AIIM forms processing infographic
AIIM and Parascript recently did a study on scanning and the following infographic summarizes the results. Perhaps the most shocking finding was that after scanning, 55 percent of respondents reported that they re-keyed data. What's more, only 32 percent were using optical character recognition and just 12 percent were using intelligent character recognition to read hand-written text.
One other interesting data point found that 10 percent of respondents were scanning more than 10,000 documents a day. Not surprisingly, these respondents are using OCR to help automate the scanning process. When you process that much data per day, re-keying is not really an option.
The graphic also explains the difference between intelligent character recognition and the more well-known, optical character recognition.
This data came from a more complete AIIM forms processing report. You can learn more about the findings by downloading this pdf. It requires you to enter a name and email address to retrieve it.