I've already received some viable options for this (see below) from our 90 Minds/OASIS group, but I'm interested in hearing any additional feedback – as well as any other options that might be available.
Is there a way to auto-read / convert .pdf’s (e.g., OCR – optical character recognition) for bringing data into MAS 90/200?
Have a client who receives lots of .pdf Sales Orders from a big Customer of theirs. Customer is not willing to provide an Excel format of the orders due to data security concerns. They are open to a true EDI solution but that ain’t gonna happen anytime soon. So we’re wondering what other options might be available to help streamline and automate the entry of these Sales Orders. Initially I was thinking along the lines of a Document Management solution that has OCR functionality and can read in scanned invoices.
Check this out:
Have you looked at Personable Inc.'s ScanWriter?
I've been using that to import my PDFs and Excel files. I think it imports just about any file and you can directly scan your documents if you have physical copies.
It saved me a lot of time and best of all, I don't have to enter data by hand anymore!
As for file security, I use the workstation edition so I have everything directly in-office. They also have a server option and I think they just came out with a Cloud version. From what you're describing, I think you might want to look at the Cloud or Server option. Here's the link! http://www.personable.com/2012-cloud-overview.htm
It's definately worth a look.
- Ashley F.
if you need OCR Recognition tech to recognize text from scanned documents, images or existed PDF documents, take a look at .NET Imaging OCR SDK..it works well for me .and hope that it can help
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