At the OpenText analyst conference on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Boston, CEO Mark Barrenechea asked the assembled group of industry analysts if Enterprise Information Management (EIM) is the best possible handle for what it is they do. Good question. The breadth of OpenText’s offerings – arrayed in solution suites – and the depth of their functionality is difficult to categorize. When SVP engineering Muhi Majzoub walked through a truly broad range of innovative upgrades to the OpenText solutions portfolio, drilling down on CEO Barrenechea’s EIM vision, the dimensions of the challenge multiplied.

I had always thought of OpenText as a content management solution provider, particularly strong in its application to Governance, Risk and Compliance, but the company has broadened its base in several directions over the past several years. OpenText has made twenty-five (25) acquisitions since 2000. Just to give three recent examples, the acquisitions of EasyLink and GXS in supply chain / internet commerce and Cordys in application development / BPM workflow extend the reach and appeal of OpeText in enterprise software markets and embrace the Cloud.

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