Leading Industry Analyst Firm Positions OpenText in the Leaders Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools

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BPA Remains Critical for Aligning IT Efforts with Business Initiatives

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It is clear that BPA continues to be a critical component for achieving process improvement goals within organizations.

OpenText’s (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) Business Process Solutions (BPS) group today announced that OpenText-Metastorm has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools report published by David Norton on December 12, 2011.

The Gartner 2011 Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools research report evaluates vendor solutions in a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. According to the report, “Process modeling as part of BPA is becoming a starting point for a growing number of business process management (BPM) and compliance projects, and helps avoid the rush to execution that often results in poor BPM ROI or failure. Conversely, most BPM projects start with tools that include process modeling in support of workflow, and add a BPA tool to better understand their processes and simulate process changes.”

“It is clear that BPA continues to be a critical component for achieving process improvement goals within organizations,” said Kamran Kheirolomoom, General Manager, OpenText, Business Process Solutions. “We believe our Leader position in the BPA Magic Quadrant, together with our Leader positions in the most recent Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools1 and the Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites (BPMS) 2, is reflective of our commitment to and success in delivering solutions that actually help organizations align their resources to drive better business outcomes as they execute their corporate strategy. This ability to execute is especially critical today as businesses continually strive to differentiate and increase their strategic advantage while constantly having to adapt to dynamic market conditions.”

As part of the Business Process Analysis Tools assessment, Gartner evaluated OpenText’s (Metastorm) ProVision, a comprehensive solution that allows organizations to discover, model, analyze and optimize their business processes. Offered through the OpenText Business Process Solutions (BPS) group, ProVision provides deep enterprise and business architecture capabilities that allow organizations to better understand how their business processes can be improved to support broader enterprise goals and strategies. Customers consistently select ProVision for its ease of use, built in methodologies, wide array of industry reference models and support for both business and IT perspectives, all of which ensure rapid time to value for customers. Customers are further benefitting from ProVision’s rich simulation and analysis capabilities, enabling them to achieve continuous process improvements.

Organizations seeking to transform their business operations achieve better results by integrating their EA, BPA and BPM disciplines because they all share the common focus of enabling business change in the context of an organization’s strategy. Enterprise Architecture identifies the requirements or areas preventing an organization from executing against its strategy. BPM can then be used to create an operational solution to close those execution gaps. Leveraging the two together, companies have a clearer picture of which BPM projects will have the greatest impact on their ability to execute and can more accurately allocate resources to BPM initiatives. BPA enables companies analyze and then further optimize those business process improvements. Connecting and coordinating these activities is the key to closing the gap between strategy and execution.

Click the following link to access Gartner’s recent research report “Make EA and BPM Work Together to Deliver Business Value” and learn more about how organizations are transforming their organizations and achieving real value by aligning their EA, BPA and BPM investments.
For additional information about OpenText BPS, visit http://www.opentextbpm.com and the Because Process Matters blog at http://www.becauseprocessmatters.com.

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About OpenText Business Process Solutions (BPS)
With the focus of business process management (BPM) shifting from automation to innovation, differentiation, business agility, and improved customer satisfaction, OpenText BPS's software suite provides the necessary solutions to retain your competitive edge in this age of transformation.

Over 3,100 customers trust OpenText BPS process management, case management, and business architecture solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness through a highly individualized user experience that empowers the people that do the work. OpenText BPS is supported by a strong global partner network including SAP® and Microsoft®. OpenText BPS's industry leadership has been recognized by global IT analyst firms including Forrester, IDC and others.

Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on OpenText’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different.

OpenText’s assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see OpenText’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, OpenText disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Copyright © 2011 by OpenText Corporation. OPENTEXT and OPENTEXT BPS are trademarks or registered trademarks of OpenText Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of OpenText Corporation or other respective owners.

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Richard Maganini
OpenText
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Peter Gorman
OpenText
+1 781-761-6659
pgorman(at)opentext(dot)com

Kim Cornwall Malseed
OpenText BPS
+1 703-470-2913
kcornwal(at)opentext(dot)com

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