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ABBYY Expands FormReader Sales Channels Through New Partnership with SWING S.r.l. in Italy

May 23, 2003

New Partner to Launch Sales of ABBYY FormReader With a Free Form Processing Seminar in Milan, Italy 

ABBYY and a leading provider of linguistic and document and text recognition software, today announced expansion of its product distribution channels in Italy. Through a new partnership, SWING S.r.l has signed with ABBYY as a certified reseller for ABBYY’s form processing software, ABBYY FormReader.

ABBYY Expands FormReader Sales Channels Through New Partnership with SWING S.r.l. in Italy

SWING, an integrator of document information technologies, will resell ABBYY FormReader to resellers, integrators and key customers. SWING has worked closely with ABBYY engineering teams for full technical certification and will thus provide support services and development assistance to customers working with the ABBYY FormReader line of products, and particularly ABBYY’s enterprise and development level products: ABBYY FormReader Enterprise Edition and ABBYY FormReader Developer Edition. ABBYY FormReader customers will benefit from the many years of experience that SWING engineers have gained in developing, customising, and integrating document and knowledge management solutions.

To kick off the new partnership, SWING will host a free form processing seminar in Milan, Italy in joint cooperation with Fujitsu Italy. At the event to be hosted 10 June 2003, SWING, Fujitsu, and ABBYY will provide information and training on how to create and process large amounts of machine and handprinted forms. The teams will also introduce Italian resellers and integrators to ABBYY’s newest form processing solution: ABBYY FormReader 6.0. Fujitsu Italy will provide an overview of scanning solutions for form processing. For integrators interested in attending the event, contact SWING S.r.l. at +39-02-97487090 or at  for more information.

About ABBYY FormReader 6.0

ABBYY FormReader 6.0 provides automatic capture of data from forms for export into information management systems and databases. Based on ABBYY’s award-winning recognition engine, FormReader is designed to extract and read: machine print (OCR), handprinted letters and numbers (ICR), check marks (OMR), and barcodes (OBR). The program is ideally suited to process a variety of form types typically used in businesses, polling organizations, government ministries, and educational institutions including: tax forms, clients application forms, school exam papers, polls and questionnaires, insurance claim forms, and user registration cards. ABBYY FormReader 6.0 is a cost-effective, easy-to-use “out-of-box” form processing product that is an ideal alternative for businesses who want to automate data entry systems without significant investment in time and resources. The product family consist of three versions, depending on the size and scope of form processing needs:

  • FormReader Desktop Edition for use on a single work station,
  • FormReader Enterprise Edition for automated form processing systems across multiple workstations on a network and integration with document and relationship management systems (expected in July, 2003), and
  • FormReader Developer Edition , for form processing systems customised or integrated within other application.

About SWING S.r.l.

SWING S.r.l. is a leading provider of solutions for document and knowledge management based near Milan, Italy. Established in 1998, SWING personnel offer many years of experience developing, customising and integrating document information technologies specifically designed to match the individual needs of customers. The company is a certified technology partner for such leading technology companies as Cardiff Software, Windream, Adobe, and IMR and has provided integrated solutions for a variety of companies in several sectors as finance, insurance, service bureau, health and government. SWING’s products customers include: FIAT Group, ISTAT (National Institute of Statistics), ISS (National Institute of Health), Michelin, Abbey National Bank, Generali Insurance, The City of Milan, and many Hospitals and Universities. For additional information on SWING, please visit the Web site at or contact SWING directly at: SWING S.r.l., Via Donizetti, 18-2002 Corbetta (MI), Italy, email:

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