There have been many traditional companies, which have been overtaken by young enterprises coming from the purely digital side. One of the most prominent is traditional taxi versus services such as Uber and Lyft. Not only price differences facilitate such success. Another reason is the so-called “digital disruption”. New, digital business models and modern customer interfaces, which serve the needs of “digital natives”, have proven to have the potential of overtaking established and traditional companies that miss the opportunity to adapt.
Yes, you should!
“What is OCR?” you may ask, “I do not need OCR, I just want to open my PDFs”
According to statistics presented at the PDF Days 2018 conference, organized by the PDF association, one quarter of PDF documents are “image-only” (non-searchable) PDF documents. Image-only PDF documents are simply photographs of documents; do not contain any machine-readable text, which would allow a variety of actions, the key for working with digital documents or maintaining a paperless workplace environment.
This is exactly where OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, is of crucial importance – it makes documents truly digital and the text in them accessible for a number of actions. OCR is ultimately the key to making a difference in an employee’s productivity and efficiency between working with paper and working with digital documents.