Document processing workflow in ABBYY FlexiCapture
It is very important to set up correctly the workflow while automating the document processing that it fully fits business processes that exist in the company, and it is also transparent for monitoring and control.
In one of the articles, we have already discussed a simple workflow, which is a tool built into ABBYY FlexiCapture. It does not require special configuration and covers most of the problems of automation. Let’s recall the main stages of a simple workflow
ABBYY FlexiCapture Simple Workflow Stages
ABBYY FlexiCapture Advanced Workflow
In cases where business processes are so complex that automation with a simple workflow cannot cope with the document managing, ABBYY FlexiCapture has a flexible customizable advanced workflow with many options. Let’s discuss some of the possible scenarios that can be implemented using an ABBYY FlexiCapture advanced workflow arising when automating business processes.
Separation of rights between operators
There are many scenarios where you need to customize the processing of documents so that not all operators have access to all data. For example, some verification operators do not have access to some confidential information or verification of these data is not within the competence of this group of operators. In such cases, ABBYY FlexiCapture allows you to configure several verification stages, customize the list of fields available at each stage, and configure the list of user roles that have access to a particular workflow stage.
Automation of many business processes requires conditional routing settings to control the movement of documents along the workflow. For example, when document leaving the verification stage, the value of some field of can be checked, and in accordance with it, the choice is made what workflow stage the document goes: exceptions, export or verification by the senior operator. Conditional routing may also depend on other conditions, including those checks using software scripts that are configured in the ABBYY FlexiCapture interface.
Sometimes it may be necessary to implement a workflow scenario that includes two recognitions using different predefined document definitions. Such a scenario can be useful if you need to extract first some metadata that will be required for the second recognition. ABBYY FlexiCapture has convenient settings that make it easy to implement such a process.
We have covered only a few possible scenarios that can be accomplished using ABBYY FlexiCapture advanced workflow. Summing up, an advanced workflow is a powerful smart tool that allows you to automate even the most complex business processes.
Ilya Evdokimov is a long-term practitioner and expert in leading Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Data Capture and Document Processing techniques, technologies and solutions. With over 15 years of experience spanning enterprise software implementations, mobile applications development, cloud-based systems integration and desktop-level automation, Ilya Evdokimov uses through industry knowledge and experience to achieve high efficiency and workflow optimization in most challenging paper-dependent and digital image capture environments.