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Open Text Introduces New Versions of Desktop, Thin Client Content Viewer Solutions

Provides Ability to View, Markup, Hundreds of Document Formats and Collaborate Online with Partners, Suppliers and Customers
  • 14 January, 2009 12:05

<p>Sydney, 14 January 2009 - Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced the latest versions of Open Text Desktop Viewer and Open Text Thin Client Viewer, with expanded support for new file formats. The solutions help enterprises lower costs and improve productivity by providing a simple way to manage the creation, capture, viewing, markup and publishing of content across departments and the enterprise. Using the Open Text Thin Client Viewer, customers can view, share, distribute and collaborate on documents online with partners, suppliers and customers via a Web browser.</p>
<p>Open Text Desktop and Thin Client Viewer solutions offer viewing and markup capabilities for hundreds of different file formats without the need to have the originating application installed on users desktops. The ability to handle the majority of document viewing requirements, including native file viewing, 3D CAD model viewing, direct scanning and cleanup of paper documents, and document markup and revision, makes Open Text viewer solutions among the most frequently selected viewing tools on the market. The new versions introduce support for a number of new file formats, including Excel 2007, Solidworks 2008, AutoCAD 2009 and Auto Desk Inventor 2009.</p>
<p>These releases demonstrate Open Text’s commitment to continued development and innovation of content viewing solutions from recently acquired Spicer Corporation, the original developer of these applications, formerly known as Imagenation and ViewCafe. In addition to continuing to extend stand-alone viewer capabilities, Open Text plans to further integrate content viewing and markup functionality into upcoming versions of the Open Text ECM Suite.</p>
<p>“Our goal is to offer customers and partners the most complete and powerful content viewing solutions on the market, allowing them to lower licensing costs, improve business processes and tighten security,” said Richard Anstey, Vice President of Technology and Product Strategy at Open Text. “Our customers will continue to benefit from further development and innovation of these products as part of the comprehensive capabilities we offer in the Open Text ECM Suite.”</p>
<p>Open Text Desktop and Thin Client Viewer solutions address a wide range of customer needs including:</p>
<p>- Viewing, reviewing and markup for online document processing</p>
<p>- Access to both business and technical documents and drawings from across locations and collaboration with business partners</p>
<p>- Adding and managing markups and annotations</p>
<p>- Protecting critical intellectual property and information with controlled document access functions, and</p>
<p>- Preparation and protection of private information for compliant public disclosure.</p>
<p>The Open Text Desktop and Thin Client Viewer solutions are available now. The solutions are provided to a variety of Open Text partners to offer leading content viewing capabilities.</p>
<p>Open Text’s content viewer solutions provide flexible document viewing options and enhanced document security functionality as well as visualisation, collaboration, redaction, and scanning capabilities. These solutions are used globally in manufacturing, government, utilities, insurance and financial services, and reprographics markets. For more information go to: www.opentext.com/2/open_text_content_viewer_solutions.htm</p>
<p>The Open Text ECM Suite
The Open Text ECM Suite brings together the content management capabilities needed to manage all types of enterprise information, including business documents, vital records, Web content, digital assets (images, audio, video), email, forms, reports and more. Open Text’s ECM Suite offers the cross-enterprise ECM solutions customers need as the strategic importance of ECM grows in large organisations, driven by compliance and the need to cut costs. With the Open Text suite, customers can move at their own pace and evolve their ECM solutions from the departmental level towards an integrated enterprise-wide ECM strategy.</p>
<p>About Open Text</p>
<p>Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, helps organisations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting 50 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts to help organisations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.</p>

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