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2957942 - Accuracy of Intelligent Invoice Scanning


In the Invoice Scanning view of the Supplier Invoicing work center, you upload supplier invoice documents in PDF format for creating supplier invoices in the system. But some of the scanned value is not correctly recognized.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Supplier Invoicing work center
  2. Go to Invoice Scanning view
  3. Click Upload
  4. In the new screen, select Company and PDF file, Start Process
  5. Go back to Invoice Scanning screen, wait till the status of the new invoice change to Scanning Completed
  6. Click Create Invoice

You see some of the scanned values are not correctly recognized.


There are multiple reasons may cause accuracy issues.

1.The quality of the PDF file.

If the PDF file is blurred, it may cause accuracy issues when scanning.

2.The content of the invoice is unclear or too complex.

For example, since many different currencies use same symbol "$", if there is only symbol but no currency description maintained in the PDF invoice, system may propose a different currency than you expected.

3.Invoice scanning is based on a pre-trained model based on invoices we used to train the model.

As of now, the accuracy may varies between invoice to invoice and not necessarily 100%. Hence there is a provision for user to review and modify the scanned values before creating invoice.

The model will keep getting trained and the efforts will be on to increase the accuracy of scanned results.


Please review the scanned invoice before creating invoice.

  1. Go to Supplier Invoicing work center
  2. Go to Invoice Scanning view
  3. Select the scanned invoice
  4. Click Review

Here you can modify the scanned values.

See Also

Help Document Intelligent Invoice Scanning Quick GuideSupported Languages and Countries


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