When you scan a document that has text or numeric data on it, you are able to read and understand what is written in the scanned image. However, to a computer, the resulting image file is just as meaningless an assortment of pixels as a landscape photo. In order to transform this information into an editable format that you can search through, copy, and modify without retyping it manually, you will need the an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software.
There is a wide variety of OCR software available. While they all share the ability to convert images of machine printed (not handwritten) text or numbers into an editable format, the various software often have different features, accuracy, prices, and language options.
ABBYY also offer Hebrew OCR options in their enterprise server OCR solutions, and FineReader Server. In this cases support for Hebrew OCR is optional, so when purchasing be sure to select the correct version. The links below will take you directly to versions that support Hebrew OCR. Lighter versions of IRIS ReadIRIS like ReadIRIS PDF or ReadIRIS PDF for Mac do not support Hebrew scripts.