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InspiroScan vs Scantron - Feature Comparison

  InspiroScan Scantron / Pearson
Uses low cost off-the-shelf scanners
Easy to use graphical interface
Scan sheets can be fed in any order or orientation
Customizable to meet your unique needs
Customizable form definitions
Scan sheets can be filled in with any writing implement
Scan sheets can be printed from your PC using any laser printer
Can process answer sheets, surveys, and data collection forms
Can be configured or customized to interface with executable and web-based applications
Can be configured or customized to interface with either an existing data system or a custom data system

InspiroScan Costs

Standard InspiroScan Licenses Cost
First year: InspiroScan software license. Includes one year of licensing and support via email and telephone. One license is needed for each scanning computer. $1,599
Subsequent years: InspiroScan annual renewal software license. Includes one year of renewed licensing and support via email and telephone. One license is needed for each scanning computer. $399

InspiroScan Multi-User Licenses Cost
First year: InspiroScan Multi-User software license. Includes one year of licensing and support via email and telephone. Provides simultaneous access, by an unlimited number of users, to a single installation of InspiroScan on one LAN. $2,499
Subsequent years: InspiroScan Multi-User renewal software license. Includes one year of renewed licensing and support via email and telephone. One license is needed for each scanning computer. $699

InspiroScan SAT and ACT Licenses Cost
Includes:
  • Support for SAT style scoring.
  • Support for SAT Student-Produced (i.e. Numeric) Responses.
  • Unlimited printing of our SAT Practice Test bubble form.
  • Unlimited printing of our ACT Practice Test bubble form.
  • Ability to assign Disciplines, Subjects, and Subject Segments to Items in Stored Answer Keys.
See samples of our SAT and ACT Forms
First year: InspiroScan SAT and ACT software license. Includes one year of licensing and support via email and telephone. One license is needed for each scanning computer. $4,498
Subsequent years: InspiroScan SAT and ACT annual renewal software license. Includes one year of renewed licensing and support via email and telephone. One license is needed for each scanning computer. $898

Bubble Forms Cost
Standard InspiroScan form for quizzes/tests/exams, provided as a PDF, with unlimited reprinting privileges. Browse the catalog to find a standard test form that meets your needs. $99
Custom InspiroScan bubble form for quizzes/tests/exams, provided as a PDF with unlimited reprinting privileges. $299 / side
Access to the InspiroScan Form Creator, where users can create anonymous survey forms with Likert Scale questions, Yes/No questions, and Narrative questions. Users can produce PDFs of the InspiroScan survey forms they create, with unlimited reprinting privileges. Free
Custom InspiroScan bubble form for anonymous or non-anonymous surveys. $299 / side

Installation & Training Cost
One hour installation and training session by telephone and/or web meeting. $99

InspiroScan vs Scantron - Example Price Comparison

FIRST YEAR
  Scantron / Pearson InspiroScan
Scanner Estimated cost for Scantron ES2260 duplex scanner with sheet feeder $5,625 Estimated cost for TWAIN compliant duplex scanner with sheet feeder $920
Software Varies varies InspiroScan software license $1,599
Forms One standard test form ($0.15 each, 4,500 forms) $675 One standard test form, print all you want $99
Survey forms ($0.15 each, 4,500 forms) $675 Survey form, create your own forms for free at the InspiroScan Form Creator website, print all you want $0
Installation and training Installation and training by telephone not offered Installation and training by telephone and/or web meeting $99
  Total $6,975 Total $2,861

SUBSEQUENT YEARS
  Scantron / Pearson InspiroScan
Maintenance and Support Annual scanner maintenance fee $1,100 Annual support for InspiroScan software license $399
Forms One standard test form ($0.15 each, 4,500 forms) $675 One standard test form, print all you want $0
Survey forms ($0.15 each, 4,500 forms) $675 Survey form, create your own forms for free at the InspiroScan Form Creator website, print all you want $0
  Total $2,450 Total $399
Costs and cost savings are approximate.
Scantron is a registered trademark of Scantron corporation.



Converting from Scantron?   Calculate Your Return on Investment Time Frame!

Enter Your Current Scantron Costs
Number of forms per year    
Cost per form x $ =
$1,500.00
Annual maintenance fee per Scantron scanner $
Your InspiroScan Costs
First year InspiroScan software license cost $1,599.00
One standard InspiroScan bubble form with unlimited printing privileges $99.00
InspiroScan installation and training $99.00
TWAIN compliant duplex scanner with sheet feeder * $
Annual InspiroScan software license cost $399.00
Your Savings
Number of years to break even
1.14
Annual savings per scanner each subsequent year
$2,201.00
* Based on the purchase of a new scanner. Using your existing scanner? Update the calculator.
Costs and cost savings are approximate.
Scantron is a registered trademark of Scantron corporation.




Scanner

InspiroScan can directly control a scanner that meets the requirements below. InspiroScan can process scans created with your existing scanning software, using the settings below.
  • TWAIN compliant
  • Document feeder
  • Duplex scanning capability required for scanning two-sided bubble forms
  • Scan type: black and white (monochrome, not grayscale)
  • Scan resolution: 300dpi
  • File type: TIFF

Computer

  • PC or Intel based Mac running Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 20 GB of free hard drive space
  • 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution
  • Excel 2003 or later
  • Free web-based InspiroScan Form Creator, for creating anonymous survey forms, requires an internet connection










User-friendly scan sheet answer editing interface (click to enlarge)

Advanced, Affordable Bubble Form Processing

Forget about bulky, expensive, unreliable scanners that require expensive annual maintenance agreements. InspiroScan will work with any TWAIN compliant scanner with a sheet feeder.

Easy to Learn, Easy to Use

InspiroScan is designed to be easy to use, even for the non-technical user. Training is fast, new users can become pros at the system within an hour of training. InspiroScan's easy to use interface handles all the scanning tasks for you - no separate scanning software is required. Scan all your forms at once, then use the simple interface to correct any mistakes. When you're done simply click a button to have all your reports generated in Excel.

InspiroScan's exceptional OMR technology can read marks made with any writing tool, eliminating the need for a number 2 pencil. Ball points, pencils, red sharpies - it's all the same to InspiroScan.

Full Featured Reporting

InspiroScan reports are created in Excel, so you are free to modify the formatting and generate charts as needed.

For exams, InspiroScan produces the following reports:
  • Student Scores
  • Responses Per Student
  • Item Analysis
And if you assign Standards to items in your Answer Key, InspiroScan produces additional Standards-based reports. Click here to see examples!

For surveys, InspiroScan produces the following reports:
  • Survey Results
  • Survey Narrative (Handwritten) Responses
  • Survey Raw Data
Click here to see examples

SAT and ACT Prep Module

Administer SAT and ACT Prep Tests with ease using our SAT and ACT Prep Module. This module includes SAT and ACT Prep bubble forms, and supports SAT scoring and SAT Student-Produced (i.e. Numeric) Responses.

Customized Implementations To Meet Your Unique Needs

InspiroScan can be used independently or in conjunction with other programs such as Item Banks or Scantron integrated applications. Inspironix can work with your organization to identify and implement the best and most cost effective solution for your organization. Contact us to learn more about our scanning solutions.

Works With Scantron Integrated Applications

InspiroScan can integrate with applications that "require" a Scantron machine. Integration is already in place for LXR*TEST and TABE. If you're using a Scantron integrated application and want to find out how to make it work with InspiroScan, contact us.

Flexible Database Options

If you want to aggregate data, InspiroScan offers three options:
  1. InspiroScan creates a CSV (text) file for each batch. These files can be opened in Excel or imported into your database or statistics software.
  2. InspiroScan can aggregate data in its local database.
  3. The optional InspiroScan SQL module allows you to store your data in InspiroScan's MS SQL Server database.


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How InspiroScan Surveys Work

Surveys With InspiroScan - How it Works
  1. Create your survey (for free!) at the InspiroScan Form Creator website. Custom bubble forms can also be designed by us for your organization.
  2. Download the Form Definition file the Form Creator site has created for you. Save this file in your InspiroScan Definitions folder.
  3. Download and print your survey.
  4. Distribute your survey and collect completed surveys.
  5. Scan your survey using your off-the-shelf scanner and InspiroScan.
  6. Correct any partial mark and double mark problems.
  7. Click Reports to see the results of your survey in Excel.

Benefits of InspiroScan Surveys

Complete control over your survey

  • You define Survey Title, Subtitle and Instructions.
  • You upload your own graphics.
  • You define your questions and response options. Your questions can be multiple choice or narrative. Multiple choice questions can have up to 10 response options that you define.
  • You define Question Categories if you'd like to have grouping on your survey.
  • For printed surveys, you define format and layout options including question borders, spacing, font sizes and page margins.

All the benefits of InspiroScan

  • Print forms on your laser printer.
  • Scan forms with an off-the-shelf scanner.
  • Easily correct partial mark and double mark problems.

Complete reports with the click of a button

  • Reports about your survey are produced with the click of a button.
  • Reports are generated in Excel so you can easily format as desired.
  • Narrative (handwritten) responses are displayed in the report.
  • Survey data aggregation is also available if you'd like to collectively report on multiple survey batches.
  • Click here to see examples

Create surveys for free

  • Create all the surveys you want for free!
  • Survey generation is fast and easy.
Contact us to learn more about our survey scanning solutions.


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We prefer InspiroScan a million times over Scantron - Rutgers University
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