Open Text Obtains Latest U.S. Department of Defense Records Management Certification

    Receives Certification for Records Management and Content Lifecycle
    Management Services for SharePoint Offerings; Only Vendor to Receive
    Certification for Solution in Support of SAP(R) Solutions

    Demonstrates Open Text's Records Management Leadership as Part of Broader
    ECM Suite

    CHICAGO, IL, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today
announced that it has received the latest version of the U.S. Department of
Defense's (DoD) Standard for Records Management certification (DoD 5015.2-STD
V3 April 2007) for its advanced records management offerings, including its
Content Lifecycle Management (CLM) Services for SharePoint. Open Text has also
received the only certification for a solution in support of SAP(R) solutions
with its Open Text Extended ECM for SAP solutions. Additionally, Open Text was
first in the market to certify on this new specification with Solaris, a
UNIX-based operating system.
    The announcement demonstrates Open Text's continued leadership in records
management, offered as part of its broader ECM Suite. The Open Text ECM Suite
is designed around Open Text Content Services, a unique services-oriented
architecture enabling customer journeys from departmental solutions towards an
integrated, enterprise-wide ECM strategy. Records Management is a key
component of the Open Text ECM Suite and is central to the company's
compliance and content lifecycle management solutions. Open Text offers
records management for both electronic and physical content types, and its
solutions are integrated with the company's archiving, metadata management,
search and storage management capabilities.
    "Now more than ever, it is imperative that organizations have a secure
and trusted repository that delivers integrated records management for all
business content whether it resides in dedicated ECM repositories, in
Microsoft SharePoint or SAP solution-based environments," said Kirk Roberts,
EVP and President, Integrated ECM Group at Open Text. "With an ongoing track
record of 'firsts' in records management, Open Text continues its leadership
in the records management space by offering organizations a variety of
solutions that comply with key government standards; helping to reduce risk,
promote security and increase productivity across the enterprise."
    The DoD 5015.2-STD certification process serves as a way to demonstrate
that records management software meets mandatory functional requirements for
use in the U.S. federal government. The standard is widely recognized not only
in government, but also in the private sector. Open Text's Records Management
solutions assist corporations to achieve compliance and reduce risk by
enabling organizations to control how and for how long enterprise content is
retained, and ensures its destruction when this time has elapsed.
    Open Text's Extended ECM for SAP solutions manages all forms of SAP
content throughout the entire content lifecycle, combining secure, automated
capture, storage, and organization of documents with archiving, records
management, and imaging functionality, while providing a flexible environment
to allow users to collaborate on content involved in multi-faceted SAP
business processes.
    With Open Text CLM Services for SharePoint, organizations can manage the
lifecycle of content across SharePoint sites with integrated records
management and archiving capabilities. Organizations gain the powerful
collaborative capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint with robust compliance
management from Open Text's content lifecycle management capabilities designed
for SharePoint. The latest version of Open Text CLM Services for SharePoint
works with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
    Open Text is a worldwide leader in records management, offering the
industry's most comprehensive set of solutions to extend records management
across the full range of content types stored in multiple systems, including
email, instant messaging, file systems and Open Text content repositories, in
addition to SAP solutions and Microsoft SharePoint. Along with this most
recent U.S. Department of Defense 5015.2-STD certification, Open Text's
records management solutions are also compliant with the United Kingdom's TNA
regulations and Australia's VERS regulations, both important standards for
records management software.
    For more information on Open Text's records management 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,

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For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation,
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