ABBYY FlexiCapture

Enterprise-scale document automation, powered by AI

Transform business documents into business value with FlexiCapture, a powerful document capture and extraction platform, purpose-built for the enterprise.


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  • Overview

  • Dive Deeper

What is ABBYY FlexiCapture?


More than an intelligent data capture and extraction solution. FlexiCapture brings together the best artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (ML), and advanced recognition capabilities into a single, enterprise-scale document automation platform to transform all the data from your business documents.

Enterprise automation starts here


Enterprise document automation starts with a comprehensive, purpose-built AI platform for acquiring, processing, validating, and delivering the right data into critical processes.

Straight-through processing of business-critical documents
Content from documents entering through any channel, in any format, is automatically extracted, understood, and delivered, removing manual processing friction.
Smooth transactions, smart decisions, and rapid action
Leverage customer-provided data to accelerate transactions, make smarter decisions, and provide quick, accurate responses to your customers.
Control, predictability, and compliance
Gain full chain of custody reporting and management for fine-tuning of results, while ensuring end-to-end compliance with your process and security models.
Intelligent data extraction
By leveraging natural language processing (NLP) technology, you can now automate identification and extraction of data from unstructured, complex documents along with structured and semi-structured documents. This helps to accelerate transactions while significantly reducing operating costs and errors.
Data validation and control
Critical data fields, context, and entities are identified, validated, and automatically processed according to business rules and requirements. The system can be easily trained and uses ongoing machine learning for continuous improvements and cost control.
Cloud availability
With FlexiCapture, you have the flexibility to choose your deployment option. FlexiCapture can run where it makes the most sense for your business. Configurations for FlexiCapture can be deployed to either on-premises or cloud and are compatible with both.

ABBYY helps DHL reduce transaction costs through process standardization


efficiency increase


RPA risks


digital transformation

“I think ABBYY really helps a corporation like DHL to deliver service in times where we need to minimize any kind of human interaction.”

Document automation with Flexicapture – how it works

ABBYY FlexiCapture is a highly accurate and scalable document workflow platform. It intelligently captures, classifies, and transfers critical data from unstructured and structured documents to the right process, workflow, or decision engine.
  • Data Input
  • Classification & Recognition
  • Data Extraction & Verification

Data Input

ABBYY FlexiCapture automatically processes all types of documents from files and scanners in a single flow, including office documents and image formats, email attachments, and message bodies.

Classification & Recognition

The technology for automatic document classification based on neural networks enables sorting of documents by type (driver’s license, bank statement, tax form, contract, invoice, etc.) and custom subcategories (e.g., invoices from vendor A, invoices from vendor B) by text content and image patterns. It learns quickly and easily, enabling it to perform as an auto-classifier.


Document images are assembled into multi-page document sets.

Data Extraction & Verification


Document content and data are automatically extracted and validated. FlexiCapture provides highly accurate OCR/ICR/OMR and barcode recognition capabilities. Automatic validation includes comparison against databases and conformity with built-in validation rules. ​

Verification station allows checking if extracted fields match those of the original document.


ABBYY Takes the Lead in Quadrant Knowledge Solutions 2022 SPARK Matrix for Intelligent Document Processing

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ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices: Streamline Accounts Payable with Turnkey Invoice Processing

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ABBYY Takes the Lead in Quadrant Knowledge Solutions 2022 SPARK Matrix for Intelligent Document Processing

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ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices: Streamline Accounts Payable with Turnkey Invoice Processing

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Reduce customer friction, accelerate transactions, and ensure compliance

By putting the power of document processing automation in businesses’ hands, FlexiCapture enables global organizations to achieve faster onboarding, touchless processing, lower costs, and greater visibility into processes. Explore FlexiCapture specifications, including formats and languages, servers, stations, virtual environments.
Available in the cloud, on premise, or as SDK
FlexiCapture is designed for the digital enterprise. Start tomorrow and deploy the solution where it makes sense for your business.

Tight integration with top RPA and workflow automation systems


More on ABBYY Flexicapture

Learn more about ABBYY Flexicapture product availability, technology, architecture and customization capabilities.

Product Availability
Technology & Capabilities
Integrations, Administrations, customization & more
Flexible workflow customization capabilities

Cloud availability

Deployment options

FlexiCapture can run where it makes the most sense for you, and configurations for FlexiCapture can be deployed to either on-premises or cloud and are compatible with both.

ABBYY FlexiCapture Cloud service runs on Microsoft Azure, leveraging its security and data protection and giving you choices of geographic regions.


ABBYY FlexiCapture Cloud has native security features, related both to infrastructure and platform layers. The product is SOC2 Type 1 certified and is suitably designed to meet the criteria for the security and confidentiality principles set forth in TSP Section 100; 2017 Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy, (AICPA); and Trust Services Criteria. The audit report was issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers Germany.

Integration & API

ABBYY FlexiCapture Cloud REST API easily enables tight integration with your systems. REST API allows external systems to upload documents and receive extraction results, trains FlexiCapture by providing feedback about the result quality, and develops customized verification.

Leading technology

Multi-level document classification
Automate the task of understanding, separating, and routing documents through AI-based classifiers that are trained automatically, using the latest machine learning methods. Whether processing and classifying structured forms, semi-structured documents like invoices, tax forms, claims, or onboarding documents, or completely unstructured documents like correspondence and contracts, FlexiCapture can help you reduce your document handling costs while accelerating the process. No more manual sorting and labeling needed.
Natural language processing (NLP)
The newest release of FlexiCapture with natural language processing (NLP) extends its capture capabilities to now include unstructured documents such as contracts, leases, articles, agreements, and email. With NLP technology, you can automate more of your business processes that require manual data entry and quickly make important document data available in your business applications to save time, money, and labor. The quality of data extraction continuously improves through additional training of NLP models by the user feedback, reducing the cost and time spent on verification.
Continuous learning
The new auto-learning capabilities help accelerate your time to production and significantly reduce ongoing system support and maintenance costs. The technology helps users to train the system to process flexible or irregular document layouts while the administrator retains full control to edit, fine-tune, or discard auto-learning results. The system continuously learns and improves based on feedback from users leveraging ABBYY advanced machine learning and natural language processing.
Сlassification technology
Inbound communication can be classified by form and content to optimize your organization’s information-driven processes. Classification technology detects every incoming document type, including images, by using deep learning convolutional neural networks and sorts documents by appearance or pattern; and text classification which relies on statistical and semantic text analysis. ABBYY FlexiCapture allows users to use any of these technologies separately or to take advantage of both simultaneously to deliver faster response times and prompt decision making.
Image enhancement & processing
Image enhancement automatically improves images captured by mobile devices to optimize processing. It is also indispensable for processing documents with complex backgrounds like transcripts, identification documents, and transportation forms, while automatically optimizing the image for processing or providing immediate feedback if image quality is poor. Features such as auto crop, background whitening, image quality assessment, and capability to create custom enhancement profiles for different image sources help process all documents regardless of their quality or source.
Handwritten ICR
FlexiCapture recognizes handwritten data with its advanced intelligent character recognition (ICR) technology. 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. The built-in AI technologies help expedite document processing and improve recognition levels.

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