Data has become the most precious commodity for any business. Managers now understand the importance of data and the huge advantage it provides to the business to progress. Because it is as important, it is also difficult to manage information efficiently. Data entry and data capture are the most widely outsourced services in the world because the businesses find it difficult to manage bulk data in a cost & time efficient manner. Outsourcing Company India has the right resources and infrastructure to manage all types of data captures which makes data management efficient and easy.
Data capture involves data entry and various other ways to input information or capture data so that it can be stored and retrieved effortlessly when required. With businesses, we are talking about bulk data that the BPO services India manages with the help of sophisticated and cutting edge technologies as well as manual resources. Here are some simple ways businesses can use for data capture:
Real-time data entry
By far, this is the most efficient method for data capture. Data is input as and when it is generated. It could be typed in manually or scanned or fed into the system using other technology such as an OCR, Audio recorder or camera. Since it involves technology and expertise, many companies prefer outsourcing these services which ensures complete and accurate information available when required.
Data capture also involves conversion of data from physical format or an unstructured format to a digital / structured format. Outsourcing services India employs data and industry experts to convert physical, unstructured data into digital structured format which makes it more usable for analysis and comparisons.
Data mining is the process of extracting the available information, verifying and validating the extracted data and processing it to retain only the relevant information for the business. Market researchers use the bulk information available on the internet and other resources to analyze and study the existing market trends. Internet resources such as the social media are a vast repository of valuable information and data mining captures the essence of the market which aids the management in critical marketing decisions.
Market and Customer Surveys
Market surveys and customer surveys reveal critical information which helps making the right decisions at the right time. This is done using many ways online and offline. Data capture becomes the most critical element in devising marketing strategies as it makes these decisions based on facts and figures rather than assumptions and projections.
Adopting technology for data entry is already widely in use in large organizations. Optical Character readers or OCR, Bar Code scanners, Intelligent Character readers or ICR, Magnetic Ink Character Reader or MICR, Voice recognition, Magnetic stripes & Smart Cards, Web-forms etc are the modern ways to capture data. These involve adoption of technology; specialized devices that capture these data, software to process this information, storage and expertise handle them. Outsourcing Data capture services India is the most feasible way to handle data capture using such advanced technology which ensures complete and accurate information in the preferred format anytime.