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CharacTell FormStorm Enterprise is the most cost effective and easy to use application for virtually all paper form and invoice processing needs.

FormStorm gives you all you need: scanning, classification, processing, data validation and export, and tools to create your own applications. Everything is provided in an intuitive user interface with documentation and tutorials.

FormStorm Enterprise is a state-of-the-art form processing software that uses OCR, ICR, OMR, barcode recognition, form classification, form recognition, unstructured form recognition and invoice recognition in order to reduce the cost and time required to capture and enter data from paper to databases.

 

You can apply OCR, ICR, OMR, barcode reading to any known form (structured reading), or forms of varying layouts (semi-structured or some unstructured forms).

You can use a low cost starter package to handle low forms volume, or scale up to process any volume, even hundreds of millions of forms.

FormStorm performs the following tasks, most of which are fully automated:

Scanning – You can drive a dedicated scanner, or search for files on disk to feed the internal queues. FormStorm applies specialised grayscale technologies to prepare your images for maximum results.

Matching – One of FormStorm’s most powerful technologies searches for the best match between any incoming document and one that may exist in its template library. If a match is found, the document is processed accordingly. If not, the form (invoice, for example) is processed as an unknown document. This approach balances high throughput and the ability to process documents without prior setup.

Process – Either according to a template or as an unknown form, the range of engines and relevant functions is applied to the form, and the desired data is extracted. FormStorm can process any desired volume of forms as high as hundreds of millions of forms.

Validation – Built-in data validation tests are applied as part of the processing to help increase accuracy. Dictionaries may be linked to fields, addresses are compared to postal databases, line items are checked for consistency and totals are calculated and compared.

Verify – The opportunity for manual data verification is provided for questionable characters. This step can be skipped, if desired, so that data verification can be performed elsewhere in case FormStorm is integrated.

Export – Once approved, the data is exported in standard XML or CSV formats, along with original and processed image that can be archived and later accessed.

FormStorm is available as a ready to use stand-alone or networked system, or as an “engine” that can be integrated into 3rd party applications.

Benefits
With FormStorm Enterprise you reduce the cost of data entry from paper, have the data available faster, and increase data accuracy. The real benefits to your business are tangible - cost reduction - but also operational and perceived - improved customer service, management control and accountability, and less stress.

  • Reduced cost of data entry

    A typical FormStorm user realizes anywhere from 25% to 75% reduction in the number of people required to manually enter data from paper by typing or keying. Depending on your form volume, this could easily translate to as high as tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
  • Higher data accuracy

    Even the best of data typists makes occasional mistakes. We are all human. FormStorm validates data fields internally and against outside data, and provides balancing tools for complex documents such as invoices and purchase orders. The result? More accurate data than you can expect from manual typing.
  • More efficient business processes

    Since most of the data is read automatically, the overall capture and data entry process – and as a result your access to reliable data - is faster and more efficient.

 

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