What is OCR?
OCR is a technology that will allow your computer to read and analyze your scanned documents. It takes your scanned files, which are just images, and turn them into text searchable and editable documents. This is very helpful because you can now make changes to things you scan when normally, it would have been impossible to do. With this implemented into your office, it can also improve a lot of other areas as well.
How else can OCR help me?
With OCR, you can automate tasks at your office such as invoice processing. A task like invoice processing might not necessarily be hard but it is certainly tedious. You waste valuable resources when you have people only dedicated to this. With OCR and automation, it requires minimal work on your end and another benefit is that you no longer need to worry about human errors. Another way in which OCR can help you is that you can now transfer all your physical files into a virtual database and that way it provides for easier access by everyone.
You should first do some research on different OCR engines and see which one best fit your needs. You also want to find one that is of high quality because the worst thing you can do is to implement an OCR engine that has low accuracy or any problems of that sort. In my opinion, CVISION has some of the best OCR products out there. To try their products for a free, click on the links above. You can download a trial version which can help you determine if this is right for you or not.