Can I use batch OCR software to create searchable PDFs for large groups of files at once?
If you have the right OCR software, that is definitely possible. As you said, OCR software with batch processing capabilities can OCR entire groups of PDF files at once, so that you can do multiple files in a single step. This may not be important to some users, but to anyone who works with scanned documents in bulk, this is a fantastic solution. One batch OCR tool that you can use to create searchable PDF files is Maestro Recognition Server from CVISION.
To test out Maestro’s capabilities, download the free trial version at the link below: