Over the past decade, Scanning Technologies Ltd has used or evaluated a number of
products designed (primarily) for manipulating or loading batches of scanned images.
The key requirement has always been to answer the question, “What will be the best
approach for a specific in-house job?” or “What will be the most effective tool for
a client’s specific requirements?”.
Below are a few thoughts / comments:
Bundled software – Most scanners are now supplied with rudimentary scanning tools.
Some are extremely effective and can be a significant addition to your image capture
ImageBrowser – Our own SCAN module can be run in a variety of modes. Offering direct
capture to TIF or PDF format, images can be saved to a variety of locations (folder
names & filenaming options). Custom development options allow for scans & meta-data
to be easily uploaded to 3rd party database applications. Assorted batching tools
allow for complete control over the scanning process.
Kodak Captureand Kofax Express are both powerful products designed to capture, index
and export images and meta-data. They are fully featured, easy-to-use and versatile
scanning application ideal for departmental to production environments. They work
with a wide range of document scanners with real-time image display, indexing, and
bar code detection (the latter functions can also be batched to be carried out separately).
Data captured by can be submitted into dozen’s of different back end systems including
MS SharePoint, other electronic content management system, business process management
systems, archives and other systems of record.
Abbyy provide a wide range of products and services. Standout products for us are
its SMB & Enterprise OCR tools, and its Integration & Development toolkits.