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

  • KnowledgeLake is rather expensive - like say, around $40,000.
    – bgmCoder
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 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. Commented Dec 6, 2013 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!
    – bgmCoder
    Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 1:53
  • How can I download this KnowledgeLake tool for demo? Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 5:41

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.


Certain integration scenarios are also available from ABBYY such as FlexiCapture and Recognition Server: http://www.abbyy.com/data_document_capture/

Didn't have the chance to compare to KnowledgeLake.

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

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