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ABBYY UK Signs Distribution Deal with QBS Distribution

May 05, 2015

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 technologies, and QBSD, a value added distributor of managed file transfer, PDF, network monitoring and business software, announced today a distribution agreement in the UK and Ireland. The relationship with QBSD is designed to increase market awareness and demand for ABBYY products and reach new customers in these markets.


“ABBYY is a market leader in PDF, OCR and document solutions – used in all industries including Banking/Finance, Government and Legal,” says Grant James, general manager, QBSD. “We are happy to have them in our portfolio of software products, as we strongly believe many of our customers can benefit from ABBYY’s best-in-class PDF and OCR software.”


QBSD will carry a range of ABBYY desktop products including optical character recognition (OCR) software ABBYY FineReader Professional, ABBYY FineReader Corporate and ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac which turn paper documents into editable data, as well as ABBYY PDF Transformer which is an essential tool for working with PDF documents.  In addition to download versions, QBSD will also distribute ABBYY software in volume licensing, ideal for productivity increase in businesses and organisations of all sizes.


“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 Kristin Wagener, director of the desktop products business unit for ABBYY Europe.  “QBSD has been very successful over a long period in the software distribution market and we are genuinely happy to be teaming up with them.  Their strong reseller network will help bring ABBYY products to new customers and markets.”


ABBYY UK is a member of the ABBYY Group and supports sales and marketing activities in Western Europe. 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, and development tools. ABBYY offers Professional Services to help customers implementing business solutions based on ABBYY’s products. Paper-intensive organisations 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 Ukraine, Montgomery County Government of the USA and the Government of Canada. 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, PFU, Plustek, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is an international company with offices in Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Ukraine, Cyprus, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ADRT, 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 recognised.

For more information, please contact:

Colin Miller, Senior Marketing Manager, ABBYY

Elsenheimerstrasse 49

80687 Munich, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 511 159-0



About QBSD

QBS Distribution is a value added distributor of 25 manufactures – with specialist experience in network monitoring, pdf solutions, business productivity and IT system maintenance solutions. Our certified engineers provide first line technical support, training and services.


QBS Distribution leverages considerable logistical experience and long term manufacturer relationships to provide a world class customer service second to none.


QBS Distribution Ltd.

7 Wharfside, Rosemont Road, Wembley, HA0 4QB

London, United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 8733 7103

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