Open Text Corporation
|Type||Public (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC)|
|Founder(s)||Tim Bray, Gaston Gonnet, Frank Tompa|
|Headquarters||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|Key people||Mark Barrenechea, CEO
Tom Jenkins, Chairman
|Products||Content management solutions|
||This article appears to be written like an advertisement. (December 2011)|
OpenText Corporation is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and is Canada's largest software company. It produces and distributes Enterprise Information Management (EIM) software solutions for large corporations across all industries.
OpenText software applications manage content or unstructured data for most types of governance, efficiency and monetization requirements in large companies, government agencies and professional service firms. OpenText solutions are aimed at addressing information management requirements, including the management of large volumes of content compliance with regulatory requirements, and mobile and online experience management.
OpenText employs over 5,000 people worldwide and is a publicly traded company, listed on the NASDAQ (OTEX) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (OTC).
OpenText originated in 1991 as a small four-person consulting operation. The company was a spin-off of a University of Waterloo project that developed technology used to index the Oxford English Dictionary. In partnership with colleagues from Oxford University, participants in the project included two professors of Computer Science, Dr. Frank Tompa and Dr. Gaston Gonnet, an undergrad Computer Science co-op student, Michael Knowles, along with their Faculty of Arts colleague, John Stubbs. Later founders of the business application of the technology developed during the course of this project include Tom Jenkins, who joined the company as COO in 1994 and Tim Bray. Tom Jenkins later became President and Chief Executive Officer. John Shackleton served as President from 1998â€“2011, and as CEO from 2005 - 2011. Today, Mark Barrenechea serves as President and CEO of OpenText, and Tom Jenkins as Executive Chairman.
The growth of OpenText has largely been by a long list of acquisitions:
- MESSAGEmanager Solutions
- Nstein technologies
- StreamServe Inc
- Vizible Corporation
- Vignette Corporation
- eMotion LLC
- Spicer Corporation
- Microstar Software
- PS Software Solutions
- Information Dimensions
- Lava Systems
Content Suite: accelerates the time to information governance by allowing users to apply consistent policies across any type of content in the enterprise to maintain a secure, single source of truth and effectively manage content throughout its lifecycle.
Process Suite: accelerates time to results, providing a business process platform and applications that enable organizations to rapidly understand and automate even the most complex processes.
Experience Suite: accelerates time to market, providing solutions that speed collaborative media curation, creation, and personalization to ensure that each user gets the best possible experience at every point of interaction.
Information Exchange Suite: accelerates time to transaction, providing solutions that enable people to accelerate and control how information is delivered â€“ increasing the security and reliability of sensitive or complex communications.
Discovery Suite: accelerates time to value by addressing "big content" â€“ unintegrated, unstructured and unmanaged information â€“ with applications that enable organizations to derive value from the ever-expanding volume of content trapped in silos to rapidly transition from query, to insight, to action.
- Tim Bray - a co-founder of OpenText Corporation
- Gaston Gonnet - co-founder of OpenText Corporation, Professor of Computer Science at the ETH ZÃ¼rich