According to KPMG, mobile is already the largest banking channel for the majority of banks by volume of transactions, and the number of mobile banking app users looks set to rise from 0.8bn in 2014 to 1.8bn by 2019.
While mobile banking apps today are a must-have for a modern bank, image/camera based features are becoming a must-have for mobile banking apps. According to the same KPMG report, about one third of leading global banks already have image-based features in their apps!
Mobile capture is a trend
The number of enterprise applications optimized for mobility will quadruple by 2016, according to IDC. Companies use mobile applications to boost their productivity more and more, and mobile spending rounds out the top 5 budget items for 2015 identified by IT executives, respondents to the Computerworld survey. We at ABBYY also see a growing interest among our customers in mobile capture technologies. During the last 2 years we have had many interesting projects in this area and would like to share with you a couple of cases that demonstrate how business process optimization can be done using Mobile Capture.
ABBYY FineReader Engine empowers Scan Accessory Kit (the software running on the new Sharp MFP MX-AP14 scan accessory, see below) to convert scanned paper documents in 21 languages into electronic files (searchable PDF, DOCX, etc.). With a help of MX-AP14 scan accessory the conversion can be done directly from the MFP device, without using a PC.
Back view (MX-AP14 scan accessory itself):
Image source: http://www.sharp.co.jp/business/print/download/catalogs/mxap14.pdf