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Open Text Enterprise Library Services Achieves SAP(R) Certified Integrations
May 13, 2009 (08:05 AM EDT)


Achieves SAP Certified Integration with SAP NetWeaver(R) Information Lifecycle Management and SAP(R) ArchiveLink Gives Customers a Basis for Enterprise-wide Information Lifecycle Management Strategy Using SAP Solutions, Open Text ECM Suite

ORLANDO, FL, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Open Text , a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), announced that Open Text Enterprise Library Services has successfully passed the SAP certification requirements for integration with the WebDAV Storage interface of the SAP NetWeaver(R) Information Lifecycle Management (SAP NetWeaver ILM) component and SAP(R) ArchiveLink software. Through this certified integration, customers can use SAP solutions and the Open Text ECM Suite as the basis for an enterprise-wide information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy that can help lower costs and reduce risk.

In the current economy, companies are looking for ways to take costs out of their business, to maintain profit margins in the face of declining revenues and to lower risk. An effective ILM strategy can help organizations meet these goals by reducing the costs of managing corporate information, ensuring compliance with information retention regulations and supporting eDiscovery orders.

The ILM WebDAV Storage interface, known as BC-ILM 2.0, verifies that ILM-aware storage systems fully support SAP NetWeaver ILM for secure storage of data, retention enforcement and final destruction. With this certification, Open Text Enterprise Library Services provides customers with a hardware-agnostic ILM platform and the freedom to choose their preferred storage platform. Open Text Enterprise Library Services has also achieved certified integration with SAP ArchiveLink. This certification verifies that the Open Text solution performs data and document storage for SAP systems and safeguards that Open Text's solutions continue to be compatible with most current versions of SAP business and industry applications.

Open Text Enterprise Library Services is the foundation of the Open Text ECM Suite. The solution combines U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2-certified records management, content archiving, search and metadata management to support a comprehensive ECM strategy customer's can extend across departments and systems.

Open Text has been providing services in support of SAP content since 1993, with the release of its archiving solution for use with the SAP ArchiveLink interface. Now, SAP resells Open Text archiving products under the names SAP Archiving by Open Text and SAP Document Access by Open Text. To provide ILM services covering non-SAP content, Open Text offers a set of integrated components that address the management of different types of unstructured content inside and outside of SAP solutions.

"Open Text ILM working alongside SAP NetWeaver ILM technology bridges the worlds of SAP and non-SAP content," said Patrick Barnert, Vice President, SAP Solutions at Open Text. "Used together, these solutions are complete and integrated, and can handle the toughest enterprise-wide ILM demands, reducing total cost of ownership through efficient content storage, increasing productivity through easy access to archived data and documents, and improving compliance."

Open Text is an industry leader in ECM solutions for use with SAP applications, leveraging two decades of partnership and co-development, and expertise gained from delivering solutions to more than 3,000 SAP customer sites around the world. Open Text's ECM Suite for use with SAP solutions offers a complete range of capabilities for managing and archiving business documents - incoming/outgoing invoices, orders, delivery notes, quality certificates, human resources documents - that originate from customers' SAP applications. Open Text is an SAP software solution partner with products that have achieved SAP certified integration status. Open Text is also currently the only ECM vendor with solutions that are resold by SAP. For more information, go to: http://www.opentext.com/sap .

Open Text's solutions for use with SAP are offered as part of the Open Text ECM Suite, which brings together the broad range of content management capabilities organizations need to securely and safely manage all types of enterprise information documents, vital records, Web content, video, images, email, forms and reports across many different enterprise systems and applications.

SAPPHIRE & ASUG

Open Text will showcase its leading ECM solutions for use with SAP applications at the co-located SAPPHIRE(R) 2009 and the 2009 ASUG Annual conference underway May 11-14 in Orlando, Fla. Open Text will be exhibiting in booth 336. For more information, go to: http://www.opentext.com/2/ex_event.html?evtype=events&id=70120000000B2rsAAC

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 .

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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, 2008. 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 and Open Text Enterprise Library are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. SAP, SAP NetWeaver, ArchiveLink, SAPPHIRE and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several 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, (847) 267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Fazio, Open Text Corporation, (519)888-7111 ext.2429, ; Brian Edwards, McKenzie Worldwide,(503) 577-4583,