The City of London Selects Open Text to Deliver Corporate-Wide Records Management and Archiving



    
    The Solution Will Provide A Single, Trusted Source of Information to Help
    Improve Services and Efficiency
    

    LONDON, UK, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced
that The City of London Corporation has selected Open Text to provide a
comprehensive corporate records management and archiving solution.
    The City of London Corporation is responsible for the needs of its
residents, businesses and over 340,000 people who come to work in the downtown
offices everyday, creating vast quantities of both physical and electronic
documents and records. Among bodies that provide local authority services, the
City of London Corporation is unique; with over 800 years of history it is the
oldest local-authority entity in the country. The organization takes pride in
combining its ancient traditions and ceremonial functions with the role of a
modern and efficient local authority.
    The volume of information that must be securely managed required the City
of London Corporation in February 2006 to embark upon a project to identify a
robust, scalable and economically viable solution to meet their needs. They
needed a solution that would enable them to deliver better services to the
hundreds of thousands of residents, visitors and businesses they interact with
daily, as well as to create a better working environment for staff.
    Roger Marshall, IS Director at the City of London Corporation commented:
"In planning a major building refurbishment, which involved the decanting of
existing archives, we engaged a consultant to advise us on how we should
manage our archiving moving forward. He proposed we should not just archive
new documents, but also digitize them by implementing an electronic document
and records management system. We saw this as an opportunity not to just
change the way we archive documents, but also improve our business processes."
    The City of London Corporation's existing systems didn't enable employees
to share information with ease, resulting in duplication of files and time
wasted searching for the right information. The result was an overall decrease
in efficiency amongst staff, as the volume of information continued to grow. A
new solution was required that could deliver both digital archiving as well as
corporate-wide records management.
    Following a rigorous two-year tendering process, Open Text was selected
in June 2008 and the City of London Corporation plans to start deploying the
solution this month. Roger commented: "Throughout the tendering process we
reviewed a number of the leading vendors in the market, all of which offered
basically what we needed. We chose Open Text because it was the most
user-friendly. This was essentially what tipped the balance for us."
    Roger concluded: "We see Open Text as the answer to helping us meet a
common corporate standard in line with the government's National Best Practice
Scheme and eventually leading to one single source of truth, eliminating the
duplication of both electronic and physical files. Eventually we hope the
solution will reduce the need for paper based files and ultimately bring
greater efficiencies, which will reflect in the service we offer our
residents."
    Simon Lill, Open Text's Sales Director for the Public Sector in the UK
commented: "It is a real privilege to be working with one of the oldest and
most prestigious councils in the country. We hope that through the
implementation of Livelink ECM, the City of London Corporation will be able to
continue to offer a great level of service to its residents for a further 800
years."

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


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