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How to Empower Your Workforce with an ID Scanner App

Mobile ID scanning is a versatile and reliable technology. You can use it to streamline onboarding and security processes in an instant. Your workforce can perform ID scans from any location, even without an internet connection. This means they can gather data with perfect results while remaining agile and secure.

Anyline offers a module specifically designed for mobile ID scanning that can read passport and ID MRZs with almost any mobile device. This will give them more time to focus on high quality service and reduce the need to spend valuable work hours on mundane tasks such as manual data entry.

Find out if mobile ID scanning is the right tool to get the results you need from your workforce. If you think you’re ready to try it for yourself, you can get started with our 30 day free trial.

Mobile ID Scanning is Instant

In addition to accurate results, Anyline can scan and process ID data in an instant. Once you have a scan target in mind, you just need to point your mobile device at it to get the results you need.

This means instant ID scanning and MRZ reading can significantly reduce the duration of your manual processes. To start with, you can remove typing and manual data entry from the daily routine of your workforce. Not only are typing and manual data entry time-consuming, they’re black spots for inaccurate data to enter your processes. Removing these black spots will create new time for your workforce to focus on their primary responsibilities.

Instant scanning also means that you can incorporate mobile ID reading and MRZ scanning in your real-time processes. This means you can scan IDs at the entrance to an event or a security checkpoint without any elaborate setup costs or requirements.

On top of that, Anyline’s instant ID and MRZ scanning works in any location and under all conditions. You can even perform instant ID scans in poorly lit locations thanks to Anyline’s torch activation feature.

Mobile ID Scanning is Secure

One of the top concerns of businesses and customers when ID scanning comes into question is security. Most of us are comfortable with sharing basic ID information with a person. But reservations can arise when we’re asked to let a machine read our ID information. This is the reason that we developed Anyline to be a secure solution that can be trusted by businesses and customers.

Unlike a lot of of mobile OCR solutions, Anyline processes all scan information on your device. None of your scan data is sent to the cloud for processing, where it can be intercepted before you even receive scan results on your phone. This makes it a secure solution for scanning ID cards and other forms of sensitive information.

Successful scans are stored on your device and can be uploaded to your backend via a secure connection when you’re ready to save your data. This method of data collection and transfer is much more secure than using cloud processing to get results with mobile OCR.

Mobile ID Scanning is Easy to Perform

One of the most convenient aspects of mobile ID scanning is the ease with which your workforce can perform accurate scans, straight out of the box.

Mobile ID scanning is simple to carry out. Once you have your target ID to hand, you can activate Anyline to get started. Anyline gives you a camera view that features a cut-out area to scan your ID. You just need to line up the ID in the cut-out area and Anyline will automatically create a scan of your ID. It’s easier than taking a photograph and highly intuitive.

Alongside the cutout, Anyline will also provide you with haptic feedback to make sure you’re able to successfully complete your scans. This feedback lets you know if the camera is shaking, or if you need more light. This makes scanning as simple as possible.

Modern devices built for scanning text and codes often require specific training. This can be intimidating to members of the workforce that don’t have confidence with dedicated devices. Anyline works on almost all smartphones and has the feel of a mobile app. This means there is a much easier learning curve for your workforce to overcome.

More importantly, this ease of scanning means that you don’t need to waste time and resources training your workforce to use Anyline in your processes.

Mobile ID Scanning Provides You With Feedback

While mobile scanning technology will improve your data quality and give you a secure manner in which to handle ID data, scan events will also give you insights into workforce performance and user behavior.

Mobile scanning will easily allow you to see the volume of scans that your workforce is performing and where they’re performing these scans. This kind of data can be used to optimize your processes or find ways to save resources.

The benefit of this info is even greater if you’re introducing mobile scanning to replace a manual process such as typing or writing. Digitizing your processes like this can create a new layer of workforce data for you to contemplate.

Analyzing this data also lets you learn more about your customers. You can see where they used your service, when they wanted it and when customer demand was at it’s greatest. MRZ scanning with Anyline is also capable of providing you with all of the following user information:

  • All Given First Names
  • Check Digit for all Dates
  • Type of Document
  • Check Digit for Document Number
  • Person’s Gender
  • Final Check Digit for all Stored Information
  • Expiration Date of the Document
  • Date of Birth
  • Check Digit for the Date of Birth
  • Check Digit for the Expiration Date
  • Country Code
  • Surname

This info can be used to get a better picture of your user base. You can even use it to segment your users and target them differently.

Mobile ID Scanning Success Stories

How Scalable Capital Used ID Scanning to Improve the UX of their App

Scalable Capital was founded in December 2014. Their idea was to change the concept of investing and portfolio management and make it applicable to our modern digitized world.

