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The Central Secretariat of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Chooses Open Text Livelink Intranet to Facilitate Worldwide Standards Creation

ISO Central Secretariat and Open Text to Create One of the World’s Largest Extranets

Boston, MA – 1997-10-14 – Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) today announced the Central Secretariat of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has chosen Livelink Intranet to streamline the development of new international standards. ISO Central Secretariat will use Livelink to create a global extranet to facilitate the development of more than 1000 standards each year, reducing creation time and resources.

"This extranet has the potential to be one of the largest in the world," said Tom Jenkins, CEO, Open Text Corporation. "There are 40,000 partner companies with hundreds of employees in each company who will now be able to collaborate electronically in the standards development process."

"Livelink Intranet will be used to share knowledge and build consensus among 7,000 different standard-creation project groups located around the world," says Pasi Rinta-Filppula, Director of Information Processing Services, ISO Central Secretariat. "Livelink is a true knowledge management application - providing workflow, search and project collaboration capabilities - empowering us to publish standards much faster than before."

"ISO Central Secretariat required a Web-based, collaborative knowledge-management application that could be easily deployed and self-maintained across their global organization," says Jenkins. "Requiring just a standard Web browser to access its full functionality, Livelink Intranet can be quickly deployed to tens of thousands of users with minimal training."

Livelink will also be used by ISO Central Secretariat to create a distributed print-on-demand application. Presently, thousands of standards documents are printed and stored in warehouses for distribution. Using Livelink, ISO Central Secretariat will create an electronic repository of master copies that can be accessed and printed on demand by the ISO member bodies.

"Livelink truly leverages the power of the Web, making it possible to automate our entire publication process and create a repository of 11,000 standards which will soon be accessible to organizations around the world," adds Rinta-Filppula.

About International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The International Organization for Standardization is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from over 120 countries. Established in 1947, the ISO's mission is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing co-operation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. In three official languages, English, French and Russian, ISO is publishing 1000 international standards yearly. ISO can be reached by visiting on the World Wide Web, emailing or calling + 41-22-749 01 11.