One of the biggest problems in document management is the diversity of paperwork formats, structures and origins. As a rule, dealing with the data stored in non-standardized PDFs and on paper requires time and effort.
There are tools that help optimize document workflow. For example, the systems based on optical character recognition (OCR) technology are able to extract data from different digitized documents. However, there’s no such one-size-fits-all tool that would be able to process any document in any format. Often, it requires costly manual verification to guarantee the accuracy of data extraction.
Agriculture analytics and research provider in the UK was facing the exact problem. The company asked Digiteum to build a custom web application to automate the processing of PDF invoices of different structures and extract meaningful information from these documents such as invoice number, date, company’s name, the total amount, etc.