What is Intelligent Document Processing?

Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) uses artificial-intelligence-based technologies to process structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents. Businesses employ Intelligent Document Processing as an integral part of their hyperautomation strategy. IDP enables straight-through processing of documents by automatically capturing, extracting, and processing data embedded in business documents, in just about any process in any industry.

The potential of IDP to contribute to increased efficiency and customer satisfaction is tremendous.  

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Features & Benefits

Revolutionizing Intelligent Document Processing for enterprises

Vantage AI skills

Core AI skills to process any document

The Vantage platform comes with a set of core AI skills that provide the foundation for processing documents of any kind—structured, semi-structured, or unstructured, and all type of data including machine printed, hand printed, barcodes, signatures, and check boxes.

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Trained document skills to get off to a quick start

Trained skills can be quickly designed to understand and extract information from all types of documents, or users can browse the ABBYY Marketplace for pre-trained document skills—invoices, purchase orders, receipts, W-2 forms, utility bills, insurance claims—to save development time and gain quicker ROI.

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No-code design of skills

Easy no-code skill designer allows citizen developers to design, train, and publish document skills for all types of structured and unstructured documents.

Vantage Skill Monitor

Monitor and analyze document processes

Measure and analyze the performance of all your deployed skills—so you can continuously improve and move your document process automation to the next level.

Vantage integration with Blue Prism, UiPath, and Automation Anywhere

Integrate with any intelligent automation system

Out-of-the-box integration with intelligent automation platforms including Blue Prism, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, and more makes all Vantage skills auto-discoverable from  RPA, BPM, Chatbots, mobile apps, and more.

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Improve accuracy with continuous learning

Vantage skills are continuously getting smarter and more accurate over time, as new document variations and statistical data is collected during human-in-the-loop review. The impact of this makes your business processes more efficient over time and require less human intervention.

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How Vantage Intelligent Document Processing works

Start with a skill from the ABBYY Marketplace, or train and publish skills, making them discoverable to any automation tool—RPA, BPM, ECM, systems of engagement, and mobile devices.

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Design and train a skill

Start by designing and training a skill using the Vantage Skill Designer or select from a catalog of pre-trained skills available in the ABBYY Marketplace.

Publish your skill

Publish your skills to the Vantage Catalog, making the skills discoverable to any process automation platform or workflow using one of the pre-built connectors. Develop your own integration to other systems using the Vantage REST API.

Monitor performance

Once skills are deployed, Vantage then monitors, measures, and analyzes performance of all your deployed skills, creating new learning models—so you can continuously improve and move your automation to the next level.

ABBYY Marketplace

The ABBYY Marketplace provides a rich collection of document skills, connectors, and other technology assets, which enhance the ABBYY Vantage platform and accelerate your digital transformation initiatives. Find the skills that match your business today.

Vantage Intelligent Document Processing use cases

The easy-to-use, no-code Vantage platform can be utilized to set up and train Document, Classification, and Process Skills for just about any document type and flow. Intelligent Document Processing made simple and accessible.

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Customer onboarding & Know Your Customer (KYC)

Vantage provides digital workers with the skills that allow them to automatically read, route, and process documents typically required in KYC processes, enabling faster and better customer service from the first interaction during account opening and customer onboarding.

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Transportation & logistics

Digitize and automate the shipping documentation process for a variety of documents such as shipping instructions, waybills, receipts, and orders to expedite freight flow through forwarders, carriers, and customs clearance.

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Loan processing

Empower your digital workforce with the necessary document skills to understand and process the diverse set of banking documents associated with lending.

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Insurance claims processing

Build a new set of digital workers to augment your insurance claim process, eliminate human error, and speed up the processing and handling of insurance claims.

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Vantage OCR Skill

An easy-to-integrate automated cloud OCR service that transforms documents into structured, actionable, process-ready content.

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Begin learning how ABBYY Vantage can change the way you process your documents and accelerate your digital transformation journey here.

Processing Your First Documents with Vantage

Learn how easy it is to get started with Vantage – upload your documents and Vantage will take care of the rest.

How to Create and Train a Vantage Document Skill

Learn how to use the Vantage Skill Designer to create and train a new Document Skill with just a few sample documents.

How to Create and Train a Classification Skill in ABBYY Vantage

Learn how to use the Vantage Skill Designer to train a new Classification Skill. You need just a few samples of each document class.

How to Automate a Complete Workflow, by Creating a Vantage Process Skill

Use the Vantage Skill Designer to automate workflows from input to output by creating a Process Skill.

How to Edit a Document Skill

Learn how to adapt already existing skills to your specific documents and business requirements.

How to Verify Documents in the Review Client

Learn how a manual reviewer can verify or correct extracted data as a human-in-the-loop, using the manual review client of ABBYY Vantage.

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Integral part of enterprise business processes

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Integrated within specialized enterprise software applications

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Connected with intelligent automation systems

Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) frequently asked questions

Intelligent Document Processing applies AI and machine learning techniques to enable technology to read and process content in documents like a human. While incoming business data arrives from a variety of sources—email and attachments, digital documents (e.g., PDF), faxes, paper scan images, etc.—IDP provides a time-saving, error-reducing results to ensure that the data from those document sources (structured, semi-structured, and unstructured) is automatically processed quicky and accurately.

No. While IDP does incorporate data capture, its capabilities are broader. IDP extends optical character recognition (OCR) and data capture technology to incorporate “intelligence” using machine learning, NLP, and other advance technologies, which adds more expert skill and decision-making to the processing of content.

No, IDP is not RPA. While RPA can automate repetitive tasks within defined business processes that run on data, RPA does not have the skills needed to understand the content in context and make skilled decisions. RPA can be augmented with Intelligent Document Processing such as ABBYY Vantage to acquire the skills needed to intelligently process document content. Learn more here.

The foundation of IDP, which is OCR, has been around for decades. But IDP today is much more than that. Legacy capture solutions rely on simple character recognition, templates, rules-based document processing, and basic data extraction and validation capabilities. With the addition of machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) delivered as pre-trained document “skill” models, modern IDP offers skilled reading and extraction of document data, with the ability to make decisions about what documents mean in the process, in the moment. Modern IDP more closely reflects the way humans process documents.

Businesses across industries have successfully implemented Intelligent Document Processing for content-centric processes, including Financial Services, Insurance, Transportation & Logistics, Supply Chain, Healthcare, and more. The best way to ensure success with an IDP implementation is to begin with process mining. This helps you first understand your process and the way content enables it, helping you determine where document automation can have the greatest impact.

With ABBYY Vantage, IDP is readily available and accessible to the business user or citizen developer. Vantage is the industry’s first low-code / no-code IDP platform that offers pre-built “document skills” that can immediately start understanding your business documents with basically no deployment time. Simply visit the ABBYY Marketplace, select the document skill that you need, and get started Intelligent Document Processing.

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