Kofax is one of the worlds leading innovators in form and invoice processing systems. Able to offer data capture on a truly global scale as well as standalone systems to suite any organisation. Kofax Capture is available on an enterprise level for companies that need remote scanning and processing in different locations.
CMS Software UK is proud to be one of the leading data capture companies involved in the application of Formstorm in the UK. FormStorm is a robust yet versatile forms processing software package, providing automatic data capture of your documents, including purchase invoices, market research questionnaires, customer feedback forms, and enquiry forms.
The Therefore™ documenet management system enables you to process information efficiently, economically and securely throughout your department or organization. This means your team can access and use the information they need to meet business objectives, allowing you to have a smarter company and increase efficiency and profits.
Modern form processing can handle different types of forms and is not limited to pre-printed documents that are generated electronically. New software technology often means that hand written forms can be processed accurately, even ones completed using cursive (joined up) hand writing as well as the non cursive version of hand writing commonly associated with block capital completed forms, such as questionnaires, CRB application forms or Passport applications.
OCR - Optical Character Recognition
Optical Character Recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text (usually captured by a scanner) into machine-editable text.
ICR - Intelligent Character Recognition
Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) is an advanced optical character recognition (OCR) or - rather more specific - Handwriting recognition system that allows fonts and different styles of handwriting to be learned by a computer during processing to improve accuracy and recognition levels.
ICR extends the usefulness of scanning devices for the purpose of document processing, from printed character recognition (a function of OCR) to hand-written matter recognition, but is limited to non-cursive (not joined up) hand written text.
Because this process is involved in recognising hand writing, accuracy levels, in some circumstances may not be very good but can achieve 97%+ accuracy rates in reading handwriting in structured forms. Often to achieve these high recognition rates several read engines are used within the software and each is given elective voting rights to determine the true reading of characters.
In numeric fields, engines which are designed to read numbers take preference, while in alpha fields, engines designed to read hand written letters have higher elective rights. When used in conjunction with a bespoke interface hub, hand-written data can be automatically populated into a back office system avoiding laborious manual keying and can be more accurate than traditional human data entry.
IWR - Intelligent Word Recognition
Intelligent Word Recognition (IWR ) is the recognition of unconstrained handwritten words. IWR recognises entire handwritten words or phrases instead of character-by-character, like its predecessor, Optical Character Recognition (OCR). IWR technology matches handwritten or printed words to a user-defined dictionary, significantly reducing character errors encountered in typical character-based recognition engines.
IWR works by breaking down lines of writing into single words or elements. It does not go down to the character level, like OCR and ICR, and try to build words from there. Rather, it takes the elements it has determined and compares them against a list of potential matches.
OMR- Optical Mark Recognition
Optical mark recognition (OMR) is the scanning of paper to detect the presence or absence of a mark in a predetermined position. Normally associated with questionnaires and survey forms
OMR has different fields to provide the format the questioner desires. These fields include:
Modern Document scanners are based on the need for fast and efficient volume processing of documents. These scanners have evolved from flatbed units that would process one page at a time into high volume document processing systems.
The speed of these scanners can vary greatly from 25ppm (pages per minute) up to 128ppm. There are of course scanners capable of far greater speeds but they are reserved for industrial style processing of high volumes of documents. Many well known brands invest large amounts of money in R&D to pushing the limits of what can be delivered to the average office and bureau environment.
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