Hatch(TM) Implements Open Text Livelink ECM Solution For Global Document Management and Control Standards

    System Improves the Way Hatch Manages and Leverages the Collective Memory
    and Know-How of Employees, Partners and Customers

    CHICAGO, IL, April 10 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management
(ECM) software and solutions, today announced that Canadian global engineering
firm Hatch(TM) is implementing a document management and control system using
a Livelink ECM solution from Open Text. The Web-based system creates a virtual
collaborative environment in which Hatch's employees can share documentation
and knowledge on projects with contractors and clients from anywhere in the
world. The ECM solution provides the company with a competitive advantage in
the engineering business by enabling it to deliver more cost effective and
controlled risk solutions to its clients.
    Hatch supplies process and business consulting, information technology,
engineering, and project and construction management to the mining,
metallurgical, manufacturing, energy and infrastructure industries. The global
organization, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005, has a network of
7,000 employees in 80 offices on six continents. Open Text's ECM solution has
improved work sharing, and provides timely and comprehensive analysis and
reporting to Hatch's project teams and clients to streamline operations and
    "One of the most important assets we have to offer to our clients is our
wealth of knowledge from past projects. Some of this knowledge is stored in
written documentation, such as drawings, reports, specifications and catalogue
data, either in digital form or on paper. More information is stored in
databases, where it can wither away unless the database lives beyond the
project and, more importantly, beyond the immediate user or creator," said
Glenn Sakaki, Managing Director, Execution Technology at Hatch. "To fully
utilize this resource it needs to be easily accessible and retrievable by the
appropriate people on our global project teams. The critical factor in our
decision to choose Open Text was the effective combination of its
collaboration and document management solution and the system's ability to
integrate to our SAP application."
    The Livelink ECM solution, which Hatch has branded "workSHARE," helps the
company manage its engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM)
projects by delivering a single, secure system that enables the control and
management of critical documentation between Hatch clients, vendors, and
joint-venture partners. Collaborative teams in different global locations have
immediate online access to project documents. Designs can be worked on around
the clock to speed up the design effort using information exchanged and
synchronized in workSHARE.
    "Manual and paper intensive methods no longer scale to support the
business productivity demands and handling of large volumes of documents and
communications," said Sakaki. "The workSHARE solution is a key business
enabler for Hatch." The Livelink ECM solution allows teams to collaborate on
documents, while retaining a full history of the edits by each person. An
integrated Livelink ECM module for transmittal management ensures that Hatch
can manage its controlled documentation within the Livelink ECM interface
while also providing for audit trails of what has been issued to a recipient
in support of the document control reports. This helps ensure document
control, reduces risks, and eliminates project rework, delays and added costs.
    Hatch's workSHARE solution enables the ongoing handover of project and
engineering documents in real time, versus post-project completion handover in
the past.
    The Open Text document management system has also helped Hatch address
legal requirements and government regulations, including the quality standard
requirements of ISO 9001. Hatch was the first major engineering firm in North
America to have its management systems certified on ISO 9001-94 standards. The
Livelink ECM solution also ensures compliance with internal business policies
related to safety, permits, warranties, contracts, and client and internal
    Accessing project information is made easier with Open Text's Web-based
solution, according to Sakaki. "The ability to have a single repository of
working and published documents, such that all intellectual property for a
project is captured within the project environment, gives people easy access
to accurate, secure information. In addition, we can reduce the size of email
messages by sending links to documents stored in workSHARE as opposed to
emailing the attachments. It is a complete electronic system for the entire
document control process."
    "Organizations today recognize that in order to support successful
business processes they need to take a holistic view that combines people,
well defined practices, and efficient technology," said John Wilkerson,
Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Services and Support at Open Text.
"Hatch's business and technology teams, in conjunction with Open Text, have
developed a market proven, Web-based engineering document control and
management system that is deployed around the world. It provides the firm with
a unified, real-time solution to help track, manage, report and collaborate on
documents, improving productivity with bottom line results."
    For more information about Hatch's Livelink ECM deployment, read the Open
Text customer success story at: Hatch Case Study

    About Hatch(TM)

    Hatch is a leading global consulting, engineering, technologies,
information systems, procurement, project and construction management, and
startup and commissioning firm. The company is dedicated to three sectors:
mining and metals; energy; and infrastructure. The business units and
affiliates of the Hatch Group provide a full range of innovative process
consulting, technology-driven solutions, technologies and business and
technical services through a network of 7,000 employees in 80 permanent
offices on the six industrial continents. Programs and projects under
management have an aggregate value in excess of US$20 billion. Fees for 2005
exceeded $1,000,000,000.
    Hatch was the first major engineering firm in North America to have its
management systems certified on ISO 9001-94 standards, and was named one of
the 50 Best Managed Private Companies in Canada in each of the three years
Hatch applied for the distinction. For more information, go to: www.hatch.ca.

    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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