What is a data encoder?
A data encoder is responsible for sorting and processing data. They are much more than just data entry clerks. Data encoders enter data, maintain database information and essentially, handle all administrative data tasks. For organisations, these team members help the data management team ensure that all information, including client files and physical documents, are entered into relevant systems or databases correctly to ensure stakeholders have access to accurate data sets.
Data encoder duties and tasks can include:
- General data entry tasks
- Ensuring data is accurate before entering into relevant databases
- Interpreting data on paper and translating it digitally
- Data system maintenance and management
- Data backups
- Proofing and editing data.
These data entry tasks are particularly well-suited to being outsourced. Organisations free up their local data management teams’ time by sending these tasks to outsourced data encoders. This allows your onshore team to focus on performing higher value, revenue generating work.