Quickcomm uses text extraction tool to convert PDF documents into machine-readable text format

Quickcomm initially was manually processing telecom PDF invoices that contained information not available in the normal data feeds from telecom vendors. With this project they intended to be able to do the pre-processing for PDF data uploads into Quickcomms databases automatically.

Quickcomm is a global leader of Telecom Expense Management Software and Mobile Management solutions, enabling enterprise organizations and managed service providers to maximize the value of their telecom investment. Their premier solutions provide the capability to manage, control and align telecom and mobile infrastructures with organizational needs in order to achieve operational efficiencies and dramatically reduce costs. Quickcomm’s unrivaled technology, experienced telecommunication consultants and commitment to delivering exceptional customer service have made them the preferred choice by leading organizations around the globe.

Application Requirements and Implementation
With this project they intended to be able to do the pre-processing for PDF data uploads into Quickcomms databases automatically. By implementing this, the labor expenses should be reduced and the accuracy and speed of processing ought to be increased. The company was looking for a flexible tool to map and transform the PDF text contents. Previous products were not reliable or unable to process some of the necessary PDF documents and furthermore they were very inflexible. Quickcomm started to use the shell tool pdtxt – a part of the PDF Extract Tool – from PDF Tools in combination with pdtotxt to convert PDF documents into machine-readable text format with the necessary transformations.

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