How RPA Can Help Businesses With PDF Workflows?

Automating PDF tasks with Robotic Process Automation

You constantly hear about robots and AI taking over the workforce, and it isn’t any surprise. With digital workflows becoming more common, companies are looking to create “digital workforces” to perform the manual and repetitive tasks, faster and more accurately.

As a way to cut costs while scaling up, businesses are exploring their business automation options, and are gravitating towards Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

What is it and how can it help businesses with digital and document workflows? 

Below, we take a look at RPA technology, what it does for businesses, and how you can start automating PDF tasks on a small scale.

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How A PDF Suite Can Help Your Startup Run Smoothly

document management for startups

There are a number of things we all wish we could do better. When you’re a one-person team who’s trying to launch a startup, you need all the help you can get to be more efficient, more effective and do things better.

To that end, you can’t underestimate the value of a good, well-oiled, well-organized document management system. In addition to personality and grit, the tools you have at your disposal that will determine how well you can accomplish the multiple day to day digital document tasks.

Tools can fill those gaps as you start scaling up, and, as a bonus, those same tools can even help your future employees establish an official workflow. Though you may not think it, just having a tool like a desktop PDF converter can help kick start your digital document system into gear after its all mapped out.

Here’s how a professional PDF suite like Able2Extract can help a budding startup run more smoothly.

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Convert, Create & Edit PDF In Virtual Desktop Environments

Work with PDF in virtual desktop environments.

No one would argue that having the right software and utilities allows you to function at a high level. However, the only issue is that sometimes not all the software and utilities you normally use are available in a way that is cost effective, secure, and scalable for multiple users.

You already know that Able2Extract Professional is first widely known for its existing individual desktop installation.

Secondly, there’s also a server version of the software that offers more flexibility for large corporations, and thirdly, there are SDK versions which developer-oriented users can easily implement.

However, if you’re looking for a more convenient way of using Able2Extract Professional that falls in between a desktop installation and multi-user environment, we have a fourth solution for you.

We’re talking about a solution that works with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) systems, or what you may refer to more commonly as virtual desktop environments (VDE).

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The Cost of NOT Using PDF Software

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PDF software in digital document workflows are a staple. If you don’t have a PDF conversion tool, you’re instantly at a disadvantage.  Working without one is like trying to work with electronic documents and not having a word processor like Word, OpenOffice or Google Docs.

Admittedly, pricing points and learning curves become huge hurdles in adopting PDF software. However, if you think you’re saving money by NOT using a PDF software tool, think again.

Below are our top 3 reasons on how not using a dedicated PDF software solution is costing you more than you realize.

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How to Extract PDF Tables to Excel with Precision

extract PDF tables to Excel

Converting PDF to Excel is always a tedious task. With the large amount of rows and columns of data you have at your fingertips, the ability to work efficiently with your tables is important.

The custom PDF to Excel feature, as you well know, is aimed at giving you a user friendly way to gain as much control over the data conversion as possible.

You learned about Able2Extract’s Smart and Master templates feature last week, which helps the software to automatically identify and select specific table structures for quicker conversions into Excel.

Well, this week we’re going to unpack three other custom PDF to Excel features: Find Similar, Review Tables, and Show Highlights.

All three of these features further complement and assist the way in which you interact, navigate, and view selected table structures and the data which they contain.

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