Stepes Integrates ABBYY Text Recognition for the World’s Fastest Translation Services

Stepes (pronounced /’steps/), a leader in just-in-time translation services, has announced the integration of ABBYY text recognition for faster translation of scanned documents on demand. Stepes desktop and mobile translation solutions now use ABBYY Cloud Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to automatically convert scanned documents and images into editable formats for agile translation services.

Billed as the “Amazon” of translation services, Stepes online translation ecosystem automates many of the human touch points associated with traditional translation processes, significantly improving project turnaround and cost efficiency while achieving quality results. With the ABBYY integration, Stepes further streamlines its on-demand translation services by extracting translatable text from scanned PDF documents and pictures to provide customers with instant project estimates. Upon approval, the scanned documents are reviewed by a human project manager to ensure quality before sending out to translators for translation.

ABBYY OCR solution performs fast and accurate text recognition on scanned PDF documents and images in over 190 languages including European, Asian and Arabic languages.

“We are excited to expand our on-demand translation solutions to scanned documents,” comments Stepes Visionary Carl Yao. “By automating extraction of translatable text from scanned PDF documents and images, Stepes further strengthens its leadership position in providing global businesses with fast language translation services that today’s digital economy demands.”

In addition to text extraction, the integrated ABBYY Cloud OCR technology automatically converts translated contents to match the exact format and layout of the original scanned document. This automated desktop publishing (DTP) process eliminates the need to recreate the source document manually saving time and translation costs.

“ABBYY has a strong track record of providing intelligent capture solutions to businesses around the world. We are pleased that Stepes is now a valuable partner. We support the company’s mission – to facilitate multilingual communications – and are happy to contribute to their success,” comments Bruce Orcutt, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at ABBYY.

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About Stepes 

Stepes is the world’s first mobile translation platform powered by human translators and interpreters from around the world. Stepes disrupts the traditional translation process by providing on-demand, agile, and just-in-time translation services for the digital economy. Stepes breaks down language barriers between businesses and their customers, and among nations and people by seamlessly connecting businesses with professional translators and bilingual subject matter experts around the world. The word Stepes stands for Social Translation Experiment Project and Eco System. For more information, please visit


ABBYY is a global leader in intelligent capture driving innovation in the areas of meaningful insights, data, and relationships to improve business outcomes. ABBYY offers a complete range of AI-based technologies and solutions transforming business documents and content into business value. By providing digital transformation solutions to financial services, insurance, transportation, healthcare and other industries, the company helps organizations achieve the next wave of growth by understanding customers and delivering responsive real-time intelligent systems. The flexibility of ABBYY AI solutions enables customers to utilize a diverse range of advanced technologies, platforms and solutions for classification, text analytics, data and entity extraction, and data validation via any communication channel and in any format. ABBYY technologies are used and licensed by some of the largest international enterprises and government organizations, as well as SMBs and individuals. The company maintains offices in Australia, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, Ukraine, and the United States. For more information, please visit

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