What is barcode recognition OCR?
Barcode recognition and OCR are two separate processes that are often combined in the electronic processing of paper documents. Barcode recognition is a tool used in many industries, commonly seen in retail, that uses a series of bars to identify specific items. OCR, or optical character recognition, identifies text characters within scanned documents, so that printed text can be processed electronically.
How to use barcode recognition and OCR together
Barcode recognition and OCR are both commonly found in forms that need to be processed by machine. Barcodes are useful in identifying individual items, while OCR allows for more flexibility and enables the processing of more types of information. OCR can input words, names, and numbers into electronic databases, so that the information does not need to be processed by hand.
Barcode recognition and OCR tools
Barcode recognition and OCR can be efficiently combined in an all-inclusive forms processing solution like CVISIONâ€™s Trapeze. Trapze can process barcodes, printed text, and even handwritten text. It can save your business a great deal of time and money that would be spent on the manual processing of forms. Download the free trial version of Trapeze to try it out for yourself.