What is OCR?
OCR is optical character recognition, a type of software that recognizes text characters within image files, such as scanned documents. OCR software uses the outlines of letters and numbers to identify them, making documents searchable and editable, even when they were previously not machine-readable. With recent developments in the technology, OCR software has reached near-perfect accuracy.
Why OCR automatically?
The benefits of automatically OCRing all of your documents are numerous. In general, OCR software can save you a great deal of time. When you need to input information into a database quickly, and that information needs to be obtained from a scanned document, having searchable, editable text speeds the process significantly. In any situation where you need to work with scanned text, automatic OCR saves time and effort.
How to OCR all of your documents automatically
In order to OCR all of your documents automatically, you first need to get OCR software, preferably with batch processing capabilities to allow for faster output. CVISION offers an advanced OCR solution called Maestro Recognition Server. This server-based automatic OCR tool enables you to select an entire folder of documents for automatic OCR. Download the free trial version of Maestro to see it for yourself.