Optical Character Recognition App to Increase the Efficiency of the Logistics Department
Nowadays, every company is trying to get as far away from paper workflow as possible. The digitization process is carried out everywhere. And what will happen if we say that it is possible to increase the number of signed documents by 4 times? After all, documentation is such a big problem in such an industry as logistics. How exactly one application can give impetus to the development of logistics companies is described below.
A few words about the client:
The client is a European logistics company that decided to remain undisclosed, and we respect this right.
CHARACTER RECOGNITION APP: CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS
We created an Object Character Recognition app for iOS to help improve the time-consuming documents workflow in logistics. And it had an almost instant result. The logistics experts using this app say this helps to increase the number of documents they fill in by 4 times.
Logistics is undergoing a major transformation today thanks to digitization. AI, IoT in logistics are changing the speed and the efficiency of numerous business operations.
Tracking transportation online, packing, and checking cargo automatically, filling in thousands of documents using Computer Vision with OCR. These seemingly little improvements reduce the risk of incidents & human-made errors, increase the efficiency of logistics processes and save time. And as we all know, time is money, yet for logistics experts, this is more than just a proverb, it’s a motto.
So we created a mobile application with the possibility of object character recognition for logistics specialists that helped improve the operations and increase the number of documents processed by 4 times enhancing the general operational workflow of the company.
What is this app all about? It’s a mobile application created on the basis of Xamarin for the documents tracking. This mobile application is created for logistics specialists of all ranges, including drivers, managers, warehouse workers. Each and every logistics specialist is assigned with numerous tasks during the day and is obliged to fill in numerous documents to ensure the seamless operational workflow.
Multiple invoices, declarations, warehouse receipts – filling in all these documents eats lots of time and increases the possibility of human-made errors.
With the help of this mobile application enhanced with OCR, logistics specialists save time they usually waste on copying the information from handwritten documents.
And they also have access to the whole database of the documents required for seamless logistics processes
We used Azure Cognitive Services for the implementation of OCR inour application as it is one of the most reliable and effective solutions on the market so far. Using AI services offered by Azure means using the most advanced tools, tested and improved by millions of users.
Optical Text Recognition service is a revolutionary tool as it allows defining handwritten and hand-written text on the images and transform the recognized words into computer-readable text.
The demand for OCR software is growing because businesses realize its ultimate benefits in terms of efficiency and profit. And logistics specialists who fill in piles of documents to ensure the shipment are the first to benefit from OCR.