In a world still full of physical documents and images, data collection and aggregation can be a tedious, error-prone process done by hand. Scanned forms, letters, prescriptions, and other documents with no digital form available currently require manual labor to acquire the information they contain.
Intelligent automation offers a solution to this challenge called optical character recognition (OCR). OCR’s powerful image recognition technology allows bots to recognize and record text from images and PDFs in a very short time, enabling extremely fast and accurate data collection and aggregation for analysis. Guidehouse’s RPA bots have helped some clients reduce data processing time by 90%, compressing dayslong processes into a matter of minutes.
Example use cases:
- Automated Report Generation: Built a solution that utilizes advanced OCR to read hundreds of scanned PDF documents, aggregate information with data from different websites, and produce reports. These reports directly point to issues of interest within the PDF documents, as well as highlight results of automated data consistency and business validation checks. The solution reduced processing time for each document from approximately 4 hours to 15 minutes.