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

February 02, 2009

Workshare will integrate ABBYY’s OCR technologies into its document control and content security offerings in order to deliver comprehensive PDF solutions for the document-centric business processes.

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.

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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

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