OpenText — Archiving Software Capabilities
This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes OpenText's archiving software solutions, including Archive Center for SAP, InfoArchive, and various email and file archiving products within the OpenText Content Suite. OpenText is a Waterloo, California-based corporation founded in 1991. The vendor earned $2.3 billion in FY17 and currently employs approximately 11,000 individuals. OpenText often uses acquisition as a way to expand its portfolio and market share in key areas. This strategy has led OpenText to acquire over 50 different companies during its history. One of its most recent acquisitions — the purchase of Dell EMC's Enterprise Content Division — adds important new archiving capabilities and a new brand — InfoArchive. The addition of InfoArchive requires updates to OpenText's portfolio and go-to-market (GTM) strategies, which the vendor is diligently working to implement over the next several years based on short-term and long-term road map goals. This document assesses these changes and offers recommendations for OpenText based on recent market trends.