Transforming Business Documents into Business Value
Enterprise automation starts with a comprehensive platform for acquiring, processing, validating and delivering the right data into critical processes. ABBYY FlexiCapture is an Intelligent Document Processing platform built for the needs of today’s complex digital enterprise.
FlexiCapture brings together the best NLP, machine learning, and advanced recognition capabilities into a single, enterprise-scale platform to handle every type of document, from simple forms to complex free-form documents, and every job size, from ad hoc single documents to large batch jobs requiring tough SLAs.
Orchestrating the process from acquisition to delivery, FlexiCapture feeds content-driven business applications such as RPA and BPM, helping organizations focus on customer service, cost reduction, compliance, and competitive advantage.
Flexible workflow customization capabilities
With FlexiCapture capabilities, it is easy to create applications that meet the requirements of specific internal or outsourced business scenarios. FlexiCapture customization scripts and web service API enable companies to tailor processing stages and data routing to suit specific customer needs, including:
Scanning and classification
FlexiCapture offers scripting capabilities for customizing scanning and classification stages. It is vital for some projects to have additional tools for scanning and classification in order to perform special actions or follow regulations.
Recognition and extraction
This script enables a third-party OCR/ICR engine to recognize any region of a field in the document during the customized recognition stage. Recognition stage includes assembly of documents, document sets, text, and data extraction can be adjusted to any custom scenario.
Auto-correction and data validation
The auto-correction script is launched automatically after recognition to auto-replace or modify data in recognized fields. Data validation scripts can be used to create rules to define custom algorithms for data validation and normalization (e.g. dictionaries, entire collection or just a custom set of symbols).
Document image enhancement
In contrast to the standard assembly rules in document definition properties, a custom script provides the flexibility in document image enhancements by assembling documents into document sets based on user-defined rules, including:
Checking values (numbers, dates, etc.) in recognized fields
Requesting a flexible processing order for different combinations of documents that belong to the same set (e.g., AB or BC, or AD)
Splitting pages into separate documents.
For the customized verification process, the scripts add controls over document-specific functions, change the software’s behavior for a particular project, or launch automatically for some events that occur when a batch, document or field is processed.
All processed data can be exported to different formats for further data utilization. Create custom export modules with a scriptable export to deliver data and images directly to external applications, including ECM, CRM and ERP systems.
Simply run samples of routine documents through the system and it will automatically learn how to classify and extract data from similar documents.
FlexiCapture HTML5 Web stations support Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and other browsers. Global companies can distribute and manage relevant business processes across remote locations through a responsive Web interface that’s accessible anywhere and easy to maintain.
Document classification automation
Classify documents into different types (e.g., driver’s license, bank statement, tax form, contract, invoice, etc.) and variations (e.g., invoices from different vendors) to automatically sort incoming documents and route them to predefined destinations. FlexiCapture offers image, text, or rule-based classification methods that can be combined into a hierarchical system to deliver the greatest straight-through processing performance and reduced manual review.
ABBYY FlexiCapture is a highly accurate and scalable document workflow platform that intelligently captures, classifies and transfers critical data from unstructured and structured documents to the right process, workflow or decision engine.
AUTOMATED DOCUMENT ENTRY
AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT CLASSIFICATION
The neural-based automatic document classification technology enables sorting of documents by types (e.g., driver license, bank statement, tax form, contract, invoice, etc.) and custom subcategories (e.g., invoices from vendor A, invoices from vendor B, etc.) by text content and image patterns.
It learns quickly and easily, enabling it to perform as an autoclassifier – just provide a set of sample documents (no fewer than 10 documents of each type) and specify reference classes for each document in the set. Not only does it define a document type, but also selects a correct document definition for further content processing.
For many real-life scenarios, the precision/recall ratio can be adjusted easily: simply prioritize either recall or precision, or use the “balanced” mode.
At the recognition stage, document images are assembled into multi-page documents or document sets. Their content and data are intelligently extracted and validated automatically in an unattended mode.
Automatic assembly: multi-page documents out of pages
This task can be done either by separators (e.g. blank pages inserted between the two documents), page counters, or with the help of ABBYY neural-based classification algorithms that automatically identify.
Highly accurate OCR/ICR/OMR and barcode recognition incorporating:
Optical character recognition of printed text in up to 200 languages, including CJK.
Intelligent character recognition for hand-printed text in over 130 languages.
Barcode recognition for a variety of 1D and 2D barcodes.
Optical mark recognition for a wide range of checkmarks.
ABBYY FlexiCapture runs consistency checks to ensure all case-related documents are assembled correctly into a full document set. For a case management scenario, it enables comparison of:
Key fields, seals, photos or signatures of different documents by displaying their main fields on the same сase.
Relevant data inside company’s databases against extracted data.
Automatic validation includes:
Comparison against databases
Conformity with built-in validation rules
Compliance with formats
ABBYY FlexiCapture automatically extracts data from a variety of paper or digital-born document types, structured and unstructured, such as mortgage applications, tax returns, questionnaires, credit card applications, contracts, invoices, customer emails and many more.
Verification station allows checking if extracted fields match those of the original document. Alternatively, verification can be started manually using the web-based verification station, easily accessible to a verification operator from any physical location. Any of the following techniques can be used:
Group verification allows verifying the similar checkmarks or digits across batch of documents by displaying all discovered versions in a single Verification window.
Field verification mode enables automatic checking of data fields one by one, or the characters in a field.
Verification in Document Window
Recognized data fields can be viewed simultaneously and compared against the original document image. Poorly recognized characters (e.g. handwritten text or notes) can be typed manually into the fields.
A web verification station deployed on a third-party system can be accessed via single sign-on technology (using SAML 2.0). Users interact with the integrated web verification station the same way they interact with a non-integrated station.
ABBYY FlexiCapture automatically exports recognized data to different file formats, or to databases, systems of record and other destination points in line with user-defined rules:
Corporate file storage repositories – SharePoint, Laserfiche, etc.
ODBC compatible databases – Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Access.
ERP and ECM systems – SAP, Microsoft, IBM, Sage, MYOB, Acumatica and others.
Smooth integration with RPA workflows to delivery data in legacy systems.
Exporting document sets
Document set images can be exported to one PDF file or placed in a storage location. A file or database record should describe the structure of the document set and contain a link to each document image.
Document set fields (including fields in child documents) can be exported to ODBS databases and files. All fields in child documents are available when setting up an export; you can set up mapping and redact sensitive information both in a document section and in linked documents.