The best software to create forms is the software that automates their data entry, no matter how they are filled out. Our forms processing applications contain design tools that optimize recognition accuracy and generate recognition templates automatically.
Paper forms that will be filled out by hand should be designed with ICR handprint recognition in mind. This means following recommended form layout guidelines such as creating segmented letter blocks, adequate spacing between fields, color drop-out, anchors for image alignment, and others.
The best software to create forms will:
- Enforce best practices for form design
- Create clean print forms that are optimized for ICR
- Output forms as fillable PDF files that can be emailed or posted online
- Create data capture templates for recognizing scanned forms
- Integrate with web forms for online data collection
- Collect data from web, PDF and paper and aggregate it in one database
- Provide built-in reporting tools or integrate with popular BI tools
Simple Software has the best software to create forms and read them with OCR, OMR and ICR.
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- Use SimpleIndex to automatically fill in or read data from PDF forms. It only works with PDF forms but it’s significantly easier, faster and less expensive than other platforms.
- The SimpleIndex Cloud OCR option adds Amazon Textract forms extraction capabilities that provide very accurate machine and handprint recognition, even with unconstrained writing.
- Use Remark Office OMR to quickly create machine-readable forms that use checkmark recognition to improve the speed and accuracy of data collection. OCR and handprint recognition fields can be enabled using Microsoft Azure cloud OCR. Built-in reporting lets you visualize the results without third-party BI tools.
- The ABBYY FlexiCapture platform is the most robust solution for enterprise data capture. It has the most complete tools for form design, the most accurate OCR engine, and is scalable to meet the needs of the largest scanning projects.
- Digitech Systems PaperVision document management platform includes integrated e-Forms creation, data collection and archiving. Users can easily create, publish and securely distribute e-forms using the PaperVision website. Use it with PaperVision Capture Forms Magic to scan and read data from paper forms and archive it all in one place.