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|Founder||Tim Bray, Gaston Gonnet, Frank Tompa|
|Headquarters||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO |
|Products||Enterprise content management (ECM), business process management (BPM), customer experience management (CEM), information exchange, discovery and analytics software|
|Revenue||US$ $2.815 billion (FY 2018)|
Number of employees
|12,200 (as of Aug, 2018)|
OpenText software applications manage content or unstructured data for large companies, government agencies, and professional service firms. OpenText aims its products at addressing information management requirements, including management of large volumes of content, compliance with regulatory requirements, and mobile and online experience management.
OpenText employs over 10,000 people worldwide and is a publicly traded company, listed on the NASDAQ (OTEX) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (OTEX).
University of Waterloo professors Frank Tompa, Timothy Bray, and Gaston Gonnet founded OpenText Corporation in 1991. It grew out of OpenText Systems Inc., founded in 1989. The founders spun the company off from a University of Waterloo project that developed technology to index the Oxford English Dictionary.
Key people involved later include Tom Jenkins, who joined the company as COO in 1994. Tom Jenkins later became President and Chief Executive Officer, and has been Executive Chairman since 2013. John Shackleton served as President from 1998-2011, and as CEO from 2005 - 2011. Mark Barrenechea has been President and CEO of OpenText since 2012. Mark Barrenechea was named Canadian Business CEO of the year in 2015. From January 2016, Steve Murphy served as the President, however, the company eliminated the position in 2017 Q1.
In August 2016, the consulting firm PWC listed OpenText as number 1 in their "Fastest Growing Cloud Companies" report.
RedDot, founded in 1993, is a business unit of OpenText Corporation that the company refers to as the Web Solutions Group. The software assists in the management of content, with regulatory compliance and industry specific requirements.
Its core product, RedDot CMS is a Windows-based server application that provides Web content management in a multi-user environment. Complementary to the CMS or as a standalone product, LiveServer aggregates disparate document resources and serves them as Web pages.
Captiva Software became a subsidiary of OpenText in 2017. It makes software for document information processing and data capture from paper and electronic documents and provides related services. Information in the form of extracted content and files are acquired in the Captiva Solution and then delivered for storage or workflow into document management systems such as those from Documentum, Open Text, Microsoft, or IBM.
Red dots on the authoring interface indicated sections of editable content for each web page, hence the name RedDot for the product. This feature was popular with customers and won awards in 2001 for its usability. By 2006 RedDot was one of the few WCM vendors that continued to develop their own content authoring interface. Most other WCM vendors had moved to open source alternatives, or had licensed an online rich-text editor from commercial vendors such as Ephox or Ektron. In response to customer attempts to work around the limitations of the RedDot editor by installing other editors RedDot developed an integration layer to support CKeditor and Ephox EditLive! as alternative editors. In 2009 RedDot (now the OpenText Web Solutions Group) made the Telerik RadEditor available alongside the existing RedDot editor for CMS 9.
In 1996, the product originally called "Livelink" became OpenText(TM)'s. Between 2003 and 2005, "Livelink" evolved from being the name of a single product to being a brand applied to the names of several OpenText software products. As a result of this change, "Livelink Server" became known as "Livelink Enterprise Server" (LES) and later "Livelink ECM. In 2012, OpenText introduced the OpenText Content Suite. Then the technology component formerly known as Livelink ECM - Enterprise Server became known as OpenText Content Server, which is now a key component of OpenText Content Suite Platform.
|Product Name||Version||Release Date|
|OpenText Content Suite 16||10.6.20||June 2016|
|OpenText Content Server 10.5||10.5||December 2013|
|Livelink ECM 10.0.0||10.0.0||September 2010|
|Product Name||Version||Release Date|
|OpenText Explorer||10.6.20||December 2010|
|Livelink Explorer||4.8.6||December 2009|
|Livelink Explorer||4.8.5||January 2009|
|Livelink Explorer||4.8.3||May 2008|
|Livelink Explorer||4.8.2||December 2007|
|Livelink Explorer||4.8.1||May 2007|
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