Optical character recognition
Optical character recognition or OCR for short, is a type of technology which enables you computer to recognize files that you may have scanned and obtain the most usage out of them. Scanned files become nothing more than images so unless you utilize OCR, you will not be able to gain much out of them. With OCR, your computer can understand the text on these scanned files which will enable you to perform actions such as searching for specific text or even editing the documents.
How will OCR benefit me?
There are many ways in which OCR will be helpful. One benefit from OCR is being able to store all the files around your office onto a virtual database. Not only will that ensure your files are never lost but it can also become a real timesaver. Instead of having to sort through all the files to look for what you need, all you have to do now is to just search for certain keywords and your document is seconds away. This is all due to the power of OCR.
Where can I find OCR software?
If you are new to OCR, you may want to download a free version of it before purchasing it just so you know what you will be getting out of it and also if it will be helpful in your day to day processes. Some websites offer free OCR but most of them will probably give you a downgraded version to what you are actually buying so you will not be able to test its actual effectiveness. CVISION Technologies offers a free trial version of their full product. To download our OCR software, click on the button above.