Streamline Data Entry of Paper-Based Documents into Your SAP System Using Adobe Acrobat Professional OCR Functionality

  • by Cord Jastram, Ph.D., Consultant
  • September 15, 2005
Businesses deal with thousands of paper documents each day. But how do you get data from these documents into your SAP system? One answer is to enter the data manually, which can be a laborious and time-consuming process. Another is to implement an integration solution, which can be very expensive. There is a better, more affordable solution — you can leverage Adobe Acrobat Professional's OCR technology to read scanned documents, and then using a custom Acrobat plug-in, load the data immediately to the SAP system, or save the data for subsequent upload, enabling users to work both online and offline. This article shows you how the plug-in works and how to develop and deploy the solution.

Cord Jastram

Cord Jastram works for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in Germany as a software developer. His main focus lies in software development using Java, ABAP, and C++. He holds a Ph.D. from Hamburg University, where he did research in the field of numerical seismic modeling. Before joining CSC in 2000, Cord worked as a software developer for various companies.

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