IRISDocument Server is an automatic, server-based OCR solution that can automatically convert huge volume of images into fully searchable, structured and hyper-compressed documents adapted for editing, short or long-term archiving. Thanks to the server-based process, users have access to OCR services that automate the conversion of unlimited volumes of documents non-stop!

OCR to Database

Data is Everything. It does not matter in what field your company works, after all everything will be distilled into digits of data and accumulated in Database to be processed, stored, repurposed and reassembled again, again and again.  All organizations have database, that acts as a repository for all of their information. And you may survive with manual data entry, or using spreadsheets or just folders with documents for some time, but eventually just mare amount of Data will become overwhelming.

Luckily there are plenty of solutions for your Database. You can choose between SQL (MySQL, Access, Postgres, …) or NoSQL (Mongo, AWS, …) solutions for storing and processing Data, but there will be always an issue of how raw unprocessed digits get from images or texts into more structured form of your Database. Identifying and transferring all of this data can be a bit of a task. Misreading data or mismatching of data to fields could easily ruin your data processing system. Thus, precision of data character recognition becomes essential.

One of the solutions is to keep these processes of scanning and data transferring separate. You can use one software for character recognition and transferring data from image to PDF or text document. And then to use PDF (or text) to database converters to extract that data into your database format. The very obvious disadvantage of this approach is that it adds the whole extra step into your data processing. You will start accumulate additional errors, will add time for setting up additional conversion, will add time to data processing and will add time for inevitable error identifying and bug fixing. It may work for smaller companies, but on larger enterprise level it becomes cost prohibitive.

Another solution is OCR to Database direct approach. […]

OCR Servers

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.

OCR Server processing workflow

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:

  • Data mining
  • Litigation support
  • Full-text searching
  • Document management

Features of Enterprise OCR Servers

  • 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, […]

Batch OCR Software

Batch OCR for Full-Text Conversion & Searchable PDF

Batch OCR PDF to Text, Excel, WordThe primary purpose of Optical Character Recognition is to quickly and automatically convert scanned images of machine-printed (typed) text into actual text data that you can search through and modify.

Batch OCR software allows for the conversion of multiple files at once, usually through a hot folder or watched email inbox method that converts any files added to a particular folder.

The ability to watch a hotfolder and automatically convert documents is included in the complete versions of desktop OCR products, like FineReader Corporate, OmniPage Ultimate or ReadIRIS Corporate.

While automatic processing is available in these applications, they are not designed for true server-based processing since the application has to be running on the user’s desktop. OCR servers are designed for unattended batch OCR processing and high-volume applications that require multiple CPUs and processing workflows.

Those applications are all designed for traditional, full-page OCR conversions to text, Word, Excel, or searchable PDF documents.

Batch OCR for Data Capture

Forms Processing OCR Data CaptureOCR Data Capture systems are designed to read specific data points from documents and output structured data like CSV, XML, JSON or SQL databases. SimpleIndex, FlexiCapture and PaperVision Capture all offer batch zone OCR as well as advanced features like AI-based training, invoice processing and line items.

OCR Experts At Your Service

Our OCR experts can help you find the batch OCR software that is right for your project, as well as providing remote installation, setup, training and support that’s not available for most desktop OCR applications. We can also help with enterprise implementations, custom API integrations, RPA or […]

Chinese OCR

OCR Software with Chinese Language Support

Shop desktop, server and OCR data capture solutions that have Chinese language recognition capabilities.

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.

Chinese OCR, which is the ability to convert Chinese characters to editable formats, is becoming more mainstream. Chinese OCR was first introduced by ABBYY FineReader. All versions of FineReader include support for Chinese characters. The latest versions of ReadIRIS and Nuance OmniPage also include support for Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese character recognition in their base packages.

ABBBY also offer Chinese OCR option in their enterprise server OCR solutions, FineReader Server.

FineReader Professional 15 includes Chinese, Japanese, and Thai languages in their base package. No special version or add-on is required.

FineReader Corporate includes Chinese, Japanese, and Thai character recognition in their base package. No special version or add-on is required.

Add-on license is available for ABBYY FineReader Server to add Chinese, Japanese & Korean (CJK) language support. Thai character recognition language pack is also available, but is sold separately from CJK.

ReadIRIS Pro […]

Asian OCR

OCR Software with Asian, CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) Language Support

Shop desktop, server and OCR data capture solutions that have Asian, CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) language recognition capabilities.

Asian, CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) OCR

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 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.

