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ABBYY Business Card Reader 2.0 Helps Android Users to Efficiently Organize, Store and Back Up Contacts

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, linguistic technologies and services, today announced the second version of ABBYY Business Card Reader 2.0 for Android™, a smart mobile application to quickly capture and easily manage contact data from business cards in 20 popular languages. The new version includes CardHolder – a searchable digital archive designed for convenient handling of captured business cards. Among its new capabilities, the updated Business Card Reader for Android allows users to instantly share images of recognized business cards as well as the card data itself, via e-mail or SMS. New version also helps back up all contacts and simplifies export of data to contact managers like Microsoft® Outlook®.

With the new CardHolder, Android users can quickly upload, recognize and store images of business cards and, if needed, transfer the data into the device’s address book. For optimal organization of contacts, Cardholder enables archived images of the recognized cards to be arranged into groups for quick search and sorting. Contact data contained within stored images are available for immediate use: by tapping a corresponding ‘action’ button in CardHolder, users can instantly make a call, send an e-mail or text message, look up a street address, or follow a web link.

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ABBYY Launches Recognition Server 3.5 Document Capture Software with Arabic OCR

 ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, linguistic technologies and services, today announced the release of ABBYY Recognition Server 3.5, an intelligent server-based software for automating document capture across an organization. The new release features the latest ABBYY innovations in the area of optical character recognition (OCR) technology delivering powerful Arabic OCR and higher accuracy of document analysis, and offers enhanced scanning functionality.

ABBYY Recognition Server converts large volumes of paper documents or images into fully searchable electronic text suitable for document archiving, e-discovery, enterprise search and other important business processes. Designed to streamline document processing in organizations, the product encompasses all the essential parts of the document capture process: scanning, recognition, document separation, classification, indexing and delivery. It enables automated, unattended document processing which can be centrally managed and accessed from multiple points within the organization or remotely. It can also connect with a variety of back-end systems and third-party applications with integration via Scripts, XML tickets, a Web-service API, or a COM-based API.

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SoftCo to Offer Cloud-based Enterprise Grade Document Management Solution with Data Capture for Business Process Outsourcers

SoftCo, a global developer of business process automation (BPA) and document management solutions, and ABBYY UK Ltd. today announced that Softco will offer enterprise data capture and cloud-based document management specifically for Business Process Outsourcers (BPOs). The offering will combine SoftCo Cloud, which is based on SoftCo R8 technolog y, with ABBYY FlexiCapture, an intelligent data capture solution from ABBYY ®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. This combination of technologies will enable BPOs t o expand their solution offerings and to provide enterprise grade data capture and document management to their customers via the Cloud.

 “We are seeing BPOs coming under increasing pressure to generate new revenue streams and retain existing customers,” says Ted Laverty, Marketing Director, SoftCo. “For many, the provision of new solutions that deliver significant value to customers is vital for maintaining their bottom line. The combination of solutions from ABBYY and SoftCo provides a strong vehicle for BPOs to achieve this, providing them with their own white label enterprise grade document management platform in the Cloud.”

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Benefits of ABBYY Recognition Server Patently Clear to RWS

Background

RWS is recognised as one of the world's leading patent translation and search companies.
It performs this work primarily for clients in the chemical, engineering, pharmaceutical and legal
fields. Today the group employs over 350 staff with operating companies in the UK, USA, Japan
and Germany, and sales offices in France and Switzerland.

The Challenge

RWS’ business is a document-intensive operation, producing millions of pages per year in translation work for its customers. In addition to the patent translation service RWS performs, in recent years it has seen a rapid expansion of its business in the commercial translation field. Specifically, the
business has grown to include the translation of larger documents such as instruction manuals, company brochures and web sites.

Traditionally RWS stored documents as multi-page TIF images. In 2007, RWS decided that this method of storage was no longer sufficient. In order to get a better handle on these documents, RWS needed a solution that could convert scans of newly translated documents into searchable PDF format and then deposit the output in a digital archive. RWS has always put a strong emphasis on finding technological solutions for its everyday business needs and set out to find the best solution to help with the large scale conversion of its documents.

The Solution

After thorough discussions of the challenges facing RWS, ABBYY recommended Recognition Server as the most appropriate solution. Recognition Server is a robust and powerful server-based solution, designed for mid- to high-volume document processing across large departments and enterprises. It can be deployed as both a standalone program and an integral part of a third-party system such as DMS, RMS and electronic archiving system. Routine document conversion processing occurs automatically and unattended.

FileBound Integrates ABBYY FineReader Engine 10 to Improve Document Recognition

Milpitas, CA. - ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and professional services, has been selected by FileBound Document Management Solutions to enhance its document recognition capabilities. Embedded into every license, ABBYY FineReader® Engine 10 enables FileBound users to easily convert paper documents of all types into digital formats that can be easily searched and managed. The combined solution simplifies document and forms processing in industries where distributed access to accurate information and data is critical, such as healthcare.

"Constantly being asked to do more with less, our customers are always looking for better ways of managing and processing documents so that staff spend less time manually entering documents into the system, and more driving the business forward," said Rex Lamb, Co-Founder and Chairman of FileBound. "After carefully evaluating several solutions, ABBYY FineReader emerged as the clear integration choice because of its best of breed accuracy and language support."

