FineReader Server

General Information

Designed for high-volume document conversion, ABBYY FineReader Server automatically converts large collections of documents into searchable, sharable digital libraries. Our server-based OCR and PDF conversion offering converts scanned and electronic documents into PDF, PDF/A, Microsoft Word, or other formats for search, long-term retention, collaboration, or additional processing – quickly, accurately, and automatically.

Selected Use Cases

  • Long-term storage
    • Facilitate compliance with government and corporate regulations by converting large volumes of documents into easily accessible digital archives.
  • Digital content for digital forensics, DLP, eDiscovery
    • Customize FineReader Server to deliver digitized documents for digital forensics, DLP, eDiscovery, and other uses.
  • Central document conversion service
    • FineReader Server works for all employees across your entire organization, with no special training required.
  • Digital library archives
    • Transform historical documents into searchable, easy-to-read PDF, XML, or EPUB files. Preserve cultural heritage by digitizing manuscripts printed in historical fonts and saving them in digital libraries for future generations.
  • Fully searchable SharePoint libraries
    • FineReader Server integrates seamlessly with SharePoint, crawling libraries continuously and automatically converting newly added files, leaving originals in place if needed.
  • Replace physical document archives
    • Reclaim office space previously occupied by file cabinets and stacks of boxes.

How it works

ABBYY FineReader Server receives document images from storage folders, multifunction printers, scanners, or e-mails and uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to automatically convert them into compressed, searchable digital formats. If needed, the user and the system can add metadata to the document and the user can manually correct text information. The service can run around the clock or process documents in batches on a scheduled basis to optimize use of hardware resources. The resulting digitized files can be saved to any number of storage areas and/or delivered to other applications.


Trusted character recognition
Delivers fast, accurate results in over 190 languages.
High-volume scalability
Converts large volumes of documents in a short time frame.
Server-based architecture
Uses all available hardware resources in the most efficient way possible.
Flexible PDF technology
Compresses PDFs to minimize file size while preserving quality; supports PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2u, and PDF/A-3a formats.
Wide range of supported formats
Automatically converts from PDF, JPEG, TIFF, Word, Excel, OpenDocument Text, PowerPoint, HTML, and other formats.
Integration with SharePoint
Automatically converts documents from SharePoint libraries into searchable PDFs.
Barcode recognition
Reads 1D and 2D barcodes to enable document separation and/or addition of metadata.
Document types and metadata
Auto-assigns document types and attributions; allows for manual creation of metadata if needed.
Recognition of historical fonts
Supports black letter, Schwabacher, and most other Gothic fonts in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Integration into existing systems
Connects easily with digital archives or enterprise content management systems via XML tickets, COM-based APIs, and web service APIs.
Document separation
Automatically separates documents based on number of pages, blank pages, barcode pages, and/or scripted rules.
Flexible licensing and pricing
Offers licensing models for any size organization or project, with flexibility to adjust as needs evolve.

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