Using multiple versatile processes in combination, Low Cost Mailing extracts data into digital archives. Such operations can be applied to existing paper or electronic archives and also applied to novel capture solutions. We use all of the following:
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
OCR is used to capture machine printed text from scanned paper and electronic documents
Barcode reading to manage documents and transmit data.
Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)
Used to translate hand-printed text into editable data from scanned documents.
Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)
Used to interpret scanned documents for ticks, crosses and marks, typically used for capturing data from surveys and questionnaires.
Web Based Forms
Customised web forms, accessible from the internet and/or intranet, allowing instant storage and retrieval of data.
Key from screen
Data entry clerks extract information that cannot be digitally captured or verified.
Used to access and analyse existing databases and other software applications.
Key from page
The simplest data capture methodology uses data entry clerks to enter data straight from paper records, using either verbatim entry or coding frames.