An OMR scanner must be driven by, or controlled by, a piece of OMR software. At the very least, this software must communicate with the OMR scanner, capture data from the scanner, interpret the data captured, store it in a database, and allow this raw data to be exported as either a ‘CSV’ file, or something similar. In relation to Scantron scanners, there is a generic or utility program called ScanTools Plus which will perform these functions.
However, if your application is specific, such as MCQ exams, feedback, elections or inspections, then it is often better to use OMR software with more features, such as EdumetricPlus. This type of enhanced OMR software allows for importing of candidate details, scoring, marking, grading, error correction and reporting. A typical screen view of the software can be seen below.