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Open Text's Livelink Wins A Crossroads 99 A-List Award For Web-Based Collaborative Knowledge Management For The Enterprise

Waterloo, ON – 1999-1-7 – Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX; TSE:OTC) today announced that its flagship product, Livelink, has won a Crossroads 99 A-List Award for Web-based Collaborative Knowledge Management for the Enterprise.

The Crossroads A List Awards, sponsored by Open Systems Advisors, Inc., identify the best new enterprise solutions. The award distinguishes Livelink for providing an industry-leading integrated system, supporting the complete business process from the supply chain through the back office all the way to customer interaction. Winners are determined after close review of products, services and strategies, and confidential interviews with experienced customers.

"Open Text is proud to be recognized as a leader in the intranet/extranet collaboration and knowledge-sharing arena," said Dan Latendre, Vice-President, Product Marketing, Open Text Corp. "Our success can largely be attributed to the innovative thinking that makes Livelink a tightly integrated Web-based enterprise solution, allowing us to support cross-functional teams working in multiple locations, for Global 2000 corporations around the world."

"Open Text's Livelink 8 has proven its immediate effectiveness in the enterprise workplace as a Web-based collaborative knowledge management solution," said Nina Lytton, President, Open Systems Advisors, Inc. "For example, one customer implemented Livelink to manage a specific project involving hundreds of users, and it was completed in half the estimated time, at half the estimated cost."

About Open Systems Advisors, Inc.

Founded in 1989, Open Systems Advisors, Inc. (OSA) provides a real-world perspective on using new technology in business. OSA's research is based on an ongoing and in-depth dialogue with hundreds of seasoned IT executives and business leaders who are using emerging technologies to achieve business results. OSA reports the Crossroads Decisions, awards the Crossroads A-List and produces the Crossroads Conference.