Independent Analyst Firm Cites ECM Vendor Open Text as an Industry Leader in Records Management

    Company's Livelink ECM - Records Management Named a Leader in Study of 12
    Solutions. Records Management Critical to Regulatory, Commercial and
    Operational Compliance Worldwide

    CHICAGO, March 22 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM)
software and solutions, announced today that analyst firm Forrester Research,
Inc. (Nasdaq:   FORR) has named Open Text a leader in The Forrester Wave(TM):
Records Management, Q1 2007, published on March 14, 2007 and authored by Barry
Murphy with Connie Moore. The company's Livelink ECM - Records Management
solution was one of only three solutions to be named a leader of 12 solutions
included in the study.
    Forrester's report takes an in-depth look at records management solutions
and discusses trends that are driving the need for records management (RM) in
business. According to the report, "More stringent government regulations,
more explicit Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), and more reliance on
information as an organizational asset highlight the critical need to manage
the full life cycle of information. RM software has emerged as the lynchpin of
compliance solutions, capable of applying policies to electronic and
paper-based information that govern the length of retention, the
accessibility, and the manner of destruction."
    In a summary of Open Text's solution, the study states, "Open Text
Livelink ECM - Records Management is a leader in the records management (RM)
market because it provides a framework for federated RM, flexible user
interface options, and strong retention management capabilities." The summary
went on to say, "The product can abstract RM functions - like real-time
tracking management and image/scanning - into the tools that businesspeople
commonly use, such as Microsoft Office. It has an especially good integration
to MS SharePoint - one that not only abstracts RM functions into the
SharePoint interface, but also provides an archive back end so that content
from SharePoint sites can be archived and managed as records from one system."
    "When we look out over the market, it's clear that Open Text is a leading
enterprise content management vendor not only by size, but also by the breadth
and capabilities of its compliance offerings, and its subject matter and
domain expertise in the implementation of records management, compliance and
litigation initiatives," said Kirk Roberts, Executive Vice President,
Products, Solutions and Marketing at Open Text. "We are glad to see this high
level of recognition in Forrester's analysis, as we continue to extend our
records management and compliance offerings to build solutions that address
the needs of Global 2000 organizations and government entities around the
    Roberts points out that Open Text is continuing its role as a leader in
enterprise records management through its new Enterprise Library Services,
first introduced in November ( as
part of Livelink ECM 10, the latest version of the company's ECM suite.
Enterprise Library Services integrate enterprise records management,
archiving, metadata management and search capabilities, providing
organizations with the ability to effectively implement retention strategies
enterprise-wide, spanning multiple content stores. Customers can manage the
metadata and lifecycle of content stored in enterprise applications such as
Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and Open Text's Livelink ECM, as well as content
stored in email, file systems, and other repositories.
    Also included in the study was Open Text's Livelink ECM - eDOCS solution
for records management, formerly a Hummingbird solution before Open Text's
acquisition of Hummingbird in October. The Livelink ECM - eDOCS solution was
positioned as one of four "Strong Performers."

    Continued Records Management Recognition
    Open Text's Livelink ECM - Records Management has also recently received
a "Strong Positive" rating in Gartner Inc.'s January 30, 2007 "MarketScope for
Records Management, 2007" report authored by research vice president, Kenneth
Chin(*) ( Open Text's Strong
Positive rating was the highest possible rating in the report, which covered
solutions from 11 software companies.
    Open Text is a worldwide leader in records management, offering solutions
that allow organizations to apply records management policies to content in
multiple systems. The solutions can be integrated with Open Text's content
archiving and search capabilities to provide comprehensive, compliance-driven
retention and disposition rules to content across the enterprise, and to
support legal discovery.
    Livelink ECM - Records Management and Livelink ECM - eDOCS RM are both
certified for the U.S. Department of Defense's 5015.2, Chapter 2 and Chapter
4, the United Kingdom's TNA regulations and Australia's VERS regulations - all
key certifications required for records management solutions in each market.
Livelink ECM - Records Management also has certified integrations with SAP(R)
solutions and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2003 and 2007. Open Text was
the first to receive records management certification with Microsoft Office
SharePoint Server 2007 under the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2
certification program (
    To view an executive summary of The Forrester Wave, Records Management,
Q1 2007, go to For more information on records management
and litigation issues, go to: For more information
on Open Text's records management solutions, go to:

    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

    (*)The MarketScope is copyrighted January 30, 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is
reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at
and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain
vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the
MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors
with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied,
with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose.

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For further information:

For further information: Rich Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330, x4266,; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2594,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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