What is OCR?
OCR which stands for optical character recognition allows your computer to do a lot of things. When you scan papers, the files appear on your computer as images. There is not much you can do with this unless you choose to OCR the files. With OCR your computer now converts these files into documents that are not only text-searchable but also text-editable. Now that you are able to turn your physical papers into documents that can be worked with by your computer, it makes daily processes much easier.
How will this help me?
With OCR, you are able to save storage space around your office. The piles of paper that are stacking around your office can now be transferred into virtual database. This will save you storage costs and alos make the files more accessable since it will take less time to find the files that you need. Another way OCR will be helpful is with daily activities such as invoice processing. You are now able to automate the process which means it will be more efficient and the risk for human error is gone.
Yes, OCR is very useful and it does not have to come at a high price or any price for that matter. CVISION is one of the leaders in character recognition technology and they have one of the best OCRs available right now. With their free online tool, you are able to OCR your documents and see the results for yourself. However this is not a viable long term solution which is why if you are serious about implementing OCR technology into your office, you should contact CVISION.