Printable paper surveys with OMR

Collect data in paper-based forms and extract it using state-of-the-art
optical mark and handwritten text recognition (OMR & HWR) technologies

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What is it for?

PaperSurvey.io survey software enables organizations and businesses to collect responses from the paper-based forms and automatically extract the data by scanning and uploading the documents to us.

Create research surveys, questionnaires, registration, HR, feedback or application forms, quizzes, tests or anything else you can think of.

Easy to use user interface makes the form creation for paper-based data collection simple and straight-forward for anyone.

How does it work?

1. Create a Paper Survey

Add your questions using the survey creator and adjust the layout the way you like it.

As it is a self-service cloud software, you may begin setting up your survey immediately after registering for a trial.

Would you like to see how it looks? Click here to see some of our sample templates.

2. Print Forms

Once you are happy how the survey looks like, you may print out the copies.

If your survey has more than one page, each page will be marked with a unique identifier to simplify the scanning and recognition process.

3. Collect Data

At this stage, you may distribute paper surveys and collect the written feedback from your respondents.

All surveys have the PDF form fields so you may as well fill the questionnaires digitally! We also have an ability to share the survey on the web.

4. Scan & Upload Documents

It's time to scan the pages (preferably with a scanner that has a document feeder). Once you have the files scanned, you can upload them to PaperSurvey.io. As each page is uniquely marked, you do not need to care about the page order or rotation.

If you do not have a scanner, you can also take photos of paper surveys using a mobile phone. However, this method of scanning is much slower.

You may also send the scanned forms by or via actions!

5. Analyze results

Analyze the survey results online or download the data export (in CSV or SPSS format) for the further analysis.

Your results may be displayed in word clouds, bar charts and response tables. We are working on making more analytics tools available.

Features

Optical mark recognition (OMR)

PaperSurvey.io recognizes checkboxes and radio boxes automatically from the scanned surveys with a 99% accuracy.

Handwriting recognition (HWR)

Automatically recognize handwritten text from open response questions with a powerful AI handwriting recognition.

Unique identifiers for multi-page surveys

Each page includes an unique identifier. This reduces errors, eliminates duplicates and simplifies the form scanning and processing.

Your Branding

Upload your branding logo, customize the colors and change font to make the survey look professional.

Web surveys

Collect responses using the web survey forms as a supplementary collection source to paper surveys.

Zapier

Integrate with the other applications to automate your workflow with recognition triggers and upload actions.

Document Uploads

Upload all your scanned paper forms by simply dropping scanned documents or sending them over email in any order. We will take care of the rest.

Simple Analytics

View the basic analytics in charts, word clouds, and tables. You can always export the data for further analysis in SPSS and CSV formats.

Pricing

Show yearly plans (2-months off)
Standard
$20 / month
  • Unlimited responses
  • Unlimited questions
  • 9 question types
  • OMR (Optical mark recognition)
  • HTR (Handwritten text recognition)
    (recognize up to 3000 fields/month)
  • Data visualizations & exports
  • Priority Support
  • Remove PaperSurvey.io branding
  • Add your logo
  • Bespoke survey layouts
Enterprise
$50 / month
  • Unlimited responses
  • Unlimited questions
  • 9 question types
  • OMR (Optical mark recognition)
  • HTR (Handwritten text recognition)
    (recognize up to 9000 fields/month)
  • Data visualizations & exports
  • Priority Support
  • Remove PaperSurvey.io branding
  • Add your logo
  • Bespoke survey layouts

Frequently asked questions

  • Do you support optical character recognition (OCR) and intelligent character recognition (ICR)?

    OCR (optical character recognition) engines are mostly suitable for machine printed text and ICR (intelligent character recognition) systems are for hand 'printed' (written in capital letters) text.

    We use these technologies and build upon them to provide more robust methods for paper survey recognition.

    PaperSurvey.io utilizes powerful AI-based handwriting recognition (HWR) technology provided by Google Cloud Vision to interpret handwritten text and convert to a machine readable format. To recognize checkboxes we use a powerful OMR (optical mark recognition) engine to recognize the answers from paper forms.

  • What happens when my trial or subscription ends?

    Your surveys becomes read-only and you will not be able to print new copies or upload new scans. You may still be able to view the analytics and export data. Once you resume your subscription, all the features will be re-enabled.

  • Can I complete the same survey online?

    Yes, we do have such capability and you may share a link to a web survey as an addition to paper surveys. The functionality is minimal and supports only the basic features that replicates paper survey functionality on the web.

  • Do I need to install any software?

    The service is cloud-based. Thus, you do not need to install anything. Just scan the documents and upload them to be processed.

  • I need a different question type!

    Please reach out to us if you want to use a question type that we currently do not support and we will try to come up with a solution.

  • I want a custom survey layout.

    Please reach out to us with your survey design. We may be able to adjust the form layout to follow your specifications which wouldn't be possible by creating a survey with our survey creator.