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About OpenText

Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, OpenText is a world leader in Information Management, helping companies securely capture, govern and exchange information on a global scale. OpenText solves digital business challenges for customers, ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest and most complex organizations in the world.

Unlock the Information Advantage

  • Reveal new
  • Deliver process
  • Support new business
  • Enhance customer
  • Ensure information security,
    recovery and privacy

OpenText history

Founded as a University of Waterloo in Canada project, OpenText has grown into the global market leader in Information Management.


The University of Waterloo and Oxford University partner to create the first online Oxford English Dictionary. The resulting University of Waterloo spin-off, OpenText, incorporates in June 1991 and begins shipping product in September.


The first OpenText web-based product ships, allowing Yahoo! to search every word on every Web page.


The company holds its Initial Public Offering and is publicly listed on the NASDAQ as OTEX.


OpenText employs more than 1,000 employees at 31 offices as revenue reaches $147 million.


Gartner recognizes OpenText as a global leader in ECM for the first time. The company will continue to be recognized in each consecutive report for 13 years and counting.


OpenText acquires GXS for $1.06 billion, adding both B2B integration services and cloud-based fax services to its market leadership.


OpenText strengthens its position as the market leader in Content Services with the $1.62 billion acquisition of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division, including Documentum.


OpenText acquires Carbonite for $1.45 billion, ensuring cyber resiliency for customers with an end-point platform that offers data protection, endpoint security and digital forensics.


OpenText passes $3B in revenue and more than 14,000 employees in 60+ offices world-wide.



OpenText provides the most complete and integrated Information Management platform, allowing companies to organize, integrate and protect data and content as it flows through business processes inside and outside the organization.

  • Content

    Connect content, people and process to get more productivity, collaboration, governance and compliance.

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  • Business Network

    Build adaptive, sustainable and compliant trading networks by connecting any business, person, system or thing.

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  • Experience

    Improve customer interactions by managing the compelling content that powers personalized omnichannel experiences.

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  • Security & Protection

    Provide multiple layers of defense to detect, protect against, forensically investigate and remediate security threats.

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  • Developer

    Use cloud API services to reduce development costs and improve time-to-market with faster ways to build.

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OpenText solutions are tailored to address industry-specific trends, business challenges, processes and regulations.

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Our commitment

We are committed to bringing our people, our customers and communities together to turn information into a competitive advantage for the planet and society. In an age of disruption, we see an opportunity to use information for the greater good and aspire to unlocking its potential to advance societal goals and accelerate positive change.

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Our people

Our employees help us define and enable the digital future with market-leading technology.

The diversity and strength of our workforce are fundamental to our success. People are our greatest asset, and we strive to attract and retain the very best talent the industry has to offer.

Learn more about how you can build a career with a leader in Information Management

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