Data Entry

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What Does Data Entry Mean?

Data entry is the process of transcribing information into an electronic medium such as a computer or other electronic device. It can either be performed manually or automatically by using a machine or computer. Most data entry tasks are time consuming in nature, however data entry is considered a basic, necessary task for most organizations.

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Techopedia Explains Data Entry

Data entry is considered a non–core process for most organizations and is usually performed on data forms such as spreadsheets, handwritten or scanned documents, audio or video. Addition, modification and deletion are the three modes of operation in data entry.

Data entry jobs do not require any special qualifications, knowledge or talent, and only require accuracy and fast turnaround. As such, data entry jobs are frequently outsourced in order to lower costs. Computers are also used in automated data entry, as they are highly accurate and can be programmed to fetch and transcribe data into the required medium.

Accurately keyed data is the base upon which the organization can perform analyses and make plans.

Manual data entry often requires good concentration and focus over a long duration of time, and this can prove physically and mentally challenging for data entry workers.

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Margaret jest nagradzaną technical writerką, nauczycielką i wykładowczynią. Jest znana z tego, że potrafi w prostych słowach pzybliżyć złożone pojęcia techniczne słuchaczom ze świata biznesu. Od dwudziestu lat jej definicje pojęć z dziedziny IT są publikowane przez Que w encyklopedii terminów technologicznych, a także cytowane w artykułach ukazujących się w New York Times, w magazynie Time, USA Today, ZDNet, a także w magazynach PC i Discovery. Margaret dołączyła do zespołu Techopedii w roku 2011. Margaret lubi pomagać znaleźć wspólny język specjalistom ze świata biznesu i IT. W swojej pracy, jak sama mówi, buduje mosty między tymi dwiema domenami, w ten…