Open Text Wins ECM Connection ACE Award at 2005 AIIM ON DEMAND Conference and Expo

Open Text™ Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the world’s largest provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, announced today that it has received ECM Connection’s prestigious ACE Award in the category ECM Software Vendors – Enterprise-Class Solutions. The award was presented at the AIIM ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition, held last week in Philadelphia.

Judged by a panel of industry analysts and editors, ECM Connection’s ACE Awards recognize vendor commitment to helping users and/or integrators make informed decisions about ECM solutions, enterprise adoption and deployment.

Entries were judged based on appeal of vendor solutions, content of marketing information, and education. According to Brian Sherman, Chief Editor of ECM Connection, appeal refers to Open Text’s innovative and comprehensive ECM Solutions; content refers to the valuable information resources offered on the company’s Web site (www.opentext.com) and in its marketing collateral; and education refers to the company’s outstanding outreach programs and services. "With the ACE Awards, we wanted to recognize those organizations that are not only delivering leading solutions, but also giving users and integrators the information and educational resources they need to deploy solutions that deliver real business value."

ECM Connection is a leading online source for ECM industry news and solutions (www.ecmconnection.com), providing information on technology and vendors with white papers, case studies and other educational resources. The AIIM ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition brings together customers, vendors and industry experts in the areas of enterprise content and document management, as well as digital printing and automated production.

"We are honored to receive this important award from ECM Connection" said Bill Forquer, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Open Text. "The ACE Awards are unique because they address the need to help customers understand the business value of ECM solutions. That’s something we focus on every day at Open Text."

Open Text provides a complete range of capabilities via its Livelink ECM Solutions. Solutions include e-mail management, records management, compliance solutions for corporate governance, document management, collaboration, ERP integration, business process management, and content archiving and storage.

About Open Text

Open Text™ is the market leader in providing 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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