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
McDonald’s in Germany launched a special promotion during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil: By sending the unique code, which was printed on his cup or food packaging, each McDonald’s customer had the opportunity to win a valuable prize. To make the data entry more convenient for the participants the company offered a possibility to photograph the code with a mobile phone instead of entering it manually. To enable this, the McDonald’s creative agency Razorfish developed a special app that used the ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK for reading out the individual codes and sending it directly to the database for the lottery.