What is imaging software?
Document imaging software is software that processes incoming documents automatically, saving the image content and extracting all relevant text content. Imaging software converts paper documents into images that can be used efficiently. For example, you can use imaging software to extract the information from checks and invoices without ever having to reenter text manually.
Difference between OCR and ICR
OCR, or optical character recognition, is used for printed text, while ICR, or intelligent character recognition, is used for handwritten text. The two technologies use different algorithms to obtain results, and OCR is somewhat more accurate, but both are extremely effective. It is helpful to have both options in imaging software, so that you have more flexibility with the types of documents that you can process.
Finding imaging software with OCR and ICR
You can definitely find imaging software with both OCR and ICR. This will leave you almost unlimited in the types of documents that you can process, giving you the freedom to create forms with different types of data fields. One of the best options on the market for combining OCR and ICR is Trapeze from CVISION. Trapeze can process printed text, handwritten text, and even barcodes. Download a free brochure to learn more.