Benefits of Google Vision OCR

Why should you add Google Vision OCR to your workflows?

Google Vision's Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software "reads" and converts text from any image or file using AI to turn it into usable rich text and data to make it compatible with your processes and add automated steps. 

Usually, developers are only able to use Google’s OCR API with code. Now, with no-code/low-code automation software with it built in, almost anyone in the office can leverage this technology for themselves to accelerate their processes.

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OCR with Google Vision is one of hundreds of built-in capabilities. With the platform's ease of use, anyone can create automated workflows for their most time-consuming processes, especially those that require heavy data entry, document reading, scanning and approvals.

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Why use Google’s OCR technology in your workflows?

There are quite a few OCR vendors out there. Google Vision is the one we chose to embed into our software and make available to our customers. You can read more about how we selected the best OCR software for automation software for automation in our recent blog post. In short, Google’s OCR accuracy is the market leader. That’s also the case when it comes to security, reliability and new feature releases and improvements. With its established foundation, it’s likely to stay in the top spot.

So what could using Google’s OCR reader technology plus workflow automation look like? Think accounts payable workflow automation, automatic contract term extraction, resume review and onboarding automation, invoice intake and approval, certification validation, purchase order matching, and virtually any other document-based process you have that currently requires manual review, data entry and routing to different people.

How Catalytic customers use Google OCR without code

Automated workflows built on a no-code platform like Catalytic have hundreds of modular “building blocks” you can mix-and-match and click to configure to create whatever you need for your business operations. Think of Google’s OCR capabilities as a set of building blocks among the rest.

Many people can relate to high volumes of digital documents—even stacks of paper documents—that pile up quickly. That’s why OCR capabilities are some of the most common “building blocks” used when Catalytic customers are building no-code workflows to automate that manual work.

And one of the biggest benefits of using pre-built OCR automation with Catalytic is that you can do it with little or no code. No need to be a developer, which this technology would normally require.


Google OCR use cases and examples within automated processes

One global certification and testing company dramatically improved its invoice intake process with a Catalytic-built process that uses OCR and other platform features to automate 90% of the process with humans in the loop for training and handling exceptions.

The same company automated its engineering documentation review with a Catalytic workflow that uses Google OCR. Customers can submit documents for certification. Once the web form is filled, OCR automatically scans and extracts key terms. Then, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and rules-based logic, eligibility is determined and sent back to the customer. If exceptions are found, the case is routed to a team member to review.

A more common example is one global company uses Google OCR to scan and validate new hire paperwork like government-issued IDs as part of the onboarding process.

No matter your OCR use case, Google Vision can help you execute document review, data entry and validation with more speed and accuracy while allowing you to handle much higher volumes of documents than before. When you use Google OCR as a piece of a larger automated workflow using a no-code platform like Catalytic, putting these solutions in place is faster and more accessible than traditional methods.

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