What users are saying about
3 Ratings
10 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.9 out of 100
3 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • ABBYY FineReader is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.8

ABBYY FineReader

98%
4 Ratings
8.8

Soda PDF

88%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ABBYY

It works exceptionally well for digitizing paper and scanned documents for storage and simple retrieval mainly thanks to OCR technology, which greatly simplifies the process. If there is a need for protection and/or signing scanned documents than ABBYY FineReader has all the necessary features implemented. It may not be the best choice for individuals, where advanced functionalities are not really needed.
Read full review

LULU Software

When I get any pdf form to fill, I use this software to fill in all the required details. It is very easy to fill any form in pdf format in this software. Whenever I need to sign any official document digitally, I use this software. It also helps us to protect our confidential documents with password protection. We add passwords to our confidential documents with the help of this software.
Read full review

Pros

ABBYY

  • Read and analyze complicated documents
  • Automatically recognize tables and charts
  • Convert any documents into various common formats
Read full review

LULU Software

  • OCR comes in handy when you need to scan a document image for embedded text for edits. This feature is a common tool but the accuracy of OCR helps for quick edits.
  • Conversion options are a plus and a must-have when you need to convert between Microsoft Office and PDF.
  • During the pandemic, the ability to offer digital signing with personalized signatures is a major plus. Glad to have this tool available when needed.
Read full review

Cons

ABBYY

  • Conversion to MS Word (formatting accuracy issues occur)
  • Conversion to MS Excel (formatting accuracy issues occur)
Read full review

LULU Software

  • After the edit when I see my documents in full screen view, I find the header of my documents blocked by editing tools.
  • Its Url to PDF creator doesn't work well.
  • It does not have mobile application for PDF editing
Read full review

Pricing Details

ABBYY FineReader

Starting Price

$19 per month per user

Editions & Modules

ABBYY FineReader editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
FineReader PDF 15 Standard191
FineReader PDF 15 Corporate242
FineReader Pro for Mac693

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user
  3. per year per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Soda PDF

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Soda PDF editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Alternatives Considered

    ABBYY

    Although both have functionalities that they share, in ABBYY FineReader they are better implemented, they have a better performance, in addition to being a more intuitive and simple user that makes their learning curve relatively simple, it is as if the options I need are always available. the hand and not within complicated menus or overloaded interfaces
    Read full review

    LULU Software

    I tried Smallpdf for sometime. It is also a very good tool for pdf related tasks but it doesn't provide a comprehensive functionality to edit a pdf document. I couldn't modify the text of my pdf documents in Smallpdf. But SodaPDF gives me the functionality to edit/change the text of my pdf documents. So I shifted from Smallpdf to this software.
    Read full review

    Return on Investment

    ABBYY

    • Automated document conversion using Hot Folder heavily reduced workload [for] our IT Support department.
    • The amount of storage required for digitized paper documents has been reduced by 30%.
    • Ability to compare multilingual documents has increased productivity of our multinational departments.
    Read full review

    LULU Software

    • A recent project came across my desk where we had to recreate static files into editable word documents. Thank goodness for the OCR feature. It made for an almost flawless conversion. Minor edit here and there, no fault of the program. It was more due to the file quality of the original scan. Saved me time.
    • The feedback option is another plus: The review/comment function is great for easily getting document feedback. We just started using this feature. Another time-saver.
    • Document management due to file conversion options makes it easier to keep documents all in one place. Also, the ability to share these documents with coworkers is a major plus!
    Read full review

    Screenshots

    Add comparison