What is Optical Mark Recognition?

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) technology provides a of data collection from paper or electronic documents. OMR technology detects the absence or presence of a mark, but not the shape of the mark. And based on the existence or non-existence of the mark, the document will be processed in a certain manner. There are two ways that a OMR can be used with Smartickets: List and Workflow.

Figure 1. Figure 1

The Smarticket Web Client user can configure Smartickets have OMR check boxes, with each OMR check box relating to a different workflow (see Figure 1). The Smarticket user places a mark in the OMR check box corresponding to the desired Workflow and submits the Smarticket along with the document to be processed to the Smarticket application for processing. Based in which box a check mark is placed, processing will occur using those Workflows.

Figure 2. Figure 2

A Smarticket that uses OMR for list-based choices is also available (see Figure 2). But note that options presented as a list must be configured by the Smarticket administrator through the Smarticket Process Designer. Using this type of OMR enabled Smarticket is the same as with a Smarticket that displays Workflow choices. The Smarticket user places a mark in the OMR check box corresponding to the desired choice and submits the Smartickets along with the document to be processed to the Smarticket application for processing. Based on where a check mark is placed, processing will occur using those values.