A key aspect to any low code workflow is collecting and packaging your data so it can be modified, delivered, or displayed. But what if your source data is trapped inside a PDF? (Think invoices, receipts, reports, and statements). To retrieve the data you could open the PDF, find the data and manually enter the information into your workflow. For tasks you rarely run, that may suffice. But if you perform this manual task even occasionally, it can become a tedious use of time.
Docparser unlocks the data trapped in your PDFs. After a little setup, you can start feeding Docparser your PDFs - and it will spit out the information you're looking for. When leveraged in a low code workflow, Docparser can be a significant time saver and can make your output seem superhuman.
By unlocking data in PDFs, Docparser fills an important role in the low code workflow space. The features included in the platform allow you to grab a variety of data types - so you're not limited to simple text fields. Additionally, Docparser is built with interoperability in mind - through Zapier, custom webhooks and unique email addresses that can automatically consume PDF attachments. This diverse feature set makes it a compelling addition to our low code toolkit.
Full disclosure, our experience with Docparser has been good enough that we have not explored alternative tools.
The goal with most workflows is automation and flexibility — and by automatically retrieving data from PDFs, Docparser greatly increases our ability automate. Without this tool (or we suppose a similar alternative), you could be forced to manually extract data from your PDFs. Their integration with Zapier is critical to this automation capability.
One thing to note with Docparser, as with most powerful no code tools, there is a learning curve. You can get started relatively quickly, but your first foray may be frustrating. We recommend starting with a very simple use case to test the platform and get familiar. Otherwise if you dive right in to your final application, you could become overwhelmed and frustrated with your progress.