In February, we announced the exciting news that Hightail was acquired by OpenText™, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). This news opens many new doors for Hightail and our customers.
Over the past three years, since the release of Hightail’s creative collaboration features (Hightail Spaces), we’ve designed an approachable, intuitive product that helps marketing and creative teams work better together. Now, with OpenText, this acquisition marks the opportunity to continue to build Hightail’s vision for creative collaboration with more resources than we would have as an independent business. Additionally, future integrations with OpenText products will add value and help customers who need to collaborate on multimedia files with both internal and external teams.
“The acquisition of Hightail underscores our commitment to delivering differentiated content solutions in the cloud that enable marketers and creative professionals to share, produce, and securely collaborate on digital content. I am excited about expanding Hightail capabilities as well as integrating Hightail into OpenText Content Suite, Documentum, Core, and Media Management, allowing our customers to seamlessly and securely collaborate with external trading partners and vendors.”
– Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText Vice Chairman, CEO and CTO
Q & A
We know that this news may leave our many loyal customers with questions, which we want to be sure to address. Here are a few that we’ve already been hearing:
1. How will this impact my current Hightail account?
Nothing will change with your existing Hightail Pro, Teams or Business account. We are committed to maintaining the same level of support and service we offered to our customers prior to the acquisition. This includes pricing, which will remain unchanged for current account holders. Billing for subscriptions paid for by credit card will continue to show Hightail as the vendor until further notice.
2. I’ve finally gotten my team using the term Hightail it when we talk about sending files and sharing projects. Will you be changing your name?
We love that teams have embraced Hightail as a technology solution and a verb! While you might see a change to our logo, we do plan to keep Hightail in our name (at least for the foreseeable future).
3. Will you continue to address product feedback and release new features?
Yes! The show must go on. We still have a product roadmap and we are continuing to prioritize fixing bugs and designing new features, along with building new integrations with OpenText.
We’re looking forward to our new collaboration and Hightail will continue to help teams #createbetter.