What is a data capture system?

A data capture system is a technological solution designed to collect, process, and store data from various sources. These systems typically include hardware components such as scanners, sensors, and mobile devices, as well as software for data collection, validation, and storage. The primary function of a data capture system is to automate the data entry process, minimising manual input and reducing errors. Advanced data capture systems can also integrate with other business applications, enabling seamless data flow across different departments and improving overall operational efficiency.