ABBYY FineReader vs. Adobe Experience Manager Forms

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABBYY FineReader
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
ABBYY, headquartered in Moscow offers FineReader, a PDF editor that allows users to convert, edit, share, and collaborate on PDFs. FineReader also converts scanned documents into searchable PDF files.
$19
per month per user
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Adobe Experience Manager Forms (formerly LiveCycle) is designed to make it easy to create and publish forms for any device. With its machine learning and AI-fueled feature, Automated Forms Conversion, users can modernize forms at speed.N/A
Pricing
ABBYY FineReaderAdobe Experience Manager Forms
Editions & Modules
FineReader PDF 15 Standard
$19
per month per user
FineReader PDF 15 Corporate
$24
per month per user
FineReader Pro for Mac
$69
per year per user
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ABBYY FineReaderAdobe Experience Manager Forms
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABBYY FineReaderAdobe Experience Manager Forms
Likelihood to Recommend
ABBYY
FineReader is critical for any business that handles scanned documents or works with files that need conversion to Excel, PDF, Powerpoint or various other programs. It's ability to automatically process, read documents and suggest tables is impressive. It can take printed documents and convert all of the text to a editable format which is a huge time saver. In regards to tables it can automatically find and identify columns and separate them out for immediate use in Excel
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Adobe
Helps in creating forms that we normally used to create in Excel. For this reason alone it's a huge upgrade. Plus is relatively easy to use once you know how to use it. Also, it works best for forms that you need to fill in.
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Pros
ABBYY
  • OCR scanning
  • Refining scanned text
  • Sophisticated and flexible OCR settings/adjustments
  • High-quality editing and document comparison tools
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Adobe
  • It enables me to quickly update and distribute forms that have been changed.
  • The layout features help ensure that the forms look professional.
  • The ability to preview what the final form will look like and how it will work, while still editing, is extremely helpful.
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Cons
ABBYY
  • A versioning system of the work done or the editions that have been saved in the files, or a tracking of changes between one version and another would be fabulous
  • An improvement that would be asked would be as previews or suggestions of the type of file that could be beneficial to use in an edition
  • The redesign of the panels is that of the analyzed document, the edition and the changes in my opinion need a resizing to have a better view of the work
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Adobe
  • Biggest issue is the user friendliness for the designer. It is hard to get elements to do what you want if you are adding any sort of design to your form. In my case I make flyers which require not only the form fills, but also other elements like pictures and background design elements.
  • The import from PSD or AI function does not work properly most of the time. If you create a document with lots of visual elements, your best bet is to convert as much of that as possible to a rasterized image and then popping that in as the background rather than trying to import elements. They come out very wonky, colors are lost in conversion, and the layout doesn't come over.
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Alternatives Considered
ABBYY
While Adobe Reader can identify documents and convert them to some other various formats, it cannot process the documents to identify tables for use in Excel. We only had success by letting Adobe read a file for any identifiable text but it wasn't always accurate. FineReaders ability to handle hundreds of pages at once felt leaps and bounds above Adobe
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Adobe
We chose this solution because it offered more flexibility , decreased our overall expenses and is what allowed us to execute our operations and business needs effectively. Adobe LiveCycle is a step above all of its competitors. Your only setback will be the initial training time investments.
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Return on Investment
ABBYY
  • ABBYY FineReader is an irreplaceable tool for preparing documents for document management systems and getting the most of them afterward
  • Great time saver in various scenarios related to work with scans and photos of documents
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Adobe
  • Easier for employees to fill forms
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