What is automated forms processing?
An automated forms processing system uses special software to process paper forms and enter the information into an electronic database without manual data entry. The system is set up to recognize relevant information within previously specified data fields. This information can be extracted and put into a spreadsheet or another digital format. Automated forms processing is a significant time saver in many offices.
Where is automated forms processing used?
Automated forms processing has many different types of uses, and this universality is largely what makes it such a successful technology. Automated forms processing can be used to make automatic check deposits in banks, to handle invoices, or to gather data from surveys. These are only a few of the many applications, and as the technology improves to include more accurate handwriting recognition, the number of uses increases.
What is a good automated forms processing tool?
One excellent automated forms processing tool is Trapeze from CVISION. Trapeze contains all of the necessary features, ranging from OCR to ICR for handwriting, to barcode scanning and check box recognition. Combined these capabilities allow you to process all of the elements that may appear in a form. You can try Trapeze by downloading the free trial version here.