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A2iA Named Best Channel Vendor for Second Consecutive Year

A2iA receives top scores for Product Features, Product Innovation and Product Reliability in one of the largest surveys of its kind

(PresseBox) (Paris, ) A2iA, the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent classification of paper documents, announced today that Business Solutions Magazine (BSM) named A2iA a Best Channel Vendor for 2010 in the ECM and Data Capture Software category. Excelling in the Product Features, Product Innovation and Product Reliability areas, this marks the second consecutive year that A2iA has received this distinction within the reseller and channel community.

Conducted in partnership with Penn State University, this BSM webbased survey is one of the largest of its kind, resulting in more than 12,000 votes. Participants were asked to rate their vendor partners on a scale of 0 to 5 in seven categories and an overall score for each vendor was determined.

"We are honored to be recognized by the channel two years in a row," said Jean-Louis Fages, A2iA President & Chairman of the Board. "A2iA is dedicated to being proactive in the market place and this award is a testimony to our commitment to the needs of the users."

In contrast with traditional OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and ICR (Intelligent Character recognition) technologies that can only process printed characters or block manuscript, the IWR (Intelligent Word Recognition) technology developed by A2iA reads freeform cursive handwriting by recognizing entire words and strings of words Available in 23country versions and 6languages, the toolkits are proven to reduce dataentry costs and improve workflow automation.

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A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is a software company that operates one of the world's largest research centers focusing on ways to extract information from everyday paper documents that contain handwritten information. A2iA's Document Classification, OCR, ICR and IWR technologies have been reducing dataentry costs and improving business process automation for nearly 20 years. A2iA recognition engines are used to enhance the formsprocessing, transactionprocessing, content management, document management, and knowledge management systems from leading vendors. For more information, visit