Remark Office OMR the leading OMR Windows based forms-processing software package for surveys and tests. The software recognizes optical marks (bubbles and checkboxes), computer-generated characters (OCR) and barcodes. You can design your own forms using any word processor and print them on your printer. Then use Remark Office OMR to scan and recognize data with your image scanner, analyze the data in the software or export the data to the application of your choice! It's that easy!
New Features in Remark Office OMR 2014
Remark Office OMR 2014 has many new features and updates. The following list provides an overview of what is new in this version.
Data Center (We have included many changes to the functionality in the Data Center including a new look and feel, new recognition engines, and more)
New barcode reading engine: To ensure support for the latest barcode features.
Dynamic template updating: Updated the Data Center to check when open templates are modified in the template editor so that if changes are made the Data Center reflects those changes.
Read grid-in regions right to left: Added the ability to read grid-in style regions from right to left.
Easily add items to your data when processing forms: Ability to add a default fill item to your data when scanning and importing images (e.g., a course identifier, session identifier, location, etc.).
New streamlined Review Exceptions screen: The Review Exceptions screen was updated to allow for easier review and cleaning of your data in the data center.
Speech recognition: Simplify entering in qualitative data by using your microphone or headset with our new speech recognition engine for entering hand written comments or correcting exceptions.
New sub category of missing values: Blank and multiple responses are now separate types of missing values so they are easier to distinguish when exporting.
Microsoft Office 2013 support: Data can be exported to Microsoft Excel and Access 2013 formats.
Added the CSV export format.
A numeric data export option was added when using automation files for tabulating surveys.
The ExamSoft® export format was added for exporting grades into ExamSoft.
The StatPac export format was added for exporting data into StatPac.
Added the ability to save data to Google Drive and Dropbox.
Remark Quick Stats – analysis & reports (We have included many changes to the functionality in Remark Quick Stats including a new look and feel, new reports, and more)
Template Editor: (We have included several changes to the functionality in the Template Editor to simplify and speed template creation)
Auto numbering of columns and rows: In an effort to simplify and speed up your template creation process the software attempts to automatically detect the number of columns and rows in the region based on the bubbles it finds.
Enhanced database lookup settings: Easier access to database lookup settings so that you can create standard templates and share them with other uses who might have a different database connection.
Remark Office OMR plain paper Form Scanning Software
Use your own tests, surveys and other plain paper forms
Stop buying expensive preprinted OMR forms
Design forms using any word processor or form design program (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel)
Provides flexibility to create and duplicate as many as you need
Save time and money by printing your forms in-house
Forms can be printed on a laser printer, photocopied, or sent out to your local printer
Add barcodes, computer generated text for OCR and bubbles or checkboxes for OMR fields
Remark Office OMR processes marks, barcodes and text for the ultimate in flexibility
Remark Office OMR is the first plain paper OMR solution, that allows you to design and control your own forms. There is no need to learn a special form designer. Instead, simply create forms in any word processor and duplicate them on a laser printer or photocopier. The software works with virtually any image scanner or multi-function device through its TWAIN driver or by reading various image file types (TIFF/PDF/others). Once data are collected, Remark Office OMR grades or tabulates the data using the built-in analysis component, Remark Quick Stats, or you can export your data to over 35 different formats, including SPSS, Excel, Access, SQL Server, Oracle and more.
With Remark Office OMR, you can take full advantage of any image scanner or multi-function machine (printer, scanner, copier, fax all-in-one) to scan and process your survey or test forms. There is no need to buy dedicated scanning equipment, allowing you to maximize functionality while minimizing costs. The software works in two ways: 1) with a TWAIN enabled scanner or multi-function machine directly connected to the software, or 2) by reading images (TIFF, PDF, BMP, JPG, PCX, and PNG) created by networked scanners, multi-function machines or other scanners. This combination allows you to read images from virtually any scanning machine.
Remark Office OMR reads OMR areas (optical marks such as bubbles), OCR areas of computer-generated text and barcode information from your forms. Handwritten areas are captured as image snapshots for later key entry, viewing in an analysis report or coding into themes. Built-in exception handling easily locates and allows you to correct or verify any erroneously marked forms (example: a person fills in two marks for a question, or fails to answer a question).
Grade Tests and Analyze Surveys
Remark Office OMR includes Remark Quick Stats, a built-in analysis and reporting package that is used to tabulate surveys and grade tests. With the click of a button, the software provides many standard reports. Reports are customizable in terms of information displayed, colors, fonts and graphics. All reports can be exported to various formats, including PDF, and emailed in order to get information into your constituents' hands quickly and efficiently.
For survey style forms, reports such as an item analysis, item statistics or crosstabs are available. Each report contains a variety of statistics including; Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, Standard Error, Min, Max, Range, Median, Skewness, Kurtosis, T-Value, Percentiles, Confidence Intervals and more. View open ended questions in a single response report. In addition, view results by groups of questions to gauge performance better, or compare responses by demographics or other criteria. Detailed information and examples of Remark Quick Stats’ Survey Analysis reports.
If you administer tests, the software automatically grades them. Using the Easy Grade option, simply put the answer key on top of the test forms, scan the forms and click the Grade button. Or customize the grading process by using a specialized grade scale, adding learning objectives to create scores for subsets of questions, compare student scores to established benchmark scores and other options, the software grades the test and produces statistics and graphs representing the item analysis, frequency distribution, student scores and several other test statistics. Remark Office OMR also produces a grade report for each student which can be printed and handed back to the student. Grades can be exported to a variety of gradebooks and student management systems. Detailed information and examples of Remark Quick Stats’ Test Grading reports.
All reports can be exported as PDFs, html, xml and more. Reports can generate a variety of graph types including; pie, bar, horizontal bar, line, area, point, polar, fast line and more.
Remark Office OMR’s Data Export Capabilities
Once your forms have been scanned and processed the software can save the data to over 35 different output formats for use with virtually any analysis package (such as SPSS, dBase, Access, SQL Server, Excel or Lotus 1-2-3). Remark Office OMR can even save your data to an HTML format for publishing on the Internet or to an Intranet.