PDF files and scanned documents are ubiquitous in today’s business environment. Often times, important business data is trapped inside these documents and extracting data from PDF is unfortunately more often than not a manual and tedious task. This task becomes even more daunting when we need to extract tables from PDFs or scanned images. Continue reading “Best Softwares to Extract Tables from PDF (and export them to Excel, CSV, …)”
Data is king. And databases are the hub of data. All business organizations have a database – whether SQL based or NoSQL based – that acts as a repository for all of their key business related information. But how would you use this database if the data to be used in it is only available in form of paper documents? Getting the data ‘out’ of scanned documents such as PDF, images or typed invoices is difficult. So what are the options when it comes to “scan to database software” that can create database records from documents? Read on and find out! Continue reading “Scan To Database Software: How To Convert Paper Documents To Database Records”
When we think of data extraction, there are only a handful of companies and tools that spring up to our minds and Ephesoft is one of them (other than Docparser of course). Compared to Docparser, Ephesoft is a much bigger and comprehensive data service, yet Docparser can be perfect Ephesoft alternative for many use-cases. Continue reading “Ephesoft vs. Docparser: Is Docparser An Ephesoft Alternative?”
You have business documents you get in pdf format: invoices, work orders, purchase orders and others. Sometimes data is in the pdf as a table or documents were scanned into a pdf. They hold data you need to process in your ERP or other database-driven information system. Unfortunately, PDF documents do not come with an easy ‘PDF to database’ function which can be used to get hold of your data. Continue reading “How to Convert PDF to Database Records (MySQL, PostGres, MongoDB, …)”
PDF is here to stay. In today’s work environment, PDF became ubiquitous as a digital replacement for paper and holds all kind of important business data. But what are the options if you want to extract data from PDF documents? Manually rekeying PDF data is often the first reflex but fails most of the time for a variety of reasons. In this article we talk about PDF data extraction solutions (PDF Parser) and how to eliminate manual data entry from your workflow. Continue reading “Extract Data From PDF: How to Convert PDF Files Into Structured Data”
A PDF Parser (also sometimes called PDF scraper) is a software which can be used to extract data from PDF documents. PDF Parsers can come in form of libraries for developers or as standalone software products for end-users.
PDF Parsers are used mainly to extract data from a batch of PDF files. Manual data entry (copy & paste) is a common alternative when data needs to be extracted from only a handful of documents. Continue reading “What is a PDF Parser? An introduction to PDF and Document Parsing”
Zonal Optical Character Recognition (OCR), also sometimes referred to as Template OCR, is a technology used to extract text located at a specific location inside a scanned document. In this article we’ll explain how Zonal OCR works and how it can be used to automate data-entry workflows. Continue reading “Using Zonal OCR to Extract Data Fields From Scanned Documents”
Processing rental application forms & agreements can be an overwhelming experience for property managers.
Docparser allows you to extract the differences from each rental application, and send that data to precisely the place you need it. Time and again we hear from property managers that have their desks & email inbox is overflowing with applications for properties that they manage. The problem? Weeding through all of the paperwork to get the core information that varies from application to application. Automate that extraction, and your workflow would be drastically improved, while saving hours of manual data entry and extraction. Enter Docparser. Continue reading “Rental Application & Agreement Parsing for Property Managers”
This post covers how to use Docparser for PDF to XML conversion. You’ll learn why converting PDF to XML is usually a challenging task and how easy it is to convert PDF to XML with Docparser. Continue reading “Convert PDF to XML – Turn PDF files into structured XML data with Docparser”
PDF’s are a very popular file format, BUT, that doesn’t mean that converting PDF to CSV and extracting text and table data from PDF files has always been a clear and easy mission. Until now. Whether you have 100 or 10,000 PDF files you want to extract single data fields and table data from, Docparser’s smart filters, and fixed & variable location extraction options will get your there. Continue reading “Convert PDF to CSV – Extract Tables and Text Data From PDF”