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SAP and Open Text Expand Global Reseller Agreement

Two Enterprise Software Leaders Detail Strategy to Help Customers Increase Business Value With Content-Enriched Business Processes
  • 14 October, 2009 09:40

<p>Sydney — Oct. 14, 2009 — SAP AG <http:> (NYSE: SAP) and Open Text™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced another expansion of their successful strategic relationship. SAP has selected Open Text Extended ECM for SAP for resale under the name the SAP® Extended Enterprise Content Management (SAP Extended ECM) application by Open Text. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd 2009 <http:> , the company’s largest ecosystem education event, being held October 13-16 in Phoenix, Arizona.</http:></http:></p>
<p>Today’s announcement represents the second major expansion of the original reseller agreement between the two companies. SAP is already reselling Open Text’s Document Access and Archiving and Invoice Management solutions. Today’s expansion allows SAP to resell the industry’s leading enterprise content management solution. SAP customers will now be able to leverage all forms of unstructured content from within their optimised business processes driven by SAP applications.</p>
<p>As the volume of unstructured content such as e-mail, documents and presentations continues to explode within organisations, there is a growing need to connect this content with the underlying business processes being managed by SAP applications. No longer are companies satisfied with simply locking content away in content silos for safekeeping. Instead, they are finding that they can achieve significant productivity gains by enriching business processes with content such as contracts, images or videos, and high value electronic correspondence.</p>
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<p>SAP Extended ECM by Open Text enhances the transactional process management capabilities of the SAP applications with comprehensive ECM capabilities. This enables customers to unite the worlds of enterprise applications and ECM, reducing the risks and costs of records mismanagement, increasing information worker productivity and enhancing the ability to comply with regulations.</p>
<p>“SAP continues to see global customer adoption of our SAP solution extension partner offerings,” said Zia Yusuf, executive vice president, Global Ecosystem and Partner Group, SAP AG. “We are pleased to broaden our partner offerings to expand our ECM solution portfolio and provide even greater benefits for customers looking to connect business processes and information assets. Together with Open Text we look forward to changing the game in the ECM market and continuing to deliver the proven solutions our customers have come to expect.”</p>
<p>“A key focus for enterprises is to eliminate silos of information that both dampen productivity and increase exposure to risks,” said John Shackleton, president and chief executive officer of Open Text. “By working closely with SAP, we are able to give customers a way to manage all their vital information in a secure, uniform way, and have it be available to the right person at the right time. We are entering into a new phase in the evolution of content management technology.”</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>
<p>About SAP</p>
<p>SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 89,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” For more information, visit www.sap.com</p>
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<p>(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications.</p>

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