What is optical character recognition?
Optical character recognition, or sometimes known as OCR is a technology that allows your computer to read and analyze scanned documents as if you had the file itself stored on your machine. Scanned documents become images and this limits the amount of work you can do to them. You will not be able to copy the text or even search through it. However, once you implement OCR technology, you will not only be able to search through the document, but you will also be able to edit it freely.
What else can I gain from OCR?
When you decide to OCR documents, there are a couple of benefits that come with it other than just being able to search and edit your documents freely. Another benefit of being able to OCR is that you will now have a virtual copy of your documents that you can access freely and easily without any hassle. With this virtual database of your documents, there will no longer be a need to keep the papers around your office anymore which can actually save you a lot of space.
Where to obtain OCR?
If you are looking for software that contains OCR, you will not have much trouble finding it but there are a lot of differences between the products out there. Mainly it is the recognition accuracy and speed that separates them along with other added features. Having tested many different ones, I would say that CVISION Technologies offers the best optical character recognition products. In addition to obtaining the highest accuracy, they also offer other important functions such as file compression and web optimization. To learn more or to download a free trial, click on the buttons above.