"There's something that's very unique about IBM DataCap. It provides me with a good solution for extracting, reading the QR codes, and scanning them. In this stage, we are working in a UIT phase before implementing this protocol in all our branches. From my initial observation, IBM DataCap is good, it is not working too fast, but in a good manner for us."
"While we are doing indexing, we tag the document type. It's programmed inside of Datacap to automatically detect the document based on a given template. It auto-indexes that document, which means that it automatically tags the correct document type to the scanned document."
"Both Datacap Studio and Datacap Navigator are great features."
"It is very easy to develop this software. It is low code, and if you can't find the things you need on it, you can develop custom actions with more complex code underneath. They sync well, which is very useful for automating a lot of processes. It is a really valuable feature for the clients because we can ingest information and automate plenty of processes for them. The operators don't have to waste that much time on tasks. With Datacap, they can be automated."
"The most valuable features of IBM Datacap is the capturing and recognizing of pages, documents as well as the scanner and barcodes."
"I like Datacap's integration with FileNet because financial companies use that export. The second part is web services integration, which is effortless to implement."
"The feedback from our clients that this solution has increased their efficiency and their turnaround time on opening any account for end users, thus attracting more customers."
"It is highly extensible, which we found to be most valuable. It is a very extensible solution because it is based on configurable rule sets. We were able to amend and adjust the solution and very easily add custom code and custom components. It does require some programming experience, but we found that not to be an issue. We liked its extensibility."
"The most valuable features are rapid development, stability, and ease of use."
"I personally feel that the c-extraction feature is valuable. After training it for a particular document, we can see the extractions there. Other than that, it has other features like Python scripting in-built, and these are the features that I feel stand out."
"It's quite easy to use, you just have to map the filter to keep it going."
"Good templates means that all basics are pre-defined."
"Our mainframe-based and web-based projects are working well, with no issues."
"The detection or extraction of data from the images in PDFs is the feature that I use the most. It is a good solution in terms of how easily you can administer or manage this tool. It is quite easy to use, and it is powerful in terms of what it can do."
"The extraction feature is the most valuable one of IQ Bot."
"The initial setup was satisfactory."
"I've faced some bugs or issues. They should do deeper testing of the product before releasing it because some of the bugs that I found were a bit simple. I understand that it is a massive product, and some of the functionalities can get overlooked."
"One of the things that we wished for was to have an easier way to carry out the customizations. Currently, if you want to customize data, you need to have a developer with C# knowledge. If IBM could implement a no-code or low-code platform for Datacap, it would be easier to adjust it without needing a developer, which was always the most difficult part."
"Our main language in Egypt is Arabic, and IBM DataCap does not support it perfectly. All our documentation is in Arabic. It's not English or any other language. However, we have overcome this problem by using QR codes in the document to extract the data from it. They should have better support for Arabic."
"There should be an increase in the capacity of the workflows. Datacap is a little limited in this aspect. So, you cannot really implement all the possibilities."
"I would like better ease of use and more support options."
"Currently, when you are entering invoices, you have to enter multiple rows. In Captiva the multiple rows will be dynamically added. This would be a beneficial feature for IBM to add."
"We have page requirements where some values must be copied on each page. For example, say I need to scan a bunch of documents, and the name will be a field on every page. We don't have a default functionality in Datacap to copy the field value on the first page to all the pages. That feature would make the documents easy to prepare."
"Third-party integration could be improved; it's very slow."
"There should be built-in or native intelligent processing capabilities."
"Machine learning capabilities would be beneficial to have."
"When you update to a new version, you have to migrate your applications. That should be automated because it should not affect your ability to complete the task. If the version of the application changes, then you need to automate some part of that again."
"It would be helpful if the solution was better at reading handwriting. It needs better handwriting recognition."
"It should be easier to install and configure. We had some issues during the initial setup, and we are resolving them with the help of their support. Its initial setup is complex. Their web pages are not really structured. Because they have multiple products that are more or less similar, it is sometimes hard to understand which documentation you're actually reading and using. Their documentation and web pages should be structured in a better way. In terms of new features, it is a little too early to provide inputs. I need more real business cases to see what is lacking. We haven't yet got those. We are currently testing it from a technical point of view."
"The way this solution creates invoices can be improved. It is slow. Sometimes, it is also very complicated because you need to apply some kind of filters and effects over the images, which makes it a little bit complicated. They can reduce the complexity to manage the fields or incorporate other features. They can provide an easy way for developers to customize and program fields. The accuracy of the OCR engine can be improved. It would be great if they can also provide an ICR engine and an option to choose between OCR or ICR."
"I think the problem is usually tuning it up, and trying to get the best performance — that takes some time."
"API configurations through control room could be improved a bit."
IBM Datacap helps you streamline the capture, recognition and classification of business documents and extract important information. Datacap supports multiple-channel capture by processing paper documents on scanners, mobile devices, multi-function peripherals and fax. It uses natural language processing, text analytics and machine learning technologies, like those in IBM Watson, to automatically identify, classify and extract content from unstructured or variable documents. The software can reduce labor and paper costs, deliver meaningful information and support faster decision making.
What is IQ Bot?
IQ Bot is a leading, highly-regarded next-generation Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) solution and part of Automation Anywhere, which is the industry leader in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) marketplace.
IQ Bot utilizes various AI technologies, such as fuzzy logic, machine learning ( ML), computer vision, optical character recognition (OCR), and natural language processing (NLP) coupled with the strength of RPA to instantly identify, export, and authenticate information from various business documents, such as emails, invoices, receipts, charts, and more. This process is known as Intelligent Document Processing (IDP). IDP is an integral part of today’s business process. IDP and RPA work together to create an effective necessary tool to fully automate and streamline enterprise business processes.
The basic functions of an effective IDP solution are as follows:
IQ Bot is an intuitive, intelligent, next-gen bot solution that uses multiple cognitive capabilities and is able to learn easily and rapidly from human behavior to become faster and incredibly accurate with every progressive cycle. IQ Bot integrates well with other third-party cognitive solutions, like Watson. With effective training, IQ Bot can also accurately recognize handwritten documents. IQ Bot is very easy to configure and is extremely cost-effective. Finally, IQ Bot has both on-premises and cloud options for flexible seamless deployment, lower TCO, and a quickly realized ROI. IQ Bot is the intelligent digital workforce solution for today’s enterprise business needs.
Reviews from Real Users
Vikas K., CFO at Travel Food Services ltd, relates, "The extraction feature is the most valuable one of IQ Bot."
Celestine, Director Intelligent Automation at a tech services company, tells us, "The ability to train itself is a good, valuable feature. It is one of the most stable RPA products at present. Installation is easy for IQ Bot, and they provide good technical support."
German C., PMO Manager (Peruvian Branch) at Globalhitss, says, "It is very easy to set up and use this tool to get information from documents. It can get the information about the purchase order number, average, description of purchase orders in several formats without any problem."
IBM Datacap is ranked 4th in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) with 11 reviews while IQ Bot is ranked 3rd in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) with 24 reviews. IBM Datacap is rated 7.4, while IQ Bot is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Datacap writes "A highly scalable and extensible solution based on configurable rule sets, but they should provide better first-line support and an easier way to carry out the customizations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IQ Bot writes "Extraction feature extracts the specific data that we require from the documents". IBM Datacap is most compared with ABBYY FlexiCapture, Kofax RPA, OpenText Intelligent Capture, Microsoft Power Automate and IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA), whereas IQ Bot is most compared with ABBYY FlexiCapture and HyperScience. See our IBM Datacap vs. IQ Bot report.
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