I am currently evaluating your Cloud OCR SDK for the viability of automating AP Invoices in our application in Salesforce.
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So, my questions are these:
asked 10 Aug '15, 22:05
Thanks for the reply. I've also done some thinking on this.
FlexiLayouts is of course a good feature that would be great for cloud, but for now I believe that it's not too ambitious to "template" a supplier's layout in a very basic way. However, it's worth noting that our solution is not for a one-off customer, so we are willing to throw more resources at it.
From a business point of view, the values extracted would still need verification, for example, before posting to your accounts package- regardless of the accuracy of the OCR. Therefore, you would ALWAYS be providing a "best efforts" solution to the accounting dept.
The templates themselves would require a well-designed, highly responsive interface to allow a new template to be made in minutes by the more illiterate users. Click-and-drag selection areas, specify which data is at each selected area. Save, done.
answered 14 Aug '15, 13:20
Here is what I have learnt so far, in answer to my own questions:
Q: Is it realistic to implement my own templating type functionality? Would that generally be expected functionality?
A: Not really realistic, the effort involved would not be practical. I have been advised there are other ABBYY technology (FlexiLayouts?) that achieves this, but are not available via the Cloud OCR SDK.
Q: If so, is it possible to use some kind of tolerance for the coordinates - or do they have to be exact?
A: Not applicable, given answer to first.
Q: Or, is this too ambitious a goal given the methods available in the Cloud OCR SDK currently?
A: From what I have been led to believe, currently I would conclude yes it is too ambitious.