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Day: October 19, 2004

Open Text Extends SAP Integration; Introduces New Version of IXOS Suite for SAP Solutions

Open Text Corporation introduced a major extension of its suite of ECM products that integrate with the complete range of SAP solutions, including financial, human resources and other business applications. IXOS Suite for SAP solutions let customers store, manage, retrieve and archive documents from SAP systems such as mySAP ERP Financials and mySAP Human Capital Management. The solution integrates all business documents into SAP solutions and promotes the consistent flow of information between employees, customers, suppliers and business partners. The new version of the product, Version 6.0, leverages the company’s document management and data archiving, with new functionality such as complete integration with SAP NetWeaver. SAP NetWeaver lets customers standardize on a single ERP software platform. By integrating with SAP NetWeaver, IXOS Suite for SAP solutions provide a similar standard platform for managing documents and other content-a central repository that links with other systems. www.opentext.com

Gilbane to Host CM Professionals’ First Summit

Gilbane Content Management Conference to Host CM Professionals’ First Summit
10/19/04

Content Management Technologies Conference and Content Management Professionals Summit co-locate in Boston with coordinated schedule and integrated activities

Contacts:
Joy Blake Scott
Longleaf Public Relations
joy@longleafpr.com
Jeffrey Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars
781-821-6634
jarcuri@lighthouseseminars.com

Cambridge, MA, October 19, 2004. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced that CM Professionals organization (CM Pros) (www.cmprofessionals.org) will hold their inaugural Summit in conjunction with the Gilbane Conference on Content Management to be held at the Westin Copley in Boston, November 30 – December 2, 2004. The CM Pros Summit will take place on November 30 in the same location. The programs for both events have been scheduled and coordinated to complement each other.

The CM Professionals Summit is patterned on other similar professional community summits. The day will focus on peer interaction to help develop and propagate best practices, as well as offer ample opportunities for professional networking. A content management specialist will facilitate each session. The sessions will be interactive meetings with no formal presentations and no vendor pitches.

CM Professionals members receive a $150 discount to the Gilbane conference. For program and registration information for the CM Pros Summit, see

“We are pleased to have the CM Pros Summit take place in conjunction with our conference.” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair, “The addition of content management experts and practitioners who are members of CM Professionals participating in the Summit will provide even more valuable interaction and enrich the educational experience of all attendees.”

“Our members gather at every opportunity to push forward with our work, and the Summit is a great opportunity for lots of us to gather at once.” said Bob Boiko President , CM Professionals, “Coordinating our first Summit with the Gilbane Conference will offer our members an even richer experience by enabling them to network with the broad content technology community, including vendors, analysts, and industry press.”

The Gilbane conference program is entirely focused on content technologies, and includes 27 educational sessions covering today’s most critical issues for businesses planning or implementing a content management strategy. The program is organized into 6 tracks so attendees with specific interests can easily organize their itinerary. The tracks are: Content Management, Enterprise Search & Knowledge Management and Collaboration; Document & Records Management; Enterprise Information Integration; Digital Asset Management; and Content Technology Works Best Practices and Case Studies. In addition, there are 3 half-day intensive workshops on: “Web Content Management Systems: Principles, Products & Practices”, “ Content Technology Choices for Technical Communicators”, and “Enterprise Search – Principles, Players, Practices, & Pitfalls”.

The Gilbane conference program is available at
www.gilbane.com/CM_conference_program_Boston_04.html.

Sponsors of the Gilbane Content Management conference in Boston include EMC/Documentum (NYSE:EMC), GMC Software, Interwoven (NASDAQ:IWOV), Open Text ( NASDAQ:OTEX), and Stellent (NASDAQ:STEL).

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report 
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report administers the Content Technology Works™ program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies (Open Text – NASDAQ:OTEX), Atomz, Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), INSCI (OTCBB:INSS), Trados, Vasont, Venetica/IBM (NYSE:IBM ), and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN). www.gilbane.com

About Lighthouse Seminars 
Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration, information architecture, and e-catalogs. http://www.lighthouseseminars.com

About CM Professionals
CM Professionals is the premier community of practice for people involved with managing content for electronic and other media. CM Professionals collects, develops, organizes and provides access to knowledge about content management through online resources, email interaction and face-to-face summits. By identifying, refining, publicizing and advocating for respected content management practices and models, CM Professionals educates and fosters interaction among content management professionals, enterprise leadership, product vendors and university educators. http://www.cmprofessionals.org/

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