ABBYY FineReader 14 adds document comparison and simplified workflows

ABBYY has announced the availability of FineReader 14, the next version of its flagship desktop software that combines optical character recognition (OCR) with advanced capabilities for working with PDFs and document comparison.

The new version incorporates all of the functions necessary to accomplish document editing, conversion, commenting and comparison. FineReader 14 comes with the main functionality required to work with any paper-based document or PDFs, whether scanned or digitally created.

Henry Patishman, ABBYY Director of Sales Australia and New Zealand said paper continues to remain a key component of business workflows.

“By leveraging more than 20 years of experience in OCR development, ABBYY is bridging the gap between paper-based and digital information, providing a powerful tool to streamline document-driven processes,” said Patishman.

Key areas of functionality and notable improvements include:

  • Highly accurate conversion of PDFs and scans into actionable formats: Ongoing improvements to ABBYY’s OCR technology ensures that it continues to deliver exceptional results for converting scans and PDFs to editable and searchable formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF, while retaining all the original features that FineReader is renowned for, such as extended OCR capabilities and automated conversion.
  • PDF editing and collaboration: FineReader 14 is an all-in-one solution for working with PDFs and scans, with built-in advanced editing and collaboration tools for managing pages, content editing, reviewing, commenting, searching, filling forms, signing and protecting files.
  • Cross-format document comparison: An all-new “compare documents” feature detects and highlights any relevant textual changes between two versions of the same document, regardless of whether their format is PDF, Word, JPG, etc.
  • Deep OCR integration into PDF tools: FineReader 14 is designed for those who work with scans and paper-based PDFs on a daily basis due to its ability to automatically apply OCR to PDFs when required.
  • Over 190 OCR languages: The new version supports text recognition in more than 190 languages, including some difficult-to-digitise languages such as Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. It also comes with support for simple math formulas and English phonetic transcriptions.

ABBYY FineReader 14 is available immediately in three editions: Standard, Corporate and Enterprise, worldwide. It can be ordered through online stores and many IT resellers. For detailed product information and available versions, visit