Open Text Corporation
|Type||Public (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC)|
|Founders||Tim Bray, Gaston Gonnet, Frank Tompa|
|Headquarters||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|Key people||Mark Barrenechea, CEO
Tom Jenkins, Chairman
|Products||Content management solutions|
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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 8,000 people worldwide and is a publicly traded company, listed on the NASDAQ (OTEX) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (OTC).
OpenText was founded 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.
Early 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, and with their Faculty of Arts colleague, John Stubbs.
Key people who become involved later include Tom Jenkins (P Thomas Jenkins, know as Tom), who joined the company as COO in 1994 and Tim Bray. 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.
The growth of OpenText has largely been by 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: allows users to apply consistent policies across any type of content in the enterprise to maintain a secure, single source of truth and manage content.
Process Suite: provides business process platform with applications that enable organizations to automate complex processes.
Experience Suite: speeds collaborative media creation and personalization.
Information Exchange Suite: provides solutions that enable people to control how information is delivered.
Discovery Suite: addresses unintegrated, unstructured and unmanaged information – with applications that enable organizations to query warehoused data.
- Tim Bray - a co-founder of OpenText Corporation
- Gaston Gonnet - co-founder of OpenText Corporation, Professor of Computer Science at the ETH Zürich
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