OCR – How Optical Character Recognition and Obstacle Course Races Differ

By Optiform Blogger, September 30, 2017


Searching for OCR and landed on the Optiform website? Welcome!

In every industry there are acronyms that mean one thing to those inside the circle of knowledge and something completely different to others.

OCR for example: To Optiform, it means Optical Character Recognition. To athletes it probably means something completely different. Obstacle Course Races are also represented by the OCR acronym. One is software and the other is not anything near soft at all.


How do the Two OCR’s Compare?


One induces exhaustion

Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges that are present in the form of obstacles. Often times, mud and trail runs are combined with hurdles to jump, ropes or walls to climb, mud to wade through, and fire or ice to endure. The races are designed to result in mental and physical collapse.

The races are tests of endurance, strength, speed and dexterity.


One reduces exhaustion

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) helps business overcome hurdles in their workplace business document processing. In a traditional setting, if there is a document containing data which needs to be entered into a CRM or other internal software, a staff member will hand-key the data. Much like an Obstacle Course Race, this tedious mundane work can result in mental collapse and burnout.

OCR software improves the speed of document processing in a business setting.

There you have it! If you landed on the Optiform website because you were looking for the next mud run to participate in, we hope that you’ve learned something about what we do!

By the way – if you are a race organizer, we would love to show you how our software can help you with speeding up your registration and follow-up processes. The quicker you have access to your audience data, the quicker you can send them the follow-up results and messaging!

Contact us here to start the demo request. 

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