Open Text Tops List of Canadian Software Companies in 2009 Branham300 Ranking

    WATERLOO, ON, April 1 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a
global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), was ranked the largest
Canadian software company in the Branham300, the well-known annual ranking of
top information and communication technology (ICT) companies operating in
Canada. The Branham300 is published by the Branham Group, a leading Canadian
industry analyst and strategic consulting firm serving the global information
technology marketplace.
    Entering its 16th year, the Branham300 ranks both Canadian and
multinational ICT companies, and is widely considered to be a leading source
of intelligence on Canada's ICT industry. To be considered for the rankings of
Canadian firms, companies must be founded and headquartered in Canada, and
corporate direction must be determined in Canada.
    "The Branham300 shows again that Canada has a strong and vibrant tech
sector," said Open Text Chief Executive Officer John Shackleton. "We are
excited to be recognized as Canada's leading software company in this year's
listing. We have worked over more than two decades to build an industry leader
in both ECM technology and expertise, trusted by the some of the world's
largest organizations to manage their most important information."
    "Since first appearing on the Branham300 over 15 years ago, Open Text has
consistently experienced significant revenue growth allowing it to better its
ranking year-after-year," says Wayne Gudbranson, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Branham Group Inc. "Their notable achievements over the course of
2008 have further solidified themselves as an industry leader and propelled
them to the top ranked software company in the Canadian ICT industry."
    Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Open Text has grown fast over the last few
years to become the largest independent software company in the world that
develops enterprise content management or ECM software. ECM helps large
companies and government agencies manage huge stores of documents, email,
videos and other content, improve information sharing and worker
collaboration, and manage business processes and compliance rules that depend
on information. About 50 million people in 114 countries use Open Text's
software. The company employs about 3,500 people around the world, including
about 1,000 across Canada.
    Open Text got its start in Waterloo, Ontario in the late 80s and early
90s when a group of University of Waterloo researchers were working on a
project to convert the entire Oxford English Dictionary - all 60 million words
- to electronic form, a major feat in the pre-Internet days. The work formed
the basis for the Internet's first search engine technology and it was soon
adopted by Yahoo, one of Open Text's first customers. Open Text was officially
founded in 1991 and went public in 1996.

    About Branham Group

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institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting
services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multi-client
research subscription programs (eHealth, Outsourcing, Green IT and Wireless).
Branham also produces an annual listing of the top information technology
companies in Canada (, tracks the Canadian Outsourcing
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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
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, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266,; Stephanie Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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