Today the Bank serves more than 1 million businesses and more than 35% of them are small and medium-sized companies. The mobile application for the self-service Sberbank Business Online (SBO) web portal has about 90,000 active users. The bank’s corporate customers often receive bills in paper form. Manually transferring data from bills into the mobile app or the remote banking website is both long and labor intensive. So Sberbank decided to automate this process.
ABBYY Mobile Imaging SDK and ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine were chosen as the main tools for automating the creation of new payment orders. These developer tools enable the implementation of powerful algorithms for image processing and text recognition into mobile devices, combining high performance with low-level device resource utilization. ABBYY technologies allow the device to determine the quality of images — and can even improve it — before proceeding to recognize the text and extract the necessary data from snapshots.
In the mobile SBO app, a business person takes a picture of a bill, and the payment order is generated automatically. The only thing left is to verify the correctness of the data. This feature is available in the full version of the bank’s application for iPhone and Android, which helps entrepreneurs and accountants save considerable time while working with bills.
The entire process takes place directly in the application, without connecting to the internet. Such an algorithm prevents overloading the server capacity of Sberbank, which is especially important for over 1 million corporate clients who process their bills monthly.
Only registered users can leverage all the features of the SBO bill recognition mobile app. In demo mode, data recognition capabilities are not fully available.