Dismiss
InnovationQ will be updated on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10am ET - noon. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

Scan and Match Workstation for Statement Reconciliation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116883D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Street, AG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Statements Scan and Match (SAM) workstation is an improved process for the reconciliation of missing item images in an image statements system by batch scanning documents and by integrating the scanning operation into an automated, less operator intensive process. The SAM process will enable a single operator to perform the work of many traditional operators by relieving them of many of the repetitive time consuming activities required by the current process. The improved process will enable the SAM operator to load a stack of physical items to be scanned and then matched to missing needed items without separately opening each account to be serviced and without handling documents in an awkward individual manner.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 53% of the total text.

Scan and Match Workstation for Statement Reconciliation

      The Statements Scan and Match (SAM) workstation is an improved
process for the reconciliation of missing item images in an image
statements system by batch scanning documents and by integrating the
scanning operation into an automated, less operator intensive
process.  The SAM process will enable a single operator to perform
the work of many traditional operators by relieving them of many of
the repetitive time consuming activities required by the current
process.  The improved process will enable the SAM operator to load a
stack of physical items to be scanned and then matched to missing
needed items without separately opening each account to be serviced
and without handling documents in an awkward individual manner.

      The Scan and Match workstation can be implemented with a
non-feeding scanner, but is most efficient when implemented with a
feeding scanner capable of gray scale image scanning and Magnetic Ink
Character Recognition (MICR) data capture.  With such a scanner, a
stack of MICR documents (e.g., checks, deposit slips, etc.) can be
loaded into the scanner hopper, and have all the traditional
functions of the scanning operator performed automatically.  In the
SAM process outline following, all the listed steps are involved for
each document, but the order chosen in the actual implementation may
differ to optimized processing to a batch or statement rather than to
an
individual document.  The operations involved in the SAM process are:
  1.  Obtain a Check Processing Control System (CPCS) (TM) sequence
       number to uniquely identify the item
  2.  Scan the front and back document image in scanner gray scale
       format
  3.  Capture the MICR line in scanner format (for a scanner without
       MICR capture capability, Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
       software can be used to capture the MICR data.)
  4.  Convert the MICR line into CPCS capture format via user exit
  5.  Convert the scanned images into proper density image objects
for
       front and back black and white, and front and back gray scale
       (verif...