Human-Readable Reports and the Data Trapped Within

data extraction wpOften reports are produced with the intention that they will be printed and read by human eyes. In today’s data-driven world, however, some or all of that physical data needs to be transformed into electronic data that can be integrated into enterprise applications for operational and business intelligence use.

IT is usually tasked with extracting the important data trapped within human-readable reports. This complex process involves coding and writing scripts that identify data patterns in the underlying reports. Since typically the requirements for what data needs to be extracted and how it will be used comes from the business side of the enterprise, the process also involves multiple back-and-forth rounds between the business department and IT.

There must be an easier way. How about a software-based solution that automatically extracts the desired data and can be used by the business department with little or no IT involvement? What would such a solution look like?

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