Open Text Announces Major Upgrade to Employee Information Management Solution, Adds New Guest Access Capabilities

    EIM 2.0 Solution Offers Integration with SAP ERP Human Capital
    Management, Optimizes Workflow, and Meets Legal Requirements for
    Personnel Document Storage

    CHICAGO, IL, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:  OTEX)
(TSX:OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today
announced the release of Version 2.0 of its Open Text Employee Information
Management (EIM) solution. Highlights of the new version include improved user
navigation, tighter integration with the SAP(R) ERP Human Capital Management
(SAP ERP HCM) solution, as well as a new feature that allows guest users to
temporarily access content in personnel folders, subject to security policies.
    Human Resources (HR) departments are increasingly measured by their
contribution to corporate strategic goals. However, as much as 70 percent of
the HR department's budget is devoted to document-intensive administrative
tasks. HR administrators and managers spend too much time looking for
information in paper folders and in various systems such as email or Microsoft
Office just to get the answers to simple inquiries from employees or managers.
In turn, strategic tasks, such as personnel development, often are postponed
or never get done.

    Strategic Personnel Management

    Open Text EIM 2.0 brings new ECM capabilities to automate
document-intensive HR processes, so that HR departments can redirect their
focus from administrative tasks to strategic tasks. The solution manages the
entire lifecycle of employee information and helps meet legal data protection
guidelines and provisions concerning document storage and deletion.
    "With Open Text EIM, shuffling paper and making multiple photocopies of
HR files are now things of the past," said Patrick Barnert, Vice President,
SAP Solutions Group at Open Text. "By using a document management solution
that's integrated with SAP solutions, HR can perform standard processes more
efficiently, freeing up time for more value-added activities, and thus
becoming a strategic partner in the business."
    With Open Text EIM 2.0, users can access SAP ERP HCM data directly from
the Open Text solution and execute SAP transactions without having to switch
between applications. In reverse, relevant employee folders in EIM can be
directly called up from SAP ERP HCM. All documents in a personnel folder are
made available via a transparent and flexible folder structure with categories
and sub-categories. Using thumbnail images of documents, users can quickly
find desired documents. Microsoft Office documents or emails can be inserted
using convenient drag and drop. In addition to aggregating access to employee
information that may be distributed across multiple SAP solutions and non-SAP
systems, EIM 2.0 includes scanning software to support the conversion of paper
to electronic files that can be uploaded to the system.

    Self-Service and Shared-Service Scenarios

    HR department employees can use EIM in the familiar SAP GUI, while other
staff can access files they are authorized to view via the SAP Employee
Self-Service and SAP Manager Self-Service applications. Using the new guest
access feature in EIM 2.0, each employee can simply access his or her folder
for a limited time period via the Web. The system ensures that only the
contents of a particular employee's folder can be called up, and that the
respective employee has a legal right to see the documents. EIM 2.0 is ideal
for self-service scenarios, so that the employees in the HR department are
relieved of time-wasting routine inquiries both from their colleagues as well
as from management.
    EIM 2.0 is available now. For more information on employee information
solutions from Open Text, go to
    Open Text is a leader in developing new ECM applications that extend SAP
solutions. Open Text's relationship with SAP leverages two decades of
partnership and co-development, and expertise gained from delivering solutions
to more than 2,700 SAP customer sites around the world. Open Text's
well-established products offer a complete range of capabilities for managing
and archiving business documents - incoming/outgoing invoices, orders,
delivery notes, quality certificates, human resources documents - that
originate from customers' SAP applications. These solutions help customers
improve efficiency in key processes, manage compliance, consolidate IT systems
and reduce costs. Open Text is an SAP software solution partner with products
that have achieved SAP Certified Integration status. Because of the strategic
relationship between Open Text and SAP in the ECM market, SAP also resells
Open Text solutions. For more information on Open Text's ECM products for use
with SAP solutions, go to:

    Open Text Content World

    Open Text will host its Content World 2008 conference in Orlando,
Florida, November 18-20. The event will bring together leading ECM experts
from across the industry to network with peers, discuss the latest
developments and trends in ECM and Enterprise 2.0, and to gain a first-hand
account of the company's long-term strategy and product roadmap. 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,; Stephanie Dodge, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 ext. 2429,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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