To accurately scan images, they must fulfill a certain image quality level such as resolution, sharpness, flatness, and color before you even start the upload process.
Once the invoice is loaded, there are a variety of options to choose from to optimize the image: you can cleanse, de-skew, split (if multiple pages), or apply texture filtering. OCR reduces manual keying, but skills are still required for digital imagery detection and perfection.
OCR has advanced algorithms that leverage deep learning mechanisms and will prepare a layout analysis. Based on historical document imaging, this analysis will identify and enter missing context. However, if an invoice differs from the rest, the learnings are limited, how will OCR recognize what to do if a new font is detected or it identifies a lookalike character? Your AP specialist will need to intervene to push it through.
How to get the most from AP Automation?
The answer can be found in combining AP automation software and a service - advanced OCR technology with a truly touchless process. By utilizing a service for invoice processing you save time and costs from resources that may otherwise have to spend time optimizing invoices, rescanning, manually typing missing information, or checking for corrections. How? The service receives and process invoices, no matter the format, with accelerated turn-around times that meet your business needs. So, in truth it is 100% touch-free! They do all the work. This is where the magic happens, and the bottom-line savings occur.
Learn more about 'straight-through' processing with invoice scanning and capture software.