Open Text Announces First Comprehensive System for Integrated Records, Archiving, Storage Management

    Open Text Enterprise Library Services Provides a Trusted Repository to
    Consistently Manage Retention, Compliance Rules for All Content Types

    One of Three New Content Services Introduced by Open Text Today

    LIVELINKUP 2007, ORLANDO, FL, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:  
OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today
announced Open Text Enterprise Library Services which provides the industry's
first comprehensive offering for integrated records, metadata, archiving and
storage management for all content types across an enterprise. The offering
gives customers a single "trusted repository" delivered as a shared service
for all content, allowing customers to set consistent rules for managing and
archiving content to meet compliance and business requirements, while helping
organizations reduce storage costs.
    Open Text Enterprise Library Services is one of three new content
services announced today at Open Text's LiveLinkUp 2007 conference. The three
form the basis for a next-generation content management framework that takes a
unique, repository-agnostic approach to ECM, eliminating the content and
process silos created by different systems by decoupling the user experience
from the underlying information repositories.
    Open Text Enterprise Library Services provides the critical foundation
for a true enterprise-wide ECM strategy, allowing organizations to manage
content and metadata in a single, consistent way. Information is archived and
stored based on a lifecycle defined by records retention and disposition rules
and the value of the content to the organization, utilizing records management
that is already U.S. Department of Defense 5015.2-STD compliant (a key
standard for records management software used in corporations and government).
Enterprise Library Services integrates with SAP and Microsoft Office
SharePoint Server, as well as Open Text products, including Livelink ECM,
Livelink ECM-eDOCS (formerly Hummingbird Enterprise) and Artesia (RedDot will
be integrated next year).
    "Customers can't solve corporate-wide content management challenges
without a single records management and archiving system that applies one set
of ground rules to all content," said Kirk Roberts, President, Livelink ECM
Division at Open Text. "It's critical to meeting compliance and legal rules,
but the benefits go far beyond that. Enterprise Library Services gives
customers a single system with the power to, once and for all, organize the
daily onslaught of email and documents that flood their systems every day. The
result is lower costs and great value for IT, and improved productivity for
    An important benefit of Enterprise Library Services, according to
Roberts, is that customers gain added value from critical systems such as
email by adding a ready-to-use records management and archiving system that
can manage content for the long term. Customers can improve the performance of
systems such as email and be assured that content that must be retained for
many years is being properly archived and managed outside of systems that are
designed for short-term storage.
    Enterprise Library Services solves customers' biggest storage challenges
because it uses Open Text's Intelligent Storage Management (ISM) capabilities.
Rather than have storage requirements define where content is stored, ISM
virtualizes storage and lets retention rules, policies and the importance of
content define how information is stored, right down to defining specific
storage devices. Open Text integrates with all major storage systems from
leading vendors such as EMC, Hitachi, Sun, HP and others, so customers have
the flexibility to use any combination of storage systems they want. Because
the rules governing how information is stored is independent from the storage
devices themselves, customers have the flexibility to change out older storage
systems without having to worry about the content stored on those systems.
    Enterprise Library Services also provides a robust search capability,
including brokered or federated search, helping users easily search content in
multiple systems to find the information they need. The federated search
capability lets users enter a search term and receive unified results from
multiple search engines inside and outside of the company's systems.

    Records Management Leadership

    Enterprise Library Services furthers Open Text's worldwide leadership in
records management and continues a string of records management innovations
this year. In April, Open Text became the first ECM vendor to offer an
SAP-endorsed business solution for records management
( Open Text was also
first-to-market with a records management solution for Microsoft Office
SharePoint Server 2007 earlier this year
    Open Text is also the leader in document management and archiving for SAP
applications, with solutions deployed in more than 2,500 SAP customer sites
around the world.


    Open Text Enterprise Library Services is available today for Livelink
ECM, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2003 and 2007, SAP applications, major
email systems and file systems, as well as more limited archiving capabilities
for Open Text's Artesia DAM solution. Enterprise Library Services for Livelink
ECM - eDOCS will be available in the second quarter, 2008. Open Text will
extend the full capabilities in Enterprise Library Services to Artesia DAM and
RedDot later in 2008. For more information, go to
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    LiveLinkUp 2007

    Open Text's LiveLinkUp 2007 conference is being held this year at the JW
Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida. For more information, go to:

    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
46,000 customers and millions of 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

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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266,; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 ext.2594,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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