PDF files are great for exchanging formatted files across platforms and between folks who don't use the same software. They are also a safe way to share documents without risk of unauthorized editing. But as PDFs become more and more prevalent in the business world, the need to extract important information for use in digital applications is becoming critical.
The easiest way to extract information from PDF files is through PDF data extraction software. Such software enables users to take out the needed information so it can be integrated into a company’s database for operations and business intelligence applications. This saves significant human resource time and dollars, frees up resources for other more important work, and eliminates bad data caused by human error.
With data extraction tools, users can carry out PDF extraction activities quickly. It takes only a couple of minutes for the software to remove text or images from the files and save them electronically. The quality of the extract information is very good. This means businesses have reliable information with which to work.
PDF data extraction software offers options for saving extracted data in a variety of formats such as SQL Server, Access, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases, any ODBC-compatible database, and formats such as fixed length, delimited, Excel, and XML. Some data extraction software products have easy-to-use interfaces that non-technical users are able to learn quickly and use effectively without help from IT.
Astera’s ReportMiner data extraction software is one of the smartest and easy-to-use tools on the market for extracting unstructured data. ReportMiner offers robust capabilities for PDF data extraction in an easy-to-use interface that enables users to extract data and then map it to a dataflow so they can take advantage of Astera’s advanced transformation and conversion features for a number of data integration and management processes.