What can OCR do?
If this is your first time hearing the term OCR, it stands for optical character recognition. What that basically means is that it will allow your computer to be able to take scanned files and turn them into something a bit more useful than just an image. It will make the file an actual document on your computer where changes can be made and if you wanted to search for specific terms, you can. This is what OCR is but there are a lot of different ways in which having an OCR engine and implementing a solution will be able to help your company.
A benefit from having an OCR engine is that a lot of your tasks can now become automated. Implementing OCR is usually the first step in doing so. For example, processing invoices might one of the most basic jobs a company has to do. While it is not hard, it is certainly time consuming especially if you have to deal with large volumes of it on a daily basis. With automation, there is minimal human involvement which keeps the human errors to a minimum.
A key aspect to keep in mind while looking for the right OCR software is the accuracy rate. That might be one of the most important things because if you OCR a file, you would want pretty much the original file to show up on your computer or something as close as possible. CVISION is one of the leading providers in character recognition technology and their product, Maestro Recognition Server is one of the best out there. You can download a free trial to see for yourself and as always, if there is anything you don't understand, contact the company directly.