Automated OCR Sharepoint Solution

Ensure your documents are 100% searchable with Aquaforest Searchlight's automated OCR for SharePoint, Office 365 and Windows.

Aquaforest : Making Your Content Findable

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"I believe the Searchlight product is unique and definitely a leader."

Jeroen Schoenmakers, SharePoint Specialist - Ivanplats SA (Pty) Ltd

5 stars
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Aquaforest Searchlight automatically takes non-searchable Documents such as Images PDF’s, Scanned Image Files and Faxes and convert the files to fully searchable PDF format.

These types of files need to be processed with optical character recognition (OCR) technology to create a text version of the file contents which allows a searchable PDF to be created by merging the original page images with the text. This enables the file to be searched.

Choose your version of Aquaforest Searchlight

*Searchlight Suite includes both Searchlight OCR and Searchlight Tagger and has a special bundle price.
See Searchlight Suite pricing

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For Sharepoint, Office 365 and Windows File System

Single Core 4 Cores Additional 4 Cores Addon Modules

One-Time License Fee with 1 Year Support & Maintenance (SMC)


One-Time License Fee with 1 Year Support & Maintenance (SMC)


One-Time License Fee with 1 Year Support & Maintenance (SMC)


One-Time License Fee with 1 Year Support & Maintenance (SMC)

Arabic Language Pack
Asian Language Pack
Hebrew Language Pack
IHQC Compression

With 3 Years SMC


Annual SMC Renewal


With 3 Years SMC


Annual SMC Renewal


Per block of 4 cores added to
a 4 core license.

Is Aquaforest Searchlight supported on Virtual machines?

Yes, all our products are supported on virtual machines including Oracle VM virtual box

What is the cost of SMC after 12 months?

Support and Maintenance cover can optionally be renewed after 12 months at 20% of the product license fee, giving you access to the support team and free upgrades.

What is included in the license price?

To ensure our clients are successful in using our products we provide 12 months complimentary support and maintenance cover with all of our products.

Can we purchase additional Cores and Modules?

If your requirements change during the use of the product and you require additional Cores or another Module we can simply upgrade your license with the difference in price.

Can you install and configure Aquaforest Searchlight for us?

One of our expert engineers can install and configure Aquaforest Searchlight to meet your requirements via a remote session. It is normally straightforward and takes between 15 and 30 minutes.

Do you provide product training?

Let us know if you would like us to provide training via remote session on any aspect of the product.

Can I just get a Demo?

We can demonstrate the product for you and discuss how it can meet your needs.

Do you offer any free advice?

Our team have gained extensive experience and expertise in searchable PDFs over many Years and are members of the PDF association. We are happy to share our knowledge and provide free advice in this area.

How can I contact you?

We aim to respond to email support requests with 1/2 a business day- usually we respond much more quickly than that. Email with any support query.

Phone support
If you prefer to speak directly with our team call us on +44 (0)1296 768 727 or ask for a call via with any support query.

Live chat
You can always contact us on live chat during office hours.

Standalone Installation

Aquaforest Searchlight is installed on a machine of your choice separately from the SharePoint server.

Local or Cloud Implementation

For SharePoint Online of Office 365 you can choose between installing Aquaforest Searchlight on your own local servers or on an Azure instance. For more information see our blog article: Aquaforest Searchlight and SharePoint online

SharePoint Migration

Support for windows file systems as means that documents can be pre-processed before uploading in large migrations.

System requirements

Support Operating Systems Windows 7 (x64)
Windows 8 (x64)
windows 10 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2016
Disk Space 950 Mb
Memory Minimum 4GB (recommend 8GB)
.Net Framework 4.5.2
Visual C++ redistributable Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable ( x86 | x64)
Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable ( x64)
SharePoint Versions SharePoint Server 2010
SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint Server 2016
SharePoint Server 2019
SharePoint Online (office 365)
Additional Tools SharePoint Server Client Components SDK (x86|x64)

Azure Store

How it Works:

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"I believe the Searchlight product is unique and definitely a "leader" in this kind of document management workflow. The product is easy to configure and does exactly what it states it does: Automatically OCR SharePoint document libraries or Local Locations. Highly efficient, fully auditable, complete with check out & check in comments."

Jeroen Schoenmakers, SharePoint Specialist - Ivanplats SA (Pty) Ltd

5 stars