OpenText extends lead in mobile enterprise solutions with Exceed onDemand for iPad

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OpenText Corporation, the pre-eminent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software, today announced that it has expanded its industry-leading enterprise portfolio of mobility solutions with the introduction of Exceed onDemand for Apple iPad tablets.

The latest addition to the Exceed onDemand family of managed application access solutions provides iPad users with always-on collaborative access to their line-of-business UNIX applications, while offering organisations the security and management features of a true enterprise solution.

The iPad is quickly emerging as a standard business tool, driven by an increasingly mobile workforce. International Data Corp (IDC) forecasts tablet shipments into consumer and commercial markets will reach 106.1 million in 2012.

Exceed onDemand for iPad features a touch-friendly interface that substitutes mouse interactions with intuitive gestures, allowing users to bring their UNIX data centres along with them. Exceed onDemand is built on the Thin X Protocol, ensuring fast access to complex 2D and 3D line-of-business applications even on high-latency connections such as 3G, 4G or LTE cellular networks.

The new Exceed onDemand for iPad solution joins OpenText's broad portfolio of mobile technologies and solutions. OpenText offerings such as OpenText Everywhere and the OpenText Mobile Wave Platform enable enterprises to efficiently deliver enterprise content and information to employees' mobile devices, helping to significantly boost productivity.

Enterprises can also use OpenText Web Experience Management technologies to deliver personalised Web content directly to mobile sites for customers on the go.

Recently announced, OpenText Tempo provides document sharing and syncing across desktops, laptops and mobile devices, while OpenText Travel Receipt Management for SAP Solutions support mobile capture of receipts.

Mobility boosts productivity, collaboration

Designed with productivity and collaboration in mind, Exceed onDemand enables users to seamlessly transfer their active sessions between desktops and iPad devices. With virtual teams becoming the norm in the engineering world, the session sharing feature accelerates collaboration by allowing engineers to run virtual design meetings using Exceed onDemand and to collaborate simultaneously on Apple iPad tablets and desktop computers, or to show designs on meeting room projectors.

By leveraging the Exceed onDemand infrastructure, Exceed onDemand for iPad offers organisations an enterprise-class line-of-business application access solution with robust security, strong authentication and end-to-end encryption.

Centralised management of the Exceed onDemand infrastructure enables deployment of enterprise policies and allows organisations to comply with industry security standards and regulations.

“As a new generation of enterprise workers ushers into the post-PC world, organisations need to bridge the gap between their critical line-of-business applications and these new devices,” commented Eugene Cherny, General Manager for Connectivity at OpenText. “Exceed onDemand for iPad allows them to offer a mobile, touch-friendly collaborative solution to access UNIX applications, without sacrificing security or compliance.”

For further information, please contact Rob Shaw: tel (+27) 83 626 3811, fax (+27) 86 646 4178, e-mail


OpenText, a global ECM leader, helps organisations manage and gain the true value of their business content. OpenText brings two decades' of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries. Working with its customers and partners, it brings together leading content experts to help organisations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit

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In southern Africa, OpenText's business partners are Business Connexion, Datacentrix, eTechnologies, iFuture Consulting, NokusaEI and SAP Africa; and, its customer base includes organisations from across both the private and public sectors such as Absa, Anglo Platinum, BMW, Department of Environmental Affairs, Department of Tourism, Distell, Engen, Exxaro Resources, Mittal Steel, Nedbank, Office of the President, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, SABMiller, Sasol, Standard Bank, Telkom SA and Toyota.

Copyright (c) 2011 by OpenText Corporation. OpenText and Exceed OnDemand for iPad are trademarks or registered trademarks of OpenText Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of OpenText Corporation or other respective owners.

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