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ABBYY USA Awarded Supply Arrangement by Government of Canada

April 19, 2012

Supply Arrangement Makes ABBYY's Leading OCR and Data Capture Solutions Available to Federal Government Departments and Agencies


ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced that it has been awarded with a Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA) by Public Works and Government Services Canada. With the arrangement, ABBYY's industry-leading FineReader®, FlexiCapture® and Recognition Server™ solutions have been pre-qualified for use by all Government of Canada Federal departments and agencies.


"Government departments and agencies are being pushed to meet growing service requirements while revenue inflows are shrinking. Without a better way of managing information and data, this quickly becomes a losing battle," said Dean Tang, CEO at ABBYY USA. "Our solutions help Government of Canada departments and agencies capture, translate and transform data into useful, digital information, enabling them to eliminate outdated manual paper and workflow operations while reducing overall costs. Being awarded the SLSA by Public Works and Government Services Canada validates ABBYY's growing leadership position in the country, and shows confidence in our ability to meet their document recognition and data capture needs."


Taking over for the Departmental Individual Standing Offers (DISO) program in January 2012, the new SLSA program provides Government of Canada Federal agencies with a list of pre-qualified technologies in a variety of software and shared systems categories. Having completed the first phase, ABBYY's award-winning OCR and data capture solutions are now listed in the SLSA Catalogue, under the Document Scanning and Image Recognition Software category.


Pre-qualified by the Government of Canada, ABBYY FineReader easily turns document scans, PDFs and digital photographs into searchable and editable digital formats, eliminating time consuming manual data entry and reformatting. Designed for larger organizations, ABBYY Recognition Server automates document capture and conversion processes through a robust and powerful server-based OCR solution, improving business processes by making information more readily available across departments. An intelligent, accurate and highly scalable data capture and document processing software, ABBYY FlexiCapture provides a single entry point to automatically transform different forms and documents with complex fixed or unstructured data structure into business-ready data automatically, increasing efficiency and reducing employee time on data entry. With the ability to recognize and work in more than 190 languages, ABBYY's complete lines of solutions enable the Government of Canada departments and agencies to serve their full constituencies.


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