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We are looking for a solution that would facilitate capturing handwritten data on a inspection checksheet at our company:
1.  Scan in handwritten forms
2.  Put the scanned in forms into a "processing queue"
3.  Software looks at the processing queue and reads the data handwritten on the form.  (see attached example of scanned in document).
4.  Take the handwritten data using ICR (intelligent character recognition) and put the values into a database.

What software solution / vendors would you recommend using for a process like this?
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Question by:ndornack
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by:Rsilva98
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Check ABBYY FlexiCapture 9.0  you can get it at Standalone, Distributed and Server

I already use this product and meets the company requiremnt needs.

You can have more information here
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by:ndornack
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Is there a company in the U.S. that does this?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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After looking at the sample document you posted, my opinion is that you will not get sufficient accuracy from any ICR/IWR product (at least, no product that I'm aware of). My advice is heads-down data entry. Just one person's opinion, of course. Regards, Joe
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by:ndornack
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We can modify our form.  What software would you recommend?
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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One more comment that I should have included in my post...it's easy to test! If you think you're found software (such as ABBYY FlexiCapture that Rsilva98 mentioned) or a service that can do it, try it on 100 or so of your docs and see what the accuracy is. I'm guessing you won't be pleased. You're likely to spend more time correcting ICR errors than doing heads-down data entry. Regards, Joe
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Our messages just crossed. The form is only part of the problem. The handwriting is the bigger problem. There's no way that ICR is going to handle these well:
icr sample1icr sample2icr sample3icr sample4The form may help a little, such as making the first sample above (cropped from your example, as they all were) more horizontal, but there's still no hope for decent accuracy, imo. Regards, Joe
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