Purchase order processing using mobile camera
The fastest possible purchase order processing is a very important component of a high-quality customer service, which is a serious competitive advantage in the fight for new coming and retention of existing clients. We have already talked about the importance of implementing purchase order scanning and processing automation in one of the articles, and also about how ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices easily handles this task. But is it possible to do something else to improve purchase order processing?
Nowadays a cell phone or tablet is always at hand, and it would be great to use their camera for purchase order scanning. But if you plan to use a purchase order image received from a mobile camera for further optical character recognition (OCR) or data capture, how can you solve the issue of poor image quality and other possible photo flaws to achieve maximum quality and speed of purchase order processing?
ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 Image Enhancement tools
We have already told you what powerful and smart built-in tools for image enhancement, including those obtained with a mobile camera, there are in ABBYY FlexiCapture 12. In short, let me recall what kind of tools these are:
• resolution adjustment;
• automatic crop;
• correction of geometric and perspective distortions;
• whiten background;
• despeckling, and etc.
By applying these settings and tools to images, you can achieve excellent quality in purchase order scanning and processing.
ABBYY FlexiCapture Mobile Client
The previous article explored the possibility of using this application that works on smartphones and tablets with Android and iOS for invoice processing, but the ABBYY FlexiCapture Mobile Client is also great for purchase order scanning and sending images to the processing server. Also, using the mobile client, you can apply the settings to improve the image directly on the device.
Nowadays, it is very important to use all the available tools to improve customer service in the conditions of the highest competition for clients. Automating purchase order processing with ABBYY FlexiCapture, including using images from a mobile camera, can be an important competitive advantage for your company.
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.