OpenText comes home to the David Johnston Research + Technology Park
Open Text was born out of a University of Waterloo computer indexing and string search project undertaken in 1984 and finalized in 1989. The project led to the creation of the first search engine technology for the Internet in the early 1990s. The company was incorporated in June 1991, and commenced shipment of its product in September 1991. Since operations began, Open Text has experienced
phenomenal growth to become one of Canada’s largest software companies. Today, the company has more than 2,100 employees around the world and 17 million users of its software at some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies. The company’s Livelink software gives large organizations a single, online environment for employee collaboration, process automation and information management. Open Text has maintained its corporate headquarters within the Region of Waterloo and has become an integral part of the Canada Technology Triangle’s community of business excellence and innovation.
Open Text is the market leader in providing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that bring together people, processes and information in global organizations. Throughout its history, Open Text has matched its tradition of innovation with a track record of financial strength and growth. Today, the company supports more than 17 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 31 countries and 12 languages worldwide
The new, future headquarters of this locally grown global technology company will amalgamate almost 400 employees into 112,000 square feet of customized office space. Open Text is a community leader in joining the other prestigious companies in the University’s North campus, companies that have built their success on radical
The University of Waterloo is committed to creating a unique community-based Research + Technology Park, whose mandate is to foster radical innovation. The high ambition of the Research Park is supported by a comprehensive partnership among the University, the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, the Region of Waterloo, City of Waterloo, Communitech, and Canada’s Technology Triangle