Successful Open Text Content World Highlights ECM and Business Excellence

Near-Record Number of Attendees Gathered in Orlando, Fla., to Explore how to Capitalize on Content

WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), has commemorated the successful conclusion of its annual user conference Content World by announcing the recipients of its customer and partner awards. The week-long conference, which concluded on Oct. 30 in Orlando, Fla., hosted more than a thousand customers and partners and featured 125+ sessions focused on ECM customer case studies, best practices, emerging trends and technical expertise.

"During this challenging economic environment, companies rely on ECM technology to reap maximum benefits and shape strategic growth," said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Open Text. "I commend our customers and partners alike for their visionary use of our ECM Suite and the innovative routes they took to attain valuable business accomplishments."

2009 GlobalStar Enterprise Award

Based on the business attributes of the Open Text ECM Suite, the GlobalStar Enterprise Award winners are customers that demonstrate success in controlling risks and costs, empowering people and stimulating agility and innovation. Winners are determined based on scope, business value, end user benefits, innovation, functionality and business problem solving ability. This year's winners and runners up brought defined business value to their internal and external customers, improved processes and communications and demonstrated an innovative and creative approach in their implementations. The 2009 GlobalStar Enterprise Award recipients include:

    
    -   Overall Winner, Strategic Success: The National Institute of Allergy
        and Infectious Diseases
    -   Global Star Enterprise Awards:
           -  Agility: TXU Energy
           -  Control: Central Vermont Public Service
           -  Empower: Motorola
           -  Runners-up in this category include PTT Chemical Public Company
              (Agility) and Husky Energy (Control).
    -   Ground-Breaking Award: Marathon Oil
           -  Runner up: South African Government: Western Cape Provincial
              Department of Transport and Public Works
    -   ECM Best Practices for Marketing and Media Management: Electronic
        Arts (EA)
    -   ECM Best Practices for Vendor Invoice Management: Delhaize Group
    

These companies join the prestigious ranks of previous GlobalStar Enterprise Award winners such as BT, Genzyme, Halliburton, Hasbro, Northrop Grumman, and Siemens. Read more about the recipients' achievements at www.opentext.com/GlobalStarAwards2009.

2009 Partner Program Awards

The Open Text Partner Program Awards recognize partners for innovation, demonstrable business value, thought leadership and performance excellence. Criteria for the awards include customer satisfaction, solutions innovation with measurable results, collaborative sales activities, strategic marketing initiatives, customer success stories and overall revenue contribution. Eight categories were awarded in all to partners worldwide. The final award - Global Partner of the Year - was awarded to the highest-scoring partner of the seven categories. Winners of the 2009 Partner Awards are:

    
    -   Rising Star Partner of the Year - First Year Partner: Delaware
        Consulting (www.delawareconsulting.com), received for outstanding
        performance as a first-year partner which lays the groundwork for
        future success
    -   ECM Agility Partner of the Year: Inpute Technologies
        (www.inpute.com), awarded for demonstrating the most positive results
        in agility and innovation that support the flow of information across
        organizational silos, improving processes and continuously
        introducing more automation
    -   Regional Awards for Outstanding Achievement
           -  Regional Partner of the Year, Americas: Deloitte
              (www.deloitte.com)
           -  Regional Partner of the Year, Asia, Pacific and Japan: SAP
              (Asia, Pacific and Japan) (www.SAP.com)
           -  Regional Partner of the Year, EMEA: Logica (www.logica.co.uk)
    -   Global Awards for Performance Excellence
           -  Global Technology Partner of the Year: Microsoft
              (www.microsoft.com)
           -  Global System Integrator of the Year: Accenture
              (www.accenture.com)
           -  Global Strategic Partner of the Year: SAP (www.sap.com)
    

For more information about the Open Text Partners Program and the 2009 award winners, please visit www.opentext.com/partners or contact partners@opentext.com.

Resources

    
    -   Open Text YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/opentextcorp)
    -   Twitter (http://bit.ly/f2Nxr)
    -   Press releases (http://www.opentext.com/news)
    -   On-site interviews and recaps:
           -  Social Media Generates Enterprise Buzz at Open Text Content
              World (http://bit.ly/ZjTwA), Craig Hepburn, director of social
              media strategy, EMEA, Open Text
           -  Taking the Pulse of Open Text Content World
              (http://bit.ly/1I7ocp), Gerardo Dada, Senior Director,
              Strategic Communications at Open Text
    -   Presentations, handouts and partner collateral
        (http://communities.opentext.com/go/ContentWorld2009) (login
        required)
    

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, visit www.opentext.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the success of any of the Company's strategic initiatives, the Company's growth and profitability prospects, the benefits of the Company's products to be realized by customers, the Company's position in the market and future opportunities therein, the deployment of Open Text ECM Suite and our other products by customers, and future performance of Open Text Corporation. Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. Forward-looking statements in this release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, among others, the failure to develop new products, risks involved in fluctuations in currency exchange rates, delays in purchasing decisions of customers, the completion and integration of acquisitions, the possibility of technical, logistical or planning issues in connection with deployments, the continuous commitment of the Company's customers, demand for the Company's products and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2009. You should not place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which are based on management's beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligations to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's beliefs or opinions change.

Copyright (C) 2009 by Open Text Corporation. OPEN TEXT, CONTENT WORLD and ECM SUITE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Open Text Corporation or other respective owners.

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For further information: For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847) 961-0662, rmaganin@opentext.com; Melanie Brenneman, Open Text Corporation, (512) 623-9264, mbrennem@opentext.com; Adam Lee, Open Text Corporation, EMEA, +44 (0) 1189 848000, alee@opentext.com; Leonie Cusack, Asia, Open Text, +61 (0) 2 9026 3400, lcusack@opentext.com


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