ABBYY solution for receipt scanning

  • Last Post 16 December 2015
Ciprian posted this 03 June 2013


What ABBYY solution would be the best to power a supermarket receipt scanning and saving in a Database mobile application.

Thank you

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Anastasia Galimova posted this 03 July 2013

Hello Ciprian,

We apologize for the long delay.

Now we can recommend to use ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK. You can use the following scenario:

1) recognize your image and export words with its coordinates to XML,

2) extract the necessary information from this XML-file on your side.

During the recognition we recommend to set the following settings:

  • disable any geometrical correction to keep initial word coordinates: set correctSkew=false, imageSource=scanner,
  • set textExtraction profile to enable detection of small text areas.

Your request URL should look like this:

Also it is possible to use ABBYY Mobile OCR SDK (for offline recognition), but it is not recommended, as the recognition quality is better in non-mobile SDK, and the receipts text quality is rather low.

We are going to implement a special module for receipts recognition to ABBYY FineReader Engine and ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK in about a year. It is possible to implement it earlier special for your project for additional cost. If your are interested in it, please contact Sales.

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MFu posted this 16 December 2015

Some more details on Receipt OCR and Receipt Processing can be found here:

... more to come in 2016 ;o)

Best Regards Michael