Extract PDF Data from Machine-generated Documents
Easily set rules for extracting and processing data from PDF invoices, purchase orders, shipping notifications, and more with Babelway. Welcome to the future of B2B integration.
Automated processing of complex business documents – like invoices – requires precision. Why? Because even technologies that are accurate most of the time (like automatic recognition and OCR) erode automation when you have to double check entries for errors. Babelway allows users to configure extraction rules in minutes based on fixed or relative document positions, so that data is accurately captured and transformed for truly touchless processing.
André Valentin, Technical Enablement Manager – Tradeshift
Finally, a solution with no coding or programming required! Set up automated PDF extraction rules using Babelway’s user-friendly interface by simply pointing and clicking.
Electronic data exchange might not make financial sense for all of your active suppliers. With Babelway, you can digitize structured documents sent by mid-tier suppliers without thier direct involvement.
Send and receive all of your partner data in XML, JSON, CSV, X12, and other formats through a variety of gateways, including AS2, HTTP, SAP, and others.
How to Extract and Process PDF Data
STEP 1 – IMPORT A STRUCTURED PDF DOCUMENT
Choose and upload a PDF document from a supplier that sends moderate-to-high volumes of PDF documents that are structured, meaning machine-generated. (The rules you sent up for importing data from this structured document will create a template for future documents of the same type from this supplier.)
STEP 2 – CREATE EXTRACTION RULES
Point and click to help Babelway define items from the PDF document you want to extract and estabilish how the platform will recognize these data elements in this and successive files.
STEP 3 – ESTABILISH YOUR CONNECTION
With PDF extraction rules defined, you can configure your new channel and then map data from the PDF document template you created to the required structure of your system. To complete the configuration of your connection, you will need to know your system’s transfer method (the wat in which the document needs to be received) as well as its format requirements (X12, CSV, XML, etc.). You can test the connection before pushing it live.