Dutch Law Firm Dirkzwager Selects Open Text to Manage Legal Information in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

    Open Text ECM Suite Will Manage All Dirkzwager's SharePoint Content Firm-

    WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today
announced that the long-established Dutch lawyers and notaries firm
Dirkzwager, have selected Open Text(TM) Legal Information Management for
Microsoft SharePoint, a specialized document management application for the
legal market designed to run on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
    Open Text Legal Information Management (LIM) is a powerful content
application for law firms and legal departments that leverages the Open Text
ECM Suite and extends Microsoft SharePoint. The solution is part of Open
Text's strategy to build specialized content applications that run natively on
SharePoint and use the deep content lifecycle management capabilities of the
Open Text ECM Suite. Core to the strategy is Open Text Case Management
Framework for SharePoint, which lets developers create functional extensions
to SharePoint. Open Text used the framework to create LIM as well as other
content applications for SharePoint.
    Dirkzwager selected the solution from Open Text following an extensive
selection procedure and proof of concept. The firm is also benefiting from the
extensive industry knowledge and experience of the teams at Open Text and
Timesoft, Open Text's Benelux partner which is implementing the solution.
    Dirkzwager is innovative when it comes to its ICT-environment and has
made a strategic choice for SharePoint as its preferred information and
collaboration platform. The organization has created a 'new working space' for
lawyers, based on profile-driven desktops. The firm is also one of the first
within the legal and notarial market to work with profile-driven RSS feeds.
For example, a lawyer in employment only receives information in his mailbox
that is focused on this specialist field. The added value of Open Text is the
solid basis for legal document management, records management, archiving and
e-mail management, complemented by industry-specific functionality designed
around the work habits of lawyers and notaries.

    Centralized Storage

    A case file is the key element in the work of lawyers and notaries. A
reliable records management and archiving solution is therefore indispensable
for legal firms. In the back-office, all information obtained in one case has
to be stored in a central repository. From a user perspective, it is crucial
to view at a glance, which documents are part of a specific case file.
Additionally it is important for the solution to be able to communicate with
all other software solutions that generate documents, like official notarial
    "The choice for the document management solution from Open Text fits
entirely within our strategic vision towards SharePoint, as the solution
connects seamlessly with the Microsoft Office SharePoint platform," said
Jeroen Zweers, Manager ICT & ID, Dirkzwager. "Open Text is also one of the
first to offer this. Other factors that have been decisive for Dirkzwager are
the LIM functionality and the dedication from Open Text and Timesoft for this
    "The strength of Open Text is that the company has smartly combined its
document management functionality with the standard functionality of Microsoft
SharePoint," says Ernst Osnabrugge, Director at Timesoft. "For lawyers and
notaries it is also very important to structure their e-mail archiving. Again
Open Text can play a crucial role because of the possibility to store e-mail
from Microsoft Outlook directly in a central database. We are convinced of the
promising future of LIM offering the end-user a gateway to the new way of
    "We are very pleased that a progressive Dutch law firm like Dirkzwager is
the first in the world to decide to use the combined solution from Open Text
and Microsoft Office SharePoint to fulfill its document management needs,"
said Ingrid Bosman, Sales Manager for Benelux at Open Text. "Meanwhile there
have already been other organizations within the legal sector in the United
Kingdom and the United States that have signed up for the solution."
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    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
50 million 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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    Copyright (C) 2009 by Open Text Corporation. Open Text and Open Text
Legal Information Management for Microsoft SharePoint are trademarks or
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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 Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429, sdodge@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com

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