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June 2022
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Pros
"There are a lot of options in ABBYY FlexiCapture, and it is very vast. I have worked with multiple OCR tools, and I found ABBYY FlexiCapture to be the most accurate tool.""Verification station is a really good feature. It allows part-owners to be able to take a look at what comes out of the tool after a document, such as an invoice, is run through ABBYY. It also allows them to update it if there are any mistakes. So, it kind of gives them a little more control over what goes through the system and lessens the errors.""While using ABBYY FlexiCapture we did not use the generic models that they do have for invoice and purchase orders. For one of the use-cases, the document was exactly the purchase order, but we are not using that generic model. We are creating the model from Scratch. However, if I was to compare ABBYY FlexiCapture with other IA tools, the machine learning and how the extraction is done is far better than competitors. This allows a lot less effort for the development.""Identifies and extract relevant elements from a document.""Its OCR Engine is very successful, and it is the leading OCR Engine. It also has NLP support.""The machine learning capability is pretty good.""The initial setup is not difficult. The vendor provides technical documents to assist with deployment.""We are able to extract details from a PDF and put them into a CSV. It is able to extract the details that we are looking for. We have the Machine Learning feature to extract the data with respect to the position of the field."

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"The pricing of the solution is quite good.""The flexibility to use already-developed components is really good. You can use it for Excel-related operations and other things.""The ability to script information from websites is most valuable. It also seems to be fairly robust and reasonably easy to manage on a server-based deployment. We have a number of robots operating on the central server.""The most valuable features are workflow and process automation.""Provides valuable tools working in integration with RPA tools.""It is stable and scalable.""The OCR was quite stable and flexible."

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Cons
"The accuracy changes depending on the scenario so you need to test it before committing to this solution.""Machine learning needs to be improved.""Could be simplified, particularly the UI.""Initially, it was good, but now, in terms of ease of implementation and accuracy, there are better competitors in the market. What we are seeing in some of the other tools isn't there in ABBYY. They have to improve it to include such features. Otherwise, it will be difficult for them to compete in the market.""Even though the training works, it's not as good as it is made out to be.""The generic models have a lot of areas to improve. In our experience, we are not able to get good results in the generic models. From a developer's point of view, there could be more improvement if the source code is available on a broader scope""Quite complex, particularly for those who are not tech savvy.""There is always room for improvement in any product. Some of the configurations for the machine learning models for invoice reading are fairly complicated. There is so much customization that is possible with that sort of thing, so it makes sense that there are a lot of options, but some of the more important ones can be a little better streamlined or more upfront. Currently, machine learning models are a little bit difficult to configure satisfactorily."

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"I would like to see them further enhance the OCR, specifically in the multi-language support.""The product needs more AI capabilities.""We are on version 10.6, and the current version seems to be 11. Kofax is cycling the capabilities of the product very quickly. One of the difficulties has been to actually keep up with the capabilities as they've evolved. On the one hand, it is good that the product is getting better, but on the other hand, it is difficult to implement the best way with a product that is evolving constantly.""Its documentation is not widely available on the web. They should work on the availability of its documentation. In Automation Anywhere, there is a feature called Discovery Bot that automatically records the process steps and suggests a possible bot. I am not sure if such a feature is available in Kofax. If it is not available, it will be very good to have this feature. ""There is really nothing special about the capabilities of this product.""Exception handling needs to be improved.""The interface could be better from a usability standpoint.""The solution could use some AI integrated features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For us, the price is reasonable."
  • "The price of this ABBYY FlexiCapture is a bit expensive and the price is based on how many documents have been captured. For example, one or two million captures."
  • "Its price is a little bit high and can be lower. Its licensing is very expensive. I don't remember exactly, but for each page, it is about four or seven cents, which is too expensive."
  • "Most of our customers have purchased an annual license and if you have multiple developers from other companies, you can assign the license on a monthly basis to developers."
  • "It is expensive as compared to UiPath. We pay for the licensing and the page count."
  • "It is more on the reasonable side as compared to the competition that I am aware of. I'm not an expert on pricing schemes for all sorts of things, but when we offer them a solution, we like to say we're agnostic. So, we offer more than one solution when possible. Amongst the ones that we've offered, ABBYY usually is the more reasonable solution on a big scale. On a small scale, they're all pretty similar. As far as I understand, you pay a license for a number of pages, and that's pretty much it. It has just the rate per page, and it decreases as you scale."
  • "Its price should be a little lower. It is a lot higher than the competition, and if they just break the gap a little, then more people might jump onto their product. Their price is definitely a deterrent in the few cases that I remember. They have monthly and yearly options, and if you want, they also have per project and per page options. They do charge extra for different types of installation. They have the standalone, which is pretty straightforward and a lot cheaper than the server installation. Server installation gives you a lot more, and it gives you control over the environment."
  • "The price of ABBYY FlexiCapture is better than some competitors, such as OpenText."
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  • "Price is not a problem, because they are a competitor and we have a special rate."
  • "I don't have complete insight at this point in time, but I would guess that Kofax is a lot less expensive than Automation Anywhere. I would expect its license to be on a yearly basis."
  • "Its pricing is reasonable given the product capabilities. Kofax has a wide range of products, and it can sometimes be confusing to understand which capabilities come with which product set. One of the key facets that we've been looking into recently is cognitive document recognition that was a core pile of some of their other technologies such as Kofax transformation modules (KTM)."
  • "Kofax's prices are pretty reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of ABBYY FlexiCapture is the ability to create your own template on the fly. You can train and classify, you can work with those different templates without the need to do… more »
    Top Answer:ABBYY FlexiCapture could improve the performance. We are looking for better performance because it can be a lengthy capture process and the accuracy needs to be enhanced when it comes to Arabic. In… more »
    Top Answer:We are an implementor and we create solutions for our clients. One of the products that we use is ABBYY FlexiCapture. We are currently implementing a use case for capturing bank statements. Using… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are workflow and process automation.
    Top Answer:The interface could be better from a usability standpoint. In the next release, I'd like to see more integrations and connectors.
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    Also Known As
    FlexiCapture
    Kofax Kapow, Kapow
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    Overview

