OpenText’s 20-Year Journey of Innovation

How we became the world leader in Enterprise Information Management solutions

Discover how a little spin-off company from the University of Waterloo became the market leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM).

  • 2012- Present: The Global Leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM)
  • 2007-2011: The Content Experts
  • 2003-2006: The ECM Solutions Leader
  • 1999-2002: The World Stage
  • 1995-1998: Harnessing the Power of the Internet
  • 1991-1994: The Pre-Web Years

2007-2011: The Content Experts

More than 46,000 successful deployments globally, renowned content management applications and solutions, and leaders in the evolution of Web 2.0 technologies...

2011

  • Total revenue for fiscal 2011 was $1,033.3 million.
  • Acquires Metastorm Inc., a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Analysis (BPA), and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software, further expanding its ECM portfolio capabilities with process management functionality.
  • Acquires London-based weComm, a mobile application pioneer that offers technology for deployment of high-quality, media rich apps across more than 900 mobile devices and platforms to further advance the company’s Mobile App Strategy.
  • Acquires Global 360 Holding Corporation, a leading provider of process and case management solutions and document-centric BPM to enhance its ECM portfolio with robust BPM offerings.
  • Acquires Operitel Corporation, a company specializing in Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Enterprise Learning Portals, adding powerful e-learning capabilities to OpenText solutions.
  • Positioned as a Leader in "The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Content Management, Q4 2011 report.

2010

  • Total revenue for fiscal 2010 is $912.0 million.
  • Acquires Nstein Technologies, adding content analytics/ semantically-based search engine capabilities to its portfolio.
  • Announces $225 million R&D investment over the next five years on product innovations and related job creation at its Waterloo, Richmond Hill and Ottawa locations.
  • Releases OpenText Everywhere, inaugurating a new era of mobile content applications in which OpenText partners and customers can create, develop, and deliver mobiles applications with OpenText's Mobile Applications and Services.
  • Delivers the confidential and highly secure social networking application for the G-8 and G-20 Summits, allowing leaders and global policy makers to collaborate over secure social networking software for the first time in the history of the Summit.
  • Acquires StreamServe, Inc., a provider of business communications solutions, adding enhanced document output and customer communication management software to the product portfolio.

2009

  • Total revenue for fiscal year 2009 reaches $785.7 million USD.
  • Ranked the largest Canadian software company in the Branham300, the well-known annual ranking of top information and communication technology (ICT) companies operating in Canada.
  • Acquires Vizible Corporation, the makers of a digital media interface solution, allowing for the 3-Dimensional navigation of digital media, paving the way for virtual interactive and collaborative immersive environments and next-generation ECM platforms.
  • Analyst firm Forrester Research names Open Text a leader in The Forrester Wave: Records Management, Q2 2009.
  • Acquires Vignette Corporation, another ECM software company, introducing secure social media into the ECM platform, along with consumer-based features into enterprise software.
  • Fortune Magazine Ranks Open Text 15th among world's Fastest-Growing Companies—the company ranks 6th in the world among Tech Companies.

2008

  • Reaches $725.5 million USD in fiscal 2008
  • Unveils Enterprise 2.0 strategy designed to help customers transform their organizations with powerful social computing tools and Web 2.0 technologies
  • Partners with the University of Waterloo to create the Stratford Institute, a leading institute for Web 2.0 and digital media studies
  • Forrester Research names Artesia Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution the Standalone Leader in marketing asset management software
  • Acquires eMotion LLC, a division of the Corbis Corporation that specializes in solutions for marketing departments and advertising agencies to compliment Artesia DAM
  • Acquires Spicer Corporation, specialists in file format viewer solutions for desktop applications, integrated business process management (BPM) systems, and reprographics

2007

  • Reaches $595.7 million USD in revenue for fiscal 2007
  • Becomes first U.S. Department of Defense-Certified Records Management Solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
  • Named a leader in Records Management and Enterprise Content Management by Forrester Research
  • Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Enterprise Content Management Magic Quadrant by Gartner
  • SAP relationship strengthens: SAP resells OpenText solutions under the names “SAP Archiving by OpenText” and “SAP Document Access by OpenText”; introduction of Livelink ECM™ - Records Management for use with SAP® applications

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