How many times have you taken your smartphone out of your pocket and taken a photo of a document to save it in the cloud for future reference?
With Optical Character Recognition (OCR) enabled software, it’s possible to take a scan of that document, whereas your smartphone captures just an image. The OCR software can recognize the text and data within the document, allowing the document to be electronically edited, searched, stored, and managed – all at the touch of a button. A completely different prospect altogether.
It all starts with text. From simple meeting notes to financial documents such as invoices, receipts, and bank statements, OCR converts scanned or photographed images into digital texts that can ultimately be stored and used as valuable data. In an age where data is one of the most important resources –more than oil, some say — the benefits of utilizing OCR technology can be significant.
Samsung Printing Solutions’s SmarThru™ Workflow Lite has what’s called Zone OCR recognition technology embedded. This reads and translates scanned images into character codes, and also converts readable text and document formats such as PDF files into editable documents. You can then utilize, reorganize, and store either a text or multiple texts in an organization system that can be more meaningful for your business. Furthermore, with SmarThru™ Workflow Lite, once texts are captured, documents can be routed to predetermined destinations based on barcode scans or text content. Businesses can save resources and increase productivity with additional built-in automation such as file naming and folder creation.
- Understanding the benefits of OCR technology for businesses, Samsung Printing Solutions has embedded the technology into its products as a default setting rather than a purchase option.
- Samsung Printing Solutions recognizes the need for productivity and efficiency enhancing printing solutions in the small and medium sized business market – continually offering smart solutions.
- The OCR solution is built to offer an optimized business user working environment, streamlining overall workflow and providing a more effective means of utilizing data.
It’s easy to capture an “image” of your documents, but if you want to be able to mine the data within those scanned images, OCR technology is something that can deliver just that, if not more – and Samsung Printing Solutions’s SmarThru™ Workflow Lite will provide functionalities more customized and fit for your business. It allows you to harness the data and provides a way to organize, store, and manage it – at the touch of a button.