About 10-20% of the more than 20 billion image and PDF files stored within Dropbox are photos of documents. Scanned copies of signed contracts, screenshots of invoices, photos of notes taken from your smartphone…it quickly adds up.
The information that lives in these documents, however, is invisible to search. Locating an important file becomes a lot harder when you can only search for the file name.
A solution for Dropbox
contentCrawler is a proven solution available to all Dropbox users that ensures all documents are found the first time, every time.
contentCrawler is powered by ABBYY, the number one OCR engine in the world. It analyzes image-based documents in Dropbox for automatic text recognition and compression processing.
The end results? Dropbox files that are 100% searchable and small in size, so you save on associated storage costs.
How are other organizations using contentCrawler?
contentCrawler is a proven patented technology already relied on by thousands of corporations globally.
One of Denmark’s leading law firms, Bech-Bruun, is using contentCrawler to comply with the GDPR. Stefan Winquist, CIO, explained that the firm needed to “ensure email attachments like scanned copies of identity documents and other image files could be searched for and deleted when necessary.”
American real estate corporation, DDR Corp, uses contentCrawler to maintain the credibility of its file storage system with staff.
“As a real estate company, our business is driven by documents that our employees and partners access from our content management system,” explained Kim Scharf, Vice President of IT Enterprise Services. “We had a significant number of image-only documents with unrecognized text, which prevented them from being found with full-text searches.”
Only after contentCrawler was deployed were staff able to feel confident that their searches were returning all relevant information, empowering them to make informed business decisions.
It's in Dropbox, why can't I find it?
contentCrawler is available to all Dropbox users, no matter the account type. It supports 180 languages including German, Portuguese, and Chinese.
To learn more about improving search in Dropbox, visit the OCR for Dropbox page of our website.
About the author
Ben Mitchell is the Global Head of Commercial Operations. Ben is responsible for managing all DocsCorp’s operations globally from its London office. Ben is a seasoned sales professional with an extensive 20-year history of managing and building sales organizations in the technology industry.