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2003-2006: The ECM Solutions Leader

Life as the world's most successful and fastest-growing independent ECM provider - and still growing!


  • Celebrates 15th anniversary.
  • Selected by Oracle® as the only go-to-market ECM solutions partner for Oracle Content Services.
  • Named as Microsoft's global ECM solutions partner and Global ISV Partner of the Year.
  • Acquires Hummingbird Ltd.
  • Earns the highest possible rating ('strong positive") in Gartner's MarketScope for Records Management.
  • Releases SAP xApps Certified Application for Contract Management.
  • Launches market-leading Artesia DAM solution on Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
  • Forms alliance with international systems integrator Accenture.
  • Extends global agreement with Hewlett-Packard to help customers improve business processes and compliance.
  • Signs global alliance with Atos Origin to offer ECM solutions
  • Recognized by Forrester Research for Business-Content-Centric Application Leadership.
  • OpenText is the market leader in ECM globally, according to Gartner.
  • Customers include World Anti-Doping Agency, Husky Energy, Kichler Lighting, FremantleMedia, and National Collegiate Athletic Association.


  • OpenText introduces a complete ECM ecosystem using Livelink ECM as the intelligent bridge between Microsoft (including SharePoint and Office 12) and SAP solutions, including Powered by SAP Netweaver®.
  • OpenText reaches almost half a billion in revenue ($414.8 million US) for fiscal 2005.
  • Improves its Service-Oriented Architecture; ECM components become business solutions faster, more easily.
  • OpenText moves corporate and training facilities into a new, high-tech, state-of-the-art building in Waterloo.
  • OpenText publishes second and third book of trilogy collection: ECM: What you need to know - Solutions and ECM: What you need to know - Methods.
  • Customers include Distell Group Limited, LANXESS Corporation, Sasol, Ltd., MerseyBIO, Sony Global Treasury Services, Abbey, San Diego Blood Bank, LVA Rheinprovinz, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB), Transport Research Laboratory, and Vintage Petroleum.


  • Acquires Munich-based IXOS, software vendor with 15 years' experience integrating with SAP solutions. IXOS archiving solutions consolidated with Livelink records management and collaboration solutions (content from SAP, Lotus Notes, Microsoft SharePoint® and Outlook®).
  • OpenText forms the Artesia Digital Media Group after acquiring Artesia Technologies, leading specialists in digital asset management for the media and entertainment industry.
  • Introduces Life Sciences solutions extending Microsoft technology for compliant management of electronic records and documents.
  • Acquires Vista Plus Suite (report capture and distribution) from Quest Software.
  • Named leader in Gartner 2005 Magic Quadrant for IDARS.
  • Forms European alliance with Siemens Business Services, combining their IT services with Livelink ECM.
  • OpenText publishes first book of trilogy collection: ECM: What you need to know - Technology
  • Customers include Sandia National Labs, Suncor Energy Services Inc., US Office of Naval Research, British Council, SI Corporation, IDEXX Laboratories, MicroPatent® LLC, American Welding Society, Audi, and BioMarin Pharmaceuticals.


  • OpenText acquires Gauss, Europe's leading developer of WCM and high-throughput business process management solutions.
  • Acquires Eloquent, makers of "sales readiness" solution, LaunchForce, which integrates with OpenText's collaboration, KM and content management technologies.
  • Acquires Corechange, makers of e-access framework software for deploying any kind of portal infrastructure software.
  • OpenText's government industry solutions are expanded by the acquisitions of SER eGovernment Deutschland and SER Solutions Software.
  • Corporate governance and regulatory compliance solutions (Livelink) released.
  • Joint project between OpenText and leading systems integrator, BearingPoint, to deploy worldwide training portal for 42,000 medics for the US Army.
  • Strategic partnerships with Adobe and Ricoh.
  • Revenues of $178 million US for fiscal 2003 — up $23 million over the previous year.
  • 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages.
  • ECM solutions for Oracle introduced.
  • Customers include Air Liquide, ArvinMeritor, CARE International, Giant Eagle, Health Canada, and Turner Construction.