Specify currency notation for amount fields

The amounts on an invoice are in a certain currency, for example US dollars or Euros. Normally the currency is specified in one or more places on the invoice, particularly in connection with monetary amounts.

However, in Kofax ReadSoft Invoices we separate the currency from the numerical values in amount fields. The values assigned to amount fields are always numerical. They never contain currency designations. Instead, the currency designation is contained in the Currency field.

Despite this fact, there are advantages to specifying currency notation for amount fields:

  • The fields are interpreted more accurately. For example, if the system knows that "$" appears before the value, it can filter it out (ignore it) without weighing whether that symbol might be a "5".
  • When displayed in Verify, the fields do not include the currency notation, so it is easier to quickly verify the numerical amount.