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In this blog, we share tips, recommendations, news and product updates about our product and optical mark recognition in general.


Paper based surveys advantages and disadvantages

7 November, 2019
Unsure which method of data collection to use? Take a look into a list of advantages/disadvantages and decide the optimal method for your research project. Advantages One of the main advantages of paper surveys is that they generate much higher response rates than web questionnaires. [1] Addition... (read more...)

What is Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)?

14 September, 2019
Optical mark recognition (OMR) is the process of reading and storing human-handled data (dots, dashes, circes etc.) into the computer system. It is working based on a "Law of reflection" principle - OMR scanners use it's sensors to detect marked areas on the paper surveys - marked areas will refl... (read more...)

5 Methods That Innovative Companies Use OCR Survey Software

19 August, 2019
Businesses today, whether big or small, have adopted a data-driven mindset. Many of us believe that the success of an enterprise depends largely on how they analyze and interpret the data available. The problem lies in the amount of data to analyze and digest, which is why the advent of OCR technol... (read more...)

Looking for a ABBYY FlexiCapture Alternative?

19 August, 2019
Are you are looking a simpler alternative to ABBYY FlexiCapture? Try PaperSurvey.io. PaperSurvey.io offers a OMR (optical mark recognition) and HTR (handwritten text recognition) recognition software that allows to to easily create and read forms generated by our software. Collect responses from ... (read more...)

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) software

13 June, 2019
Optical mark recognition (OMR in short) is a process to identify and extract data from paper forms by analyzing marked fields such as checkboxes or "bubble" fields. Optical mark recognition dates back to 1930s where it was first used for test scoring. The software and techniques used for data proce... (read more...)

OCR Survey software

3 June, 2019
Are you looking for a modern software solution to capture data from the paper questionnaires? papersurvey.io provides an easy and cost-effective technology for creating paper-based forms with a checkmark and handwritten text recognition: Scan an unlimited number of documents. Create surveys with ... (read more...)

PAPI: Pen-and-Paper Personal Interview Questionnaires

8 May, 2019
The Pen-and-Paper Personal Interview (PAPI) approach describes any survey type that uses pen-and-paper rather than digital devices to collect the information. While numerous surveys now often utilize CAPI (Computer-Assisted Personal Interviews), pen-and-paper methods offer several significant advan... (read more...)

How to generate barcodes with Microsoft Word Mail Merge in your paper surveys

20 April, 2019
For multi-page surveys, created with papersurvey.io you must have an additional unique barcode at the bottom-left corner and on the each page. One-page surveys may also be uniquely marked but only if you would like to include some identification number: The barcode on the bottom-left side is used to... (read more...)

Automated data processing with paper-based forms

17 April, 2019
Are you currently collecting data on paper forms and entering data manually? There is a better way. In this post, I'll describe how you can minimize manual data entry costs by automating form capture and processing. papersurvey.io provides an easy and cost-effective technology for creating paper-ba... (read more...)

Looking for FormScanner OMR Alternative?

17 April, 2019
You’re in the right place. PaperSurvey.io offers a OMR (optical mark recognition) and HTR (handwritten text recognition) survey solution suitable for small to large businesses. Cloud based software PaperSurvey.io is a cloud based software. Therefore, you may create and process paper surveys on any... (read more...)

Paper Surveys with Scanning

17 April, 2019
Collect data on paper forms to reach your target audience. PaperSurvey.io specializes solely in paper-based survey questionnaires creation and recognition. Data validation & verification Mistakes can happen an do happen in manual data entry. PaperSurvey.io uses advanced algorithms and machine lea... (read more...)

Looking for a Remark Office OMR Alternative?

3 March, 2019
Remark OMR is one of the oldest OMR software solutions available commercially. Are you are looking a simpler alternative to Remark OMR? Try PaperSurvey.io. PaperSurvey.io offers a OMR (optical mark recognition) and HTR (handwritten text recognition) survey solution suitable for small to medium b... (read more...)

Looking for a Moodle Quiz OMR Alternative?

28 February, 2019
Moodle Quiz OMR is a Moodle (open-source learning management system) that allows to conduct assessments on paper and synchronize results to the grading system. Unfortunately, it has not been been maintained and the last update has been made on 2010. Try PaperSurvey.io software to replace Moodle Q... (read more...)

Non-profit sponsorships

16 February, 2019
Are you working in a non-profit organization? We provide our paper survey solution for free for non-profit organizations on case by case basis. How can my organization get a discount? Create an account and verify email address. Contact us at hello@papersurvey.io and describe the following informa... (read more...)

How to create a paper-based survey

11 February, 2019
Using PaperSurvey.io data entry platform you may easily create and manage your paper-based questionnaires. The platform provides an end-to-end solution from creating surveys to processing scanned documents and analyzing the recognized data. This is a short guide on how to use PaperSurvey.io softw... (read more...)

The best document scanners for data entry in paper-based surveys and optical mark recognition

8 February, 2019
Note: PaperSurvey.io software supports recognition of documents scanned on any scanners. However, you may want to improve the efficiency of the scanning process. Take a look at the scanners we recommend for the use with paper-based surveys. You may also scan the documents using mobile phone scanni... (read more...)

Text formatting guide for paper-based surveys

7 February, 2019
PaperSurvey.io supports a small subset of markdown syntax for adjusting text formatting. These may be beneficial for emphasizing certain words in the survey or changing the layout. Text formatting Color To change color you just need to use [color=colorcode]text[/color] shortcode. colorcode is a H... (read more...)