Processing invoices is probably one of the most popular scenarios for using RPA systems, such as UIPath and BluePrism. But, as we have already discussed in a previous article on this topic, RPA systems have a rather limited scope when it comes to handling unstructured documents like invoices. In this case, solutions for OCR and data capture, such as ABBYY FlexiCapture, come to the aid of RPA systems.
Automating the process of invoice processing provides many advantages to the company, and this topic was dealt with in detail in one of the previous articles. In brief, let me remind you why companies need to automate the processing of invoices:
– Increased productivity and processing speed of invoices
– Reducing the number of errors
– Transparency of business processes, better opportunities for analysis and monitoring
WiseTREND has extensive experience in implementing workflow automation solutions using ABBYY FlexiCapture, including using such popular RPA systems as UIPath and BluePrism. WiseTREND has developed connectors that make it easy to integrate ABBYY FlexiCapture with the popular RPA systems (UIPath, BluePrism) for processing incoming invoices. Such a collaboration of systems makes it easy to process both electronically generated invoices and paper invoices in a single workflow.
Purchase order processing
In addition to processing incoming invoices, RPA + ABBYY FlexiCapture integrated solution allows to automate the processing of incoming orders and invoicing customers in the shortest possible time. Such automation is a significant competitive advantage, allowing to improve customer service and, as a result, to earn more money.
Another important task that can be accomplished with RPA solutions from BluePrism and UIPath is the migration of business content, including invoices, from legacy ECM systems to modern ECM business solutions, such as MS SharePoint. Migration proceeds with minimal time, money and effort.
To summarize, connecting RPA systems, such as UIPath or BluePrism with OCR and data capture solutions from ABBYY, allows you to automate many different business processes and not just the scenarios that are discussed in this article.
Ilya Evdokimov is a long-term practitioner and expert in leading Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Data Capture and Document Processing techniques, technologies and solutions. With over 15 years of experience spanning enterprise software implementations, mobile applications development, cloud-based systems integration and desktop-level automation, Ilya Evdokimov uses through industry knowledge and experience to achieve high efficiency and workflow optimization in most challenging paper-dependent and digital image capture environments.