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ABBYY UK and Sigma Agree to Distribution Deal

April 07, 2010

Partnership will extend ABBYY’s reach in the software markets in the UK and Ireland


ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, and Sigma, a value added distributor of specialist technical, development and business software, announced today a distribution agreement in the UK and Ireland. The relationship with Sigma is designed to create market awareness and demand for ABBYY products and increase customer reach through the existing distribution channels in these markets.


“Sigma is delighted to be partnering with ABBYY who we believe offer ‘best in class’ solutions in the document conversion, data capture and linguistic market. We will be introducing ABBYY to our entire customer base as their products already have good traction within a large number of verticals including government, finance, healthcare and education,” says Jane Silk, Head of Vendor Relations Sigma software Distribution.


Sigma will carry a range of ABBYY retail products including desktop OCR software ABBYY FineReader Professional Edition, ABBYY FineReader Corporate Edition and ABBYY FineReader Express Edition for Mac which turn paper documents into editable data, productivity tool ABBYY PDF Transformer, linguistic software, and large-volume document conversion product ABBYY Recognition Server. In addition to boxed software, Sigma will also distribute download versions of ABBYY products.


“Our products allow people to access information contained in paper, scans and PDFs. Both individuals and large enterprises can benefit from the increased productivity and reduced costs that result from using ABBYY products,” explains Dave Evans, Sales Director for ABBYY UK. “Sigma has been very successful over a long period in the retail distribution market and we are genuinely happy to be teaming up with them. Their strong relationships will help bring ABBYY products to new customers and markets.”

About Sigma

Sigma software Distribution is a UK value added distributor of specialist technical, development and business software with customers across the breadth of the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. With over 25 years of experience to draw on, Sigma maintains trusted relationships with over 2,000 software publishers from around the globe and offers its resellers an unrivalled product range, competitive pricing, efficient software sourcing and a company ethos based on great service.


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