OpenText Recognized as 2012 Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year

Win Demonstrates Strength of Strategic Collaboration between OpenText and Microsoft

TORONTO, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) today announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year Award, and has been named a finalist for the 2012 Business Intelligence Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

"We are thrilled to have won this year's Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year Award," said James Latham, Chief Marketing Officer, OpenText. "This recognition underscores our tight collaboration with Microsoft in developing highly innovative solutions that help our global customers leverage their enterprises to unleash the power of information."

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. OpenText was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry.

The Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year Award honors the alliance ISV partner that has added business value to customers by deploying new and innovative solutions based on Microsoft technologies in any or all of the following sectors: Manufacturing and Resources (Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Process Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial Equipment, High Tech and Electronics, Pharmaceutical, Chemicals), Financial Services (Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance), and Distribution and Services (Retail and Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Professional Services). The award acknowledges the partner that has demonstrated excellence in driving Microsoft-based solutions that solve new or existing business needs for the industry. This award winner is recognized as the most valuable alliance ISV partner in developing and delivering Microsoft-based solutions to our mutual customers in the industry.

"Microsoft is pleased to recognize OpenText as the Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year. OpenText has worked closely with Microsoft to create industry-specific enterprise content management solutions for our mutual customers," said Alberto Arciniega, vice president, WW Industry and Global Accounts Organization, Microsoft Corporation. "Through the development of innovative solutions, OpenText continually extends customers' investments in the Microsoft platform and productivity applications in new ways."

OpenText is a global leader in developing enterprise-class content and process solutions for the Microsoft SharePoint ecosystem, offering solutions that span archival, governance, document capture, faxing, records management, business process management, case management, and more. Together with Microsoft, OpenText helps enterprise customers improve security, boost innovation and gain a competitive advantage while reducing costs through new efficiencies. A Microsoft Gold Certified partner, OpenText has won numerous Microsoft partner awards, including 2011 ISV Partner of the Year. To learn more about OpenText solutions for Microsoft SharePoint go to

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About OpenText

OpenText, a global ECM leader, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. OpenText brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries.  Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts™ to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit

Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on OpenText's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. OpenText's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein.  For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see OpenText's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, OpenText disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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