|Traded as||TSX: OTC
|Founder||Tim Bray, Gaston Gonnet, Frank Tompa|
|Headquarters||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|Mark Barrenechea, CEO
Tom Jenkins, Chairman
|Products||Enterprise content management (ECM), business process management (BPM), customer experience management (CEM), information exchange, discovery and analytics software|
|Revenue||US$ $1.936 billion (FY 2015)|
Number of employees
|10,000 (Dec, 2016)|
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 8,900 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 spun off from a University of Waterloo project that developed technology to index the Oxford English Dictionary. Early participants in the project included two computer science professors, Dr. Frank Tompa and Dr. Gaston Gonnet, an undergrad Computer Science co-op student, Michael Knowles, and their Faculty of Arts colleague, John Stubbs.
Key people involved later include Tom Jenkins (P Thomas Jenkins, known 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. Mark Barrenechea was named Canadian Business CEO of the year in 2015 
The growth of OpenText has largely been through acquisitions:
- DellEMC's Enterprise Content Management Division. Including Documentum and Captiva Software 
- HP Customer Communication Management suite. Including HP Exstream.
- HP Web Experience Management
- MESSAGEmanager Solutions
- Vizible Corporation
- Vignette Corporation
- eMotion LLC
- Spicer Corporation
- "Open Text 2015 Annual report"
- "Top 25 Canadian Software Companies"
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