Here is an example of a popular automated data entry. We have all been to a supermarket where at the cash counter scanning of different items is done in such efficient manner that quite often; different items (some times exceeding 50 items) can get scanned, billed and paid for in just a few minutes. How does this happen? All the data regarding the item sold like its price, size, quantity or any other details are entered and billed is read automatically by scanning the barcode stickers that has been stuck on each of those items. It contains all the required details and this gets displayed on the computer screen.
Some of the other popular applications of automated data entry include healthcare organizations, pharma companies, insurance companies, sales and marketing organizations and other sectors where automated forms are used. One of the biggest advantages of automated data entry is the speed with which the data gets entered when compared to the manual data entry method. It is many times faster and also error free, may it be text, numbers or images that is being entered. The different technologies used in automated date entry include,
- OCR (optical character recognition)
- ICR ( intelligent character recognition)
- OMR (optical mark recognition)
- Barcode technology
Some other advantages of automated data entry include the total elimination of the double data entry process that requires two different people to enter data for ensuring error free data entry. Thus automated data entry requires initial investment but it is worth as it saves time and money in the long run.
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