Open Text Corporation
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Open Text Corporation

August 02, 2005 08:43 ET

Siemens AG Expands Use of Open Text's Livelink ECM for Enterprise-wide Solution

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 2, 2005) -

Includes Archiving for Microsoft SharePoint, SAP®, E-mail

Open Text (TSX:OTC)(NASDAQ:OTEX), the leading independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, has announced that Siemens AG will significantly expand its Open Text Livelink ECM content archiving capabilities to create a globally accessible central archive that will improve information access, significantly lower operations expenses and increase process efficiency.

Over the last few years, Siemens has been using the Livelink ECM archiving capabilities for certain business sectors successfully. According to Kenneth Lindstroem, Vice President and CIO, Applications, at Siemens, the consolidation of remote archives to the Open Text system will accelerate processes, while reducing operational and IT costs. Positive experiences with the archiving capabilities and Open Text's other Livelink ECM Solutions, were reasons Siemens chose to expand the archiving system across the entire corporation. Open Text's archiving capabilities, part of its service-oriented architecture-based Livelink ECM Platform, will ensure the ability to easily evolve the solution to meet changing IT requirements.

"Compliance issues require companies to integrate the management of all content across the enterprise," said John Kirkham, Executive Vice President of Sales at Open Text. "We are delighted that an innovative customer such as Siemens has chosen to use our Livelink ECM archiving capabilities in all sectors of the company. The solution integrates seamlessly into the existing IT infrastructure and provides a central place for the management of critical information from ECM, ERP, CRM and other systems.

"Livelink ECM will give Siemens a way to safely store all business documents in a highly scalable document repository that's built for the long-term. Simple, configurable views and hierarchies in the system's Web-based interface will give Siemens' employees easy access to centrally stored information, without the need for time-consuming training."

Siemens' solution will also include capabilities for managing and archiving Siemens' email; and content from Microsoft SharePoint. Open Text's Livelink ECM for SAP® solutions is also included in the new system to give users working in SAP solutions access to content in the archive.

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 almost 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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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 Livelink 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. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, risks involved in 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 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, 2004. 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.

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