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Question: What are the differences in features and capabilities between ABBYY FlexiCapture with OCR and UiPath AI? Answer: Hello dear Nesrin Benhayoun, hope you are doing fine. There are some big differences between them. I will name 2 of them which for me are the most important: 1- FlexiCapture is an independent Platform. This means that you will be able to automate any department demand for documents context (now so called content), no matter this department "is, or is not" provided  with UiPath bot (or any other RPA Vendor). You have to think about FlexiCapture spread all over the organization, helping with any document demand. 2- FlexiCapture has has more than 30 years experience, and developed extremely powerful intelligence layers, which since the beginning have been guided by AI and ML, and this will bring the organizations all over the world the ability to contextualize all the read fields, paragraphs, tables, images (personal pictures for instance) inside a document or inside a set of documents. Uipath is at the beginniing of its journey and also has ABBYY FlexiCapture as one of their strategy for IDP offers. If you want a real independent and faster IDP solution (no matter the RPA vendor) go for FlexiCapture and let the bots join when they arrive. You don't need for the bots, to start working with this powerful tool that will really scale your automation...anywhere.
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"The handwriting recognition is very good, as it can recognize handwriting done with pen and paper with at least 70% accuracy.""It's a very useful and user-friendly product.""The most valuable feature is the ability to capture data from documents with different formats.""The machine learning capability is pretty good.""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.""The most valuable features have been the rate of recognition and the structured documents.""It saves us a lot of manual work.""Identifies and extract relevant elements from a document."

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"We really like the Orchestrator and how I'm able to see what's going on with all of the different automations.""The Orchestrator is great because you schedule it, and that's it, you don't have to worry about it.""I like Orchestrator and how easy it is to manipulate and get your data, to see what's going on.""The software itself is relatively straightforward and easy to use.""I think the most valuable feature is being able to run processes in an unattended way where we can schedule them, and then have the report sent to the process owner's inbox in the morning.""The main value within Orchestrator is definitely the scheduling aspect. That includes the way you can prioritize work and use queuing systems to make sure they're at the right points in time, as well as whether they'd be long term related, especially if we're looking at finance.""All of the features are valuable. I think the best feature for Russian government customers is security. Security in Orchestration for requiring credentials. Our customer are usually serious about security.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the unattended robots because I can schedule my jobs and it can run on its own."

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"In the future, I would like to see integration with Google Sheets.""Not a ten because sometimes some documents have handwritten data. If this improved, I would rate it a ten out of ten.""The is a long time between application updates.""Quite complex, particularly for those who are not tech savvy.""They should improve the RESTful API side of this solution. Currently, fully RESTful API is not available in the on-prem version, which is really a problem, and we have to work around this limitation. The cloud version already has a fully RESTful API, but the on-prem version doesn't have a fully RESTful API, which is a big mistake. It is easy to solve, but they aren't solving it quicker. They are taking a long time. Nowadays, most people don't go to the interface. They like to use RESTful API.""The recognition intelligence could improve by having more details in the documents. There are limitations with the forms, templates, and manuscripts.""Even though the training works, it's not as good as it is made out to be.""Machine learning needs to be improved."

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"On the development side, more documentation on how to structure the setup for different environments would be helpful.""We had some issues with instability for which we were never able to determine the root cause.""One of the things we're struggling with it how to project how many robots we need to do these processes, so better documentation or assistance in this regard would be useful.""Enhanced capability in the document management space would be a huge benefit to our organization.""I would like to see a biweekly scheduling option in Orchestrator.""One of the issues is with the acquisition of new types of software and new companies. It's important to introduce process documentation and make sure that it's not just making it look like UiPath products, but making it feel and act like one to us. They need to make sure it's embedded and the integration is seamless. They should just keep improving how easy it is to use. I think it's very good already, but there's always room for improvement.""I would like to see more AI features with data classification and computer reason. I think it would be great to have more features in full monitoring robots.""We sometimes struggle trying to figure out what kind of a bot we need to use for what kind of work, and it would be nice to have more clarity on this."

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"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."

