Microsoft Syntex will become more flexible next month when it receives a new pay-as-you-go licensing option. However, in an announcement, Microsoft says the new tier will be exclusive to document processing only.
If you are unfamiliar with Syntex, it leverages AI to provide automatic document processing while also offering extract information. Users can extract text from images, video, and audio, while also tagging those files.
Microsoft has been going big on AI in recent weeks. The company launched Bing Chat search with ChatGPT technology, while the company is also bringing GPT AI to Office apps. CEO Satya Nadella has said AI will become the core of all Microsoft services, so features like Syntex will become increasingly important.
Microsoft Syntex is a part of Microsoft 365 on the E3 and E5 tiers for enterprise customers. It currently has several pricing models for the full package. However, Microsoft says it is bringing the document processing component of the app to pay-as-you-go.
The company points out this new option allows customers to “create and apply unstructured and prebuilt document processing models.”
In terms of costs, Microsoft is breaking pricing down into the number of pages the customer processes. Prebuilt documents will cost $0.01 per page to process, while unstructured documents will cost $0.10 per page. The company will launch this new pricing service next month.
Because this tier only provides document processing, the following Syntex capabilities will not be available:
- . Universal annotation
- Content query
- Syntex content assembly
- AI Builder
Microsoft also points out that users can combine pay-as-you-go processing with a full subscription up to a point:
“At this time, if your organization has one or more per-user license assigned, you will not be able to set up pay-as-you-go services. However, this hybrid environment scenario will be possible in the near future.”
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