What is document management?
Document management refers to any automated processing of printed documents. This technology is being used increasingly to replace regular mailrooms with digital ones, in which all incoming documents are processed and redirected automatically. Document management software saves users a great deal of time because it allows them to focus on other tasks that cannot be automated.
Uses of scanning software
In order to automate the processing of paper documents, these documents need to be scanned and prepared for use. For this, they may need to be converted into a different file format, and they also need to be made text-searchable. Document management software can oversee this process, using an OCR engine to recognize text within scanned documents, so that data can be extracted.
Document management software for scanning
There are many different document management options available, and the right choice for you depends largely on your needs. If your focus is specifically on processing scanned forms, then you should probably try Trapeze, as that will meet all of your needs. For more general scanning needs, CVISION offers PdfCompressor, which can convert files to PDF, compress them, and OCR them. Best of all, PdfCompressor is available in a free trial version that you can download.