ABBYY Products

About the Company

ABBYY (BIT Software prior to 1997) was founded in 1989 and is one of the world's leading developers of artificial intelligence, OCR, and text processing software.

Currently the ABBYY Group employs about 500 people. The company's headquarters are located in Moscow, with offices in the USA (Fremont, California), Germany (Munich), the UK (Bishops Stortford), Ukraine (Kiev), and Russia (Moscow). ABBYY also has a wide network of dealers and partners in 80 countries on all continents.

The company's products have long been popular with users around the world for their exceptional quality and ease of use and have won about 150 awards in tests conducted by the world's leading IT magazines and test labs.

ABBYY's products are used by more than 100,000 companies in 80 countries.

About ABBYY Products

Home and Office

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Professional Edition

This is an Optical Character Recognition system designed to convert printed documents into electronic form by means of a scanner or a digital camera. The system can also convert PDF files into editable formats. The original layouts and formatting of the document are retained.

Supports 179 languages, exports results to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Reader (.LIT), PDF and HTML formats. The program's excellent recognition quality and ease of use have been recognized by professionals around the world. FineReader has won more than 100 international awards in comparative test conducted by top IT publications worldwide. 

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Corporate Edition

This is an OCR application designed specifically for network environments. It combines the highest level of accuracy and format retention with robust networking capabilities. It offers impeccable recognition quality and allows companies to optimize their OCR tasks.

Includes all of the features of FineReader Professional Edition plus special capabilities for businesses: automated network installation, support for network scanners and MFPs, distributed and batch document processing. The system includes powerful administrative tools. Flexible licensing schemes and discounts are available, the size of the discount depending on the number of purchased licenses.

ABBYY FineReader 7.0 Home Edition

This is a simplified version of ABBYY FineReader, the world's most accurate OCR application.

The application allows you to scan and OCR paper documents with simpler formatting and edit the results in the most popular office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc., send them by e-mail or publish them on the Web.

ABBYY PDF Transformer 2.0

This is an application for converting PDF files into the formats of most popular office applications: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, HTML, and TXT, and for creating PDF files from within office applications.
With just a few mouse clicks, you will get an editable version of your PDF file retaining the appearance of the original: columns, tables, headings, etc.

ABBYY FormReader 6.5

This is a forms processing solution for capturing data from forms filled in by hand, including receipts, registration cards, statements, questionnaires, ballot papers, etc.

Results can be validated using database checks, dictionary checks and validation rules, and then exported to files and databases via ODBC. 

ABBYY FormReader can be used for tasks of different scale, from processing customer survey results to national-level projects, such as the processing of tax returns by the Russian Ministry of Taxes. ABBYY FormReader is being used by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, ROSNO, Adidas Salomon, Fabrika DM, Perekryostok, Russian and foreign marketing agencies, banks, retailers, etc.

ABBYY FineReader Bank 6.0

This is an automated system for scanning and processing payment documents. The program is based on "flexi-form" technology (the location of fields may vary from form to form and yet the program will correctly recognize and capture data). FineReader Bank detects and recognizes fields containing information, checks the results against external databases and exports them into information systems. The program can be seamlessly integrated into third-party information systems. Bar code verification, checking signatures against sample images, viewing archived images, viewing saved documents in the image storage, and remote access are supported. A separate security workstation is available. All the actions of the operators are logged. 

Currently more than 500 financial institutions, including Russia's largest banks, are using ABBYY FineReader Bank. Our clients include Sberbank, the Bank of Moscow, Vneshtorgbank, and others.

Development Kits
ABBYY Recognition Server

ABBYY Recognition Server is a robust server-based solution for automating the recognition and PDF conversion process in enterprise environments. Server architecture makes this system a particularly efficient solution which can handle any volume of documents.

ABBYY Recognition Server can be used as a complete turnkey solution as well as an integral part of an external system, such as content management systems, document management systems, enterprise resource planning systems, document capture, and document sorting systems. ABBYY Recognition Server is most effective when it is used for recognizing and converting large volumes of documents for subsequent indexing, and for full-text recognition of documents for document management and archiving systems. ABBYY Recognition Server requires the Windows platform.
The ABBYY Mobile OCR SDK is an OS-independent, small code size OCR development toolkit specially designed for creating OCR solutions running on mobile devices. This efficient product realizes powerful text recognition algorithms and supports many languages.
It can be integrated into any mobile device (smartphone, palmtop, portable scanner, digital camera), and used for creating small utilities requiring high operating speed and minimum memory resources. Main areas of application: integrating OCR into mobile devices, business card reading, "Instant OCR" applications  (resident dictionaries, text-reading applications, search systems, anti-spam utilities, and other applications requiring high operating speed and minimum memory resources).
ABBYY FlexiCapture Studio
ABBYY FlexiCapture Studio is an application based on the ABBYY FlexiCapture technology and designed for developers, integrators and VARs. Using ABBYY FlexiCapture Studio together with the ABBYY FormReader 6.5 system or ABBYY FineReader Engine, you can create a solution for extracting data from semi-structured forms and documents, such as invoices, claim forms, resumes, contracts, loan documents, etc.

ABBYY Retrieval & Morphology Engine

This is an SDK for integrating full-text search, indexing and morphology analysis capabilities into local and client-server applications.

ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0
This is an SDK for integrating ABBYY document recognition / conversion and data capture technologies into 32-bit Windows applications. Technologies offered in the platform include: OCR (machine print), ICR (handprint), OMR (check mark), barcode recognition, PDF conversion, and forms processing for both fixed forms and semi-structured forms and documents.

Successful Projects

ABBYY products are used by the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, Sberbank, Vneshtorgbank, ROSNO, Adidas,  the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, the All-Russian Broadcasting Network, GAZPROM, DAEWOO (Moscow), the State Duma of the Russian Federation, DHL INTERNATIONAL C.I.S., the Russian History Library, LOCKHEED SPACE AND MISSILE CORPORATION (USA), the State Registration Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Hermitage, MERCEDES-BENZ AG, ITAR-TASS, the Russian Ministry of the Interior,  Moscow University, Primax (the Netherlands), Moscow Mayor's Office, Samsung Electronics (South Korea), Yukos, Samsung Data Systems (South Korea), Siemens Nixdorf (Germany), the Moscow Government, Energiya (Russian aeronautics corporation), the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, YVES ROCHER, Rosoboroneksport
... and more than 100,000 other companies in 80 countries.

Projects involving ABBYY technologies:

ABBYY technologies are used by top document management and data capture players, such as Captiva, EMC2/Documentum, Kofax Image Products, Verity, Panasonic, and HP. In Russia ABBYY technologies are used by 1Ñ, LANIT, InterTrust, EOS, Digital Design, TErraLInk, Interprokom Lan, and Naumen.

ABBYY has signed agreements with the following 14 multinational vendors: BenQ, Epson, Foxlink, Lexmark, Microtek, Mustek, Primax, Plustek, UMAX, Maxium, Veutron, Toshiba, Fujitsu, and Ricoh, which bundle products based on ABBYY technologies with their own products (scanners, MFPs, etc.).

The unsurpassed quality of ABBYY products is the result of extensive research conducted by ABBYY. In 2002, the developers of ABBYY FineReader were awarded the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation for Science and Technology.

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