ABBYY Becomes Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

ABBYY is the first Russian company to become a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Software Products

Moscow, Russia, July 3, 2003 - ABBYY Software House, one of the world’s leading developers of OCR and natural language processing software, has become the first Russian company to be named as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Software Products. This status recognizes the excellent quality of ABBYY products and their full compliance with the most stringent standards. In total, there are currently seventeen Microsoft Gold Partners in Russia.

To be named a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a company’s products must undergo testing by independent experts. The key qualities to be displayed by the candidate product are high quality and full compatibility with Microsoft software. ABBYY’s Optical Character Recognition program, ABBYY FineReader, passed the tests with flying colours and in July 2003 ABBYY was named a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

“We have been working with Microsoft for a long time and have been their certified partners since 1999,” says Nastasya Savina, head of ABBYY’s Information, Advertising and PR Service. “Our new status of Microsoft Gold Partner is further recognition of the excellent quality of our software products.”

ABBYY Software House is a leading Russian developer of linguistic and Artificial Intelligence (AI) software providing a line of OCR and text-processing programs and solutions. ABBYY’s products include: FineReader OCR systems – a family of programs for recognition of printed texts, tables and forms; FormReader – an ICR program for recognition and processing of hand-printed forms; FineReader Bank – a program for automated input of bank payment orders; ABBYY Retrieval & Morphology Engine – a set of developer’s tools for integration of full-text search and linguistic capabilities into external applications; and ABBYY Lingvo – a powerful dictionary system. ABBYY’s programs have gained universal acclaim and become popular with the users worldwide for their excellent performance and ease of use. ABBYY FineReader OCR systems have won more than 100 awards from the leading IT magazines. The ABBYY Group’s headquarters are located in Moscow with offices in Ukraine (ABBYY Ukraine), the USA (ABBYY USA, Fremont, CA), the UK (ABBYY UK, Bishops Stortford, England), and Germany (ABBYY Europe, Munich).
For more information about ABBYY, please visit the company’s website at http://www.abbyy.com/.

ABBYY and FineReader names and logos are registered trademarks of ABBYY Software House. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies and are hereby recognized.

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