OpenText

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OpenText Corporation
Public (NASDAQOTEX; TSXOTC)
Industry Computer software
Founded 1991
Founder Tim Bray, Gaston Gonnet, Frank Tompa
Headquarters Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Mark Barrenechea, CEO
Tom Jenkins, Chairman
Products Enterprise content management (ECM), business process management (BPM), customer experience management (CEM), information exchange, and analytics software
Revenue Increase US$ $1,624 million (FY 2014[1])
Number of employees
8,500 (2015)
Website www.opentext.com
OpenText Richmond Hill Office

OpenText Corporation is a Canadian company that develops and sells enterprise information management (EIM) software.[2]

OpenText is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,[3] is Canada's largest software company as of 2014[4] and recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers 2016 by Mediacorp Canada Inc.[5]

OpenText software applications manage content or unstructured data for large companies, government agencies, and professional service firms.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

OpenText employs 8,500 people worldwide[citation needed] and is a publicly traded company, listed on the NASDAQ (OTEX) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (OTC).

History[edit]

OpenText was founded in 1991 as a small four-person consulting operation.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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,[6] 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.[citation needed]

OpenText is a supporter of the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, contributing both funds and in-kind services to the school.[7]


Acquisitions[edit]

The growth of OpenText has largely been through acquisitions:

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Cordys
  • ICCM

2012

  • Easylink

2011

  • MESSAGEmanager Solutions
  • Metastorm
  • weComm
  • Global360
  • Operitel

2010

  • Nstein technologies
  • StreamServe Inc

2009

2008

  • eMotion LLC
  • Spicer Corporation
  • Captaris

2006

2005

  • Optura

2004

  • IXOS
  • Artesia

2003

2002

  • Centrinity

2000

  • Bluebird

Pre-2000

  • Microstar Software
  • PS Software Solutions
  • Information Dimensions
  • Lava Systems
  • OnTime[9]
  • NIRV
  • Odesta[9]
  • Intunix
  • thinktank technologies

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