MILPITAS, CALIF., April 6, 2011 - ABBYY®, a leading provider of
document recognition, data capture, linguistic technologies and professional
services, and Global Imaging Systems (GIS), a leading provider of business
technology solutions, today announced a new strategic distribution relationship.
Under this agreement, GIS will distribute select ABBYY products and software
support services through its established network of resellers within the United
"Every one of our customers is looking for better ways to address
their document management initiatives and handle the paper in their
environment," said Sylvia Carrizosa, Director, Corporate Business Development
& Marketing, GIS. "Adding ABBYY's solutions to our offerings enables us to
address the full spectrum of document management issues our customers face. The
relationship between our organizations not only extends the GIS solutions
portfolio and provides greater choice to our customers, but increases the value
GIS operates in approximately 200 locations throughout the United
States, selling and servicing document management systems, network integration
services, software solutions and audio visual and video conference systems. With
the addition of ABBYY's solutions to their product offerings, GIS will be able
to more effectively meet the demanding document management and forms automation
needs of its small, medium, and enterprise customers.
"Enterprise content management and data capture solutions are
becoming increasingly important as organizations of all sizes look to address
complex information flow and efficiency problems that have remained unsolved for
more than a decade," said Steve Kincade, vice president of channels, North
America at ABBYY USA. "This new alliance allows ABBYY and GIS' technologies to
combine to deliver best in class solutions that solve these problems."
The distribution agreement with GIS broadens ABBYY's go-to-market
strategy and extends the company's footprint within key vertical markets,
including education, healthcare, legal, and government.
ABBYY products included in the distribution agreement include:
- FineReader - A highly intelligent OCR (optical character recognition)
software program for creating editable and searchable electronic files from
scanned paper documents, PDFs and digital photographs.
- PDF Transformer - A multilingual solution for easily converting any
type of PDF into editable formats with the original layout and formatting
- Lingvo - A new generation of electronic dictionaries available in
bilingual and multilingual versions that combine reliable content, powerful word
look-up, and intuitive software into a single product.
- Recognition Server - A server-based solution designed for mid- to
high-volume document processing across large departments and enterprises.
- FlexiCapture - A data capture and forms processing software that
automatically transforms the stream of different documents into usable business
ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and
linguistic technologies and services. 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. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic
solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over
the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labour-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,
KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and
more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top
manufacturers such as 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, Cyprus, Japan and Taiwan. For more
information, visit www.ABBYY.com.
About Global Imaging Systems
Global Imaging Systems operates through 27 regional companies in 35 states in
the U.S., that sell and service document management systems such as printers,
copiers and multifunction devices; network integration services; and electronic
presentation systems. As a business technology leader, Global sells products
from various suppliers including Xerox, Sharp, Konica Minolta and Kyocera Mita.
Xerox Corporation acquired Global Imaging in 2007 and operates it as a wholly
owned subsidiary within Xerox's North American Operations.
ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, Lingvo,
FlexiCapture and PDF Transformer are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby