DATA BLOCKS Bubble Form Software Suites

Design, Print and Process Your Own Bubble Sheets Using our Forms Design Software

 
Bubble forms (a.k.a. scantrons, scantron forms, scan forms, answer sheets) come in two kinds:

  1. Plain paper forms that can be scanned with almost any page scanner including multi-function devices for scanning, copying & printing. This option is generally has more capability and is the more budget concious option and uses our  Concord Suite® below.

  2. Traditional OMR forms that have the small black Timing Marks down the edge of the page that require a specialized OMR scanner from companies like Sekonic and Scantron. If you need to scan many thousands of forms at the same time, you need to consider this option which uses our  Magenta Suite® below.
Both types of scan forms are actually OMR forms because OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) just means you fill in a circle, oval or square to answer a question.
 
 

 

Concord sample session evalutation form
Concord Suite®

If you are buying a new system to create and scan in your surveys, course evaluation forms, class evaluation forms, instructor evaluation forms, workshop evaluation forms, manufacturing plant safety cards, medical patient encounter forms, assessment tests or other data collection forms, we usually recommend you go with plain paper forms and our Concord Suite®.  Here are the reasons:
  1. You may already have a scanner that you can use – this includes large copier/scanner/printer devices know as MFP’s (Multi-Function Peripheral.)
  2. Much wider range of pricing if you do need to purchase a scanner.
  3. Plain paper scanning has more capabilities including:
    1. Ability to scan machine generated text printed by a computer printer.
    2. Ability to scan barcodes of all different kinds including QR codes anywhere on the page.
    3. Ability to edit the scanned data without looking through the paper forms.
    4. Ability to create a report with hand written comments.
  4. The forms are easier to print because the requirements are not as strict as traditional OMR forms and can be printed on almost any printer with any paper.
The Concord Suite® is a complete scanning software package for use with page scanners.  With the Concord Suite® and a page scanner, you have a complete scanning system - no other software or hardware is needed.  We sell the Fujitsu® line of Page scanners. The Concord Suite® includes the Concord Forms Designer® program with the EZ Form Design Wizard (bubble sheet generator) and the Remark Office OMR® software to create a complete and integrated scanning/processing software package.
 
Remark Office OMR logo If you already have the  Remark Office OMR® software, you can purchase the Concord Forms Designer® software separately.  

 

Magenta sample survey form Magenta Suite®

If you already have a full page 48 column OMR scanner or need to scan many thousands of forms at the same time or would like to purchase an OMR scanner and are looking for a way to create your own forms, scan the forms and do analysis and reporting, our Magenta Suite® is the software for you.  The  Magenta Suite® is an easy to use scanning package that includes the EZ Form Design wizard and works with full page 48 column OMR scanners. We sell the  Sekonic® line of OMR scanners.  The Magenta Suite can utilize all the features of the scanner for easy data collection.

The Magenta Suite is a complete scanning software package for use with OMR scanners.   With the Magenta Suite® and an OMR scanner, you have a complete scanning system - you don't need any other software or hardware. The  Magenta Suite® includes the  Magenta Forms Designer® software with the EZ Form Design Wizard and the  Remark Classic OMR® software to create a complete and integrated scanning/processing software package for OMR scanners.
 
Remark Classic OMR logo If you already have the  Remark Classic OMR®  software, you can purchase the Magenta Forms Designer® software separately.