New Open-Source Tool Taking The Pain Out of Scanned Document Conversion

A new open-source tool is set to change the workflow process for archivists and data-entry workers throughout the world.

This tool, which was designed by iText Group NV, allows for scanned documents to have the text within them read and processed into an editable and searchable PDF document.

It also can use existing technology to recreate these documents in different languages.

The product, which is called iText pdfOCR has its roots in open-source technology. Yeonsu Kim, the CEO of iText Group NV, stressed how important this is to the company, stating: “We wish to reconfirm our positioning as an open-source company – a value which is appreciated by our millions of users and clients.”

He added that this product is of especial importance in today’s world. He said: “With COVID-19 urging companies to accelerate their digital transformation projects, organizations are forced to explore new ways of accessing and managing their data – existing and new. Being a leader in the digital documents space, we’re pleased to be at the forefront of this new era.”

Tony Van den Zegel, who is the VP of Products and Marketing at iText Group NV discussed how this is a tool that will improve overall efficiency.

He said: “Our latest product enables [users] to enlarge their digital workflow capabilities by accessing the data buried in scanned files and deploy it for any action or purpose they or their end-user would like.”

It is expected that the iText pdfOCR will be used in areas such as archiving, data entry and general administration.