From the very beginning CharacTell™ has maintained the belief that it is possible to break technological barriers in the area of automated character recognition. We met this goal by developing our first technology, Advanced Character Recognition™ (ACR™), the only existing technology that is capable of reading a range of unstructured handwritten notes.
CharacTell’s mission is to constantly demonstrate leadership in the field of character and document recognition by offering competitively priced products that would satisfy real customer needs – developers and users alike – in existing and growth markets.
Established in 1998 and headquartered in Tel Aviv, CharacTell is a private company with over 10 employees and contractors that has grown to span 6 continents with office locations in 2 countries.. We offer technology solutions for ECM, Intelligent Capture, and Crowd Solutions and maintain hundreds of enterprise-level installations across the globe.
The company started with 2 developers – Dr. Elijah Comay and Ofer Comay
Dr. Paz Kahana joined the company and established CharacTell’s US subsidiary
2005 – 2019
The company grew over time with current headcounts standing at 10 supporting sales and development
A new strategy starting August of 2019 the company refocused its efforts on new opportunities in its home market in Israel. This included recruiting senior professionals from Top Image Systems, an Israeli company that had exited the local market.
Very-fast learning ICR/OCR engine SDK
iReadForms™ – form recognition SDK
FormStorm™ – complete form capture solution
idCliQ™ – most advanced ID reading engine
FormStorm Classify – capable of classifying thousands of diverging documents
Mastercard – Israel
Deutsche Post – Germany
National census of Brazil
National census of India
Time-Warner (magazine subscriptions)
Civil registration and census of Columbia
Canon Business Professional Solutions (US)
Israel Aerospace Industries (invoices)
Co-Founder and VP of R&D
Ofer is a technologist at heart with roots in mathematics. He is the author of CharacTell’s advanced algorithmic technology.
Dr. Paz Kahana
President & CEO
Participated in creating CharacTell’s transformation from a specialized technology developer to a recognized provider of enterprise platforms.
VP of Sales and Marketing
Responsible for CharacTell’s global sales, marketing, and business development outside the US.
VP of Customer Success
Shay is responsible for CharacTell’s Customer Success, Professional Services, and Support.
Vitaly is a talented software designer with expertise in the development of products through the complete software life-cycle, from requirements definitions through successful deployment.
“We aim to provide the best technologies and solutions for understanding document data beyond the standard text extraction offered by OCR technologies”
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