ABBYY FineReader Server is a high-volume, server based OCR application for business. This product, formerly known as Recognition Server, provides a means for companies to automatically perform OCR of a document from a variety of input sources. It also provides the means to index documents from their content including automated indexing. After a document has been sent through OCR it can be exported in a variety of formats including text searchable PDF, Microsoft Word, or many others including speciallized PDF formats such as PDF/A and PDF/UA.
Reliable, Proven Optical Character Recognition Software
FineReader Server provides high quality, reliable, and fast OCR in 190 languages.
Extreme Scaling Capability
FineReader Server provides an easy means to scale the OCR processing power by simply adding additional processing servers.
Lots of PDF Export Options
FineReader Server was designed with the export of OCR documents to the PDF format. A wide variety of PDF formats are possible including compressed PDF (PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2u, and PDF/A-3a) as well as the new PDF/UA format.
Process a Wide Variety of Document Types
FineReader Server processes incoming files from a myriad of formats including most image file types, PDF, TIFF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, HTML, OpenDocument Text, and more.
Recognizes Barcodes for Separation
Makes document separation much easier by allowing the use of barcodes to separate types of documents. The barcode can be placed either on the image itself or on a separate barcode separator sheet.
Supports Unusual Historical Fonts Such as Gothic
The software can recognize historical fonts such as Gothic fonts in languages including English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Automatic Document Type Separation
Automatically separates documents based upon their type through the use of detection of the number of pages, blank page detection, or barcode separator sheets. Rules can also be created through the built in scripting engine to separate document types within a batch.
Integrated with SharePoint
Includes sophisticated integration with Microsoft SharePoint Server to provide features such as automatically checking out non-searchable documents from a library and then checking in a new, OCR text searchable version. Also provides basic functions such as checking in documents being sent through OCR.
Unique XML Ticket Processing Function and COM API
Innovative XML ticket function provides a way to process document batches based upon an "CML ticket" included along with the document image itself. This provides a way to send unique OCR processing paramaters to FineReader Server for each document which has an XML ticket included. A COM and Web Services API is also available to peform more complex integration functions. Read more about the Web Services API
Advantages and Benefits
Make Content Easy to Locate
Provides a cost effective means to OCR all of the content within an organization so that it can be located through searching either of the document text itself or the metadata. Converts large volumes of non-text searchable data to searchable format 24x7 to eliminate backlogs of documents needing OCR.
Easy to Use for Non-Technical Employees
The graphical capture processing wizard is easy to use even for non-technical workers. Simply select the document source, image pre-processing settings, set processing paramaters (indexing, verification) and export settings.
Rapid Return on Investment
FineReader Server provides a very rapid ROI because of its low overall cost and the reduction in IT resources needed for configuration. Licenses are available in a variety of formats including limited or unlimited page counts. Find out more about FineReader Server Licensing.
Some Use Cases for FineReader Server
Document Conversion Service Centrally Located
Centrally located OCR conversion application for anyone within the company. Just connect each station to the central server through the network.
Optimized SharePoint Libraries
Provide optimized text-searchable library in Microsoft SharePoint Server. FineReader Server even checks out non-OCR documents and then checks in a text searchable version, automatically.
Provide Digital Archive Service for Library
Provide high-capacity digital archiving service for libraries including OCR of hard to read fonts such as Old English.
Provide Digital Archive Service for Library
Save on storage costs of physical documents and also provide text searching capabilities. Eliminate banker's boxes and fileing cabinets full of documents.