ABBYY Proof of Identity

Instant identity proofing and affirmation—anytime, anywhere

Build lasting trust with your customers.
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Easy for your customers, secure for your business


How many customers do you lose every day at the point of providing proof of identity? It is a real-time world, and your customers have an expectation of “now.” Failure to engage them immediately and provide frictionless onboarding options means higher drop off and loss rates.

Don’t lose your customers to difficult processes. Your customers trust mobile, and so can you.

“By 2023, Gartner predicts that 85% of organizations will be using document-centric identity proofing as part of their onboarding workflows, which is an increase from approximately 30% in 2021.”

*Gartner Buyer’s Guide for Identity Proofing

What is identity proofing?

Proof of identity is a critical step in customer onboarding, new account opening, claims, and enrollment processes. It is the point where the customer provides proof of their identity via ID cards, photos, and supporting documents so the business can determine that they are who they say they are. Gaining confidence in a customer’s identity requires two key steps:

  • Proving that the identification document (ID card, driver’s license, etc.) provided is valid and the person is who they say they are (via facial matching)
  • Affirming the data from other sources via supporting “proof of” documentation
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Differentiate customer onboarding with improved efficiency and simplification

A comprehensive identity proofing solution
While other identity proofing vendors offer incomplete solutions that don’t include identity affirmation, ABBYY Proof of Identity does it all. It assures that the ID is valid, authentic, and that the applicant is who they say they are, and it affirms this via supporting documentation. ABBYY Proof of Identity includes ID reading, ID verification, facial matching and liveness detection, processing of trailing documents from a mobile device using Vantage Document Skills, and more.
Onboarding in your customer’s channel of choice
Mobile and online channels are the preferred engagement method for customers seeking loans, filing claims, applying for benefits, or onboarding with a new healthcare provider. ABBYY’s Proof of Identity solution helps you meet your customers where they are, reducing abandonment and churn. If desired, applicants can start an onboarding process on a desktop and easily complete the proof of identity process with their mobile device.
Easy, accurate submission of documentation—no app required
ABBYY Proof of Identity uses mobile web-based automatic image capture of identification cards, selfies of users, and supporting “proof of” documents such as utility bills and bank statements. ABBYY mobile capture technology results in high first-time capture rates for all IDs. Our algorithms detect and prevent quality issues such as glare, lack of focus, wrong side of document, wrong type of document, and incomplete framing of document.
Identity proofing AND affirmation
ABBYY Proof of Identity includes ID reading, ID verification, facial matching and liveness detection, processing of trailing documents from a mobile device using Vantage Document Skills, and more.
Mobile and desktop friendly
Meet your customers where they are to reduce abandonment. If desired, applicants can start an onboarding process on a desktop and complete the proof of identity process with their mobile device.
Accurate data from IDs
ABBYY mobile capture technology results in high first-time capture rates for all IDs. It prevents quality issues such as glare, lack of focus, wrong side/type of document, and incomplete framing. 

ABBYY Proof of Identity—key features

ID reading, verification, and authentication

Extracting the data from an ID is only part of ABBYY Proof of Identity. In addition to reading machine-readable zones and human-readable information on IDs, sophisticated verification also occurs. After automatically detecting the exact variant of the ID presented, ABBYY Proof of Identity verifies the layout, characteristics, and security features within the ID. It also ensures the ID is authentic and unaltered.

Support for trailing documents
ABBYY’s leading intelligent document processing technology, ABBYY Vantage, extracts data from customers’ supporting “proof of” documents to affirm their identity. In the ABBYY Marketplace, you can select pre-trained document understanding skills for utility bills, income statements, and more, to handle all of your document processing needs. The combination of document-centric identity proofing with identity affirmation provides a complete proof of identity solution.
Fully automated
Using humans in your identity proofing process slows things down—it isn’t scalable, and it often leads to errors. Many studies have clearly demonstrated that human manual review is not only error-prone but biased as well. ABBYY Proof of Identity is fully automated, secure, and easily scalable to your needs. It never gets tired or introduces errors at the end of a shift.
Exception handling

While ABBYY Proof of Identity mode, it also has the ability to allow a human to audit certain transactions. While other vendors may have a component that works when everything stays on the happy path, ABBYY Proof of Identity solves the happy path, and the exception path. This allows you to decide whether you want to keep the process fully automated, or involve humans to further audit certain transactions.

Process intelligence
Understanding your business processes at a level where you can see what is working and what isn’t—to clearly identify areas for improvement—is critical for delivering an exceptional customer experience. ABBYY Proof of Identity works with ABBYY Timeline, a process mining tool, to help you improve your processes with insight from all of your systems.
Facial matching and liveness
ABBYY Proof of Identity uses facial matching and liveness detection to ensure that your customer is who they say they are. The applicant captures a selfie, and the solution compares it to the headshot on the ID document. Collective non-bias decisioning safeguards against the threat of algorithmic bias. Using a best-in-class NIST-rated facial recognition algorithm, we can achieve a non-bias accuracy differential of less than 1% between race and gender.

ABBYY Proof of Identity—how it works

  • Onboarding
  • ID reading & verification
  • Data extraction


Extend your onboarding website or portal with ABBYY’s mobile capture and automated workflow. Your customers can engage via their mobile device from anywhere, anytime, to take and submit photos of their ID documents, their face, and their supporting documents.
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ID reading & verification

ABBYY Proof of Identity analyzes and extracts data from the ID images and verifies the ID is authentic and unaltered. Facial recognition technology validates that the applicant is the owner of the ID, and liveness detection ensures the applicant is present.
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Data extraction

Intelligent document processing platform ABBYY Vantage extracts data from trailing documents and validates it against the previous information provided to affirm the applicant’s identity.
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ABBYY Proof of Identity—customer scenarios

Customers applying and registering via mobile and web channels for benefits, services, loans, applications, etc., use Proof of Identity to validate their identity without engaging face-to-face.
Know Your Customer (KYC)
Proof of Identity provides a key capability for financial institutions and insurers to ensure that customer validation is taking place and that they have the proper procedures in place to ensure compliance.
Customer experience
Most customers today prefer mobile and online channels to enroll or apply for benefits and services. Offering them the ability to engage in these services from anywhere, at any time, has become a requirement.
Fraud prevention
As part of fraud prevention or mitigation efforts, enterprises can use ABBYY Proof of Identity to validate customers and their liveness, while ensuring that actors are known and approved.
Claims processing
Insurers and government agencies use Proof of Identity as part of claims processing procedures to validate that the applicant holds a valid ID and that it matches the claim.
Account management/change
Incorporate Proof of Identity into account management or account change procedures to ensure that the person requesting changes to the account is the owner of the account.

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