Microdea – Transportation

The Ontario-based software company “Microdea” is dedicated to accelerating the workflow of logistics and transportation businesses. Offering the mobile application “Origin Mobile” for truck drivers, the main goal is to make dealing with any physical documents more convenient. When trying to achieve this goal, it became clear that robust document scanning functionalities are crucial.

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Microdea – Transportation

How Microdea streamlined document transfer from the truck to the headquarters

Microdea – Transportation

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How Microdea streamlined document transfer from the truck to the headquarters

Company Overview
A company dedicated to creating document management software for the logistics & transportation industry 

Industry
Document management

Company size
Around 100 employees

Availability
iOS and Android

Development Platform
Xamarin 

Use
Mobile application for logistics & transportation

Goal

Microdea wants to offer its enterprise customers in the logistics sector simple, digital document workflows with the "Origin Mobile" app. High-quality digital copies of physical documents are essential for this purpose.

Challenge

To replace outdated hardware scanners and paper documents with digital alternatives, Microdea needed a reliable document scanner integrated into the mobile app. User guidance, automatic cropping, and quality-enhancing image filters were essential features the enterprise aimed for.

Solution

The Scanbot SDK, with its cutting-edge Document Scanner SDK, provides all the features needed for high-quality scanning results and smooth processing. It enabled Microdea to create an efficient workflow for users of the "Origin Mobile" app and reduce costs and workload for their enterprise customers.

Key Results

Accelerated workflows

Fast integration

Reduced operational costs

The Ontario-based software company “Microdea” is dedicated to accelerating the workflow of logistics and transportation businesses. Offering the mobile application “Origin Mobile” for truck drivers, the main goal is to make dealing with any physical documents more convenient. When trying to achieve this goal, it became clear that robust document scanning functionalities are crucial.

These up-to-date scanning features replaced the necessity of integrating hardware scanners inside of trucks or using those placed at gas stations, which usually delivered low quality at a high price. Truck drivers who were not able to find access to a hardware scanner used to deliver documents such as the Bill of Lading as physical copies to their offices. The “Origin Mobile” application now offers a feasible and convenient alternative to these processes by implementing the Scanbot Scanner SDK. 

Through the smooth implementation of the Scanbot SDK, Microdea’s developers were able to save a lot of development time. They were able to add updates such as the new Tiff compression feature to their app without having to write their own, additional code. On top of that, they were able to enhance the user experience and allow their clients to deal with their paperwork digitally, saving them a lot of time and inconvenience.

A truck driver’s workflow before using Origin Mobile 

  1. They receive various documents every day, such as a scale ticket, proof of delivery or Bill of Lading 
  2. The two possible options: They could either bring the physical document to their head office or scan them with hardware scanners that are provided by gas stations or integrated in some of the trucks. While the first method often leads to loss or damage to the documents, the second option results in low-quality scans that cause lots of additional work on the backend. 
  3. They have to wait for the document to be processed in the head office, which can take up to a few days altogether. During this process, the drivers do not receive the money that is due to them. 

Scanbot’s solution

Through its dedication to digitalizing workflows containing physical paperwork, Scanbot was able to offer the perfect solution for Microdea’s problem regarding their “Origin Mobile” application. By providing a Scanner SDK that includes not just document scanning, but also auto-cropping, document detection, and a customizable UI, Scanbot was able to support Microdea on their way to create a fully digitalized workflow for truck drivers in the United States. 

Snapping a perfect scan became as easy as 1-2-3 since the SDK has got a customizable user interface that leads its users into the correct scanning position. Automatic cropping and enhancing filters are extra features that guarantee a workable scanning result that does not require any further manual processing - saving lots of time both on the road and in the office! 

The workflow after implementing the Scanbot SDK

  1. Information on the loads/trips for each driver is sent to the Origin Mobile app on their phone.
  2. The driver can capture document images with the help of the implemented Scanbot Scanner SDK that covers all parts of the work process, such as: 
  • Bill of Lading when picking up a load 
  • Scale ticket that is received after weighting the load 
  • Fuel receipt 
  • Proof of Delivery when dropping off the load
  1. Each document is sent to the office digitally with no need to further adjust it due to the auto-cropping function and enhanced image quality provided by the SDK. 
  2. When the driver has completed a load, they can mark the load as done, which can trigger the start of the billing process and guarantees a fast refund. 

By implementing the Scanbot Scanner SDK, Microdea was able to: 

  • Smoothly integrate scanning functionality into “Origin Mobile.”
  • Guarantee a straightforward workflow through automatic cropping,image-enhancing filters, and a User Interface that guides even inexperienced smartphone users into the right scanning position   
  • Accelerate the workflow of truck drivers in the US
  • Lower efforts and costs of logistics companies that are using the mobile application

Scanbot’s mission and vision

Originally, Scanbot wanted to scan everything: from simple barcodes to freight bills, medical certificates, and invoices - and now it can! There are endless ways this can make things easier for businesses and their customers. Our easy-to-integrate software simplifies workflows in document management, customer onboarding, sales, or HR.

Now, Scanbot applies machine learning to understand each individual document type. This opens up new usage scenarios, such as automated document workflows, and creates even more opportunities to connect and work with data in real-time.

Besides, Scanbot highly values the security of its users' sensitive data. The Scanbot SDK works exclusively with on-device intelligence, which keeps documents safe from any external or man-in-the-middle attacks. No data is ever stored on Scanbot's servers or any third-party servers, satisfying the highest data protection standards. 


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