In order to produce an initial batch of local businesses and venues for a travel directory service, we are looking for a data entry team to feed our database.
The data comes from 3 different types of sources: paper (scanned for your convenience, no copy paste possible), existing databases in Excel (Limited copy paste possible) and venue web sites (list supplied, limited copy paste possible).
The data needs to be read from the source, interpreted and entered into a web form. Please be aware this is not simple copy-paste: each source record must be read and understood prior to entering. The subject is easy enough though: hotels, restaurants, bars, spa’s, travel agents, etc…
At entry level, each record consists of 2 levels: general information and venue specific information. These are 2 different screens, in which the second depends on the options chosen at the first level.
Keyboard Entry (copy/paste in case of Excel file, manual entry in case of scanned paper source): Name / Address / Telephone number / Email / Neighbourhood / URL / Price
Select from List: Country / City / Currency
Check box selection: 3 fields based on interpretation of source text.
In some cases, a picture will need to be uploaded (where available)
Venue specific information: Fields depending on the type of venue. No keyboard entry, only List and Checkbox selection. On average, there are 15 field to fill in, but as they are all checkboxes or dropdown menus this is very fast.
Scanned paper entries will be approx. 40%, Excel 30% and venue web sites 30%. For the venue web sites, it would be perfect if at least 1 member of the data entry team understands Spanish, as some source information is in Spanish.
We would like to receive bids for 30.000 records. This is not the size of the total job, just an indication. The job size will likely be bigger. Please mention the size of the team you would deploy and the time frame in which this job can be accomplished. Also mention the cost per record for each type of source (Excel, Scanned Paper and Websites)
The job would start in the first or second week of February.
If you have questions, please ask before bidding. I will be on and off for the next couple of days, so do not expect and instant answer.
Thank you and good luck.
Many of the bids do not mention any answer to the specific questions posed in the project description:
- Can you supply data entry from Spanish source text?
- Cost per source
- Team size and time needed
Please be aware that we will **not** choose the most economic provider, nor the fastest, but the one who gives proof of quality, for a start by reading the specs and questions. Data entry is just a part of the job. The main goal is understanding the source.
Thank you for understanding.