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AlgoDocs Software Review

Manual Data extraction from PDFs and images is not easy, the issue is even harder if the PDF contains graphs, tables, or any other form of non-linear content. I personally during the last three years suffered from this problem and spent a long time copying text and tables from scanned documents. At that time I wished and hoped to find a software/platform that can efficiently extract the proper content from such files easily, fast, and without errors.

The question is how to extract text from an image or PDF. We've all needed a text extraction or OCR platform at some point. But, currently, if this is your first time looking for a text extraction tool, the process of extracting text from a PDF or image can be done easily thanks to the improvement in Artificial Intelligence.

Hence, there are now multiple data extraction platforms that can be used to convert Images and scanned files into editable text. These platforms also turn such files into structured data saved in some well-known formats like Excel, JSON, or CSV files. In this article, I will talk about my favorite and personal selection, which is AlgoDocs. Let's review the AlgoDocs to see how data such as tables and handwriting can be easily extracted from PDFs and images.

What is AlgoDocs?

AlgoDocs is a popular and powerful tool that makes it easy to handle scanned documents in a safe way. AlgoDocs is probably the best way to get data from PDFs and images. I love it because of its simplicity, speed, and user-friendly interface. It has advanced AI-powered functionality like extracting data from low-quality images with as low dpi as 75 (see Figures 1 and 2). Also, AlgoDocs allows us to easily extract tables and records.

Sample of low-quality (black&white) scanned image.

Figure1. Sample of low-quality (black&white) scanned image.

The extracted table from the scanned image using AlgoDocs

Figure2. The extracted table from the scanned image, shown in Figure1, using AlgoDocs.

When it comes to extracting data, AlgoDocs relies on AI to do the heavy work. Its advanced algorithms use Image Processing and OCR with human perception. As a result, AlgoDocs offers successful data extraction with impressive OCR accuracy thanks to its Self-Learning Algorithms.

AlgoDocs comes in both a free and a premium edition, the forever free subscription plan with 50 pages per month and the premium one is reasonably priced.

How do you extract data from a PDF and Images using AlgoDocs?

Step 1: Create extracting rules:- Through the user-friendly interfaces you will be guided to create the rules and specify the required information like email addresses and phone numbers.

Step 2: Upload the document:- Choose a file(s) to upload. You can use one of the multiple ways to upload the file(s) like Google Drive, AlgoDocs UI/API or email integration.

Step 3: Export and save:- This allows you to extract the data from an image or PDF easily and use it however you like. You can now export the extracted data to Excel, JSON, or CSV and even accounting applications, and many other applications.

Examples of Document Types Supported by AlgoDocs

AlgoDocs can be used with different types and formats of documents. Its data extraction algorithms are adaptable so that you can use them with any amount of fields.

PDF or scanned invoices

Are you constantly receiving a large number of bills from suppliers? So, you shouldn't waste time manually putting data from invoices into the system. AlgoDocs extracts the required fields such as invoice numbers, dates, total, items, and client data from invoices easily.

Bank Statements

If you need to process financial documents like Bank Statements. AlgoDocs will help you properly extract the data you need. Moreover, after data extraction, transactions can be saved to Excel or CSV or immediately sent to your accounting software.

HR Forms and Payroll

It's possible to extract useful data from HR documents and payroll systems with AlgoDocs. It's also helpful in making applications and getting data ready in any style you prefer.

Receipts

AlgoDocs is a helpful tool for extracting relevant data from paper receipts. For example, it helps with the tax number, receipt number, total VAT, etc.

Sales and Purchase Orders

This OCR tool lets you get the information you need out of purchase and sale invoices in the format you select. You can also relocate or export data to multiple applications of your choosing.

Reports

This OCR tool can extract any data from statistics data presented as tables. The collected data can be directly sent to any system and used for additional analysis.

Other Documents

As the data extraction rules in this AlgoDocs are flexible and can be modified, you can use it for a wide range of purposes. If you need support processing data in a non-standard format. AlgoDocs provide us with nice and easy-to-follow articles and Video Tutorials, which demonstrate how easily we can use the friendly interfaces and all functionalities of AlgoDocs.

 AlgoDocs Software Pricing

The forever free subscription plan – (Best for testing or personal use)

Features

Extract/perform any of the following actions from 50 Pages Per Month

  • Extract Data from PDF Files and Images
  • Unlimited Extractors
  • Unlimited fields to extract
  • Unlimited tables to extract
  • Import Documents with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Zapier Integrations
  • Export Extracted Data to 100's Integrations with Zapier
  • Download Extracted Data to Excel, CSV, JSON & XML
  • REST API Integration
  • Free (Limited) Support for Setting Up Extractors
  • Standard Retention of Documents (30 days)

 

Basic- $23 for a Month (Best for starting businesses or individual needs)

Features

  • Extract from 300 Pages Per Month
  • Extract Data from PDF Files and Images
  • Unlimited Users
  • Unlimited Extractors
  • Unlimited fields to extract
  • Unlimited tables to extract
  • Import Documents with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Zapier Integrations
  • Export Extracted Data to 100's Integrations with Zapier
  • Download Extracted Data to Excel, CSV, JSON & XML
  • REST API Integration
  • Inbound E-mail Integration
  • Free Support for Setting Up Extractors
  • Extended Retention of Documents (120 days)
  • Business- $84 for a Month (Perfect for small teams)

Features

  • Extract from 1500 Pages Per Month
  • Extract Data from PDF Files and Images
  • Unlimited Users
  • Unlimited Extractors
  • Unlimited fields to extract
  • Unlimited tables to extract
  • Import Documents with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Zapier Integrations
  • Export Extracted Data to 100's Integrations with Zapier
  • Download Extracted Data to Excel, CSV, JSON & XML
  • REST API Integration
  • Inbound E-mail Integration
  • Free Support for Setting Up Extractors
  • Extended Retention of Documents (240 days)

Ultimate- - $175 for a Month (Ideal for large teams)

Features

  • Extract from 5000 Pages Per Month
  • Extract Data from PDF Files and Images
  • Unlimited Users
  • Unlimited Extractors
  • Unlimited fields to extract
  • Unlimited tables to extract
  • Import Documents with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Zapier Integrations
  • Export Extracted Data to 100's Integrations with Zapier
  • Download Extracted Data to Excel, CSV, JSON & XML
  • REST API Integration
  • Inbound E-mail Integration
  • Free (Priority) Support for Setting Up Extractors
  • Extended Retention of Documents (360 days)

 

What are you waiting for!!!,try AlgoDocs free subscription plan, it is forever with 50 pages per month. 

 

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  • Lina Oliva
    Lina Oliva Β· Jan 15, 2023
    Lina oliva has a master's degree in management innovation and social entrepreneurship. He has worked as an entrepreneur and marketing manager in different companies in Sweden and abroad. At the moment Lina is working with a variety of social innovation projects on a voluntary basis. I hope to start a career in copywriting after this course. This is my google blogger https://etcoffer.blogspot.com/ Supervisors: master's degree