Asian OCR, which is the ability to convert some combination of East Asian characters to editable formats, is becoming more mainstream. Asian OCR was first introduced by ABBYY FineReader. All versions of FineReader include support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai characters. The latest versions of ReadIRIS and Kofax OmniPage include support for Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean character recognition in their base packages.

ABBBY also offer Asian OCR options in their enterprise server OCR solutionsFineReader Server .

Tagalog (Filipino) speaking companies have an advantage of larger variety of OCR options. ABBYY FineReader, Kofax OmniPage, and IRIS ReadIRIS are your options for Tagalog OCR (Filipino OCR), giving a good choice fitting your size and document volume needs.

Northern Asia is known for having plenty of unique languages. OCR market for this region is dominated by ABBYY. If you are looking for Buryat […]

Arabic OCR

OCR Software with Arabic Language Support

Shop desktop, server and OCR data capture solutions that have Arabic language recognition capabilities.

Arabic OCR Applications

Arabic OCR Software for Optical Character RecognitionArabic OCR converts combinations of Arabic & Hebrew scripts into editable formats. This innovative recognition capability provides a competitive advantage that many OCR software programs do not have the capacity to support. Since ReadIRIS first developed optical character recognition to identify Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi characters on the PC platform, ABBYY FineReader has further advanced Hebrew and Arabic OCR capabilities for more modern, versatile applications.

ABBYY has incorporated Arabic OCR features into their FineReader Server.  This Arabic OCR component is an optional accessory of both programs, and new users have the ability to choose their preferred version when purchasing. The helpful links below will take you directly to our Arabic OCR supported programs.

Farsi OCR are less common than Arabic or Hebrew OCR. Farsi scripts are recognized by three OCR families now these are IRIS ReadIRIS, Abbyy FineReader, and Kofax OmniPage.

FineReader 15 supports Hebrew and Arabic character recognition.

FineReader Corporate also supports Hebrew and Arabic character recognition.

Arabic and Hebrew language recognition is included in the newest version of ABBYY FineReader Server.

ReadIRIS Pro now includes Arabic (PC version only), Farsi, and Hebrew character recognition in their base package. No special version or add-on is required.

Adds the ability to recognize files over 50 pages, business cards and monitor a hot folder to automatically process images in the background.

IRIS OCR

IRIS is a Belgian company that is the developer of one of the world’s top OCR engines. While more popular in European markets, their OCR and data capture solutions offer great performance and features for the price.

IRIS ReadIRIS OCR SoftwareReadIRIS will allow you to convert any paper document, image or PDF into editable and searchable digital files (Word, Excel, PDF, HTML, etc.) using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Simply scan your paper document using the built-in scanning wizard or import image from folders or digital camera. ReadIRIS will instantly convert it to the format of your choice without altering the original layout. Your digital documents will now be easy to edit, archived and shared!

IRISmart File is intelligent software for semi-automatic naming and classification of electronic and paper documents. Ideal for freelancers, microbusinesses and SME, IRISmart will help you carry out long, slow everyday administrative tasks quicker than ever before. Anyone who wants to file a large amount of paper or electronic files and invoices into ordered folders quickly and efficiently will find this intelligent software to be a major ally.

IRIS Powerscan is a full-featured document scanning and data capture application designed for high-volume document processing. Please contact us for a quote or demo of IRIS Powerscan.

IRIS IRISXtract for Documents is THE software system for intelligent, automated document processing, for all types of documents. The product line of the IRISXtract system is designed to handle ALL your data capture needs, from the inbound mail, whether hardcopy paper or electronic, through the detailed capture of specific pieces of information from specific documents, such as AP Invoices or HR applications. The data that is captured from the documents can be either machine or […]

Brands

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.

Each brand of software offers a different combination of pros and cons and often focuses on separate segments of the market, from private users converting a few pages a week to large businesses that convert thousands of pages per day.

A selection of manufacturers are listed and described below:

ABBYY is an international company with 14 offices around the globe and headquarters in US (Milpitas), Western Europe (Munich), Eastern Europe (Kiev) and Russia (Moscow).

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ABBYY Software

IRIS

I.R.I.S. Products & Technologies develops technologies and products for Intelligent Document Recognition and markets its portfolio on a worldwide basis through strong partnerships.

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IRIS Software

Kofax has created one of the most powerful family of products for business automation. With products like OmniPage offers you a good versatile OCR packages for small or mid level businesses. And there is an OmniPage Server option for much larger document volumes.

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