
    Integration Solutions Grows

    Solutions Bridge Structured and Unstructured Information from Key
    Enterprise Systems

    CHICAGO, IL, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a
global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), said today that its
Genio product line will play a significant role in a broader content and data
integration strategy and suite of solutions. The focus on content and data
integration are key as customers demand more powerful solutions to bridge
islands of information and improve access for better decision making, so that
customers can gain more value from information throughout the enterprise.
    Open Text is committed to offering leading content and data integration
solutions, with plans for a new version of Genio next month. But Genio will
also figure prominently into Open Text's plans to strengthen content and data
integration technologies into its broader ECM offering. Open Text has been
expanding its portfolio of solutions to give customers more powerful ways to
manage all business information across systems and departments in large
organizations, most recently introducing Open Text Content Services
(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1948) as part of this strategy.
    Genio represents a new generation of content and data integration
solutions that transform, cleanse, enrich and direct unstructured and
structured information across the entire spectrum of decision support systems
and corporate applications, spanning projects that include data warehouses,
data marts, mainframe systems, ERP systems, CRM systems, and content
management deployments. Genio's ability to exchange information between ERP
systems fits well with Open Text's leadership in delivering ECM solutions that
manage documents from systems such as SAP through business processes.
    "Genio is a crucial application in our information management system,"
said David Mathieu, CIO of André, a trade name of the Vivarte Group, a leading
European clothing and footwear retailer. "We are very pleased with the
direction the product is taking under Open Text's leadership and look forward
to the evolution of the product to better leverage its capabilities to address
our content and data integration challenges."
    Genio delivers a rich set of benefits that offers organizations
significant and tangible return on investments. Genio was built on the
foundation of four key principles of openness, flexibility, ease of use, and
reusability, and decouples business processes from the complexity of the IT
systems infrastructure, allowing organizations to better execute their agile
business practices.
    "The volume of data in companies today is exploding and organizations are
in constant change with the demands of global competition," said Bill Forquer,
Executive Vice President of Marketing at Open Text. "Companies need more
powerful data integration tools that can help them quickly turn raw data into
useful information. For over 10 years, some of the world's largest
organizations have been leveraging Genio in mission critical applications. As
market needs evolve to address the requirements of a more holistic approach to
content and data integration, Genio will be in a leadership position to
satisfy the most pressing challenges within these organizations."
    Genio will be featured at the ITEC show, December 5-6, 2007 at the COBB
Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where Open Text's Genio representatives
will discuss best business practices for content and data integration. For
more information visit:
http://pages.crosstechmedia.com/WebSite/Index.aspx?C=70000087&S(equ
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    For more information on Genio, go to:
http://connectivity.hummingbird.com/products/nc/genio.html

    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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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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