ABBYY, a provider of document-recognition, data-capture and linguistic technologies and services, has released the next generation of FineReader Online, a cloud-based service providing users access to ABBYY’s OCR (optical character recognition) technology for document-management and conversion. In addition to new document-conversion features and enhanced interface, ABBYY says FineReader Online now offers more flexible pricing with a variety of page volume and processing time options to choose from. It also now allows customers to convert documents more intensively for the same price.
FineReader Online is a secured, cloud-based service that converts scanned or photographed images of documents into popular file formats such as Microsoft Word, and Excel, and PDF. The solution reads text in 42 languages and supports recognition of multilingual and multi-page files, while re-creating formatting elements such as bulleted and numbered lists, columns, and tables. FineReader Online requires no additional software to be installed and is accessible to any Web user, no matter which PC, laptop, mobile device, or operating system they use.
ABBYY says the updated FineReader Online provides more convenient and intuitive document recognition and conversion functions, with all processed files stored in a user account for two weeks. Users can now also merge several files into one document during the processing, with the possibility to combine files of different formats in the required order. It now allows users to quickly convert a scanned book to ePub or fb2 formats for reading on mobile devices, and can save recognition results to Microsoft PowerPoint. Also new is support for Microsoft OneDrive document storage.
“Launched in 2010, the ABBYY’s online OCR service is now hosting hundreds of thousands of people looking for document conversion services,” commented Ivan Bodyagin, director of the FineReader Products Department at ABBYY. “Over 65 percent of FineReader Online customers convert up to 200 document pages every month using the OCR service for their work needs. Another five percent convert from 500 to 1,000 pages per month. We tried to make our service more suitable for them first of all, yet not forgetting the needs of our more casual users.”
For using FineReader Online or for more information about the service, visit ABBYY here.