Alabama Gas Automates Procurement Processes with Open Text's Livelink ECM

    Using Livelink ECM(TM) Software For Use With SAP(R) Solutions, Alabama
    Gas Streamlines Internal Controls For Sarbanes Oxley Compliance,
    Mitigates Risk

    ATLANTA, GA, April 24 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management
(ECM) software and solutions, today announced that Alabama Gas, the largest
natural gas distribution company in Alabama, has optimized and automated its
Procure-to-Pay process using Open Text's Livelink ECM(TM) software for use
with SAP(R) solutions. The solution is used by all departments to make its
procurement process more efficient and to help improve internal controls for
Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
    Open Text announced the news today at SAPPHIRE(R) '07 Atlanta, SAP's
international customer conference, and the 2007 ASUG Annual Conference - both
events are underway this week in Atlanta. Open Text is exhibiting in booth No.
    With roots dating back more than 150 years, Alabama Gas serves more than
460,000 homes and businesses via operations located throughout the state of
Alabama. The company chose Livelink ECM(TM) software for use with SAP
solutions because it integrates easily with the company's SAP solution-based
system, and effectively manages a large volume of invoices and purchase orders
in its Procure-to-Pay process in accordance with its internal controls.
    "One of the primary reasons we chose Open Text was its partnership with
SAP," said Tim Paramore, Senior Project Manager, Alabama Gas Corporation.
"Open Text's Livelink ECM capabilities for SAP solutions have enabled our
users to efficiently centralize receipt of invoices; increase the use of
purchase orders and procurement cards; and reduce the special handling of
    The solution allows Alabama Gas employees, approximately 400 users in
all, to work seamlessly between Livelink ECM, OCR, Microsoft Office(R)
Outlook(R) and SAP. Utilizing the Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) software
with SAP solutions, users can now code invoices and submit requestor approvals
in a matter of minutes, a task that once took an hour or more to complete.
Additionally, users have the ability to identify accrued liabilities; view all
critical documents for a vendor electronically; and take advantage of special
terms and discounting. Alabama Gas has already seen a reduction in the number
of calls taken from vendors, and this number is expected to decrease even
further with the upcoming roll-out of the VIM Vendor Self Service application,
which will enable vendors to access the status of their invoices via the
    "Alabama Gas has optimized and automated its Procure-to-Pay process by
implementing, almost exclusively, Open Text products," said Steve Best, Vice
President, Energy & Chemical Sales at Open Text. "With Livelink ECM software
for use with SAP solutions, Alabama Gas has extracted additional value from
its implementation of SAP solutions through improving its internal processes,
allowing the company to improve productivity, reduce risk and garner a better
relationship with vendors."
    Built on highly scalable technology, Livelink ECM capabilities for SAP
solutions allow users to create, access, manage and securely archive all
content for SAP solution-based systems within one central repository so they
can address stringent requirements for risk reduction, operational efficiency
and IT consolidation. The suite includes ECM solutions for accounts payable
(VIM) and receivable processing, customer information management, employee
document management and contract management; solutions that help companies
create secure, long-term archiving of SAP solution content to address complex
process requirements and compliance mandates; and solutions for consolidating
and archiving content from multiple SAP solutions and/or legacy systems.

    Open Text is an SAP Software Partner. For more information on the
Livelink ECM(TM) software for use with SAP solutions, go to:

    About Alabama Gas Corporation

    Alabama Gas Corporation is the largest natural gas distribution company
in Alabama serving more than 460,000 homes, businesses and industries. It is
the largest natural gas utility in the state of Alabama, and is regulated by
the Alabama Public Service Commission. With roots dating back more than 150
years, Alabama Gas today has operation divisions in Anniston, Birmingham,
Gadsden, Montgomery, Opelika, Selma, and Tuscaloosa.

    About Open Text

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software. The Company's solutions manage information for
all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's
largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open
Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114
countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit

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