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Open Text, Deloitte Canada Pen Alliance for Enterprise Content Management Solutions

Combining Leading ECM Solutions, Vertical Industry Knowledge, and World-Class Consulting Services To Help Clients Worldwide Reduce Costs and Manage Compliance
  • 25 November, 2008 09:27

<p>Sydney, 25 November, 2008 -- Open Text™ Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), has formed a strategic alliance with Deloitte Canada, in which Deloitte professionals will provide Open Text ECM solutions and services that will help organisations worldwide improve the way they manage information to reduce costs and improve compliance.</p>
<p>In today’s uncertain economic environment, companies face new demands to manage increasing amounts of electronic information in an age of changing regulatory demands, and new cost pressures. ECM solutions are critical to reduce costs and improve operations such as accounts payable, and to manage information in better ways to address compliance and e-discovery rules. Open Text focuses on solutions that streamline and automate processes, connect content and systems across the enterprise, apply consistent rules to information, and improve access to all forms of content.</p>
<p>The alliance features Deloitte’s leading consulting advisory and implementation services and Open Text’s broad set of ECM solutions and expertise. Key areas of focus will include:</p>
<p>· Delivering industry-specific ECM solutions to clients when designing, developing and implementing technology and business solutions to better manage the entire information lifecycle.</p>
<p>· Managing compliance and legal requirements through Open Text’s records management solutions, including records management for use with SAP solutions, and Open Text’s e-discovery and email management solutions.</p>
<p>· Improving processes and reducing costs by enhancing SAP systems that manage major enterprise-wide business processes. Open Text solutions will include content lifecycle management for use with SAP to process, manage and archive documents that flow through SAP systems. Also, Open Text’s Vendor Invoice Management for use with SAP solutions, which helps companies reduce costs in accounts payable.</p>
<p>“Information assets, when managed efficiently and effectively can provide substantial value to an organisation to support business processes and decision-making,” said Barbara Venneman, Information Management Partner at Deloitte. “Deloitte’s industry and value-driven approach can help organisations better articulate and execute a true transformational strategy to leverage and increase the value of structured and unstructured information, Deloitte is proud to work with Open Text, a leading global ECM product vendor, to provide our clients with the tools and strategic approaches to deliver real business value in the face of growing information management challenges and changing regulatory demands.”</p>
<p>“Organisations globally are facing the challenges of a fast-changing and unpredictable market,” said John Wilkerson, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Services and Support, Open Text. “These demands and the possibility of new regulations, are putting ECM at the centre of management decisions on how to reduce costs and improve efficiency in today’s market. With Deloitte, we can provide a combination of technology and leading industry ECM expertise that helps customers pinpoint their strategic content management issues and deploy solutions that meet the demands of today’s economy.”</p>
<p>About Open Text</p>
<p>Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, helps organisations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts™ to help organisations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.</p>

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