Enterprise OCR servers let you perform Optical Character Recognition on thousands of documents at a time, scaling to meet the demands of the largest document conversions.
Traditional Desktop OCR applications require a person to load the scanned document, run the OCR process and save the output files. This makes sense when you are converting individual documents, but large organizations with thousands or millions of documents need something much more automated and scalable.
Typical Enterprise OCR Applications
As the cost of OCR software and hardware goes down each year and the quality goes up, full-text search is included in more and more records management applications. Typical applications include:
OCR is performed in the background without a user interface
Files are imported automatically from hotfolders
Ability to use multiple CPUs and servers for processing
Management tools for remote administration
Web service & API integration to submit OCR jobs
What is the Best OCR Server?
The ABBYY FineReader Server offers the best combination of features, performance and pricing. It has flexible licensing, including an unlimited CPU-based license that does not limit the number of pages processed.
Foxit PDF Compressor has the lowest entry level pricing, OmniPage OCR and unique PDF compression technology that can dramatically reduce the size of searchable PDF documents, leading to faster viewing and lowered cloud storage and bandwidth costs.
The SimpleIndex Server offers affordable unattended OCR services coupled with advanced data extraction and indexing capabilities that organizes documents automatically or saves metadata to Excel or a SQL database. It doesn’t have the scalability, API interfaces or compression technology that other OCR servers have, but you can bundle the Standard Server version with them to add indexing, data extraction and automatic organization to your solution.
Innovative server-based OCR software for performing centralized enterprise-wide OCR processing. Processor license allows anyone on the network to submit files for OCR. Complex XML job specifications can be submitted to control output. Support available for Arabic and Asian languages.
Foxit PDF Compressor is an OCR server equipped with enhanced compression that can dramatically reduce the size of PDF files. This can lead to big cost savings in cloud storage and bandwidth fees, and improved efficiency for knowledge workers who save time on every file they open.
PDF Compressor uses the OmniPage OCR engine, proving incredibly fast recognition speeds and high accuracy in over 200 recognition languages.
PDF Compressor intelligently applies MRC, JPEG2000 and JBIG compression algorithms to the parts of the document that can achieve the biggest reduction from each. Color images, text and backgrounds are separated and compressed individually. Other OCR applications will only apply one compression type for the whole document, which can reduce the quality of mixed documents while it fails to achieve optimal compression.
Foxit’s Maestro Server OCR converts paper and scanned documents into searchable PDF files. Engineered for automated, high-volume document scanning & OCR needs, Maestro replaces manual document processes with fast, cost-efficient operations. Maestro automates the OCR process by converting any document as it enters a watched folder according to configurable settings chosen by the user. Beyond OCR automation, Maestro incorporates unlimited multi-threading and batch OCR to accommodate high-volume scanning, up to billions of pages per year to make Maestro a robust enterprise OCR software solution.
Kofax OmniPage Server is a robust and versatile OCR solution for server-based, large volume document conversion needs. It is a reliable high‑volume, server‑based PDF and image converter that will be useful for a large variety of your automation needs.
PaperVision Capture's fully customizable OCR server uses a machine-based Open Text OCR license to give you incredibly fast full-text OCR capable of handling millions of pages per day without expensive click charges. It can be expanded to add powerful zone OCR and forms processing capabilities. PaperVision Capture was designed for the biggest service bureau scanning operations in the world and tackle any scanning, OCR and data capture job. Its modular licensing based on the number of capture stations gives it the best price/performance ratio for many scenarios.
IRISPowerscan OCR Server & Central Management distributes document processing activities among multiple users and share a common organization scheme for export digitized documents. It has more powerful zone OCR and automated indexing capabilities compared to other OCR servers, and is priced based on processing speed rather than pages, with unlimited licenses available.