Many companies face the task of survey scanning and processing. Employees of these companies spend hours and days for manual entry of survey data. This can annoy and demotivate employees, and also lead to the appearance of a large number of errors, because employees are humans who are prone to make mistakes, unlike robots.
Is there a solution to automate survey scanning and processing?
ABBYY FlexiCapture & WiseSURVEY
WiseTREND based on the ABBYY FlexiCapture, which is a recognized leader in the OCR & data capture market, developed a special plugin for it that allows you to get a ready-made solution for survey processing and scanning, and also exporting the captured data.
How does it work?
Scanning and auto separation
You can import already scanned images of the surveys and questionnaires, or use the built-in scanning station to simplify the process of survey scanning. Moreover, if you use an sheetfed scanner for survey processing, then ABBYY FlexiCaptrue has a solution that allows you to automatically split large images containing multiple surveys and questionnaires into separate documents.
OCR & ICR
Surveys can contain both printed and handwritten data. Optical character recognition (OCR) does a good job with printed survey processing, but what about handwritten forms? It comes to the aid of intelligent character recognition (ICR), an advanced OCR. This is a technology designed specifically for handwriting recognition. With its help, the handwritten survey processing becomes as simple as the printed survey processing.
The developers of ABBYY FlexiCapture have created an excellent verification interface that allows operators to verify and correct possible errors as conveniently as possible. This allows you to process hundreds and even thousands of surveys in a short period of time.
It is not enough just to scan and to recognize the survey to complete the survey processing. The data should be structured and stored where it could be easily to use in future, for example in a database. ABBYY FlexiCapture has a built-in mechanism that allows you to export captured data into many structured formats, including databases.
Summing up, we can say that nowadays survey scanning and processing is turning from a complex task, which created a headache for managers and employees of companies, into a transparent and predictable automatic process. If your company has not yet automated survey processing, then call WiseTREND to start saving time and money now.
Ilya Evdokimov is a long-term practitioner and expert in leading Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Data Capture and Document Processing techniques, technologies and solutions. With over 15 years of experience spanning enterprise software implementations, mobile applications development, cloud-based systems integration and desktop-level automation, Ilya Evdokimov uses through industry knowledge and experience to achieve high efficiency and workflow optimization in most challenging paper-dependent and digital image capture environments.