Open Text Brings Service Oriented Architecture and Unicode Support With Release of Genio(R) 7

    Advances Its Content and Data Integration Strategy

    CHICAGO, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global
leader in enterprise content management (ECM), announced today the release of
Genio(R) 7, Open Text's content and data integration solution used to
transform, cleanse and direct unstructured and structured information across
the entire spectrum of decision support systems and corporate applications,
spanning projects that include data warehouses, data marts, mainframe systems,
ERP systems, CRM systems, and content management deployments.
    Genio offers a comprehensive solution for organizations to seamlessly
integrate their content and data assets between multiple systems and
processes. Leveraging the data integration capabilities of Genio, enterprises
have gained measurable business benefits such as reduction in costs, increased
reactivity to market changes as well as improved quality and usefulness of
their business data.

    New capabilities in Genio 7 include:

    Out-of-the-box support for Web Services

    Today's global, multi-faceted organizations are continuously faced with
the challenge of integrating disparate systems with incompatible interfaces,
data structures, and technologies. As agile organizations adopt a Service
Oriented Architecture (SOA) they realize that there's a significant issue that
Web Services do not address: data-level compatibility.
    Genio 7 fills this gap by extending its wide range of data integration
and transformation functionality to include Web Services capability, thus
allowing organizations to make a quantum leap in the benefits they reap out
from their transition to SOA. With this new version of Genio, companies can
seamlessly incorporate business data exposed via Web Services in their data
integration processes. The Web Services support delivered by Genio 7
drastically reduces the level of effort required to integrate SOA-compliant
business applications, saving companies the need to undertake costly
integration projects. By extending the reach of their data integration
processes to Web Services, organizations will improve data lineage and
accountability, significantly enhancing the reliability and value of corporate

    National Language and Unicode Support

    In the increasingly global marketplace, companies expanding their reach
are faced with the problem of managing international operations to align them
with their newly established business processes. These projects offer
significant challenges, particularly when attempting to integrate information
in different languages.
    By offering Full National Language and Unicode Support, Genio 7 removes
the complexity of integrating data encoded in different character sets. This
new functionality allows Genio customers to treat data equally regardless of
its origin, accelerating business systems integration projects and
facilitating the distribution and exploitation of data across the entire

    Improved Performance and Ease-of-Use

    Now available as a native 64-bit application, Genio 7 further extends
scalability and performance of the Genio line. In addition, the introduction
of advanced wizards, enhanced search capabilities and new design facilities
such as dynamic connection attributes will help organizations boost their
speed and productivity when creating data integration projects.
    "Getting through piles of data and information in an organization is no
easy feat. As organizations evolve, they acquire new enterprise applications,
operating systems, hardware platforms and databases, creating many islands of
information across the enterprise," said Bill Forquer, Executive Vice
President of Marketing at Open Text. "Genio 7 will enable easier integration
and access to data and content across the globe, resulting in smarter and
faster business decisions based on timely and accurate information."

    Extends Open Text Content Services for Content and Data Integration

    Open Text Content Services, announced at Open Text's recent user
conference (, provide
foundational Web Services for Enterprise Library Services, Enterprise Process
Services, and end user interface experience. With Genio 7, all Open Text
customers can extend their ECM strategies to include Web Service based
information sources across the enterprise. This announcement represents a
significant step forward for organizations that need to develop a holistic
information management strategy across structured and unstructured content and
require a cost-effective pathway to content integration.
    Open Text will be presenting a Webinar on December 12, 2007 entitled:
Data integration simplified with Genio. For more information and to register

    For more information on Genio, 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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