People tend to be cautious when it comes to investing and managing their financial assets. Scalable Capital wanted to remove this caution and help their customers to understand the risks involved in managing a finance portfolio. Their vision was to make investment management as simple as possible.

And at the heart of their vision was the idea that technology can help people every step of the way. In fact, the integration of different technologies in a single app has become the stand out feature of Scalable Capital’s product.

Scalable Capital wanted a technological solution to improve their onboarding process. They thought customers would want to get started as quickly as possible once they downloaded the app. Passport MRZ scanning was identified as one way to reduce the duration of the onboarding process.

Thanks to Anyline, Scalable Capital were easily able to integrate this feature in their app and streamline their onboarding processes. They also include IBAN scanning from Anyline in their app to make banking processes simpler.

Overall, the end result was an improved UX that lead to higher engagement rates and satisfied customers.

How Swisscom Improved Their User Experience with Mobile Scanning

Swisscom develops, produces and markets network infrastructures and related services for the telecommunications, information technology, broadcasting, media and entertainment industry.

Swisscom is one of the main providers of electronic signature applications in Switzerland and have had European-wide accreditation since July. This runs through their office in Vienna, Austria.

They wanted to create an app that made human identification and electronic signatures simple to manage. The Swisscom RA App simplifies and digitizes the identification process. This ID process results in the confirmed identification of a person, letting them sign documents with a Qualified Electronic Signature (QES).


The Swisscom RA App was designed with usability and security in mind. It’s a simple tool that enables the use of qualified electronic signatures according to standard rules and regulations. As security is a key concern for users of the app, it was important for Swisscom to implement strict security measures to protect the identity of users.

Anyline was the perfect tool to provide a secure scanning solution that could also digitize all the relevant information needed for the app. Swisscom RA collects the personal details of users from passports or IDs. These are simple to digitize with Anyline’s mobile ID scanning solution. Once a user’s personal details are digitized, they must provide their telephone number.

After a user has successfully registered themselves, they’ll now be able to take advantage of the app’s key functionality to perform electronic signatures. All signatures are verified via the use of TAN numbers that are sent to the phone number that users provide.


The benefit of mobile scanning for users is a more efficient onboarding process. There’s no need to type your personal details, making it faster and easier for customers to start using the app. The removal of typing from the processes also improves data quality as typing mistakes are no longer entered into the Swisscom backend.

The feedback from users has been extremely positive. They are very happy with the new app design. The removal of typing makes the app much easier to use and provides a more rewarding experience for customers.

“Anyline is one of the easiest and safest ways for our customers to bring their ID information online. Thanks to Anyline, we were able to digitize the paper-based identification process in a simple way, capture errors were practically eliminated and efficiency was massively increased.”

– Philipp Dick, Swisscom

Anyline is a Gartner Cool Vendor

Gartner, the world wide research institute famous for creating the hype cycle model to predict the maturity of emerging technologies, named Anyline as a Cool Vendor for supply chain execution in 2018.

“This is a huge success for us. Gartner are one of the best known research institutes in the tech industry. Their work on the “Magic Quadrant” and the “Hype Cycle” have helped to guide companies for years. Growing enterprises around the world rely on the analysis and reports they provide to choose only the best service providers. To be recognized by them is to receive the gold standard of approval within our field.”

– Anyline CEO, Lukas Kinigadner.

Anyline was recognized by Gartner because our technology supports the digitization of all kinds of data. By removing typing and manual data entry from everyday processes, you can save time, money and resources while also improving your data quality.

Download the Free Anyline OCR Scanner App

You can test Anyline’s mobile scanning technology for yourself with our demo App. The Anyline OCR Scanner is a free app available on the App Store and Google Play that will help you to assess your scanning use cases. It includes more than 10 scanning solutions, works offline and has a +99% scan accuracy!

Check it out now and discover the potential to streamline your processes and services with your smartphone!


Test Anyline Now with your Free SDK Trial

You can scan all kinds of text data with Anyline. Our customers have used it to improve customer onboardingincrease engagement and eliminate typing in their processes. The SDK includes dedicated solutions for our most common uses cases and you can even train it to recognize new text formats.

Download the SDK and begin your 30-day free trial now. The trial SDK lets you try all the following use cases:

Save Time Now with Mobile ID Scanning!

Mobile scanning helps you bridge the gap between your analog and digital data. You can optimize time-intensive processes and remove redundant tasks from the daily routine of your business in an instant.

Talk to the Anyline team today and find out how you can save time & money with mobile text recognition technology. Our ID scanning solutions are fully supported and ready for deployment in your app!

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