Riding a bicycle in a virtual garden, turning paper documents into flowering bushes and exotic trees, saving the planet from an ecological catastrophe with your own hands… No, this is not the trailer for a new fantastic movie, but a description of the AR solution recently introduced on the Ukrainian market for promoting the exchange of electronic invoices and acts. You should have already heard about Raccoon.World and the rehabilitation solution for people with hand disabilities we described earlier on Syndicode blog. This time Raccoon.World presented the new solution using which Ukrainian accountants learn how to exchange electronic primary documents in… augmented reality!
Sending acts, invoices and signing contracts in electronic form is possible and legal in Ukraine with the help of electronic digital signature. Electronic document interchange is an excellent initiative that saves time, helps to save nature and brings our business processes closer to European ones. Thus, accountants have long been issuing reports and registering tax invoices. But electronic primary documentation at the moment is not mandatory at the legislative level, and ordinary accountants continue old-school sending invoices and acts in envelopes and store paper archives in hundreds of folders. M.E.Doc, the Ukrainian developer of the software for reporting and document interchange, decided to go non-standard way and promote the idea of exchanging primary e-documents through… a game in augmented reality developed by Raccoon.World.
‘We decided to promote the electronic exchange of the primary in gamified format to show how easy it is,’ – says M.E.Doc CEO Alesya Belousova.
Development of the application was done by the Ukrainian technology company Raccoon.World, one of the activities of which is the creation of business solutions based on the use of virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) technologies and signature controllers made by them.
‘We were glad to cooperate with the company that for more than 18 years has been bringing new trends in enterprise management – electronic accounting, reporting, and now – the exchange of primary documents,’ says Alexey Radovichenko, Raccoon.World CCO. – ‘We are proud that our product not only brings positive emotions but also helps in such an important task as promoting the electronic exchange of the primary documents. By the way, we were so inspired by the project that the act of acceptance with M.E.Doc was already signed electronically’.
Thanks to the AR game, the developer of M.E.Doc has added an entertaining component to forums, seminars and training for accountants, where the company offers visitors to try this innovative entertainment. Only over the summer more than 3000 accountants already had the opportunity to visit the augmented reality. But there will be much more of them because the developer of M.E.Doc has a wide partner network – more than 600 partners throughout Ukraine – and after testing the decision by the main office it will be implemented in the regions.
What exactly is this game for accountants? The player puts on glasses of augmented reality and is transferred to the virtual world. He travels along the virtual road, and paper documents appear in front of him. By shooting these papers with the help of a special controller developed by Raccoon.World, the player turns the documents into electronic ones – and a virtual paradise garden blossoms around him. The message at the end of the game ‘And now introduce in the real life!’ helps to understand how it is possible to save nature in the real world with the help of the transition to electronic document interchange.
Thanks to such an entertainment at the stand of M.E.Doc is constantly crowded. Bright emotions participants receive during the game contribute to the informal and more open communication of the developer with its customers. And the exchange of electronic documents becomes clearer and closer. Thus, M.E.Doc and Raccoon.World have proved that VR/AR is no longer just technology for the sake of technology, it is a working tool for solving specific business problems.