Open Text Deepens Integration with SAP(R) Solutions across ECM Suite with
Content-Enriched Business Processes

New Features and Enhancements Boost User Productivity, Increase Customer Value

WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced upgrades across its solutions portfolio in support of SAP(R) applications. The upgrades increase customer value and boost user productivity by enriching business processes through deeper integration with all types of content.

The integration of business processes with content increases productivity by reducing the need for users to stop in the middle of a transaction to look for documents and other supporting information. This new level of integration ensures that information is available when and where it is needed, helping the Open Text ECM Suite contribute to overall business performance, increase operations excellence, enhance compliance and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Over the past decade, Open Text has emerged as the leading ECM supplier among SAP customers with both the largest installed base and the most complete product offerings. Last month, SAP AG and Open Text announced another expansion of their successful strategic relationship, with SAP selecting Open Text Extended ECM for use with SAP solutions for resale under the name the SAP Extended Enterprise Content Management (SAP Extended ECM) application by Open Text.

"Aggressive development and steady innovation have been critical factors in our success with SAP customers globally," said Patrick Barnert, Vice President of SAP Solutions at Open Text. "SAP's recent decision to expand the reseller agreement is testimony to Open Text's leadership in the ECM market, and we are continuing to strengthen our industry-leading ECM offerings in support of SAP applications."

Open Text Extended ECM delivers native integration of content into SAP business processes. Procurement, asset management, professional services, quality management, plant maintenance and many others processes that rely heavily on documents or scanned images benefit significantly from Extended ECM. Enhancements to the Open Text ECM Suite for use with SAP solutions encompass the following areas:

    -   Globalization and Shared Services in Accounts Payable - Open Text
        Vendor Invoice Management adds a number of features to help customers
        set up global shared services centers for accounts payable. For
        example, customers can virtually integrate multiple back-end systems
        into one federated SAP solution-based deployment. A highlight is the
        integration of optical character recognition (OCR) with the SAP ERP
        application as an integral component. This enables a secure and
        seamless procure-to-pay process. A dashboard showing key process
        analytics gives managers insight into user productivity and process

    -   Digital Personnel File Compliance, Retention Management - Automatic
        retention management is a major addition in the new release to help
        organizations more easily comply with internal and external
        regulations such as BDSG in Germany, the Data Protection Act 1998 in
        the United Kingdom and Chapter 357-22 WAC in the United States.
        Another highlight is integration with employee self-service and
        manager self-service as standard functionality. These self-service
        capabilities help to increase process efficiency by giving
        stakeholders direct access to information.

    -   Service and Call-Center-like Capabilities in SAP CRM - The latest
        release of Open Text Customer Information Management increases
        integration with the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM)
        application with emphasis on the customer interaction center. For
        example, new document thumbnail and preview pane functions let
        service agents in a call center quickly locate and access relevant
        documents, review relevant information, and then consult, support and
        sell to customers.

    -   Enterprise Information Governance - Integrated information lifecycle
        management (ILM) is vital to successful implementation and execution
        of an organization's information governance strategy. For customers
        using SAP solutions, an effective ILM strategy covers structured
        data, as well as documents and other content, whether it originates
        within or outside of the SAP solution. Open Text complements SAP
        NetWeaver(R) Information Lifecycle Management and bridges the worlds
        of SAP and non-SAP content. Open Text Document Access 9.6.2 recently
        received SAP certification for integration with SAP NetWeaver
        Information Lifecycle Management 2.0.

Open Text's ECM solutions for use with SAP applications leverage two decades of partnership and co-development, and expertise gained from delivering solutions to more than 3,000 SAP customer sites around the world. Open Text is an SAP software solution partner with multiple products that have achieved SAP certified integration status. Open Text is also currently the only ECM vendor with a number of ECM solutions resold by SAP.

For more information on Open Text's ECM solutions for use with SAP solutions, 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 50 million 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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Copyright (C) 2009 by Open Text Corporation. OPEN TEXT and the OPEN TEXT ECM SUITE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. SAP, SAP NetWeaver and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Open Text Corporation or other respective owners.

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For further information: For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text, (847) 961-0662,; Adam Lee, Europe, Open Text, 44 (0) 1189 848000,; Leonie Cusack, Asia, Open Text, +61 (0) 2 9026 3400,

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