How can OCR be used to improve business processes?...That sounds more efficient than retyping to me!
Capture begins with process As a prelude to an upcoming series of blog posts I will be posting on the topic of “ Building an effective capture solution ” I wanted to preface these posts and focus on the question of ‘where do I start if I want to build an effective capture solution?
Sometimes the prudent conclusion is to do nothing to change the existing process so it's best to be decisive and make this decision before too much investment of time or money
Forms Processing is a proven technology that allows organizations of all sizes to benefit by improving efficiency and decreasing operational costs
That's the spirit of AIIM and I hope others will continue to contribute as well. I also encourage you to share your personal experiences with the AIIM community for others benefits
Economies of scale: Cloud processing Document Capture technology has been available for many years and is a proven method to decrease operational costs and improve business efficiency
Doyle: As you are well aware, there have been two major paradigm shifts in the evolution of capture – the first was from centralized to decentralized and the second from scan to image to scan to process
The process involves several steps: Sorting and Preparation: sorting the originals into content types and removing paperclips, the process of feeding documents into the scanner will go much more quickly and smoothly The act of scanning, using the scanner hardware to digitize paper and create a digital image A quality step when images need to be examined to see if clean-up or enhancement are necessary Indexing to apply appropriate metadata for storage in the ECM repository Storing the electronic image before releasing it to the user Distribution or making the image available to all who are authorized to see it The actual process you use would vary depending on the type of scanning being done and the type of information to be captured
Electronic forms are often overlooked when it comes to capture, as people think it’s easier to look at getting rid of file cabinets versus changing processes and adding technology
So what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about business process automation (BPA)?
Try to apply any or all of these questions to the documents you are considering for scanning
Anyone working with medium to long documents will probably agree with me on this: the currently available word processors are a long cry from being usable