December 1, 1913. That was the day Henry Ford introduced the world to the concept of the assembly line.
Ford was an innovative thinker committed to efficiency. He spent years tinkering with various ways to speed up the process of building a car without sacrificing quality. At one point, workers laid out all the parts for the Model N (the predecessor to the famed Model T) along the floor. They then pulled the car from one end of the work floor to the other, adding parts as they went. It made production faster, but he wasn’t satisfied.
In the end, his quest for streamlining paid off. Prior to the assembly line, it took skilled workers a full 12 hours to build a car. With the assembly line, Ford was able to reduce that time to 2.5 hours. It transformed the automotive industry.
Of course, car makers aren’t the only folks who benefited from Ford’s innovation. The assembly line is, to this day, the default setup for manufacturing. In fact, every smart business leader tries to walk in Ford’s footsteps, seeking out opportunities to streamline processes and capitalize on efficiency.
Here at Process Fusion, we know a thing or two about that.
One of our award-winning areas of specialization is data capture technology. Data capture comes in many different forms, from common standards like barcode readers to more complex use cases. The basic concept is the same across the board. Data capture is the collection and processing of data without direct, manual data input.
If you type a sentence using your keyboard, that’s manual input. If you scan a form and a piece of software captures the information, automatically transporting it to text on your screen, that’s data capture.
Four things make data capture compelling.
Data Capture Is Fast
Manual data entry is time consuming. That’s true if you only have a single document to transcribe. If you have hundreds or thousands of paper records, moving that data from analog to digital by transcription could easily take months.
By comparison, data capture is lightning-fast. It takes a fraction of the time to scan a document.
Data Capture Is Accurate
Faster data processing is no good if the integrity of the data is affected. Given the relative newness of the technology, some wonder if data capture is trustworthy.
In fact, our data capture solution is extremely accurate. Not only is it capable of transcribing paper forms to a digital format, but it can even perform more complex operations, like sorting, categorizing and filing that information based on the nature of the data.
Data Capture Is Easy
The technology behind our data capture solution is incredibly complex. But there’s good news. You don’t have to mess with the back end. The Process Fusion team will take care of that for you.
Your experience with our data capture tool won’t require any technical expertise at all. That’s our job.
Data Capture Is Cost-Effective
When you harness the power of automation, you can almost always see it in your bottom line. As processes get smoother and faster, productivity increases without additional resources. That means you can do more without an increase in costs.
That in turn translates to some serious ROI.
Advanced Data Capture
Here at Process Fusion, we call our data capture solution “Advanced Data Capture” – and that’s exactly what it is. We’re confident our data capture tool can make a powerful difference in how you do business.
If that sounds interesting to you, give us a call. We’ll be happy to give you more information.