Open Text's Software Selected by Marathon for Enterprise-wide Content and Records Management

    Integration with Microsoft(R) Office SharePoint Server Cited as Key
    Factor in Decision to Standardize on Open Text System

    Announcement Reaffirms Open Text's Strong Position in the Oil and Gas

    CHICAGO, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced
that Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:   MRO), the fourth-largest U.S.-based
integrated oil and gas company, has selected Open Text as its ECM software
provider for its company-wide enterprise content and records management
solution. The software, which will be deployed to about 20,000 users around
the world, will help Marathon improve business processes and give employees
new ways to share business content, including documents, records, email, Web
content, and information stored in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.
    Open Text's approach of enabling a centralized view of business content
across all systems, repositories and geographies, and the company's ECM
integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Microsoft Exchange,
were powerful drivers in the company's decision to go with Open Text.
    "The major objective of the Enterprise Content Records Management (ECRM)
program is to make sure that Marathon personnel are accessing relevant,
up-to-date and trusted information. This includes the ability to identify,
capture, preserve, and classify records from across the Marathon enterprise.
Our selection of Open Text as our ECRM standard includes an end-user interface
strategy to integrate Microsoft SharePoint with Open Text's software, so
employees can continue to work in Microsoft interfaces, while we implement the
lifecycle management capabilities we need from Open Text," said Doug Couch,
ECRM Program Manager for Marathon.
    Federated search capabilities will provide the ability to search not only
SharePoint Server content across multiple sites, but also content stored in
Open Text's ECM repositories.
    To manage email, Marathon will use Open Text's email management solution
for Microsoft Exchange. The solution combines foundational email archiving
with records management capabilities.
    "Locating, accessing and preserving information across multiple corporate
repositories is becoming increasingly important as oil and gas companies focus
on productivity and complying with the regulations governing the energy
sector," said Steve Best, Vice President, Energy and Chemical Sales at Open
Text. "We are pleased that Marathon Oil has chosen to work with Open Text for
its ECRM program."

    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,; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 ext.2594,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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