Introduction to OCR Scanning Technology With eFileCabinet Document Mangement System

Creating a paperless office involves digitizing paper files by scanning them into a storage system. Normally, when files are scanned, the text on the digital version of the scanned pages is not readable unless the pixels that make up the text is converted into a form that is readable by the computer. This conversion is done through a technology called optical character recognition, or OCR.

eFileCabinet’s document management software uses OCR so that users of our software can search through the text on each of the pages stored in the document management system, allowing them to quickly retrieve files based upon search keywords, such as a person’s name, a contract title, or other words that might be used by a searcher to reference a file.

In this video, Paul Conterio discusses eFileCabinet’s use of OCR technology to make documents searchable.