ABBYY FineReader vs. Kofax Capture

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABBYY FineReader
Score 8.0 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.
$16
per month per user
Kofax Capture
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
Kofax Capture is a suite of multichannel document capture applications.
$3,500
per year
Pricing
ABBYY FineReaderKofax Capture
Editions & Modules
FineReader PDF Standard for Windows
$16
per month per user
FineReader PDF Corporate for Windows
$24
per month per user
FineReader PDF for Mac®
$69
per year per user
FineReader PDF Standard for Windows
$99
per year per user
FineReader PDF Corporate for Windows
$165
per year per user
Kofax Capture
$3,500
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABBYY FineReaderKofax Capture
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
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User Ratings
ABBYY FineReaderKofax Capture
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.2
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABBYY FineReaderKofax Capture
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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Kofax
Kofax [Capture] meets our needs and for the most part is easy to use and setup. Configuration could be a little bit easier. The scripting language is a double edge sword if you will. It gives you nearly unlimited possibilities to script what you need, but the downside is you have to script it. Does a good job at batching and scanning documents. The tool integrates well into our workflow which makes our business partners happy and in turn provides for happy customers.
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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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Kofax
  • The VRS application included with Kofax Capture is the best image pre-processing platform available on the market today. It can handle a wide array of common document problems such as skew, flipping, wrinkles, lines, and dots.
  • The platform is incredibly scriptable and can be customized to handle all sorts of unusual document contents to allow information to be extracted that many other platforms just struggle on. Table extraction, line item matching, and smart extraction are all strong points with this platform.
  • Through the use of SBL and .NET the platform can be expanded and scaled quite easily to allow for the software to be integrated into existing business processes and platforms with ease.
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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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Kofax
  • We struggled with configuring Kofax with AP Automation. We used to receive vouchers in different formats by different companies, by different departments. The people from different departments used to scan those vouchers through regular scanners to a central location, which ended up as image pdfs. We fed these image pdfs through Kofax Capture for character recognition, which was painful as the accuracy of recognition was 50 to 60%.
  • Having a connectors with a workflow tool would be helpful where people can validate and approve the output.
  • More samples and documentation related to use of API in .NET applications would be a good improvement, that would help users to adapt the product easily into their organization.
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Likelihood to Renew
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
Kofax
Cost of Kofax is high, however the cost to benefit scenarios always pay off.
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Usability
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
Kofax
It's good.
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Support Rating
ABBYY
No answers on this topic
Kofax
Haven't really used their support yet
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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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Kofax
Quality of data capture. Automatic data integration with Oracle and SAP ERP. Automatic image integration with Oracle and SAP ERP. Automatic invoice booking in Oracle and SAP ERP.
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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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Kofax
  • We were able to decrease personnel expenditures as there was not a need for individuals to index documents prior to incorporating them into the record.
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ScreenShots

ABBYY FineReader Screenshots

Screenshot of a display of the options: view, edit, and convert PDFs or compare different versions.Screenshot of PDF editing in FineReader, which is almost like a Word document, where users can rewrite text paragraphs, edit the content in tables, or rearrange the layout.Screenshot of the software's collaboration features, with the ablity to comment on, annotate, or mark up documents.Screenshot of PDF to Word document conversion.Screenshot of fillable fields, in a PDFScreenshot of PDF organization options, which include the ability to merge and rearrange pages, or adding Bates numbering and stamps.