Smarter Data Entry Tools & Technology

Over the years we have made extensive use of web scrapers, optical character recognition (OCR), voice recognition (VR), and numerous different kinds of custom data management and presentation tools to make our data entry projects easier and more reliable. In general, software and technology play the following key roles in facilitating smarter data entry:

Speed of processing. Automation means that you can do with a few clicks what would otherwise take hours of manual work.

Accuracy. Human beings make mistakes (well-named as human error). Machines, once they have been properly tested and approved, do not make those kinds of manual mistakes that are unavoidable with human operators.

Availability of Metadata. Software systems allow us to record data that is created during the data entry process, in addition to the data itself. For example, the amount of time it takes to enter each piece of data, or the number of characters, or validation requirements, can be programmed into the system. This data can be used in many creative ways to help create a greater understanding of both the data and the data entry process itself.

Each tool has its strengths and weaknesses and the technology stack for a project must be selected by an experienced professional who understands the nuances of the particular data entry project being undertaken. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to technology for data entry projects.

Remember also that there will always be tasks that can only be done reliably by a human data entry typist. So the key, especially with large or ongoing data entry projects, is to merge human and machine effort into a smart system that gets the best of both worlds. This is where the experience and knowledge of a business analyst with years of specific knowledge designing and implementing data entry systems is a priceless value. And this is why we know we will save you tons of money and guarantee that your project is done in the most efficient and reliable way, with the best quality data product in the end.

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