Scanning of Invoices using mobile camera/phone/tablet

by Ilya Evdokimov | Jun 18, 2019 | ABBYY

In one of the previous articles, we have already discussed all the advantages of the invoice scanning and processing automatization using ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices. Another article also reviewed the possibility of using the RPA (UiPath or BluePrism) & ABBYY FlexiCapture complex to create smart robots that automate invoice processing.

Scanning of Invoices using mobile camera/phone/tablet

The world has changed a lot over the past 10 years, and people are becoming more mobile. Many employees of large and small companies work outside the office, for example, at home or in public spaces. However, these employees face the task of invoice processing too. But the scanner is not always at hand, and a mobile camera can be used for invoice scanning.

But the usage of invoice images obtained using a mobile camera has certain difficulties, described in a separate article. Shortly, these are the following issues:

• geometric or perspective distortion;

• floating resolution;

• skew text, and etc.

However, ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 has built-in tools that make it easy to solve the issues described above. These tools are also already discussed in details in a separate article. Thus, the invoice processing using images obtained from a mobile camera is almost the same as the invoice processing using images obtained from a professional scanner.


ABBYY FlexiCapture Mobile Client

ABBYY FlexiCapture has a mobile client that allows you to upload images of invoices received from a mobile camera immediately to the processing server using a convenient interface. The mobile client is available for devices with Android or iOS operating system. Also, ABBYY FlexiCapture mobile client has built-in tools that allow you to improve immediately the quality of the received invoice image on your mobile device.

Summarizing the above, the usage of ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices and mobile cameras allows you to expand the scope of automation, simplify the work of employees, increase the speed of invoice scanning and processing. In this way, a business gains important competitive advantages in the fight for new clients and increasing profits.