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Topic # 148809 1-Jul-2014 14:39
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Dear all.

I'm looking into scanning double sided documents of size A3 and a half into pdf and upload.

Idealy I want the document to be scanned and have the account details recognised from an account sticker which is a set format and attached at set positions (on the piece of paper).

The software would create a pdf document with file name Account number (ABC1234)_Record_Date(ddmmyyy).pdf and to save the resulting file to a network drive.

Scanner might be a Proscan AV5200 which can do documents utp 30x90 cm, has full duplex and can do 30 pages per minute.

Dont need more complicated options such as editing pdf etc, just scan and name based on sticker OCR.


What are the options/opinions ?


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  Reply # 1077948 1-Jul-2014 14:48
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ScannerVision is an option, but it's a horrible slow buggy piece of software, so be very very careful. It can't even use threads, essentially single threaded. It's potentially expensive, but may do the job.

Have you done a google search? It will highlight reviews like this one or this one. FreeOCR etc. There's another one I can't quite remember the name of but may come back to me eventually.




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  Reply # 1077954 1-Jul-2014 14:54
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Usually the scanner will come with some reasonable software. I have an HP duplex A4 machine and the HP software it comes with is pretty good. 

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  Reply # 1077960 1-Jul-2014 15:02
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I've used Kofax and Captiva in the past.....but they're probably way overkill - designed for thousands of documents at a time - including classification, ocr etc.





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  Reply # 1078043 1-Jul-2014 16:12
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Kofax, that's the other one I was thinking over. I've never used it but it's high end expensive and meant to be good. I would look at the free options first though.




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  Reply # 1078131 1-Jul-2014 18:21
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I did some googling and there were a number of options but also interested is what people using as expect there are a reasonable number of people here who might be involved in IT support for various businesses would have useful real world insight.

Trying to make the scanning process as easy as possible to increase chances of it being done as it's not anyone's job so if there is any difficulties it won't happen because "it's not my job" to scan a document for you....


Thanks for suggestions so far.

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PS Would there be issues with "free" software being used inside a hospital network ?






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  Reply # 1078142 1-Jul-2014 18:47
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I've been involved in a project that implemented PSI: Capture
http://www.psigen.com/index.php/products/psi-capture/scanning-software-overview

It has some pretty nifty features and should do what you want, its priced quite competitively from what I can remember as well. 

If you are interested you can contact one of the Provoke Solutions offices as we implement and support the solution since Psigen are one of our product partners. 
http://provokesolutions.com/contact-us/our-locations




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  Reply # 1078144 1-Jul-2014 18:51
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afe66: I did some googling and there were a number of options but also interested is what people using as expect there are a reasonable number of people here who might be involved in IT support for various businesses would have useful real world insight.

Trying to make the scanning process as easy as possible to increase chances of it being done as it's not anyone's job so if there is any difficulties it won't happen because "it's not my job" to scan a document for you....


Thanks for suggestions so far.

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PS Would there be issues with "free" software being used inside a hospital network ?







If by 'free' you mean GNU type licence https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html then yes that is ok, however if you mean pirated software then that is not ok. 





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  Reply # 1078170 1-Jul-2014 19:17
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Definitely not "free as in piracy."

More of IT security question for sys admins as to free software perhaps needing access to supply ads or malware risks.


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