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Open Text Wins Microsoft Industry Solution Award For Best Content And Document Management Solution

Waterloo, ON – 1999-9-3 – Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSE: OTC) the worldwide leader in Web-based collaborative knowledge management and corporate portal software, today announced that its flagship product, Livelink®, has won the 1999 Microsoft Industry Solution Award for Best Content and Document Management Solution.

The Microsoft Industry Solution Awards recognize vendors in the knowledge management market who best utilize Microsoft Back Office® to provide tangible benefits to businesses. The award distinguishes Livelink for providing an industry-leading solution that supports the management of multi-format documents with a rich set of services. The winner was determined after a detailed review of the Livelink implementation for CARE Canada's i2K - Information to Knowledge - division, the organization's information technology arm.

"Open Text is proud to be recognized as the leader in content and document management by Microsoft," said Dan Latendre, Vice President, Product Marketing, Open Text Corporation. "Organizations like CARE Canada's i2K require a knowledge management solution that is easy to deploy and use, yet powerful enough to facilitate a global extranet. Livelink's Web-based full functionality met all of CARE's requirements and enables users to shorten the time required to collaborate, allowing them to make better decisions and work faster."

"At the heart of every CARE effort, we have found that knowledge sharing is of critical importance," said Gerard van der Burg, Managing Director of CARE Canada's i2K Group. "We strive to constantly find new and innovative solutions to the problems encountered in relief efforts. Livelink enables CARE to share best practices and experience, making our responses to world crises, such as coordinating relief efforts in Kosovo, smarter and faster."

CARE Canada's implementation of Livelink is two-tiered. First, CARE uses Livelink as an intranet solution, managing program implementation and best practices for employees. Secondly, with assistance from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA/ACDI), i2K uses Livelink to facilitate a global extranet, enabling not only CARE employees, but also other non-governmental development organizations, donors and contributors from all over the world, in even the most remote locations, to have access to best practices.

For Microsoft's announcement of the 1999 Microsoft Industry Solution Awards, please visit: http:// www.microsoft.com / presspass/press/1999/Sept99/ISApr.htm.