Open Text Corporation
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Open Text Corporation

November 16, 2005 09:25 ET

Open Text Named in Leaders Quadrant in Enterprise Content Management Report by Leading Analyst Firm

ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 16, 2005) - LiveLinkUp Orlando 2005 -

Company's Second Leaders Quadrant Placement This Year;

Also in Leaders Quadrant for Integrated Document Archive and Retrieval Systems

Open Text™ Corporation (TSX:OTC)(NASDAQ:OTEX), the leading independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, today announced that analyst firm Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) has positioned Open Text in the Leaders quadrant of its Magic Quadrant(a) for Enterprise Content Management, 2005, published last week. Open Text announced the news at its LiveLinkUp Orlando 2005 user conference, underway this week in Orlando, Florida.

Co-authored by James Lundy, et al., Gartner's ECM research emphasized the architecture, integration and completeness of each vendor's solution suite. Gartner looked at six core ECM components: document management, Web content management, records management, document capture and document imaging, document centric collaboration, and workflow. The study also factored in emerging capabilities, such as e-mail management, e-forms, digital asset management and content archiving.

Gartner's well-known Magic Quadrants are graphical representations of the firm's view of vendor performance in a market segment, based on the vendor's vision and ability to execute. Of Leaders in the ECM Magic Quadrant, Gartner said, "Leaders have the highest combined scores for their ability to execute and completeness of vision. They're doing well and are prepared for the future with a clearly articulated vision. In the context of content management, they have strong channel partners, a presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support. In addition, they dominate in one or more technology or vertical markets. Leaders can deliver a comprehensive ECM suite by having all six core components and proven enterprise scalability. Greater emphasis was given this year to suite integration (for example, a common user interface, common code base and single repository); demonstrated enterprise deployments; integration with other business applications and content repositories; and a vertical process/solutions focus. As a result, there are six leaders in this year's Magic Quadrant." For the full report, go to www.gartner.com.

"We believe being included in the ECM Leaders Quadrant confirms the course we have taken as a leader in ECM," said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Open Text. "We've built a broad ECM suite. We are now focused on delivering complete solutions that help customers address their most difficult challenges, whether it's compliance management, business processes or cost reduction."

Open Text was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant(a) for Integrated Document Archive and Retrieval Systems (IDARS), 2005, published in March. The IDARS Magic Quadrant analysis looked at the market for software used to manage documents for high-volume processes, such as invoicing, ordering or claims processing. These systems allow companies to convert large volumes of paper into electronic documents via print-stream ingestion, processing them through highly structured workflows and managing them in a central document archive.

Open Text's Livelink ECM suite lets organizations manage content from initial creation to final archive. Solutions include records management, document lifecycle and production document management, e-mail management, content archiving and storage, compliance solutions for corporate governance, business process management, Web content management, search, collaboration and knowledge management, digital asset management and integration with leading ERP solutions from companies such as SAP.

For more information on LiveLinkUp Orlando, go to: http://livelinkup-orlando.opentext.com/

(a)The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2004 and 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission, which permission should not be deemed to be an endorsement of any company or product depicted in the quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is Gartner, Inc.'s opinion and is an analytical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It measures vendors against Gartner defined criteria for a marketplace. The positioning of vendors within a Magic Quadrant is based on the complex interplay of many factors. Gartner does not advise enterprises to select only those firms in the "Leaders" quadrant. In some situations, firms in the Visionary, Challenger, or Niche Player quadrants may be the right matches for an enterprise's requirements. Well-informed vendor selection decisions should rely on more than a Magic Quadrant. Gartner research is intended to be one of many information sources including other published information and direct analyst interaction. Gartner, Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of fitness of this research for a particular purpose.

About Open Text

Open Text™ is the leading independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that bring together people, processes and information in global organizations. Today, the company supports 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages worldwide. For more information on Open Text, go to: www.opentext.com.

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