ABBYY and Workshare Collaborate to Deliver Complete PDF-Driven Solutions to the Legal Industry

Fremont, Calif. (February 2, 2009) ABBYY®, a world leader in the development of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced a strategic partnership with Workshare, a global leader in content protection and control. Through the partnership, Workshare will integrate ABBYY’s optical character recognition (OCR) technologies into its award winning line of document control and content security offerings in order to deliver comprehensive PDF solutions for the document-centric business processes.

Workshare offers document comparison, metadata cleaning and data protection solutions enabling companies to create and collaborate on documents and securely share information with users within and outside the organization. Its products are designed to rapidly deliver reliable document comparison and review, ensuring compliance and risk management that organizations require in order to protect sensitive information. Now, with ABBYY’s technologies built into Workshare products, customers benefit from the highly accurate conversion of images and image-based PDF files, making the information available for document comparison, audit and security.

“Our customers are demanding document comparison and recognition solutions to support a full range of PDF files and documents,” said Alan Fraser, CEO, at Workshare. “ABBYY’s track record for high quality text recognition and PDF conversion allows us to deliver a truly comprehensive solution.”

“Legal professionals must be able to work with the information in sensitive PDF documents, while maintaining the highest levels of security,” said Dean Tang, president and CEO at ABBYY USA.“Workshare offers a powerful line of innovative and high quality products and we believe that this pairing will deliver a truly compelling solution.”

ABBYY’s award winning document recognition and PDF conversion technology converts images and PDF files into editable, readable and manageable text. Its technologies deliver highly accurate recognition of documents in 191 languages with support for multilingual documents.

For more information about ABBYY and its products, please visit http://www.abbyy.com/.

For more information about Workshare and its products, please visit http://www.workshare.com/.

ABBYY is 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, Taiwan and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.abbyy.com/.

About Workshare
Workshare, a global leader in Content Protection and Control, provides solutions to over 11,000 organizations worldwide. Workshare enables businesses and individuals to easily control and manage information securely. More than 60 percent of the Fortune 1000 and 85 percent of the Global Professional Services 250 rely on Workshare solutions to increase productivity and protect their confidential information; ultimately securing their brand reputation and customer relationships. The company has offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, London, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.workshare.com/.


Michael Kelly, Nadel Phelan, Inc +1-831-440-2403 michael@nadelphelan.com

ABBYY Europe GmbH
Paula Fujimoto
+49 (89) 51 11 59-0 press_eu@abbyy.com


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