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ABBYY FineScanner for iOS: Trust Your Docs with Box

Milpitas, CA (October 10, 2012) New update of ABBYY FineScanner for iOS, a brand new mobile application to quickly scan images and text using the Apple iPhone®, is available at the Apple App Store® starting today. With this version, a user can easily create high-quality electronic copies of written or printed documents and send them to most reliable online storage services, now including Box, for convenient sharing and archiving. Ideal for mobile workforce and travelling individuals, the application provides a great user experience of getting tasks done swiftly and curing the headache of missing files.

“FineScanner’s integration with Box gives a number of benefits to both individual and corporate users: your files are safe, always accessible and ready for sharing with your team or friends,” commented Katya Solntseva, director of mobile platform products department at ABBYY. “And, what is more, Box can be easily connected to other online services, including indispensable business applications, or directly to corporate IT systems – a helpful thing indeed”.

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ABBYY Announces New FlexiCapture Engine 10 Developer Toolkit

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 10, the next generation data capture and document classification software development kit (SDK). The new toolkit combines ABBYY’s best-in-class optical character recognition (OCR), imaging and data capture technologies with exceptional ease of use through the integration of innovative auto-learning technologies, enabling developers to create and train data capture and classification applications by simply pointing, and clicking.

FlexiCapture Engine 10enables developers, corporations and service providers to integrate award-wining data capture technologies for document processing and data extraction from invoices, contracts, forms, and more. It also delivers accurate document classification, mobile data capture and export for backend processing.

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ABBYY® FineReader Version 10 User’s Guide

Introducing ABBYY FineReader

This chapter provides an overview of ABBYY FineReader and its features.

Chapter contents:

  • What Is ABBYY FineReader
  • What's New in ABBYY FineReader

What is ABBYY FineReader

ABBYY FineReader is an optical character recognition (OCR) system. It is used to convert scanned documents, PDF documents, and image files, including digital photos, into editable formats.

ABBYY FineReader advantages

Fast and accurate recognition

  • The OCR system used in ABBYY FineReader lets users quickly and accurately recognize and retain the source formatting of any document (including text on background images, colored text on colored backgrounds, text wrapped around an image, etc.).
  • Thanks to ABBYY's adaptive document recognition technology (ADRT®), ABBYY FineReader can analyze and process a document as a whole, instead of page by page. This approach retains the source document's structure, including formating, hyperlinks, e–mail addresses, headers and footers, image and table captions, page numbers, and footnotes.
  • ABBYY FineReader can recognize documents written in one or several of 186 languages, including Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Hebrew. ABBYY FineReader also features auto–detection of document languages.
  • What's more, ABBYY FineReader is largely immune to printing defects and can recognize texts printed in virtually any font.
  • The program also includes a wide range of options for output data: documents can be saved in a variety of formats, sent by e–mail, or transferred to other applications for further processing.

ABBYY USA Acquires Digital Documents

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced that it has acquired Digital Documents. An award-winning Value-Added Reseller (VAR) and Systems Integrator, Digital Documents is focused on document capture, recognition and retrieval technologies for the healthcare, education, government, financial services and retail markets. ABBYY's acquisition of Digital Documents reaffirms the company's commitment to its VAR Partners by bringing valuable reseller expertise in-house.

"ABBYY and Digital Documents are like-minded organizations with a similar, singular focus on automated document capture, recognition and retrieval technologies," said Bruce Genger, president and CEO of Digital Documents. "Our customers seek out data capture technology because it offers a significant return on investment, particularly in an economic downturn where it is important to maximize productivity and lower costs. We are truly excited to become part of an organization with such a rich history in capture and with such a strong commitment to supporting the needs of its VAR Partners."

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ABBYY FlexiCapture White Paper

ABBYY FlexiCapture: What It Is:

Automated data input technologies have a relatively long history - dating back to the days when the first optical reading systems were developed to recognize stylized symbols drawn according to templates. Since that time, they have evolved to support a vast industry, utilizing a large set of very different technologies.

The traditional machine-readable form processing technologies of today are well-established. A large choice of systems capable of processing many types of machine-readable forms is now available. Today's advanced systems can accurately capture machined printed and handwritten characters and process thousands of documents per day. ABBYY FormReader is one of the leading products in the field, capable of handling both printed and hand-printed forms (see http://www.formreader.com or contact ABBYY for a whitepaper and additional information on ABBYY form processing technology).

Yet while today's form processing systems are very advanced, they are still limited in functionality. For example, the task of processing semi-structured documents, or forms and documents on which the sizes and locations of fields of key pieces of data varies from document to document, still remains the most challenging task in data capture. While the demand for solutions to address this area is extremely high, form processing programs have not been flexible and intelligent enough to process these types of documents without extensive customization and system training. Access to an easy-to- deploy,cost-effective solution for processing such documents as invoices, order forms, legacy forms, and template-based contracts has been, until now, virtually inaccessible by a large audience. 

