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Open Text Announces The Affinity Solution Provider Program

Third Party Developers Acknowledge The Future of Corporate Intranets

Chicago, IL – 1997-9-17 – Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) today announced the Affinity Solution Provider program, a program aimed at helping third party software developers to expand their businesses more quickly around one of the fastest growing segments in the computing industry - corporate intranets.

The Affinity Solution Provider program was designed to provide developers and system integrators worldwide with a comprehensive business-development program including consultation; software customization, integration, training and certification services; access to an interactive, secure Web site; staff support and marketing programs for Livelink Intranet.

"There is tremendous demand for corporate intranet solutions that help global 2000 companies automate their business process across the entire enterprise," said Don Pasquale, Director, Open Text Affinity Program. "The key to our global strategy is working closely with Affinity Partners who share our commitment to offering superior, high performance intranet solutions."

"Open Text's investment in its Affinity Solution Provider program has translated into real benefits for Morningstar Systems," said Michael Kumpf of Morningstar Systems, Inc., an Open Text Affinity Solution Provider Partner. "The Open Text Affinity program has given our company the ability to provide software solutions that work with Livelink Intranet, the leading software for corporate intranets. As a result, our customers have realized tremendous business benefits and system implementation times that are a fraction of what they would otherwise be". Morningstar Systems, Inc. provides Web application development and strategic consulting services to clients through the United States, focusing on knowledge management, document management, workflow and collaborative applications.

Open Text Affinity Solution Providers are independent organizations working in conjunction with Open Text Corporation, and include a wide range of companies such as system integrators, software developers and consultants. These organizations add value to their customers by offering a full range of services, such as vertical and horizontal solutions, line-of-business applications, and system integration. Further details on the Affinity Solution Provider program is available at