Open Text Commits to MoReq2, Europe's New Records Management Software Standards Set for 2008

    Company Helps to Shape Important New Standards as a Leader in Records
    Management; Plans to Deliver MoReq2-Compliant Solutions Next Year, Help
    Customers Prepare

    CHICAGO, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global
leader in enterprise content management (ECM), said today that it is committed
to delivering new solutions that meet Europe's new records management software
standards, called MoReq2, next year when the new standards will be adopted.
The company is playing a role helping to shape MoReq2 in industry forums,
sharing expertise as a global leader in records management with proven
experience delivering solutions that meet the world's leading records
management standards.
    While still being developed, MoReq2 will be a giant step forward in
unifying records management software standards and practices across Europe.
Once finalized, MoReq2 will give governments and corporations a single
approach to managing their most important records, a daunting task for large
organizations struggling with ever increasing stores of electronic
information. For European corporations operating in multiple European
countries, MoReq2 is particularly valuable because it will provide a single
set of rules to follow for all of Europe.
    Open Text's records management experts recently participated in the
industry's most recent DLM-Forum meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, where experts in
government archives and software vendors discussed the latest issues in
furthering the development of MoReq2. Participants debated the best ways of
implementing MoReq2, including a proposed testing regime and the governance
framework for translation and localisation for each national jurisdiction.
Vendors are expected to begin MoReq2 testing and certification next year.
    Peter Lipps, Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Records
Management Business at Open Text, commented: "A unifying set of records
management standards for all of Europe will have a powerful impact on the
value customers can gain from their solutions. We will continue to play a
significant role in the development of MoReq2, adding insights gained from
developing and delivering records management software in the world's largest
organizations - software that already meets multiple global records management
standards. The MoReq2 standards are being based, in part, on existing
standards in countries such as the UK, where we're already leaders in
developing best practices and delivering solutions that meet the
    The original MoReq standards, created at the DLM-Forum in 2000, gained
widespread recognition as a quality standard for electronic records management
systems. Setting the functional requirements for the management of electronic
records, MoReq is internationally recognized as a model for preparing an
invitation to tender, or as a basis for auditing an existing records
management system.
    With the evolution of information technology and the increasing
sophistication of electronic records, MoReq needed to be updated. Plans for a
MoReq2 were presented at the DLM-Forum in 2005 and the European Commission
agreed at that time to begin discussions for its future development, and to
publish a definitive update.
    "Be it private or public sector, records are frequently created in one
format, archived in another and documented in a third. Information is
maintained in multiple systems and those systems and record formats are always
evolving. MoReq2 will give us the standardized approach we need to apply
records management to content, no matter the format or where it's stored,"
Lipps added.
    Open Text is a worldwide leader in records management and has been on the
forefront of meeting international standards for records management. Open Text
furthered its position this year with a range of new solutions that allow
companies to extend records management practices across content types stored
in multiple systems, this includes solutions that manage records in SAP and
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Open Text's records management
solutions are certified as compliant with the latest standards in the U.S.,
United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and other markets. Earlier this year, Open
Text was recognized as a leader in records management by both Forrester and
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    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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