OCR / ICR Solutions
Some data still needs to be collected on paper. Forms Processing systems let you design forms for handprint recognition, scan the filled forms and read the data you need into your database.
Benefit from Handprint Recognition
Any organization that collects data on paper-based forms, surveys or applications on a regular basis can get a very high return on investment by automating the data entry with forms processing software.
What Is OCR / ICR
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a process for the conversion of scanned or sometimes photographed images of machine printed characters into electronic information, for processing. OCR is most widely used in business for the capture of documents that are often received in high volumes as this provides the most return on investment. One popular use is Invoice Capture – OCR capture is central to all invoice automation techniques and has gained wide uptake and acceptance. Whilst the data required is similar in all cases, layouts can change and are generally machine printed, meaning that they are perfect for the OCR data capture technique.
Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)
Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) is an advanced form of Optical Character Recognition; much like OCR, it is a process for the electronic conversion of scanned or sometimes photographed images of hand written characters (unlike OCR which deals with machine-print) to be converted into computer-readable text. Most ICR platforms are self-learning systems that allow for seen character types to be added fluidly to the recognition database, allowing for increasing levels of accuracy. Given variances in handwriting styles, capture rates can vary dramatically, however you can expect a capture rate of 95+% if you are capturing from a structured form.
Benefits of Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)
The benefits and features of good ICR software are that there is automatic validation of the document contents, automatic image alignment, and image analysis and forgery detection. Forgery detection is extremely useful especially while using ICR to recognize documents such as passport, invoices, bills etc. The cost and complexity involved in such processes are greatly reduced. Accuracy of the software is higher. The ICR software is capable of recognizing about 90 different languages. These benefits allow the ICR to be applied across varied fields. And it also Reduce error rates with validation rules.
Benefits Of Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
The advantages of OCR are numerous, but namely it increases the efficiency and effectiveness of office work. The ability to instantly search through content is immensely useful, especially in an office setting that has to deal with high volume scanning or high document inflow. You can now use the copy and paste tools on the document as well, instead of rewriting everything to correct it. OCR is quick and accurate, ensuring the document’s content remains intact while saving time as well.When combined with other technologies such as scanning and file compression, the advantages of OCR truly shine.