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We are looking at implementing OCR solutions for our contracts management application; if you have implemented or evaluated any OCR solutions for SharePoint; please share your thoughts/opinions.

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There are a number of vendors that offer scan/OCR solutions that integrate with SharePoint including KnowledgeLake.

KnowledgeLake Capture

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KnowledgeLake is rather expensive - like say, around $40,000. – BGM Dec 2 '13 at 16:33
True, but most of the vendor solutions in this area are designed for large companies that process thousands of documents a day. The performance and hardware integration required by the solutions is extensive, and is reflected in the price. – Chris Beckett Dec 6 '13 at 22:51
I will say that KnowledgeLake is very nice - better than any other solution I have reviewed. But it better be if it costs that much! – BGM Dec 7 '13 at 1:53

This looks like a very rare requirement so I don't think there is any readily available product. You can write your own using c# and OCR libraries.

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Certain integration scenarios are also available from ABBYY such as FlexiCapture and Recognition Server:

Didn't have the chance to compare to KnowledgeLake.

Not affiliated. Worked a bit with the Recognition Server last year.

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