Thailand goes with eFlow for Census

Israel’s Top Image Systems (TIS) has has been selected by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in Thailand to provide its eFLOW OCR technology to process 38 million forms for the Thailand census.

The NSO was looking for a system that could rapidly process the large document quantities involved in the census without compromising accuracy. An intensive selection procedure was carried out, including proof of concept (POC) and benchmark testing; following the initial tender process, eFLOW was selected to take part in a pilot program that began in 2009.

During the pilot phase, which lasted one year, eFLOW surpassed the NSO’s benchmarks and effectively demonstrated flexible workflow processes. Upon completion of the pilot phase, the NSO selected eFLOW as its technology of choice for the census.

“We are very excited to be working with Teletrol-One on the Thailand Census,” commented Alex Toh, Managing Director, of TIS Asia Pacific Pte.

“Having our eFLOW platform chosen as the preferred technology for such a high-level project speaks volumes about eFLOW’s capabilities. Contract wins such as this demonstrates that eFLOW, once again, has proven itself as the leading technology for processing large document quantities most effectively and efficiently.”

Scanning will be carried out locally in 76 provinces throughout Thailand, with central processing taking place in Bangkok. Approximately 38 million documents will be processed by eFLOW during the census. In addition, the NSO will continue using eFLOW to process 8 million general survey forms a year.

Over the last decade, TIS has gained vast experience in worldwide census projects, including
Ireland, South Africa, India, Brazil, Italy, Belarus and Vietnam.