Comparison between Cloud OCR and FR engine.

  • Last Post 11 January 2018
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Sraw Sraw posted this 09 January 2018

We are deciding to choose cloud ocr sdk or finereader engine. There are two major questions:

1. How does finereader engine calculate costs? Does it calculated only by the number of licenses or depending on how many pages needed to process?


2. We have tested that cloud ocr sdk has a better behave. That is not strange as it is an online model and maybe updated everyday. But could we get version of finereader as similar as possible to cloud ocr sdk?


3. If the first question's answer is depending on pages, is there any product which can be used as a local server and is page-independent?

Oksana Serdyuk posted this 11 January 2018

1. An ABBYY FineReader Engine license allows to process a certain number of pages or characters per period (for example, per month). This means that the user can process no more pages/characters than is allowed by the user's license. The counter of pages is incremented by 1 when processing an A4 page or smaller. When processing a page which is n times larger than A4, the counter of pages will be incremented by n. Please see the Page Counter Calculation article for more details.

2. Currently ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK is based on ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 (some differences in the builds are possible, but the behavior should be identical if you use the same recognition settings in both cases), so you will be able to process your documents with FineReader Engine with the same quality as with Cloud OCR SDK.
The Correlation between FineReader Engine and Cloud OCR SDK article may be also useful for you.

3. There are unlimited licenses for ABBYY FineReader Engine, but a price could be high. This question should be discussed with your local Sales Manager. You can find all ABBYY contacts here.