Document Capture Software
Document capture software is an intermediary application that sits between an image source (scanner, copier or folder) and an end destination. The software “captures” images and data, and has a focus on automating the process of scanning, splitting, extracting and exporting documents. It relies heavily on sub-technologies like Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Advanced Data Extraction (ADE) for automation. Critical to the end result of capture software is the process of release or migration of documents and data to a back-end system or repository. Capture is typically referred to as a “front end” as it is usually the first line of operations to digitize paper documents. It is similar to document imaging and scanning software, but focuses on automation.