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Data Entry

The process of a person (manual data entry) types (transcribes) information using a keyboard into a computer program or application. The information may originate from a handwritten or printed paper document or digital image. The computer program or application might be a database, spreadsheet or web page which stores the information.

Data Entry Service

A service provided by a person or company where information is typed into a database or computer application (data entry) for the benefit of another person or company.

Data Collection

The gathering of information from a source (paper, image, audio) organizing it into a common defined structure (database, report) using defined rules and specifications. More..

Data Entry Collection

The gathering of information using a computer keyboard or recording device (bar code reader, scanner) and delivering it to a computer program or application.

Data Conversion

The process of taking information stored in one media (paper, digital image, database) and transferring it to another media. Data conversions can occur within the same media type; data files to databases; digital image PDF format to TIFF format. More..

Data Entry Conversion

The process where information is gathered from one media (paper, digital image, database) rules, specifications are applied and result information is transferred to another media or version of the same media.

Data Standardization / Normalization

The process of evaluating information using a set of rules and specifications and modifying the original data to comply to the rules and specifications.

Data Verification

A process where information is reviewed using a second same or different process to validate the accuracy of the data from the first process. Sometimes referred to as “two-pass verification”, “key verification” or “double data entry”.

Data Capture

A process where information is gathered from a source (paper, digital image) using a device (keyboard, scanner) and transferred to a computer program, application or file structure (database, spreadsheet, file).

Data Capture Service

A service provided by a person or company where information is gathered from a media source (paper, digital image) using a device (keyboard, scanner) and transferred to a computer program, application or file structure (database, spreadsheet, file) for the benefit of another person or company.

Key Entry

The process of a person (manual key entry) types (transcribes) information using a keyboard into a computer program or application. The information may originate from a handwritten or printed paper document or digital image. A computer program or application might be a database, spreadsheet or web page which stores the information. See Data Entry.

Key Verify

A process where information is verified by keying (manual data entry) the same information originally entered (See Key Entry) a second time and compared by an independent process (computer program) to validate the accuracy of the information keyed from the first process. Sometimes referred to as “two-pass verification”, “key verification”, “double data entry” or “data entry validation”.

Keypunch

A process which involves a keyboard and transcribing information from a media source (paper, digital image) and transferring to another media (punch card, database file). Term originated in the 1950-1960’s when IBM produced the 029 card punch machine. More..

Key from image

A data capture process where a computer operator views a document image displayed on a computer screen and keys information using a computer keyboard into a computer program or application.

Data Processing

The process where information is taken from a source (media or computer file) manipulated based on a predetermined set of instructions or rules and re-produced into another computer file or media. Most commonly used in computer data processing. More..

Data Processing Service

A service provided by a person or company where information is taken from a source (media or computer file) manipulated based on a predetermined set of instructions or rules and re-produced into another computer file or media for the benefit of another person or company.

Data Management

A set of processes and procedures which defines the life-cycle of information from its creation through destruction. More..

Information Capture

A process where data or text and documents are identified, gathered and organized into a defined structure for processing, storage and retrieval. More..

Information Management

The processes and procedures which control the life-cycle of data from creation to destruction. More..

Information Processing

Procedures which identify data, relate it to defined objectives, specifications and goals and execute the actions to achieve the desired results. More..

Information Processing Service

A service provided by a person or company where procedures which identify data, relate it to defined objectives, specifications and goals and execute the actions to achieve the desired results are performed for the benefit of another person or company.

Outsourced Data Entry

Data Entry provided by one person or company for the benefit of another (different) person or company. In many cases the outsource engagement between the two people or companies takes advantage of the greater data entry experience and resources of one person or company over the other. Data entry like document processing and other business processes maybe outsourced. More..

Form Processing

A combination of technology and procedures designed to manipulate a form (paper, digital image) document to achieve a desired result. Form processing results could be the beginning of another data or information capture or conversion process.

Form Processing Service

A service provided by a person or company where a combination of technology and procedures designed to manipulate a form (paper, digital image) document to achieve a desired result for the benefit of another person or company.

Form Conversion

A combination of technology and procedures designed to extract and create data or text information from a form (paper, digital image) document and re-produce the information into another digital form. Form conversion could use data entry, OCR/ICR/OMR and data verification to achieve the desired result.

Form Conversion Service

A service provided by a person or company where a combination of technology and procedures designed to extract and create data or text information from a form (paper, digital image) document and re-produce the information into another digital form for the benefit of another person or company.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

The technology of converting machine printed graphic characters from a digital image file of a form or document into a data or text file. More..

Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)

The technology of converting human hand printed graphic characters from a digital image file of a form or document into a data or text file. More..

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)

The technology of converting pen or pencil marks on areas of a form into data values based on positions of pre-defined boxes, circles (bubbles) designed for a specific form. More..

Optical Recognition Service

A service provided by a person or company who provides the technology and procedures to convert machine or human printed graphic characters or marks from paper or digital forms and creates data or text information files or databases for the benefit of another person or company.

Peak Period Sourcing

A service provided by a person or company who performs specific tasks and processes for another organization during busy periods of monthly, quarterly or seasonal cycles. Typically these “sourcing” arrangements allow for the smoothing business process functions during times of high activity by off loading specific requirements to a qualified service provider.

Canofile

In the mid1980’s and through 1990’s Canon USA produced a single user stand-alone document imaging system called the Canofile 250 / 510 system. Although expensive at the time, the system would scan paper documents and archive images to a removable 502M optical disk platter for future retreival. Tens of thousands of these units were sold in the USA and other countries until the end of the 1990’s when Canon stopped supporting the product. More..

Canofile Conversion

The process of transferring document images and index information from Canon Canofile 250 / 510 system optical disk platters to other non-proprietary digital image and index file formats. In 1990’s and continuing to date many organizations who where early adopters of document imaging and retrieval technology and users of Canofile systems look for ways to preserve the document images and index information originally scanned and indexed. Since Canon does not support these older Canofile systems conversions of these images and indexes are found to be desirable. More...

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