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Open Text Receives Innovation Award for Excellence in Technology at Midsize Enterprise Summit

Waterloo, ON – 2001-9-26 – Waterloo,ON—Open Text™ Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX, TSE: OTC), a worldwide leader in delivering collaborative commerce solutions, today announced that it was honored by senior IT executives as a winner of the Midsize Enterprise Innovation™ Award for Excellence in Technology.

Attendees of last week's Midsize Enterprise Summit, a Gartner (NYSE: IT and ITB) event in Dallas, recognized Open Text for the innovation demonstrated by Livelink® in the area of collaborative knowledge management. Collaborative knowledge management increases the efficiency of businesses by empowering individuals with the collective intellectual capital of the organization, fueling innovation and more rapid time to market.

Livelink is a tightly integrated collaborative knowledge management platform featuring virtual team collaboration tools, business process automation, enterprise group scheduling and information retrieval services. Livelink, one of the world's most widely adopted collaborative knowledge management solutions, is deployed by Global 2000 and midsize businesses and other organizations across a range of industries, including financial services, technology manufacturing, construction and energy.

"Open Text is honored to receive this award recognizing Livelink's innovative approach to collaborative knowledge management," said Andrew Pery, Open Text's senior vice president of global marketing. "It is particularly gratifying to know that we were judged and selected by experienced IT executives responsible for developing collaborative solutions designed to make their enterprises more efficient."

IT executives selected companies in this category based on excellence in technological development and application. Emphasis was placed on product and service features, the ability to work with existing standards, and the degree to which products and services contribute to the development of future midsize enterprise solutions.

About Midsize Enterprise Summit

Senior IT executives from enterprises with 100+ employees and annual revenue between $100 million to $750 million attend the Summit as guests. Throughout the conference, Gartner-led general and breakout sessions focused on e-business, CRM strategies, m-commerce, Microsoft.NET vs. Java J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition), network services, sourcing, budgeting, and Web services.


About Gartner, Inc.

Gartner, Inc. is a research and advisory firm focused on helping businesses understand technology and drive growth. Gartner's business divisions consist of Gartner Research, Gartner Consulting, and Gartner Events. Founded in 1979, Gartner, Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and consists of 4,600 associates, including 1,400 research analysts and consultants, in more than 80 locations worldwide. The company achieved fiscal 2000 revenues of $855 million. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.


About Livelink

Livelink is a highly collaborative commerce and knowledge management application. Its richly-featured enterprise services include virtual team collaboration, business process automation, enterprise group scheduling and information retrieval services, all tightly integrated into a solution that is easily customized and extended. Livelink is essential to the effective management and development of communities of interest that span organizations and industries. For everything from the creation of complex e-community relationships to the automation of simple e-business processes, Livelink delivers true dynamic collaboration between individuals, organizations, and large trading communities. Livelink servers are fully Web-based and open-architected to ensure rapid deployment and easy access to its full functionality through a standard Web browser. For more information, visit www.opentext.com/livelink.


About Open Text

Open Text provides collaborative commerce solutions for e-business that enable users to extend and build CRM, SCM and ERP applications and allow them to work together within and across organizations. Open Text has pioneered the development of innovative intranet, extranet and e-business applications. Since creating one of the first search engines to index the World Wide Web, the Company has remained at the forefront of Internet-based technologies. Its solution family called Livelink enables individuals, teams, organizations, and global trading communities to collaborate on e-business applications that facilitate e-commerce and other transactions among Global 2000 organizations. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.