Given the large number of documents businesses work with, they often have much more intensive OCR requirements than home users. For a home user, processing each document individually may not be much of an inconvenience, but businesses often have far too many documents for that to be a feasible option. There are several OCR products that are specifically designed for high volume applications.
The concept of batch OCR software is simple to grasp: it allows users to specify entire directories of files to be automatically processed by the OCR software. Once the job is set up and initiated, the software takes care of the rest and requires no further human input. Batch OCR software is also designed to be fast, but it is important to be aware that some software that works incredibly quickly is wildly inaccurate. Always be wary of companies that claim that their software can attain unbelievable speeds, and always insist on trying software before purchasing it. Trustworthy OCR companies generally provide free trial versions of their software. If a company doesn't allow you to try their software before buying, it could mean that they have something to hide.
Many high-volume OCR products are server based, and allow access from all authorized users on a network. For large organizations, this is much more convenient than locally installing OCR computer on every machine, and also helps optimize document workflow. Some server-based OCR software can monitor network directories for new documents to OCR. If a file is placed in one of the specified directories, the software automatically processes it and places the resulting file in a specified output directory. This is a good way to ensure that all newly scanned documents are optimized and properly organized. Some software of this type can even integrate with existing workflow and document management systems.
Batch OCR Software for Scanning
Batch Processing OCR Software