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Livelink Wins Editors’ Choice Award from Computer Reseller News

Open Text’s Livelink Distinguished by Technical Merit and Well-Crafted Channel Program

Waterloo, ON – 1998-6-15 – -- Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) is pleased to announce that Livelink has been awarded the Editors’ Choice distinction by Computer Reseller News (CRN). The Editors’ Choice award is granted by the CRN test center, with products being judged on both their technical and channel program merits.

Among many technical highlights, CRN notes that Livelink separates itself from the competition by taking a different approach to enterprise document management. Instead of simply managing the documents themselves as did other products reviewed, Livelink focuses on the contents of documents, creating a true knowledge management system. CRN was also impressed by Livelink 8’s powerful search engine, and its logical and intuitive interface with customizable icons and drop-down menus.

"The speed at which pages are built in Livelink and the completeness of the information presented are sure to be a boon to the knowledge-management industry," said Eddie Correia, Senior Technical Editor, Computer Reseller News.

The Editors’ Choice distinction is also awarded on the merit of the product developer’s channel program. CRN was impressed with Open Text’s intensive reseller training and wide market appeal.

"With less than a year formally in the channel, Open Text arguably has the best-crafted channel program in this review, with tiers aimed at both the product-selling reseller and the solution provider that sells only service," added Correia. "Given its enterprise knowledge management bent, Livelink generally finds a home in environments where documents are not just words and numbers, but also maps and diagrams, such as in telecommunications, financial and manufacturing markets."

"We are honored that CRN has recognized Livelink with its Editors’ Choice award, said Abe Kleinfeld, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Open Text. "The outstanding market response to Livelink has provided a unique opportunity for our growing list of Livelink Affinity channel partners to participate in the rapid growth of Web and knowledge management markets. The CRN award further confirms why Livelink has become the leading collaborative knowledge management software for global corporations."

About Livelink Affinity Channel Programs

The Livelink Affinity Channel programs provide resellers, VARs, developers and system integrators worldwide with a comprehensive set of tools and services to expand their businesses more quickly around one of the fastest growing segments in the computing industry--knowledge management. Further details on Livelink Affinity Channel programs are available at http://www.opentext.com/affinity