How Does PDF-Mapper Work?


PDF-Mapper works fully automatically after setup. The incoming PDF documents automatically go through the document processing steps:

  1. Input: The documents can be automatically imported into the software via an e-mail inbox or a file directory.
  2. Partner identification: PDF-Mapper assigns the document to the appropriate supplier or customer.
  3. Data extraction: Next, PDF-Mapper detects the header, item, and footer areas of the document and the required data in these areas.
  4. Data editing: The data can be reformatted as desired, for example, to obtain the desired date format.
  5. Validation: The automatic validation warns of errors in the documents before the data is transferred to the system. These errors can be, for example, missing data or non-existent article numbers.
  6. ERP Integration: The data can be output in any structured format (e.g. XML, iDoc, EDIFACT, or other EDI format) and imported into the ERP system via a suitable interface.

For automatic document processing to work, only a one-time setup is required. First, the preferred structured format of the data for the ERP system is configured once (Inhouse Mapping). Secondly, a Layout Mapping is performed once for each business partner. This determines which data is required from the document and where it is located on the document, how the data is to be prepared and validated, and how the sender is to be recognized.

More Information:

  • Feature Overview: Link
  • 8 Steps to Automatically Process PDF Documents: Link

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