Are you looking for a simpler and cheaper solution than Rossum? Then, you’ve come to the right place!
Rossum is a intelligent document processing tool designed to extract data from large volumes of documents. However, the software may be too complex for small businesses.
Let’s take a look at how Parseur can be the best alternative to Rossum.
Parseur VS Rossum: Comparison Table
Before we get into more details about both software, we have summarized the main differences in the table below.
Point & Click
|Number of mailboxes/workspaces||Varies by plan||Unlimited|
|Number of extracted fields||Varies by plan||Unlimited|
|Table parsing||Yes, Varies by plan||Yes, Point & Click|
|Ready-made field sets||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic parsing||Yes with AI||Yes, hundreds of layouts supported|
|Email parsing||Yes, limited feature||Yes, immediately|
|Parsing in different languages||Yes, results may vary||Yes, supports all languages & alphabets|
|Free plan||14-day trial||Yes, all features included|
How does Rossum work?
Rossum is an document processing platform developed to process invoices. It uses an AI engine to automate data extraction from PDF invoices.
Rossum has various generic engines that are pre-trained to process a variety of documents:
- Accounts payable and receivable
- Chinese invoices
- Certificate of analysis
The generic engine has pre-defined fields which can be edited or deleted.
You can also choose the level of document automation for your PDF files.
Parsing in different languages
As a cloud-native document processing tool, Rossum was fairly good in our tests at recognizing documents in different languages.
They also offer setting up a custom AI engine, called the dedicated engine as a paid feature. It can be trained to parse document types other than the ones supported by their generic engine.
However as you can see in the image below, the process takes some time and requires manual data review from Rossum’s engineers. This is because AI models need a lot of complex training.
Focused on the accounting industry
Rossum is mainly focused on the financial services industry. The platform is perfect for large accounting departments that have to process huge amounts of invoices and receipts regularly.
During our tests, we couldn't find an option to parse email contents directly. It seems that Rossum can parse email attachments, but not native email data.
Pricing plans are not public. If you want to know about the cost, you’ll have to complete a pricing request form first.
This shows that Rossum is more enterprise-focused as your pricing will be customized depending on the volume of documents you are receiving and the features that you need.
Overall, Rossum is a very solid PDF parsing solution but, it requires a learning curve as it is an advanced product. Thus, this may not be suitable for most startups and SMBs.
Parseur: The best Rossum alternative in 2023
Parseur is a powerful OCR software that automates data extraction from PDFs and emails. The PDF parser is a simple, but advanced point-and-click solution that automates manual data entry processes.
Automatic layout detection
Parseur is integrated with machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP). It will always pick up the right template whenever a new PDF file is sent to the mailbox.
There is no limit to the number of templates and mailboxes you can create. And, a custom OCR template is created with zero parsing rules.
Built-in library of templates for MANY industries
Compared to Rossum, Parseur is built to parse documents for many different use cases. We have pre-made templates for:
Since AI OCR is like a black box, it requires many manual data checks and validation to process data. To eliminate manual interventions, Parseur uses Zonal OCR that extracts data from specific locations and doesn’t require any human input.
We understand that Zonal OCR may have its own challenges, like for example Zonal OCR cannot capture data that moves dynamically from document to document.
Parseur introduced Dynamic OCR - an advanced technology that extracts any variable data fields. For table parsing, you can also teach Parseur when the table starts and ends.
Automate text extraction with Dynamic OCR
Parseur has an advanced email parser which can parse any email clients including Gmail, Outlook or Exchange. The email parsing tool is suitable for extracting data from high volumes of emails. You can send email data to Excel, Google Sheets or any other tools.
Send data to 1000+ applications through Zapier, Make & Power Automate
You can download the parsed data in CSV, XLS or JSON format. Data can be exported in real-time to any other tools using Parseur’s native integrations (Zapier, Make,and Power Automate).
Parseur offers a simple pricing solution based on the number of pages processed. It starts with a free plan with all the features available and you pay as the number of documents increases. For example, for 1000 pages the price is only $99 which is less than most other document processing platforms.