What is automated OMR software?

OMR stands for optical mark recognition. As the name suggests, OMR software can automatically recognize marks on a page, and so it is used to process scanned forms containing filled-in answers. OMR software is fairly simple in its design and is thus quite reliable. With new developments, OMR has become increasingly accurate.

Where to use automated OMR software

You have most likely encountered documents that are designed with OMR processing in mind. For example, multiple-choice questions on exams allow you to fill in answers that can then be graded automatically with the help of OMR software. Many other forms, such as surveys, also contain questions that can be processed with OMR. As these examples indicate, OMR is a versatile tool that can be applied in different situations.

Combining OMR with other tools

To process more complicated forms, OMR may not give you sufficient flexibility. Some forms processing tools combine OMR with other types of recognition, such as barcode recognition, OCR (optical character recognition) and ICR (intelligent character recognition). With these options, you can use automated forms processing to handle documents containing many different types of content. Trapeze from SoftWorks AI combines OMR with all of the other above-mentioned features into a powerful, highly accurate forms processing solution. Contact SoftWorks AI to learn more about Trapeze.