    ABBYY FlexiCapture is an intelligent platform for capturing meaningful data, relationships and insights from documents, forms, and correspondence to improve business outcomes. It transforms documents into business value by capturing and validating information in any format at its point of need. Intelligently digitizing documents and automating document processes, FlexiCapture helps organizations remove risk and cost while accelerating revenue and driving competitive advantage every day.

    With ABBYY FlexiCapture You Can:

    • Easily remove manual processing friction from document intensive processes
    • Feed content-driven business applications
    • Help your organization focus more on customer service
    • Gain a competitive advantage
    • Leverage customer-provided data to accelerate transactions
    • Easily train the system to use ongoing machine learning for continuous improvements and cost control
    • Reduce your document handling costs

      ABBYY FlexiCapture Includes:
    • Multi-level documents classification: With ABBYY FlexiCapture, AI-based classifiers that are trained automatically help you automate the task of understanding, separating, and routing documents by using the latest machine learning methods.
    • Natural Language Processing: Unstructured documents such as contracts, leases, articles, agreements, and email can be captured with NLP technology. Business processes that require manual data entry can be automated, allowing you to make important document data available quickly in your business applications to save time, money, and labor.
    • Auto-learning: ABBYY Flexicapture’s auto-learning capabilities help to accelerate your time to production and also reduce ongoing system support and maintenance costs. Users train the system to process irregular or flexible document layouts and the administrator is able to retain full control to edit, fine-tune, or discard auto-learning results. Through this process, the system continuously learns and improves based on feedback from users.
    • Advanced document classification: ABBYY FlexiCapture gives you the ability to classify inbound communications by form and content to optimize your organization’s information-driven processes. Deep learning detects every incoming document type and sorts them by appearance or pattern.
    • Image enhancement: Images captured by mobile devices are automatically improved to optimize processing, making it especially useful for documents with complex backgrounds like transcripts, identification documents, and transportation forms. Regardless of image quality or source, ABBYY FlexiCapture offers tools such as auto crop, background whitening, and image quality assessment to create custom enhancement profiles for different image sources.
    • Handwritten ICR: Using advanced ICR technology, ABBYY FlexiCapture is able to recognize handwritten data; The technology can extract handwritten data in fields, marks, or full text in documents such as bills, receipts, medical forms, prescriptions, applications, claims, invoices, and other financial or transportation documents.

    ABBYY FlexiCapture Features:

    • Powerful FlexiCapture functionality in the cloud: You can select the best deployment option that makes sense for your organizational needs; It can be deployed to either cloud or on-premises.
    • Proven security: ABBYY FlexiCapture Cloud has native security features, related both to infrastructure and platform layers.
    • REST API: With ABBYY FlexiCapture Cloud REST API, external systems can upload documents and also receive extraction results, and tight integrations can be done easily with your systems. The REST API feature trains FlexiCapture by providing feedback about result quality, and develops customized verification.
    • Trusted environment: ABBYY FlexiCapture leverages its security and data protection by using Microsoft Azure, ensuring a trusted environment.

