Documents that have been scanned without any special options are usually nothing more than images. The computer cannot recognize anything on the pictures nor will it be able to search through it. Your computer will only be able to do minor changes such as rotation of the image. In order to convert your scanned documents into something that will be more useful, you will need to apply an optical character recognition (OCR) scan to it.
There are many benefits that come along with applying OCR scan on your documents. Not only will your computer be able to recognize these documents so that they are text-searchable and editable but by using OCR, you can place all your documents on a virtual database. This will make it easier for you to find a specific file that you are looking for easier and faster. Another benefit is that with this virtual database, you can eliminate the physical papers around your office saving you storage space.
Finding software that has OCR capabilities is not hard. There are many different software out there that includes OCR but the difference between them is the accuracy rate. CVISION Technologies is known to be one of the best in the field of character recognition and their product always has a high level of accuracy. Maestro recognition server is not only one of the best OCR options out there but it is also easy to use. To find out more, please follow the links above. You may also contact CVISION for any additional questions.