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Direct Image Scan to Bills & Adjustments screen

Every accounts payable user would benefit from this idea.  Find a way to Scan Now on the Bills page and then fire up the scanner.  Have the vendor's invoice image ported directly into the screen that is up.  That would save a LOT of time trying to gert invoices attached to A/P bills.  Right now they have to scan to a network drive, rename the document, click the Add Image icon, search for the image on their PC, and then select and upload the image. Lots of steps that could be cut down to ONE STEP if you added the ability to Scan Now to window that is up on the user's screen.

  • Mike Lupro
  • May 31 2017
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  • Jeffrey Patch commented
    June 25, 2018 22:57

    Possible solution is making use of the Device Hub.   If Device Hub can be used for scales, then it possibly could be used for scanning devices for AP Bills as well all the Business Objects.  All we would need then is an OCR integration to fill in the details (just like some other cloud based ERP system that I will not name).

  • Douglas Johnson commented
    September 23, 2019 15:38

    This feature is available in 2019 R2 using a connection through DeviceHub. You need a TWAIN compatible printer and the appropriate drivers on the machine where DeviceHub is running.

  • David Eichner commented
    September 23, 2019 15:53

    Doug, are you saying that DeviceHub will now support TWAIN compatible scanners? 

  • Jeffrey Patch commented
    September 24, 2019 22:37

    Hi Doug.  I can see how Devicehub could connect to a TWAIN compatible scanner.  But how would that link the scanned image directly to say an AP Bill as a file attachment.  I am thinking of what steps the user would need to perform.  Would the browse button allow you to see the printer and initiate a scan?

  • Douglas Johnson commented
    September 25, 2019 14:34

    Hi All. During the 2019 R2 Feature Review webinar I showed an example of this. I hope to create a stand alone video in the near future.

  • Jim Koshar commented
    September 25, 2019 14:41

    It looks pretty straight forward in the screen shot.  Was just a single button on the entry window considered versus having to click the Files button first?  My thought from a non technical standpoint would be just a Scan button on the transaction window.  At this point I think it is a great addition to the product.