Is it necessary to apply OCR to a PDF invoice in order to automate invoice processing?
There are many solutions that will allow a whole range of file formats that can be imported. Document restrictions for invoice automation are not new, however, solutions are becoming more flexible in allowing additional formats. but this may not be the correct approach though for several reasons.
Firstly, there is an impact on the ability to extract the data or OCR the document to read the characters. Secondly, you must consider legal admissibility in terms of whether you should be receiving documents that can be edited, as there are technical implications for these, but the primary concern should be admissibility.