Open Text Sees Customer Momentum with Livelink ECM Integration for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Large Organizations Choosing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Look to Extend Solutions With Open Text's Livelink ECM

CHICAGO, April 23 // -- Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX)(NASDAQ:TSX:)(NASDAQ:OTC), the largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software and solutions, said today that it is seeing strong customer momentum with its Livelink ECM integration for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, including its first-to-market solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 released in early March. Open Text is a leader in providing ECM solutions that extend the Microsoft platform, and offers the most comprehensive enterprise records management and archiving capabilities for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.

Open Text is seeing strong momentum for the solutions from customers that want enterprise-scale records management and compliant, long-term archiving to complement and extend the value of their Office SharePoint Server deployments. Customers recently choosing the Open Text integration, either for the 2003 or 2007 versions of Office SharePoint Server, include the U.S.'s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Aera Energy LLC.

Open Text has worked closely with Microsoft to extend the functionality of its Livelink ECM integration for Office SharePoint Server to meet the full range of customer requirements and usage scenarios. With its latest integration for Office SharePoint Server 2007, Open Text once again demonstrated its leadership in being first-to-market with a solution that integrates with the latest Microsoft applications. Livelink ECM was the first to be certified for its integration with Office SharePoint Server 2007 under the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 certification program, a critical standard for records management software being purchased by major corporations and government agencies.

Livelink ECM adds value in four main areas common among many enterprise customers using Office SharePoint Server today, including:

o Lifecycle Management - The ability to meet compliance and legal
requirements around document retention and litigation support, while
transparently offsetting the storage load from the front line Office
SharePoint Server environment to a wide range of best of breed
storage media. This also allows SharePoint Server documents to be
classified as records in compliance with U.S. Department of Defense
5015.2 standards directly from the native SharePoint Server

o Office SharePoint Server Content Archiving - Intelligent archiving
and storage management of Office SharePoint Server data and
documents, offering lower cost and easier management for large-scale
applications. In addition, enterprises are assured of long-term
support for all major enterprise storage systems, including EMC
Centera, IBM, NetApp, Sun, Hitachi Data Systems and HP.

o Access to Existing Livelink ECM Services - Users can stay in their
familiar Office SharePoint Server environment and gain full access to
content, workflow, reports and document classification information
from Livelink ECM.

o Federated Search - The integration provides the ability for users to
use search from within Office SharePoint Server to not only search
SharePoint Server content across multiple sites, but also content
stored in Livelink ECM. This lets users stay in their SharePoint
Server environment, find the content they are looking for and
repurpose it in many different ways. A key component of the search
integration is that it maintains all user permissions to the content
in Livelink ECM.

"Open Text is combining for our mutual customers the enterprise content management capabilities of Office SharePoint Server 2007 with the tools for corporate governance and compliance that Open Text delivers," said Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President for Office Business Platform at Microsoft Corp. "The integration capabilities of Open Text's solution deliver significant benefits and enable our customers to extend the value of their IT investments."

"We are pleased with the strong adoption of our new solutions we are delivering for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server," said Kirk Roberts, Executive Vice President of Products, Solutions and Marketing at Open Text. "Our strategic focus continues to be on extending the latest Microsoft technologies with powerful new ECM capabilities, providing joint customers of Microsoft and Open Text with a rich enterprise content management platform. We will continue to work with Microsoft to deliver innovative, first-of-its-kind solutions."

Open Text is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and last year was named the 2006 Microsoft Global ISV Partner of the Year. For more information on the Microsoft and Open Text relationship, go to For more information on Open Text's records management solutions, go to:

About Open Text

Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management software. The Company's solutions manage information for all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit

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