Data Capture Form Scanning
Data Capture Services
Our data capture, form scanning, forms capture and manual data entry services are a one-stop-solution for all types of data capture projects and forms processing. There are numerous possible form types available. These include:
• Survey forms • Questionnaire forms • Application forms • Enrolment forms • Feedback forms
As well as the file type such as computer printed or hand written form, we can find the right solution for your specific form scanning and data capture needs.
Forms Capture Scanning Technology
The form scanning, data capture and recognised data extraction technology uses the combination of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) OMR (Optical Markup Recognition) and ICR (Intelligent Character Recognition) which allows us to accurately capture computer typed and to some degree handwritten forms, barcodes and checked box data within seconds. After the electronic conversion is completed the scanned data from the form can then be converted to Microsoft Excel, Word, Access or CSV format if you prefer.
The Data Capture Process
The very first step in the form scanning and data capture process is to identify how exactly the form has been filled. Has it been filled using a computer, from carbon paper, handwritten or a mixture of all these? We can then assess the data-type on the form once we know this information:
- Numeric information
- Alpha-numeric information
- Check and tick boxes
- Multiple choice questions
- True or false questions
- Open questions
- Pre-fix numbers like telephone numbers with the country and area code.
What are the objectives of each form scanning project and its data conversion? Using this initial insight, we can understand the nature of the form and file type you have which helps us to use the most relevant data processing technology, such as using an automatic processing method or our manual data entry service.
Other Popular Form Data Capture Types
• Personal detail files • Multiple choice question sheets • Feedback cards • Marketing forms
The Benefits of Electronic Forms Capture
One of the main reason companies have their forms scanned and the data extracted into an organised database or Excel spreadsheet format is to carry out analysis of the resulting data they have collected. This analysis can not be performed easily from stacked paper forms. By conversion of the form data into an electronic format, businesses reduce time, eliminate any backlogs and significantly improve the collected data quality. The electronic data capture process is far quicker and more accurate than the manual conversion or any manual data entry of form data.
Pearl Scan's form scanning bureau, data capture and data entry service allows organisations to focus on their core business and concentrate on the more important points, save costs in hiring more staff and confront the rapid rise of costly hardware and software.
A Complete Data Capture Service for you...
Pearl Scan have the capabilities and resources to handle any type or size of data capture, form scanning, and conversion project. Whether it is a single project or an on-going data extraction exercise, we can manage your data capture form scanning and form processing projects from the start through to completion. Forms can also be posted right to your target audience and once this is completed we can setup a P.O Box so the forms are returned directly to us which reduces the scanning and processing time.
If you have any form scanning, data capture, data conversion or data entry projects, please contact us
Tel: 0161 832 7991