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"With respect to the cost, you're going to recognize the savings immediately for the cost of the tool.""It's the same as what you would see on any of their list prices. There is also a corporate discount because of scale. Overall, we think it was a competitive price offering. They were the cheapest out of the three, so that's why we went with them.""The licensing costs for the unattended bots are a little too expensive.""I can estimate our licensing costs are approximately $100,000 USD per year.""We got purchased the basic minimum package and it was around $35,000 USD, annually.""Because we have so many agents, that's why we went unattended. Attended was very expensive for us because it's a per person license. Where we can take entire workflows, do the triggering and scheduling, etc. We never have to have any human interaction with unattended.""We have a cost model for operating expense savings. It is usually about $100,000 to $125,000 and takes us six weeks to develop and implement. That's development, testing, and implementation. We do code reviews on everything. That does not include all the documentation, assessment, etc.""There are cheaper options than UiPath."

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author avatarCelestine
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I think Omar Madaeen has given the response very crisp and clear! When you use it with a a product along with its built in RPA and AI capabilities like UiPath it will become easy to move the process and address the complete value chain of process. 

author avatarOmar Madaeen

Dear Nesrin,

UIPath is using ABBYY FlexiCapture in their projects as an integration to the OCR capabilities, and UIPath AI is something different UiPath artificial intelligence (AI) allows you to scientifically discover automation opportunities and enhance your robots with AI Skills. Simply drag and drop these AI Skills into your workflows—and start automating more it has nothing to deal with OCR.

author avatarSahil Sharmaa
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Abbyy Flexi Capture is an OCR solution. UiPath is an RPA platform solution.

Abbyy Flexicapture mainly excels where Optical Character Recognition input is required (eg. Reading a physical bill and digitizing/extracting information from it) and it cannot interact with other computer applications.

UiPath on the other hand can automate the overall processes themselves using excel, word or any other application that runs on a computer just like how a human does but faster and better.

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have found the solution to be stable so far.
Top Answer: The UI is okay, however, I remember the scanning and the way that you actually get documents into the system. The FlexiCapture, what they call a process developer, could use some work. The solution… more »
Top Answer: The solution is used mostly for form extraction, fixed form extraction, text forms, data extraction, OCR, et cetera. We use it for digital document processing.
Top Answer: I can only speak to UiPath since that is the only RPA solution that I have used. I know that there are specific packages that you can integrate into your project that is specifically made to work with… more »
Top Answer: Yes, Attended Bots  which can run without centralized control Module. RPA Tools like Automation Anywhere, uiPath ,Power Automation they do support this.
Top Answer: Microsoft‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌is‌ ‌intuitive‌ ‌and‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌integrate‌ ‌and‌ ‌use.‌ ‌I‌ ‌like‌ ‌that‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience‌ ‌necessary,‌ ‌and‌ ‌appreciate‌ ‌the‌ ‌automated‌… more »
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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 drive competitive advantage every day.

UiPath is leading the “automation first” era – championing a robot for every person and enabling robots to learn new skills through AI and machine learning. Through free and open training, UiPath is led by a commitment to bring digital era skills to millions of people around the world, thereby improving business productivity and efficiency, employee engagement and customer experience.  The company’s hyperautomation platform combines the #1 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to scale digital business operations at unprecedented speed. The company has already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for businesses and government organizations all over the world including approximately 50% of the Fortune 500.

UiPath was recently recognized as the top company on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the fastest public and private technology companies in North America, was recently featured in CNBC Disruptor 50, and #3 on the 2019 Forbes Cloud 100.

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ABBYY FlexiCapture is ranked 1st in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) with 16 reviews while UiPath is ranked 1st in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 182 reviews. ABBYY FlexiCapture is rated 8.2, while UiPath is rated 9.0. 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 UiPath writes "Starts ready-to-use, has good tools for developers, facilitates optimization of existing processes for significant time saving ". ABBYY FlexiCapture is most compared with Kofax RPA, ABBYY Vantage, IQ Bot, IBM Datacap and HyperScience, whereas UiPath is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, Kryon RPA and Ayehu NG.

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