For these types of cases, even when full-text documents are being handled, the ultimate aim is to extract a particular set of fields, or key pieces of information, from a given page. We will refer to such documents as flexible forms.

Flexible Forms

forms normally contain data that is required or requested by the organization using the form. This variable data can include such things as names, addresses, and monetary amounts. On traditional forms, key pieces of data can be found in exactly the same fields, located on exactly the same position on the page, in the same sized field, from document to document. Processing this type of document is relatively simple if the form and the form template are designed carefully. The system simplyneeds to match the scanned form with the template to know what information to extract and how to extract it.

ABBYY FlexiCapture 10 Recognized with KMWorld Trend-Setting Product Award

 ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software and professional services, today announced that FlexiCapture 10 has been recognized with KMWorld Magazine's Trend-Setting Product of the Year Award for 2012.

“This year, KMWorld honors companies that define and enhance the market with their commitment to develop innovative solutions for their customers,” said Hugh McKellar, editor-in-chief of KMWorld Magazine. “ABBYY continues to exemplify this by delivering comprehensive and intelligent solutions to the market that meets end user needs. The company's commitment to driving the industry forward through innovative technologies that enhance business processes has earned it a seventh consecutive award.”

Since its inception in 2003, KMWorld Magazine's Trend-Setting Product of the Year award judging panel, consisting of industry editors, analysts, system integrators, vendors, line-of-business managers and users, have evaluated and recognized breakthrough products in the knowledge management industry. This year's panel assessed more than 700 products selecting best-in-class solutions as its Trend-Setting Products of the Year.

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ABBYY FlexiCapture 10 Is Enhanced to Support SaaS-Based Document Capture

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, linguistic technologies and services, announced the latest release of its FlexiCapture 10 software for data and document capture. The system now provides access to all document scanning and verification functions via Web interfaces, facilitating the deployment of FlexiCapture in SaaS and cloud environments. It also allows companies to quickly implement distributed document capture processes, saving resources typically spent on local software installation and maintenance. ABBYY FlexiCapture 10 now offers a complete set of Web-based operator stations including a brand new Web Capture Station that combines both scanning and verification functions in a single interface. Additionally, it offers a range of enhancements, such as content-based auto-learning technology for document classification and extended verification functions. 

ABBYY FlexiCapture 10 provides intelligent technologies for automating the process of extracting data from a variety of documents, including machine-readable forms, semi-structured and unstructured documents. It can process multiple types of documents in a single stream and scales from a standalone application to enterprise-level projects with distributed processing. Additionally, it provides highly intuitive tools for setting-up document capture processes, enabling users to train the system with simple point-and-click operations. A powerful all-in-one solution, ABBYY FlexiCapture 10 offers a full range of functionality for document scanning, classification, indexing and data extraction.

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ABBYY USA Expands VAR Channel Through New Strategic Distribution Relationship with NewWave Technologies, Inc.

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and professional services, today announced that it has entered into a new strategic distribution relationship with NewWave Technologies, Inc., an award winning distributor of document imaging technologies. Under the agreement, NewWave will distribute select ABBYY products and technologies through its established network of value-added resellers (VARs) in the United States. Included within the distribution agreement are ABBYY FineReader, ABBYY Recognition Server, and ABBYY PDF Transformer.

"Our goal at NewWave is to provide our customers with leading technologies that automate critical business processes," said Bill Cordell, president of NewWave. "ABBYY's capture product suite, led by Recognition Server, delivers just the kind of return on investment to the enterprise that our customers are looking to integrate into their solutions portfolio."

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New Scanning App for iPhone Comes from Creators of ABBYY FineReader Software

 ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced ABBYY FineScanner, a brand new mobile application designed to quickly scan images and text using the Apple® iPhone®. Powered by ABBYY’s image-improving technology for portable devices, FineScanner offers a range of functions to enhance the quality of scanned materials, allowing users to easily create one-page and multipage files that can be saved within the application or sent to online storage services and Facebook®.

“ABBYY FineScanner virtually turns your iPhone into a handy mobile scanner, so you can get high-quality images of documents wherever you are,” commented Katya Solntseva, director of mobile platform products department at ABBYY. “This app simplifies the process of creating and sharing copies of everyday documents – such as bills, insurance certificates, prescriptions and more – and provides easy-to-use storage for all of them.”

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Buyers Lab Honors Ten Imaging Solutions with Summer 2012 "Pick" Awards

 July 17, 2012 – Hackensack, NJ – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, today announced its Summer 2012 “Pick” award winners in ten document imaging software categories. Bestowed twice a year by the editors of BLI, the awards honor the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. This “Pick” period’s winners include ABBYY, HP, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, MaxxVault, NSi, PaperCut, Samsung and Xerox.

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