Support for a Range of Unstructured Data Formats
With Astera ReportMiner, users can extract information from a wide range of unstructured data formats, including PDFs, PDF forms, TXT, PRN, RTF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, and COBOL. Native connectivity to all popular databases, enterprise applications, and cloud solutions allows users to easily connect to any data sources and export data onto the visual builder of ReportMiner for data extraction, profiling, and conversion.
Template-Based Data Capture
Using a template-based data extraction approach, Astera ReportMiner enables users to build reusable extraction templates and use them to extract meaningful information from all incoming documents with similar layouts. Creating these extraction templates is quick, easy, and code-free with Astera ReportMiner’s drag-and-drop interface, auto-creation of data extraction patterns, and automated name and address parsing.
Automation of Data Extraction Jobs
Astera ReportMiner automates the data extraction process and expedites data preparation with features like email/FTP/folder integration, job scheduling, automated name and address parsing, and auto-creation of data extraction patterns. Users can design a workflow for a routine data extraction job and set time- or event-based triggers to run the job at specific intervals or every time an unstructured data file of a specific template is received.
Data Quality and Validation
Astera ReportMiner allows business users to create custom data quality rules to establish 100% confidence in data. Once defined, quality rules can be reused for all incoming files based on the same template. Each record undergoes all specified checks, and records that do not meet the defined criteria are flagged as per rule parameters. Users can view the reason for any flagged records and get the exact location of the erring data inside the document.
Ability to Export Data to Any Destination
Extracted data can be loaded to any destination of choice using Astera’s extensive library of built-in connectors. The data extraction software offers out-of-the-box connectivity to popular databases, file formats, enterprise applications, cloud solutions, web services, and BI and analytics tools, such as Tableau and PowerBI. This allows users to combine unstructured data with structured data for analysis and reporting.
Private Cloud or On-Premise Deployment
Astera offers a variety of deployment options, depending on the organization’s specific requirements. The on-premise model remains a popular choice, where the user installs the data extraction software on their own network, both the server and the design components. With the private cloud option, Astera will configure an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance and host the integration server on the cloud for you. The design component can reside on-premises or in the cloud.
SaaS Data Extraction Platform
With our SaaS offering, we provide users with a fully hosted solution, where they are given access to a website configured for their organization. You can submit files for processing and receive extracted data in real-time. Our experts will build the extraction solution for your use case and deploy it for you.
How Data Extraction Works