Character Recognition is one of the most widely used data entry methods. It includes digitized scanning and recognition of written or printed text. The process of character recognition involves photo scanning the text first, analyzing it and then finally translating it into character codes.
Character Recognition has a number of benefits and applications which are explained below:
Used as a form of data entry with the input being some sort of printed document such as bank statements, sales invoices, passports, resumes, and business cards.
Helps in facilitating quicker data retrieval when required. The time and effort which the employees used to put in for extracting relevant data can now be channelized to focus on core activities.
This tool helps in trimming the costs of copying, printing, shipping, etc. and also eliminates the cost of misplaced or lost documents and offers higher savings in the form of reclaimed office space.
Automated data entry tools result in reduced errors and inaccuracies, resulting in efficient data entry.
Papers can be easily misplaced, stolen, or destroyed by natural elements such as moisture, pests, and fire. But, this is not the case with data that is scanned, analyzed, and stored in digital formats
It makes the digitized documents completely text searchable that helps professionals to quickly lookup for numbers, addresses, names, and various other parameters that differentiate the document being searched.
It helps in quick data accessibility that helps in systematically storing and retrieving the documents digitally at blazing speeds. As a result, the waiting time gets drastically reduced for the customers, thereby improving their experience.
Some documents need to be edited when some information must get updated. This editing feature is also a plus point.