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Accelerating Intelligent Document Processing for SAP


In today's digital age, organizations face the challenge of managing millions of critical documents across various departments. To meet the demands of evolving customer expectations, manual and paper document-driven workflows must be redesigned. This blog explores how Pillir, powered by AWS and Adobe Acrobat Services, leverages the PDF Extract API to achieve intelligent document transformation and seamlessly integrate with SAP systems.

Challenges of Manual Document Processing:
A Sapio Research survey reveals that 90% of employees spend up to 8 hours a week managing documents. While digital document processing can accelerate workflows, challenges persist in automating custom clauses and handling conditional elements in ERP systems like SAP. Development teams face heavy-lifting tasks such as document generation, merging, metadata tagging, and information extraction.

Introducing Adobe Acrobat Services:
Adobe Document Cloud offers a suite of cloud-based APIs, including Acrobat Services, empowering developers to embed Acrobat's capabilities in applications and automate document processes. This blog focuses on how Pillir utilizes the PDF Extract API, a cloud-based web service leveraging Adobe's AI technology, to automatically extract and structure content from PDF documents.

Pillir's EdgeReady Cloud Platform:
Pillir's EdgeReady Cloud, hosted on AWS, acts as a rapid application development platform that accelerates digital processing techniques and automates document workflows. The platform seamlessly integrates Adobe Acrobat Services, specifically the PDF Extract API, with SAP systems, addressing use cases such as automating SAP Goods Receipt Workflow, optimizing Advanced Shipping Notice transactions, and increasing order accuracy.

Benefits of Pillir's Integration:
  • Digital Transformation with Embedded Document Workflow: Pillir simplifies the complexity of handling various document formats, offering an integrated solution for managing documents from invoices to purchase orders.
  • Enhanced Compliance and Data Accuracy: Built-in validations ensure data captured through Intelligent Document Processing is accurate and compliant with SAP business rules.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: Pillir's platform is highly scalable and flexible, adapting to different document types and processes, reducing complexities in building and managing integrations.
  • Seamless Integration with SAP: Out-of-the-box connectors and composable APIs facilitate real-time data exchange, reducing development time and resources.
  • Cost-effective Solution: The low-code/no-code nature of Pillir's platform reduces the total cost of ownership, allowing organizations to build and adapt solutions more cost-effectively.
Human Loops with Amazon A2I:
For certain business use cases, a human review of ML predictions may be necessary. Amazon A2I allows organizations to integrate human judgement and AI, enabling human review based on confidence score thresholds and ongoing audits of predictions.

Automating document processing with Pillir and Adobe Acrobat Services revolutionizes workflows, enabling organizations to work faster, smarter, and more efficiently. By incorporating AI and analytics, businesses can replace manual, paper-based processes, paving the way for an Intelligent Enterprise focused on core business operations.
Kapil Bhamburkar

Kapil Bhamburkar

Kapil is the Director of Customer Enablement at Pillir, has over 20 years of techno-functional experience in implementing enterprise business solutions for various industry verticals such as Logistics and Warehouse management, Production and Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Hi-Tech and Retail Industry clients. He is passionate about successfully deploying solutions using the EdgeReady Cloud. His experience and expertise in EdgeReady Cloud and understanding of business processes ensure that the deployment is always successful and on time. Before joining Pillir, Kapil worked with SEAL Consulting implementing SAP solutions for various global enterprises such as Chevron, Estee Lauder, HP, Celestica and others. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Applications and Business Management and lives in Monroe Twp, NJ with his wife and two kids.