Ontario Government Selects Open Text as Exclusive Single Vendor of Record for Enterprise Information Management

    Multi-Year Contract Covers All Levels of Ontario Provincial Government,
    Including Ministries, Agencies and Crown Corporations

    WATERLOO, May 27 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced
that the Ministry of Government Services, representing the Government of
Ontario, has established a 10-year contract for ECM solutions from Open Text,
Canada's largest software company.
    Under the terms of the contract, Open Text's solutions will provide the
foundation for the government's enterprise information management strategy
across all provincial government ministries, agencies and crown corporations.
The solutions will include records and document management software, workflow
management, collaboration software, Web content management and document
imaging solutions. Ontario's information management strategy will help improve
efficiency, transparency and responsiveness to citizens.
    Open Text's solutions will also help the Ontario Government incorporate
the latest social media software designed for enterprises. The solutions will
use applications such as wikis, blogs, forums and communities to improve
worker productivity and collaboration, and provide innovative ways for
government agencies to engage constituents and interest groups.
    "Governments have some of the most complex information management
challenges, given their size, multiple agencies and responsibility to serve
the public," said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Open Text. "The Ontario Government is getting out in front of these challenges
by taking a strategic view of the way they manage information, finding the
important connections between content, processes and the productivity of
employees across the organization."
    Mark Vale, Chief Information and Privacy Officer for the Government of
Ontario will be hosting an enterprise information management session entitled:
Working Smarter, Delivering Value: Transforming Information Work to Support
Effective Service Delivery at the upcoming Canada 3.0: Defining Canada's
Digital Future forum to be held June 8-9, 2009 at The Stratford Institute in
Stratford Ontario.
    The Canada 3.0 forum is organized by the Canadian Digital Media Network
and the University of Waterloo's Stratford Institute. The network was
established earlier this year through funding from the federal government
among others to link Canada's digital media clusters from coast-to-coast,
creating a digital convergence corridor and enabling collaboration between
researchers, implementers and entrepreneurs. UW's Stratford Institute is a
think-tank, integrator and training institute devoted to collaboration between
digital media, international commerce and culture. The Stratford Institute was
established through funding from the Government of Ontario and the City of
Stratford. For more information on the forum please visit
    Open Text's broad government product portfolio and domain expertise is
the leading choice of public sector institutions worldwide. These products are
fully compliant with international records management standards, and help
agencies better manage records and other knowledge assets, maximize
productivity, and improve information access. For more information on Open
Text's public-sector solutions, go to:
    Open Text's solutions are offered as part of the Open Text ECM Suite, the
company's flagship offering. The Open Text ECM Suite brings together the broad
range of content management capabilities organizations need to securely and
safely manage all types of enterprise information documents, vital records,
Web content, video, images, email, forms and reports across many different
enterprise systems and applications.

    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 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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For further information: Michele Stevenson, Open Text Corporation, (519)
888-7111 ext. 2594, mstevens@opentext.com; Stephanie Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (416) 464-8414, sfazio@opentext.com; Brian Edwards, McKenzie
Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com

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