CharacTell offers a range of solutions to demanding applications that require advanced OCR and other recognition or reading of documents. CharacTell technology is flexible, yet powerful. We package it in easy to use products that are optimized for many broad applications.


When you apply CharacTell solutions, you are getting the best technology ready to use with minimum additional investment required in adaptation or customization. Whether it is Accounts Payables automation, capture of expense receipts, any of the thousands of forms business must process routinely, or ascertain the identity of people and validate the documents they present, CharacTell has a solution for you.

OCR for invoices

CharacTell offers FormStorm Invoices™, the fastest and easiest to use software to OCR incoming invoices. FormStorm Invoices is your best option either as a stand-alone OCR package to read, verify and export data to your database, or to be integrated in a comprehensive, enterprise-wide A/P automation solution or ERP system.


ID documents

In today’s world it has become more and more critical for organizations everywhere to ascertain identity of people they interact with. CharacTell offers the most accurate and flexible software-only solution to do just that.


Our idCliQ™ recognizes the layout of ID documents from all over the world: driver’s licenses, passports, identity cards, medical insurance cards, military cards, and similar. Supported are all the fifty states of the United States, all Canadian and Australian provinces, most European countries, Mexico, and other countries in the Pacific Rim and elsewhere.


idCliQ is available as a cloud service hosted by us, or as hosted service run by and installed at the customer’s data center. Supported platforms are Windows and Linux.

Form Processing

Extracting data from paper forms efficiently and accurately is a major challenge to many organizations. The cost and time required may also be significant. FormStorm Enterprise from CharacTell has helped hundreds of organizations overcome this challenge.

With FormStorm Enterprise you reduce the cost of data entry from paper, have the data available faster, and increase data accuracy. The real benefits to your business are tangible cost reduction but also operational and perceived improved customer service, management control and accountability, and less stress.


Reduced cost of data entry A typical FormStorm user realizes anywhere from 25% to 75% reduction in the number of people required to manually enter data from paper by typing or keying. Depending on your form volume, this could easily translate to as high as tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.


Higher data accuracy Even the best of data typists makes occasional mistakes. We are all human. FormStorm validates data fields internally and against outside data, and provides balancing tools for complex documents such as invoices and purchase orders. The result? More accurate data than you can expect from manual typing.


More efficient business processes Since most of the data is read automatically, the overall capture and data entry process and as a result your access to reliable data is faster and more efficient.

Document Classification

Classifying documents arriving for processing, especially previously unknown ones, is a daunting and time consuming task. CharacTell’s FormStorm Classification is a powerful and easily adaptable classification engine that offers an economical and practical solution.

FormStorm Classification can apply virtually any classification scheme to a stream of incoming documents – single or multi-page – and decide which category, class, or type they belong to. No two classification scheme are the same, and using FormStorm Classification almost any scheme can be created fine-tuned over time for optimal results.