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ABBYY USA Announces Availability of New FlexiCapture Studio

17 May, 2005

ABBYY USA Announces Availability of New FlexiCapture Studio

ABBYY USA, a of document recognition and linguistic technologies, announced North American availability of ABBYY FlexiCapture Studio 1.5. FlexiCapture Studio is used for extracting data from semi-structured forms and documents, but unlike other semi-structured forms processing technologies, FlexiCapture is offers a GUI-based design environment versus a script-based one.

This allows users to create a logical description of any semi-structured form or document, then use that description, or FlexiLayout, with an enabled capture application to simplify and expedite the processing task. With added support for new layout formats and pre-processing functions, the latest version of FlexiCapture further increases accuracy in analyzing and reading multiple form layouts, making it an ideal tool for processing multiple types of semi-structured forms and documents.

"Most businesses straddle the worlds of paper and digital documents. To integrate the two, a good document capture system must be able to extract important information from documents and make it usable. With its easy-to-use interface, ABBYY FlexiCapture expands data capture capabilities beyond that of traditional fixed-template forms processing solutions and is able to bridge the gap between semi-structured documents and structured data," said Susan Feldman IDC Vice President of Content Management and Retrieval Solutions. "ABBYY FlexiCapture Studio identifies and locates data from various semi-structured forms and documents, and, working in conjunction with the company's recognition technology, it provides a tool to automate semi-structured document processing including document conversion, classification, and data location and extraction. In other words, it captures information from semi-structured documents and then transforms it into structured data that can be integrated into electronic systems."

ABBYY FlexiCapture Studio gives integrators and developers the tools to create formalized descriptions (FlexiLayouts) for any kind of semi-structured form -- documents in which the location of key data fields (such as date, invoice number and amount) varies from page to page. FlexiLayouts are essentially flexible form templates that enable ABBYY FormReader and ABBYY FineReader Engine SDK to effectively locate key data on forms and documents for extraction into databases and information management systems. FlexiCapture Studio is designed for use by integrators and VARs developing custom solutions for forms and document processing, or large-scale enterprises choosing to develop specialized data capture in-house. It is ideally suited for processing invoices, financial reports, agreements, resumes, shipping orders, letters, way-bills, and a variety of other semi-structured documents.

"ABBYY FlexiCapture Studio represents advanced technology in a simple tool," said ABBYY USA President and CEO Dean Tang. "With FlexiCapture's ability to classify, index and extract in a single package, we provide an offering to developers and integrators that will reduce development time, and will open up new avenues for business with a lower learning curve, respectively."

For additional product information, pricing and a trial version, please contact your local ABBYY office or ABBYY partner, or visit http://www.ABBYY.com.

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