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SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation provides convenient and smart solutions to simplify the extraction of data from documents. Document Information Extraction, an SAP AI Business Services capability has been integrated into SAP Intelligent RPA from September 2021 to enable the users with the flexibility of choosing between different information extraction options. Further information on integration touchpoints can be viewed in this blog.
This blog post is part of Document Extraction series which aims at empowering the community with detailed step by step guides by explaining the capabilities of Document Extraction within SAP Intelligent RPA. It will use a sample extraction use-case to showcase the capability of rule-based capturing of information from the document.
In the corporate world, there are numerous types of documents which needs to be processed to obtain the business information. Such documents can be different than the generic types such as Invoice, Purchase Order or Payment Advice. Such custom document types are difficult to be automated using pre-build procedures.
Let’s look onto a scenario where a company receives multiple Power of Attorney documents from different associates. Company also maintains a database to manage the associates by storing the complete document text, Shipper Number, Exporter Identification Number and Date.
We will simplify and realize this use-case by using the new “Open Document (Online OCR)” activity along with some pre-existing activities.
All the existing activities in the below mentioned blogs can be used with the new activity Open Document (Online OCR).
The difference lies in the first activity Open Document (Online OCR) or Open PDF. Open PDF can only opens machine readable PDF’s and does not work with scanned images or documents. With the new activity Open Document (Online OCR), you can open scanned images or documents as well.
By reading this blog post, you have learned about the new Open Document (Online OCR) activity and its usage. In addition to that, you got a basic overview of how simple and convenient activities can be used to extract information from the documents.
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