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ABBYY Expands Capabilities of Document Comparison Software for Document Lifecycle Management Leade

The Opportunity

To address its increasingly global clientele, Litéra wanted to offer its clients more. “Today the legal industry is bombarded with multiple document formats representing contracts and cases that they need to manage,” said Massand. “We wanted to expand Change-Pro’s  capabilities with greater comparison functionality, especially complex PDF documents in multiple languages.” By integrating ABBYY FineReader Engine, Litéra achieved this and more.

More languages and better functionality. “FineReader Engine allows us to integrate OCR recognition that has kept us from being able to compare complex PDF documents,” says Massand. “This integration allow us to continue our efforts to deliver meaningful world-class software and excellent client satisfaction.” 

Not only can Change-Pro offer a more comprehensive comparison functionality, but it can do so in multiple languages with FineReader’s ability to recognize 198 different languages. 

Smooth Integration. “ABBYY’s integration of FineReader Engine into the Change-Pro technology was a seamless process,” said Massand. “Its open platform allowed us to easily access the API as a fully integrated OCR solution, and we now have a very comprehensive document comparison solution.”

Legal Giant Norton Rose LLP Centralises Document Digitising with ABBYY Recognition Server

The Background

Norton Rose LLP is an international legal practice with a network of offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. With more than 200 partners, 800 lawyers and 1,800 staff worldwide, the practice delivers a wealth of experience in strategic practice areas such as corporate finance, banking, insurance, energy and infrastructure, medical services, transport and technology.

The Challenge

Like most legal practices, Norton Rose LLP is inundated with thousands of paper documents through the course of their work. A variety of files, contracts, and correspondence must be efficiently filed and stored, easily searchable for future reference. The files can range from a single page fax to a legal contract consisting of several hundred pages. Previous efforts for digitising this data proved to be extremely time consuming. When Norton Rose LLP lawyers, research, and administrative staff must spend many hours looking for key information, it affects productivity and profitability – for both Norton Rose LLP and their clients.

With a strong commitment to digitisation, Norton Rose LLP devised a system through which individual employees use multifunction scanning devices (MFD) located near theirdesks to scan/copy and then send documents for conversion into digital file formats. The objective is for all incoming documents to be input into their document management system, Interwoven Worksite. 

The challenge for the Norton Rose LLP IT team was to find an OCR solution for this system which met all of their requirements. First, the system should facilitate quick processing of large amounts of documents so the technology should be efficient. Additionally, the documents should be reproduced with extremely high accuracy so that the digital documents can be stored in a format matching the original as closely as possible. In the legal field, the quality of documentation is crucial. The documents files must also be easily locatable using a keyword search. Next, the system should be easy-to-use, reliable, requiring minimal staff training and time spent processing documents. Finally, each process of scanning and sending documents should be linked to a specific client code, with the client billing
information recorded for use by the accounting department.

Legal Giant Norton Rose LLP Centralises Document Digitising with ABBYY Recognition Server

Capture1The background
Norton Rose LLP is an international legal practice with a network of offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  With more than 200 partners, 800 lawyers and 1,800 staff worldwide, the practice delivers a wealth of experience in strategic practice areas such as corporate finance, banking, insurance, energy and  infrastructure, medical services, transport and technology.

The challenge
Like most legal practices, Norton Rose LLP is inundated with thousands of paper documents through the course of their work.  A variety of files, contracts, and correspondence must be efficiently filed and stored, easily searchable for future reference. The files can range from a single page fax to a legal contract consisting of several hundred pages.  Previous efforts for digitising this data proved to be extremely time consuming.  When Norton Rose LLP lawyers, research, and administrative staff must spend many hours looking for key information, it affects productivity and profitability – for both Norton Rose LLP and their clients.

With a strong commitment to digitisation, Norton Rose LLP devised a system through which individual employees use multifunction scanning devices (MFD) located near their desks to scan/copy and then send documents for conversion into digital file formats.  The objective is for all incoming documents to be input into their document management system, Interwoven Worksite.

The challenge for the Norton Rose LLP IT team was to find an OCR solution for this system which met all of their requirements.  First, the system should facilitate quick processing of large amounts of documents so the technology should be efficient.  Additionally, the documents should be reproduced with extremely high accuracy so that the digital documents can be stored in a format matching the original as closely as possible.  In the legal field, the quality of documentation is crucial. The documents files must also be easily locatable using a keyword search.  Next, the system should be easy-to-use, reliable, requiring minimal staff training and time spent processing documents.  Finally, each process of scanning and sending documents should be linked to a specific client code, with the client billing
information recorded for use by the accounting department.

ABBYY FlexiCapture White Paper

CaptureAutomated 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.

Plasticard-ZFT Acquires Customer Identification Data With the Help of ABBYY FormReader

CapturePlasticard-ZFT, the producer of personalised bank cards and customer cards, was confronted with an exciting challenge from a new customer. The company was assigned not only the responsibility of producing and personalising customer cards but also to digitally transfer the data in order to activate the related customer account. In order to avoid misuse, the identity of the person applying for the card had to be clearly verified.

The procedure on which both parties agreed upon requires the identification of the person through a POSTIDENT form. A form, filled out by the entitled person is forwarded to Plasticard-ZTF, where the data must be digitalised and compared to the account information in the database. If the data matches, the account will be activated. 

Plasticard-ZFT needed software that could quickly, easily and reliably extract the needed data out of the forms and prepare them for processing. As the company had no experience in form processing it asked for advice from EDV-Partner GmbH, an integrator of individual T solutions located in Hamburg. In previous projects EDV-Partner GmbH worked with ABBYY technology and was very happy with the results. Therefore, a conjoint decision was made to use ABBYY FormReader Desktop Edition.

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