A letter from Mark Barrenechea, Chief Executive Officer of OpenText
Dear Valued Customers and Partners,
On January 16, 2014, OpenText issued a press release announcing that we completed the acquisition of GXS. I would like to personally welcome every GXS customer, partner and employee into the OpenText family. I want to reiterate our commitment to helping you, as a customer or partner of GXS, maximize the investment you have made into our solutions.
The acquisition of GXS strengthens OpenText leadership in EIM by extending Enterprise Information Management beyond a single enterprise. EIM allows organizations to maximize the value of their enterprise information while reducing its risks. As many information flows involve suppliers and logistics providers, they can be only managed in their entirety when involving these business partners. With the GXS acquisition, OpenText can now address all major aspects of the Information Enterprise that drive the agenda of innovation and growth.
The GXS acquisition expands our Information Exchange portfolio of solutions that include fax services, managed file transfer, secure e-mail, capture solutions and electronic data interchange (EDI). With GXS, OpenText is now the market leader in both B2B Integration Services and Cloud-Based Fax Services. The combination of GXS and OpenText results in the creation of the largest trading grid in the world, serving more than 80,000 customers and supporting 16 billion annual transactions in the OpenText Cloud.
Rest assured that maintaining and improving our service to you is a key objective and consideration for this acquisition. We have no plans to change the service levels that you receive and we intend to fully leverage the expertise of the GXS team in the areas of B2B Integration and Managed Services. In fact, we plan to continue extending the services we acquired from GXS while strengthening our Information Exchange portfolio with the combined set of products.
We will keep you up to date on our integration of the GXS platform into our Information Exchange solutions. Please contact your assigned GXS Account Manager with any questions regarding the acquisition. I also invite you to meet with the OpenText executive team and learn about our EIM vision at our Innovation Tour that is taking place in the next few months in multiple cities around the world. Please visit our Innovation Tour web site to learn more about these events.
We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with you and we value your business.