B. Braun Melsungen AG Selects Open Text's Livelink ECM for 11,000 Users of SAP(R) Applications



    Major International Medical Equipment Supplier Plans Large-Scale
    Deployment of Open Text for Compliant Archiving of SAP Data and Documents

    MUNICH, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corp. (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), the
largest independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software
and solutions, announced today that international medical equipment and
services provider B. Braun Melsungen AG has selected Open Text to help it meet
compliance and governance requirements and will implement Livelink ECM -
Document Management for use with SAP(R) solutions company-wide. The large
scale deployment will span the company's 11,000 users of SAP applications and
help provide legally compliant archiving of SAP data and documents.
    B. Braun chose Open Text for the proven scalability and efficiency of
Livelink ECM, Open Text's strategic relationship with SAP AG and the positive
experience as an existing Open Text customer. B. Braun has been using Web
content management solutions from RedDot, Open Text's Web Solutions Group,
since 2005.
    "During the course of expanding our implementation of SAP applications
worldwide, we identified a need for an archiving solution. We also wanted to
ensure that the archiving solution we implemented would be a seamless
extension to our future, group-wide enterprise content management
infrastructure," said Karl-Heinz Low, CIO of B. Braun Melsungen. "We have
selected Open Text as our strategic supplier for expanding our ECM platform
group-wide because of its comprehensive product offering."
    B. Braun provides products worldwide for anesthesiology, internal
medicine, cardiology, extracorporeal blood treatment and surgery, as well as
services for hospitals, medical practices and the homecare industry. B.
Braun's products and services generate ongoing information exchanges resulting
in findings that aid in product development. Its innovative products and
services help to optimize workflows at hospitals and medical practices and
improve safety for patients, doctors and healthcare providers. For the 2006
fiscal year, B. Braun Melsungen recorded earnings of more than
(euro)3.3 billion and has 32,000 employees worldwide.
    "B. Braun Melsungen demonstrates what we are seeing from many of our
customers: A desire to integrate their critical SAP application-based systems
with a larger ECM strategy to better manage increasingly complex information
and compliance demands," said John Wilkerson, Executive Vice President of
Global Sales, Services and Support at Open Text. "This drive among customers
has been the foundation of our strategic relationship with SAP. For
organizations with SAP applications, Open Text combines both the expertise and
solutions to make us the vendor of choice to bridge structured and
unstructured information."
    Open Text is an SAP Software Partner with solutions that have achieved
SAP Certified Integration. The companies have shared two decades of
partnership and co-development. As a result of this cooperative relationship,
Open Text, which acquired IXOS in 2003, is the market leader in document
management, document archiving and data archiving for SAP solutions.
Broad-based and industry solutions let enterprises create, access, manage and
securely archive all content for SAP solutions - both data and documents - to
address stringent requirements for risk reduction, operational efficiency and
IT consolidation.
    In May, SAP and Open Text announced that SAP would resell archiving and
complementary document management solutions from Open Text
(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1879). Open Text also recently
introduced Livelink ECM(TM) - Records Management for use with SAP applications
(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1872). For more information about
Open Text's relationship with SAP and the company's solutions for use with SAP
applications, go to: www.opentext.com/sap-partner.

    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
www.opentext.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
    of 1995

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the
success of any of the Company's strategic initiatives, the Company's growth
and profitability prospects, the benefits of the Company's products to be
realized by customers, the Company's position in the market and future
opportunities therein, the deployment of Livelink and our other products by
customers, and future performance of Open Text Corporation. Forward-looking
statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to
future events, conditions or circumstances. Forward-looking statements in this
release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. The risks and
uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, among
others, the failure to develop new products, risks involved in fluctuations in
currency exchange rates, delays in purchasing decisions of customers, the
completion and integration of acquisitions, the possibility of technical,
logistical or planning issues in connection with deployments, the continuous
commitment of the Company's customers, demand for the Company's products and
other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Form 10-K for the year
ended June 30, 2006. You should not place undue reliance upon any such
forward-looking statements, which are based on management's beliefs and
opinions at the time the statements are made, and the Company does not
undertake any obligations to update forward-looking statements should
circumstances or management's beliefs or opinions change.

    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
    countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks,
    registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service
    names mentioned herein are property of Open Text Corporation or other
    respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Director, Corporate
Communications, Open Text Corporation, (847) 267-9330 ext.4266,
rmaganin@opentext.com; Michele Stevenson, Open Text Corporation, (519)
888-7111 ext.2594, Cell: (416) 602-3347, mstevens@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890