    ABBYY FlexiCapture Benefits:

    • Quick start: ABBYY can automatically learn how to classify and extract data from similar documents by simply running samples of routine documents through the system.
    • Accessible anywhere: Companies can distribute and manage relevant business processes across remote locations through a responsive web interface that’s easy to maintain and can be accessed from anywhere.
    • Document classification automation: FlexiCapture offers image, text, or rule-based classification methods that can be combined into a hierarchical system to deliver the greatest straight-through processing performance and reduced manual review. Documents can be classified into different types and variations.
    • Visual model processes: Using ABBYY FlexiCapture, you can build a “digital twin” of your business processes and identify deviations from the ideal process flow to better understand exactly how your processes execute.
    • End-to-end process visualization: Gain greater insight into the flow of your work through the process stages and also visualize the cause of delays and bottlenecks.
    • Reduced time and manual effort: Deliver faster time to value by eliminating manual processes.
    • Customer journey visibility: ABBYY FlexiCapture allows you to discover your customers’ journey and processes to understand challenges and special cases, giving you all the information you need to improve customer satisfaction.
    • Cost reduction: Easily identify improvement opportunities, reducing the cost of process evaluation.
    • Compliance risk management: Ensure compliance obligations by receiving alerts when rules are broken and following up immediately.

    Reviews from Real Users

    "The whole idea of designing your own templates is pretty much the bread and butter of the product, but that's really the best part because you can design flexible templates.” - B.R., IT Consultant at a financial services firm

    "There are a lot of options in ABBYY FlexiCapture, and it is very vast. I have worked with multiple OCR tools, and I found ABBYY FlexiCapture to be the most accurate tool.” - Saamir H., RPA Consultant at a financial services firm

    "The most valuable feature is the ability to scale for big processes. We are able to process 1 million pages a day. Its accuracy is also very nice. It is a good feature that they have. It is an independent platform, which is its biggest advantage as compared to other solutions. It is also very stable and powerful. It is 100% on time.” - Mauricio D., C Document and Data For Automation at PRTi Digital

    Eliminate Errors by Automating Data Gathering and Input

    Reduce error-prone, manual data entry and complete processes the same way, every time, resulting in more accurate, reliable outcomes. Automate virtually any activity that involves accessing and acting on information.

    Increase Operational Efficiency with Intelligent Software Robots

    Streamline the collection of important business data so you can stop draining your budget and resources. Infuse speed, intelligence, efficiency and quality into your business processes while freeing up your employees for more valuable work.

    Lower Development Costs without the Need for Coding

    Develop robotic automation processes to automatically run complex integrations and access any web data source without the need for costly and time-consuming coding. Efficiently complete automation projects that have been previously delayed due to more pressing needs.

    Extend the Value of Business Process Automation (BPM) Solutions

    Deploy robotic process automation (RPA) tactically within a business unit to meet your specific goals for a part of or the entire process. Run RPA as complementary to your business management (BPM) and case management platforms—using robots at various steps within a larger set of key business processes to further eliminate manual work.

    Monitor and Optimize Processes with Robotic Process Intelligence

    Proactively monitor and optimize the health of your robotic process automation platform with Kapow Robotic Process Intelligence. Monitor trends, ensure compliance, detect potential problems in real time and maximize the productivity of your digital workforce.

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    Sample Customers
    Banque Populaire de l’Ouest, PepsiCo
    Aetna, BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, Aviva, Humana, Willis, Merck, University Hospitals, CardinalHealth, American Red Cross, Alegri, Capita
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm44%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Transportation Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Security Firm11%
    Transportation Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Intelligent Document Processing (IDP)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ABBYY, WorkFusion, Automation Anywhere and others in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP). Updated: June 2022.
    608,010 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ABBYY FlexiCapture is ranked 1st in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) with 17 reviews while Kofax RPA is ranked 12th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 7 reviews. ABBYY FlexiCapture is rated 8.2, while Kofax RPA is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of ABBYY FlexiCapture writes "Gives control over what goes through the system, lessens the errors, and saves time to allow the teams to focus on bigger picture things". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kofax RPA writes "Stable, scalable, and provides flexibility to use already-developed components, but its documentation is not widely available and it needs a feature similar to Discovery Bot". ABBYY FlexiCapture is most compared with ABBYY Vantage, UiPath, IQ Bot, HyperScience and IBM Datacap, whereas Kofax RPA is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Automate, Automation Anywhere (AA) and IBM Datacap.

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