ABBYY Products Selected for 2008 BERTL’s Best Awards

Leader in Intelligent Data Capture and Document Recognition Distinguished in Two Categories

FREMONT, Calif., July 8, 2008 – ABBYY USA, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that two of its products, ABBYY FineReader 9.0 and FlexiCapture 8.0, have been recognized with 2008 BERTL’s Best Awards. Covering the entire digital imaging and document management area, BERTL’s Best Awards are determined on an annual basis by BERTL analysts who review hundreds of digital imaging devices, software and management utilities in the world-wide marketplace. Awards are determined by how well products perform within a real-world setting in terms of feature set, functionality and performance. 

ABBYY FineReader 9.0 received the award for Best Set of Ancillary Features in a Top Tier OCR Program for a number of its user friendly features, including photo OCR capability that improves recognition accuracy, user defined folder management functionality, automated optical character recognition (OCR) and innovative Adaptive Document Recognition Technology (ADRT™). ABBYY FlexiCapture 8 was honored with the Best Forms Processing Solution for Structured, Semi and Unstructured Forms and Documents award for its ease-of-use for both users and administrators, and for its state-of-the-art ability to move data from paper to electronic format as efficiently as possible, no matter the type of form.

ABBYY FineReader 9.0 is an easy-to-use OCR and document conversion application that delivers precision accuracy in converting almost any type of document such as books, magazine articles, tables, spreadsheets, contracts and faxes, and recognizes 184 languages including newly-added support for Chinese (both traditional and simplified), Japanese, Thai and Hebrew. With its breakthrough ADRT, ABBYY FineReader 9.0 is intelligent enough to recognize not just the text and basic layout, but the logical structure of a document and to automatically output editable files in native Microsoft® Office formatting.

FlexiCapture 8.0, designed to meet organizational and departmental paper-processing needs for users and administrators alike, intelligently automates data extraction from any type of paper form or document without the need for manual pre-sorting or manual keying.  FlexiCapture 8.0 extracts data from structured forms, semi-structured forms, unstructured documents and any combination of several document types, and efficiently provides accurate data for input into databases and a variety of business systems and processes.

“To be selected for an award which places such emphasis on innovation and true market value is a great honor, and we are very pleased to be distinguished by BERTL,” said Dean Tang, chief executive officer at ABBYY USA. “We are devoted to helping our customers improve business efficiency by delivering the most comprehensive document recognition and data capture solutions on the market. To be recognized in this way by the analysts of BERTL is especially meaningful.”

ABBYY USA is a subsidiary of ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY software to automate time- and labor-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.abbyy.com/.


Heidi Rosenberg
Nadel Phelan, Inc.

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