OpenText Joins Key Industry Group Advancing "Smart Metering," Energy Efficiency in Europe

European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) leads the way in collaboration between leading manufacturers, IT companies and systems integrators in Europe

WATERLOO, ON, April 5 /CNW/ - OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTC) today announced that it has joined the European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG). With this membership, OpenText will collaborate with other global companies in sharing thought leadership and expertise in an effort to set industry standards for the European smart metering industry.

ESMIG members are comprised of leading European meter manufacturers, IT companies and systems integrators. Member companies cover all aspects of smart metering, including electricity, gas, water, and heat measurement. These members represent the entire value chain from meter manufacturing, software, installation and consulting to communications, data management and systems integration. By giving support to the European Union and its member states, as well as through cooperation and partnerships with relevant stakeholders, the group aims to assist in the development, introduction, integration and management of smart metering solutions across Europe.

"The utilities sector is growing organically and changing in new ways as a result of smart metering and other initiatives to increase energy efficiency," said Walter Köhler, OpenText's Vice President of Global Services, EMEA. "As a component of OpenText's ECM Suite, our customer communication management capabilities enable utilities to communicate more effectively with customers about their energy usage. This communication helps customers improve their energy efficiency while boosting the customer experience. By collaborating with other companies and integrators, we are helping EU institutions, consumers and utilities make the best possible decisions about smart meter adoption today and into the future."

"We are thrilled that OpenText is joining as a member of our group," said Dr. Howard Porter, ESMIG Managing Director. "The wealth of expertise in enterprise content management and digital content solutions that OpenText offers to our group will greatly enhance in the development and roll out of end-to-end smart metering solutions for organizations throughout Europe."

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OpenText, a global ECM leader, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. OpenText brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries.  Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts™ to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit

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