With barcode scanning, billing data already available in the ERP system is sent to the respective ECM. This process adds a barcode number to the invoice properties.
At this point, our ECM stores an invoice with all information albeit without the actual invoice. And this is where the barcode comes into play:
Once the billing information is available in our ECM, only the underlying invoice needs to be scanned. Using the barcode uniqueness, the ECM merges the visual component with available metadata, which completes our filing process (see also virtual barcode).