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  • Manage information end-to-end
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  • Accelerate business in the cloud

Overview

Learn how OpenText Information Management can accelerate business growth

Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, OpenText is a world leader in Information Management, helping companies securely capture, govern and exchange information on a global scale.

OpenText solves digital business challenges for customers, ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest and most complex organizations in the world. Empowering customers with the most complete and integrated Information Management platform, OpenText solutions integrate and protect data and content inside and outside their organization.

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Industry leaders trust OpenText

Discover how OpenText solutions help leading organizations grow faster, more efficient, embrace creativity and thrive in a world of accelerating change.

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OpenText at a glance

  • 90%
    of Fortune 100 companies are OpenText customers
  • 24 of the 30
    largest supply chains run OpenText
  • 120K
    customers in 110+ countries
  • $9 Trillion
    in annual commerce on our network
  • 1 Million
    connected Trading Partners
  • 6K
    certified Information Management services professionals

The OpenText story

Founded as a project out of the University of Waterloo in Canada, OpenText has grown into the global market leader for Information Management.

1991

The University of Waterloo and Oxford University partner to create the first online Oxford English Dictionary. The resulting University of Waterloo spin-off, OpenText, incorporates in June 1991 and begins shipping product in September.

1995

1995

The first OpenText web-based product ships, allowing Yahoo! to search every word on every webpage.

1996

1996

The company holds its Initial Public Offering and is publicly listed on the NASDAQ as OTEX.

2001

2001

OpenText employs more than 1,000 employees at 31 offices as revenue reaches $147 million.

2006

2006

Gartner recognizes OpenText as a global leader in ECM for the first time. The company will continue to be recognized in each consecutive report for 18 years and counting.

2012

2012

Mark J. Barrenechea joins OpenText as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board.

2014

2014

OpenText acquires GXS for $1.06 billion adding both B2B integration services and cloud-based fax services to its market leadership.

2017

2017

OpenText strengthens its position as the market leader in Content Services with the $1.62 billion acquisition of the Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division, including Documentum.

2019

2019

OpenText acquires Carbonite for $1.45 billion, ensuring cyber resiliency for customers with an endpoint platform that offers data protection, endpoint security and threat intelligence.

2020

2020

OpenText passes $3B in revenue and more than 14,000 employees in 60+ offices world-wide.

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Our people

The diversity and strength of our workforce are fundamental to our success defining and enabling the digital future. People are our greatest asset, and we strive to attract and retain the very best talent the industry has to offer.

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Recognition from leading Industry Analysts

OpenText was named a leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Content Services Platforms for eighteen consecutive years.

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News & events

OpenText™ World 2021

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OpenText World 2021–The Future of Growth Is Inclusive, Sustainable & Digital

This is a time to be bold. To go all in. Be Digital.

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OpenText Buys Zix Corporation

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OpenText Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Content Services Platforms

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Powering digital business: Announcing OpenText Cloud Editions 21.4

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