Companies and business houses are constantly facing the challenge of managing documents and data that is essential for its day to day successful operations. Specialized databases are maintained by companies with the need for accessing it continuously and efficiently. Further data has to be kept up to date to be really useful. Therefore handling of all such information in big companies is done by data entry professionals that include, data entry operators, electronic data processing personnel and key punchers etc.
Professional data entry personnel’s work can involve,
- Word processing of reports, letters/text
- Preparing standard forms
- Prepare statistical tables
- Preparing master copies
- Compilation and rearrangement
- Editing / revising text
- Filing, using OCR ( optical character readers)
Some of the different types of equipment used by the data entry personnel include computers, machines that convert typed matter into tapes that later feed the computers, online terminals, OCR, scanners, data entry composing machines, printers, tape readers, disks etc.
Data entry personnel usually work for a minimum of 40 hours every week. They are used to working for long hours and usually have to put up with a lot of noise in the office environment that comes from many different machines all working simultaneously. The regular data entry worker is prone to injury including neck and eye strain. A lot of emphasis is given in offices today for designing of ergonomically oriented interior and office furniture that can prevent such injury including carpel tunnel syndrome that affects the wrists.
Managed Outsource Solutions (MOS) is a US based company that offers a wide range of data entry services like online and offline data entry, key data entry, numeric data entry, data processing, data mining, data cleaning, KDD, OCR, ICR and data extraction services to clients in the US, Canada the UK and Australia.