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andrewcrowe
Occasional Member - Level 2

Expense app camera function

Hi there,

I'm running the current version of the Concur Expense app on an iPhone 15. Whenever I try to take a closer photo of a receipt, the image is blurry and the app isn't switching between iPhone camera to provide a crisp / viewable receipt image. Is SAP aware of this issue and working on a solution? The only current solution is to save the photo to the camera roll, then upload, which isn't as efficient. 

Thank you, Andrew

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MelanieT
SAP Concur Employee
SAP Concur Employee

@andrewcrowe Hello!  I am very sorry for the issues happening with the camera.  I have reached out to our Mobile team to see if they are aware of this and if there is any workaround.  I will update you once I hear back!

 

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Thank you,
Melanie Taufen
SAP Concur Community Moderator
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Khurtz
Occasional Member - Level 1

Hi Melanie,

 

We are having this issue reported as well as the CEO of our company put in a ticket saying the used to not happen but now seems to happen frequently to her and other users she has spoken with. Please let me know if there is anything I can have her try or if this is determined to be a bug that your Mobile team is investigating.

andrewcrowe
Occasional Member - Level 2

Thanks @MelanieT and @Khurtz. The issue is the app is not switching between cameras within the iPhone - it is trying to take photos using the longer range camera, therefore can't focus on an element so close. I'm surprised the Concur Team isn't able to rectify as it would/should easily integrate into the Apple camera system, just like all other apps. 

 

The workaround is frustrating - take a normal photo with the iPhone photo app, then upload reducing efficiency.

 

Thanks, Andrew

TNuser
Occasional Member - Level 1

I called in and customer service was NO help!  Told me to delete and reinstall app. Still does it!

MelanieT
SAP Concur Employee
SAP Concur Employee

@andrewcrowe @TNuser @Khurtz  I was able to get more info from our Mobile team.  There is an R&D ticket that is in the Top 10 priority of issues in regards to the iPhone 15 and images showing as blurry.  This is something that our R&D team is working on currently and there is a planned fix.

 

 


Thank you,
Melanie Taufen
SAP Concur Community Moderator
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GB1
Occasional Member - Level 2

@MelanieT I am still experiencing this issue, months after you guys acknowledged you were "working on this". You mentioned it being a "top 10 issue". Are there any updates whatsoever?

KevinD
Community Manager
Community Manager

@GB1 Hello there. Melanie was on temporary assignment with our team and her time with us has ended. I just posted internally to our mobile team to see what the status of this is. I'll update once I hear something.


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Kevin Dorsey
SAP Concur Community Manager
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TriciaW
SAP Concur Employee
SAP Concur Employee

@andrewcrowe @TNuser @Khurtz @MelanieT In addition to what @MelanieT advised that this is a known issue and R&D are working on a fix, there is a workaround that has been recommended in cases that are currently open for this issue.  

 

The workaround is to switch macro off on native camera and then go back to concur to capture receipts. Can you please ask the affected user to turn macro off and then test.
To turn off the manual Macro Control when taking photos and videos, go to phone Settings > Camera, then turn off Macro Control.

 


Thank you,
Tricia Whipps
SAP Concur Community Moderator
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andrewcrowe
Occasional Member - Level 2

I don't find that workaround suitable or acceptable - I'm not going to turn off an advanced function of my phone camera to allow me to use my employers expense acquittal app. You would think that a company the size of SAP would be able to sort this issue quickly - it's quite likely a 15 year old developing their first app would be able to include this as a feature. 

GB1
Occasional Member - Level 2

@TriciaW I am still experiencing this issue, months after you guys acknowledged you were "working on this". Are there any updates whatsoever?

westwind96
New Member - Level 1

It's now May 2024 and obviously not resolved yet as I'm still experiencing the problem that others have noted with the camera on iPhone 15s.   Disappointing. 

GB1
Occasional Member - Level 2

I am experiencing the same issue on my iPhone13, iOS 17.5.1 (most recent). I agree the "workaround" isn't acceptable and so far just do my best with what it is. The images are legible but look like they were taken with a flip-phone. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

 

@MelanieT @TriciaW  @andrewcrowe 

KevinD
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hello everyone. My contact on our mobile team said that the fix was deployed with the SAP Concur app version 10.12. Please double-check your SAP concur mobile app is up to date. If it is and you are still experiencing the issue, please let me know.

 

Also, if you have screenshots of what you are experiencing, that would be great.


Thank you,
Kevin Dorsey
SAP Concur Community Manager
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