RPA solutions using FlexiCapture

by Ilya Evdokimov | May 20, 2019 | FlexiCapture

RPA solutions using FlexiCapture

Why RPA needs OCR

What is RPA?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the most proven methods to automate business processes, automation of which previously seemed unattainable due to the complexity of these processes.

Today, special software robots, that can be quickly customized for the needs of a particular company, come to help to automate the business processes of thousands of companies around the world. RPA allows you to free company employees from such routine tasks as copying data between applications, transferring files and more, so employees can do more creative and interesting tasks, get more pleasure from their work, and, as a result, bring more profit to the company. At the moment there are a sufficient number of RPA solutions. The most well-known RPA solutions are UIPath and BluePrism.

Companies are constantly looking for ways to expand the scope of software robots. Today, an important direction of the implementation of RPA is the management of digital content, mainly e-documents. However, it is often necessary to work not with structured data, but with text or images, while for RPA it is important that the data has a certain structure and format. Thus, the problem of structuring information is key to the implementation of RPA in such business processes.

RPA solutions using FlexiCapture

What is OCR?

Optical character recognition (OCR) is a technology that allows turning different document types (scanned, photo, pdf, and etc.) to a searchable format.

Suppose that you have a paper document sent by your partner via email and you want to find a phrase in it. Firstly, you have to scan a paper document, but the scanned file is only a set of dots, and you cannot search phrases among them. That is why you need OCR. OCR technology converts dots into symbols, words, and phrases and allows you working with.

Why RPA solutions need ABBYY FlexiCapture?

ABBYY FlexiCapture (well-known software product for OCR and Data Capture) is the perfect solution to help RPA document processing. ABBYY FlexiCapture allows to turn unstructured information easily and quickly into structured, suitable for processing by software robots.

Combining RPA solutions such as UiPath and BluePrism with OCR technologies like ABBYY FlexiCapture allows companies to automate a much wider range of business processes, reduce people’s participation in the RPA document processing, and thus reduce costs and take business advantages.

WiseTREND has extensive experience with ABBYY FlexiCapture, including integrating ABBYY FlexiCapture into the workflow of RPA solutions such as UIPath and BluePrism. Using specially developed connectors, ABBYY FlexiCapture obtains unstructured documents from RPA (UIPath or BluePrism), classifies them, extracts data, checks data using extensive business rules, and then returns structured data to the RPA system.

Summing up we can that use of the UIPath + FlexiCapture and BluePrism + FlexiCapture allows to expand the scope of application of the RPA document processing, and automate those business processes, the automation of which only yesterday seemed impossible.