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NICE Enhances Its Cognitive Robotic Automation with Advanced OCR Capabilities


NICE's integration with ABBYY's advanced text and image extraction
technology is set to augment NICE's AI proficiency by providing access
to capabilities that extend beyond traditional RPA solutions

NICE (NASDAQ:NICE) today announced a new enhancement in its Robotic
Process Automation
(RPA) platform with the incorporation of the most
advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) solution on the market. In
an agreement with software vendor ABBYY, NICE has extended the cognitive
automation capabilities of its Robotic Automation offering to include
enhanced data extraction from scanned documents and images.

The OCR solution is sophisticated, automated, and fully integrated into
the workflow of complex business process automations, uniquely supported
by NICE, that seamlessly transition between fully robotic and
human-supported input as needed. The result is more accurate, faster and
higher quality textual output, enabling NICE robots to automate more
tasks, while reducing operating and training costs.

One of the most challenging and expensive operational scenarios for many
businesses is the manual processing of scanned documents, which,
according to the Institute of Finance and Management's (IOFM) Accounts
Payable Benchmark and Analysis Study
, still accounts for the
majority of invoices received by more than 50 percent of companies
today. ABBYY's advanced OCR engine, fully embedded into NICE's
RPA platform
, replaces the very time and labor-intensive manual
processing of these invoices with an automated and rapid extraction,
organization and formatting of text, including data from within tables.

For maximum accuracy, NICE Robotic Automation displays a call-out for
human input to verify the OCR reading of any unclear elements of a
scanned document which may contain hand written or overlapping text.
Once confirmed or corrected, the fully automated processing continues.
At the same time, the NICE platform's artificial intelligence
capabilities continually enable the robots to learn from the human
intervention and evolve a growing intelligence and proficiency to manage
OCR exceptions.

As part of NICE's enterprise-grade robotic process automation platform,
the advanced OCR engine is fully scalable and recognizes over 200
different languages. With the capability to process screen imagery from 3rd
party applications running on remote machines, the solution enables
higher quality and more robust surface automation.

Miki Migdal, president of the NICE Enterprise Product Group:
are delighted to bring the most advanced and comprehensive OCR engine to
our customers as part of our ongoing commitment to innovation on a
global scale. Our partnerships with leading industry players such as
ABBYY are key to our success in delivering the market's foremost Robotic
Automation solutions. As business processes are becoming progressively
more complex, NICE customers are staying ahead of the curve with
advanced RPA, integrating the latest cognitive technologies for a more
intelligent robotic workforce."

Dean Tang, CEO for ABBYY USA:
"Enterprises across numerous
industries are realizing that ABBYY solutions can immediately and
tangibly impact their bottom line, allowing them to focus their human
resources on other aspects of the business and compete more effectively.
NICE is an experienced and innovative enterprise player in the global
market and we are pleased to be contributing towards a smarter RPA

About NICE
NICE (NASDAQ:NICE) is the worldwide leading
provider of both cloud and on-premises enterprise software solutions
that empower organizations to make smarter decisions based on advanced
analytics of structured and unstructured data. NICE helps organizations
of all sizes deliver better customer service, ensure compliance, combat
fraud and safeguard citizens. Over 25,000 organizations in more than 150
countries, including over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies, are using
NICE solutions.

Trademark Note: NICE and the NICE logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of NICE Ltd. All other marks are trademarks of
their respective owners. For a full list of NICE's marks, please see:

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release
contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements, including the statements by Mr. Migdal, are based on the
current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of NICE
Ltd. (the Company). In some cases, such forward-looking statements can
be identified by terms such as believe, expect, may, will, intend,
project, plan, estimate or similar words. Forward-looking statements are
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the
actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from
those described herein, including but not limited to the impact of the
global economic environment on the Company's customer base (particularly
financial services firms) potentially impacting our business and
financial condition; competition; changes in technology and market
requirements; decline in demand for the Company's products; inability to
timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and
applications; difficulties or delays in absorbing and integrating
acquired operations, products, technologies and personnel; loss of
market share; an inability to maintain certain marketing and
distribution arrangements; and the effect of newly enacted or modified
laws, regulation or standards on the Company and our products. For a
more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties
affecting the company, refer to the Company's reports filed from time to
time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the
Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements
contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press
release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise
them, except as required by law.

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