I am starting to feel pleased with my Optical Character Recognition system for scanning bank statements. I was given some bank statements which were computer print-outs from an online account. They were faint and in inverted order. The columns were switched around from the usual order.
The computer-assisted blink comparator was able to highlight at once what was obviously wrong, regardless of the order of the transactions. With the faintness of the statements, a few numbers were misread or were missing, and these needed to be overtyped by me to correct them. After this, I ran the computer routine again, and it was able to see the unusual order of the transactions and to add the right column headings.
Once the statements had been rectified on the spreadsheet, it was easy to read them into the main software. Overall the job took a bit longer than usual, but not excessively so, and I would certainly much prefer OCR to typing it in.