Open Text Introduces New Versions of Desktop, Thin Client Content Viewer Solutions

    Provides Ability to View, Markup, Hundreds of Document Formats and
    Collaborate Online with Partners, Suppliers and Customers

    WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a
global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced the
latest versions of Open Text Desktop Viewer and Open Text Thin Client Viewer,
with expanded support for new file formats. The solutions help enterprises
lower costs and improve productivity by providing a simple way to manage the
creation, capture, viewing, markup and publishing of content across
departments and the enterprise. Using the Open Text Thin Client Viewer,
customers can view, share, distribute and collaborate on documents online with
partners, suppliers and customers via a Web browser.
    Open Text Desktop and Thin Client Viewer solutions offer viewing and
markup capabilities for hundreds of different file formats without the need to
have the originating application installed on users' desktops. The ability to
handle the majority of document viewing requirements, including native file
viewing, 3D CAD model viewing, direct scanning and cleanup of paper documents,
and document markup and revision, makes Open Text viewer solutions among the
most frequently selected viewing tools on the market. The new versions
introduce support for a number of new file formats, including Excel 2007,
Solidworks 2008, AutoCAD 2009 and Auto Desk Inventor 2009.
    These releases demonstrate Open Text's commitment to continued
development and innovation of content viewing solutions from recently acquired
Spicer Corporation, the original developer of these applications, formerly
known as Imagenation and ViewCafe. In addition to continuing to extend
stand-alone viewer capabilities, Open Text plans to further integrate content
viewing and markup functionality into upcoming versions of the Open Text ECM
    "Our goal is to offer customers and partners the most complete and
powerful content viewing solutions on the market, allowing them to lower
licensing costs, improve business processes and tighten security," said
Richard Anstey, Vice President of Technology and Product Strategy at Open
Text. "Our customers will continue to benefit from further development and
innovation of these products as part of the comprehensive capabilities we
offer in the Open Text ECM Suite."

    Open Text Desktop and Thin Client Viewer solutions address a wide range of
customer needs including:
    -   Viewing, reviewing and markup for online document processing
    -   Access to both business and technical documents and drawings from
        across locations and collaboration with business partners
    -   Adding and managing markups and annotations
    -   Protecting critical intellectual property and information with
        controlled document access functions, and
    -   Preparation and protection of private information for compliant
        public disclosure.

    The Open Text Desktop and Thin Client Viewer solutions are available now.
The solutions are provided to a variety of Open Text partners to offer leading
content viewing capabilities.
    Open Text's content viewer solutions provide flexible document viewing
options and enhanced document security functionality as well as visualization,
collaboration, redaction, and scanning capabilities. These solutions are used
globally in manufacturing, government, utilities, insurance and financial
services, and reprographics markets. For more information go to:

    The Open Text ECM Suite

    The Open Text ECM Suite brings together the content management
capabilities needed to manage all types of enterprise information, including
business documents, vital records, Web content, digital assets (images, audio,
video), email, forms, reports and more. Open Text's ECM Suite offers the
cross-enterprise ECM solutions customers need as the strategic importance of
ECM grows in large organizations, driven by compliance and the need to cut
costs. With the Open Text suite, customers can move at their own pace and
evolve their ECM solutions from the departmental level towards an integrated
enterprise-wide ECM strategy.

    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,

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    Copyright(C) 2009 by Open Text Corporation. OPEN TEXT and Open Text
Desktop Viewer and Open Text Thin Client Viewer are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada,
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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation,
+1-847-267-9330 ext.4266,; Stephanie Dodge, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, +1-503-863-2002,

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