Expense recovery system for multi-function device with smart data entry

  • US 7,526,213 B2
  • Filed: 09/05/2007
  • Issued: 04/28/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A cost recovery system, comprising:

  • a multi-function device including an internal meter;

    a host computer connected to the multi-function device;

    wherein the multi-function device is configured to scan a paper document and create an electronic file;

    wherein the multi-function device is configured to print a paper document from an electronic file;

    wherein the multi-function device is configured to track transaction information using the internal meter;

    wherein the multi-function device is configured the multi-function device to communicate a transaction record including information concerning the transaction directly to the host computer;

    wherein the multi-function device and the host computer are connected via a network; and

    wherein the multi-function device includes an input device and is configured to receive a user identifier and a client identifier via the input device.

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