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ABBYY USA and Global Imaging Systems Announce New Strategic Distribution Relationship

April 06, 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 States.


"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 we provide."


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 retained.
  • 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 data.

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. 


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