SOURCE: Top Image Systems Ltd.

March 12, 2007 02:00 ET

TIS's Strategic Move in the German Healthcare Market

eFLOW Selected to Automate the Mailroom of One of Germany's Largest Healthcare Insurance Companies

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 12, 2007 -- Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA), the leading innovator of data capture solutions, announced today that BKK Essanelle, one of Germany's largest health insurance companies, selected to automate its mailroom classification process with eFLOW. This project marks the third time eFLOW is being selected to automate a large mailroom in the German healthcare market.

Seeking to improve the efficiency of its mailroom process, BKK Essanelle, supported by a prominent DMS consulting company, conducted a detailed technological evaluation of all leading data capture solution providers. The evaluation process ended with the selection of TIS's eFLOW Smart, the solution for automated sorting and routing of all the incoming information.

At the end of 2006, BKK Essanelle decided to implement eFLOW3 Platform at its HQ in Düsseldorf, where it will process up to 13,000 incoming mail items including structured and unstructured documents, on a daily basis. Smart, eFLOW module for unstructured information, will capture and understand those documents, then will classify them into more than 100 different classes that were defined in advance by BKK Essanelle.

Utilizing TIS's robust platform and especially its Freedom module (freeform technology), the insurants' information will be automatically extracted from the documents and transferred to BKK Essanelle's workflow.

To achieve the highest accuracy levels in data recognition in minimal time, the solution will also include a high-performance approximate search and matching solution. The Approximate search solution is based on complex algorithms and is fully integrated into the eFLOW platform. The joint solution enables information processing of multi-field documents over a large database, while dramatically reducing time and increasing efficiency.

"The German healthcare market is a very competitive one thus we constantly look for ways to improve our operations and ensure that our customers receive the finest quality of services," said Jürgen Hahn, CEO of BKK Essanelle. "We expect that by implementing TIS's solution, BKK Essanelle will be able to significantly refine customer service through rapid data processing, increased throughput and capacity, and superior data accuracy."

"BKK Essanelle is an innovative pivotal player in the German healthcare arena and we are extremely pleased to add them to our growing list of customers in this market," said Michael Schrader, GM of TIS Deutschland. "TIS has valuable experience and an in-depth understanding of the needs of healthcare service providers. We greatly appreciate this market and intend to continuously develop and improve the vertical solutions we offer these customers."

Mr. Schrader continued, "In order to ensure continuity of high-quality service, BKK Essanelle has decided to gradually implement the eFLOW solution. It will start with eFLOW3 in its mailroom operation, then upgrade to eFLOW4 and finally add eFLOW Invoice Reader in a few months. We are confident that eFLOW will support the Company's efforts to continually sharpen its focus on customers and improve the efficiency and quality of its business processes."

TIS solutions for the Healthcare market will be presented in:

ITeG, Berlin
17. - 19.04.2007
Hall 1,2 Booth #B40
(Partnerbooth of d.velop AG)
www.mesago.de/de/ITeG/main.htm

Medica, Düsseldorf
14. - 17.11.2007
(final booth position is not determined yet)
www.medica.de

About Top Image Systems

Top Image Systems is a leading innovator of enterprise solutions for managing and validating content entering organizations from various sources. Whether originating from mobile, electronic, paper or other sources, TIS solutions deliver the content to applications that drive the organization. TIS's eFLOW Unified Content Platform is a common platform for the company's solutions. TIS markets its platform in more than 30 countries through a multi-tier network of distributors, system integrators, value added resellers as well as strategic partners. Visit the company's website www.TopImageSystems.com for more information.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, but not limited to, risks in product development plans and schedules, rapid technological change, changes and delays in product approval and introduction, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, market acceptance, the lengthy sales cycle, proprietary rights of the Company and its competitors, risk of operations in Israel, government regulation, dependence on third parties to manufacture products, quarterly fluctuations in sales of products in the Data Capture market (where in general the fourth quarter is the strongest and the first quarter is the weakest), the Company's ability to successfully integrate TIS Japan, litigation (including litigation over intellectual property rights), general economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 20-F and other subsequent filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. We are under no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

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    Adi Bar-Lev
    Director of Marketing and IR
    Top Image Systems Ltd.
    +972 54 330537
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