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Facilitating administration and creation of dynamic, content-rich Web sites, Vignette Portal v8.0 provides ability to rapidly syndicate portal applications across Web properties powered by multiple systems. Program offers more than 100 social portlets that add capabilities such as wikis, blogs, idea sharing, and event calendars to any portal site. Utilizing AJAX-powered portlets, users can interact in real time with applications and content with minimal page refreshes.

Original Press Release:

Open Text Accelerates Enterprise Portal Deployments and Reduces Management Costs with Vignette Portal 8.0

Release Underscores Continued Investment in Vignette Products

OPEN TEXT CONTENT WORLD, ORLANDO, Oct. 28 /-- Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX)(NASDAQ:TSX:)(NASDAQ:OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), today announced a new release of its leading enterprise portal solution, Vignette Portal version 8.0. The solution allows organizations to provide customers, employees and partners with a rich internet experience where they can find relevant and personalized information aggregated from multiple business and consumer-based systems.

Open Text announced the news to customers at Open Text Content World, its annual user conference underway this week in Orlando, Fla.

As the volume of enterprise content continues to grow, IT professionals and business users are faced with the challenge of controlling costs and reducing time spent on administrative work - all while connecting with their constituents across multiple channels. Vignette Portal 8.0 simplifies the administration and creation of dynamic, content-rich Web sites with the ability to rapidly syndicate portal applications across Web properties powered by multiple systems.

"Our customers are realizing that it is becoming much more complex to manage their numerous Web properties - whether internal or external," said John Petersen, CEO of Sutro Software, an Open Text partner specializing in Portal software and integrations. "Vignette Portal 8 from Open Text expands on the versatility and rich interoperability afforded a pioneer in the enterprise portal space. It helps businesses unify their Web software portfolios into sleek, easy-to-use Web sites and allows those same businesses to engage customers and partners with rich and socially enabled Web experiences."

The release of Portal 8.0 not only demonstrates Open Text's continued commitment to Vignette customers and technology, but also enables additional social media capabilities that align with the company's strategic development of Enterprise 2.0 solutions. Open Text recently announced that it plans to enhance its ECM Suite with next-generation Web solutions powered by technology from its existing Web Solutions and Vignette. By offering a variety of solutions, the company will allow organizations - regardless of size and industry - to successfully address their business needs.

"In this digital world, content comprises the heart of business innovation, efficiency and profit," commented Scott Bowen, Senior Vice President of Open Text. "Our solutions help organizations drive value from content through the delivery of personal and relevant experiences that support revenue generation and efficiency throughout the enterprise. These proven and vital presentation services deliver substantial ROI for literally hundreds of critical business applications."


Built on proven architecture, Vignette Portal 8.0 consolidates site creation tasks while enabling high-performance content and application reuse. With Vignette Portal 8.0, users have the ability to:

Quickly Create Sites

- Rapidly and easily create or clone microsites with accelerated Web site creation from a template or existing site

- Streamline asset management with WebDAV support that empowers Web designers to use a native design tool, like Adobe Dreamweaver, to model sites and target assets without logging into the portal

Dynamically Syndicate Content and Applications

- Easily syndicate portlets or Web applications based on Vignette Portal 8.0 and drop them onto virtually any Web site for sophisticated syndication

- Improve end user Web experiences via AJAX-powered portlets that enable users to interact in real time with applications and content with fewer page refreshes and improving perceived performance.

Vignette Portal 8.0, together with the user experience foundation of Vignette Community Applications, provides organizations with more than 100 social portlets that add capabilities such as wikis, blogs, idea sharing and event calendars to any portal site. Additionally, Vignette Portal 8.0 provides robust user presentation services to the upcoming Vignette Content Management version 8.0 ( release, slated for Q4 2009. The result is an ECM solution that combines enterprise assets and social content, further integrating valuable information and resources for Web site visitors.

Vignette Portal 8.0 is available immediately. For more information, please visit or

Content World

Open Text's Content World Conference is focused on helping customers capitalize on their content, with distinguished speakers, more than 125 sessions on ECM best practices, emerging trends and technical expertise, and in-depth networking. For more information on 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 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

Copyright (C) 2009 by Open Text Corporation. OPEN TEXT, the OPEN TEXT ECM SUITE, VIGNETTE PORTAL, VIGNETTE COMMUNITY APPLICATIONS and VIGNETTE CONTENT MANAGEMENT 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.

CONTACT: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, 1-847-961-0662,; Melanie Brenneman, Open Text Corporation, (512) 741-4871,; Adam Lee, Open Text Corporation, EMEA, +44
(0) 1189 848000,; Leonie Cusack, Asia, Open Text, +61 (0) 2
9026 3400,

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