Is there any way for me to try batch OCR text recognition software before buying anything, so that I can test it out for speed and general accuracy?
You can definitely do that by downloading the free trial of CVISION’s Maestro Recognition Server. Maestro is an OCR solution that is known for its accuracy; its OCR engine achieves the highest accuracy rates among all English-language OCR tools. It also has batch processing capabilities for high-volume scanning.
To download the trial version of Maestro Recognition Server, click below: