Open Text Signs Panel Contract with New South Wales Government in Australia

    Awarded Contract to Provide Solutions for All Government Departments

    CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global
leader in enterprise content management (ECM), has been awarded a contract by
the New South Wales Government in Australia to provide its leading electronic
document and records management software to government departments and
agencies throughout the state.
    Under the contract, New South Wales government departments will be able
to directly purchase Open Text solutions. The initial three-year contract also
includes a possible extension to five years.
    New South Wales government departments will now benefit from Open Text's
integrated electronic document and records management system (EDRMS) features,
which include provision for document management, records management, advanced
workflow, collaboration, archiving and imaging, digital asset management,
business process management, web content management and information search and
    The award for Open Text follows a rigorous process in which the New South
Wales Government conducted a detailed market review of leading vendor EDRMS
solutions before selecting Open Text.
    Earlier this year, Open Text became the first supplier to achieve full
compliance with the demanding VERS (Victorian Electronic Records Strategy)
records management standard.
    Open Text also holds a whole-of-government contract to provide electronic
document and records management software to the Queensland government in
    Open Text's Public Sector Sales Director for Australia, Greg Mennie,
said, "We are delighted to have been selected for contract panel status by the
New South Wales government as well as the Common User Agreement for EDRMS in
Western Australia.
    "Up until now, the enterprise content management solutions available to
New South Wales departments were restricted to niche capabilities in records
management and document management. The inherent functionality in Open Text's
ECM solutions means that we can now provide New South Wales government
agencies with a complete EDRMS platform. Our track record of expertise in
providing for a return in investment for public sector organizations has now
been extended with this latest panel award."
    Open Text's New South Wales contract award follows a recently announced
contract renewal with the Canadian Federal Government for a broad range of ECM
solutions and a contract with the City of London to provide records management
and archiving.

    Records Management Leadership

    Open Text is a global 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
SAP, SharePoint, email, instant messaging, file systems, and Open Text
solutions. In addition to the VERS standard, Open Text's records management
solutions are certified as compliant with the U.S. Department of Defense
5015.2-STD requirements and the United Kingdom's TNA regulations, all key
standards for records management software used in corporations and

    Open Text Content World

    Open Text will host its Content World 2008 conference in Orlando,
Florida, November 18-20. The event will bring together leading ECM experts
from across the industry to network with peers, discuss the latest
developments and trends in ECM and Enterprise 2.0, and to gain a first-hand
account of the company's long-term strategy and product roadmap. For more
information on Open Text Content World, 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,; Stephanie Dodge Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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