ABBYY Vantage

A more intelligent means to process company documents through the means of cognitive skills.


Overview of ABBYY Vantage – A Cognitive Automation Service Platform

ABBYY Vantage is a cognitive automation services platform that applies artificial intelligence technology in order to extract data from documents. This new, comprehensive platform uses the term “skills” for three categories in the taxonomy of Vantage’s reasoning in order to provide a no code approach to enterprises desiring to use AI and machine learning technology without having to become experts in these technologies.

Vantage comes ready to run with a set of core skills as follows. (Refer to the FAQ’s for a much more in depth explanation of skills and their four technical types.)

  1. Document Skill (Insight). This is the skill where data extraction training is used to extract data from within documents. Document skills include invoices, purchase orders, bank statements, waybills, or any type of document for which samples are available in regularly expected formats.
  2. Classification Skill (Understanding). This skill is where Vantage determines which type of document belongs to a specific classification set. For example, a batch of documents could contain an invoice and a credit note. This classification skill would match the invoice classification set to the invoice and the credit note to its credit note set.
  3. OCR Skill (Vision). This applies AI-enabled OCR and machine learning in order to make documents readable for additional processing. For example, an image only PDF would be converted to a text version which unlocks the ability to extract the meaning from the document. This gets at the high strategic value of OCR technology – the ability to unlock meaning within a document.
  4. Process Skill (Implementation). This combines the other skills together to create a complete path of the task of data extraction. A common workflow example would be: Input – Classify – Extract – Condition – Review and/or Output.

You can create additional skills yourself or purchase one from a technology provider on the ABBYY Marketplace. For example, you can create a document skill for an invoice by collecting a set of example documents and then train the skill yourself. Or you could purchase a skill for extracting data from a CMS 1500 form from an experienced technology vendor who best understands the complexity of this document. Watch for announcements from UFC regarding their release of new skills including one for the CMS 1500 and Automation Anywhere.

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Benefits of ABBYY Vantage:

  • Vantage is easy to use. Vantage is very easy to use because it is a no code or low code application.  Users don’t have to be experts in the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data extraction software in order to fully benefit from the powerful, intuitive features of Vantage.
  • Vantage provides modern architecture. Vantage provides the absolute highest level of modern architecture.
  • Provides the newest level of high intelligence in data processing software.  This brand new technology truly merits the term “game changing software” with its use of deep and rapid machine learning without templates while also providing continuous learning.
  • Eliminate the need for a long development project in order to extract and process data.  Weeks of training is eliminated by using ABBYY Vantage, along with the risks associated with training employees who then subsequently leave the company.

Key Features:

  • Provides a comprehensive platform of cognitive services and trained skills that use artificial intelligence in order to determine the meaning and extract data from documents in a human like manner.
  • No code or low code platform which transforms the ability of companies to expand digital automation initiatives in order to make an immediate impact upon business processes.
  • Provides for the processing of variable type, unstructured documents. Since up to about 80% of data in a company falls into the variable category this creates the need for large amounts of human interaction in processing these documents.  Vantage solves this challenge of extracting information from highly variable documents such as invoices, purchase orders, waybills, etc.

Here are a Few Applications of ABBYY Vantage:

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Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Onboarding

ABBYY Vantage gives the modern digital worker skills which empower them to read, process and route business documents relating to KYC and customer onboarding processes. This enables both higher quality and also faster customer service from the first customer interaction.

Procure to Pay and Order to Cash

Vantage provides pre-trained skills for the extraction of data from a variety of documents related to procure to pay and order to cash. This includes automatic extraction of data from things like purchase orders, invoices and receipts and then integration of this data into the financial processes.

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Transportation and Logistics

Vantage provides a robust pathway to digitize shipping related documents and automate the logistics and shipping process. This includes digitization and extraction of data from documents such as waybills, receipts, and bills of lading. Automation provides a means to expedite the flow of freight through carriers, customs and forwarders.

How ABBYY Vantage Works:

Start with a skill, either from the ones included out of the box, the ABBYY Vantage Marketplace, or one you developed yourself through the no code Vantage platform.

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Steps in Getting Started:

First, either create a new skill by using the Vantage Skill Designer or select one from the Marketplace.

Publish the skill to the Vantage Catalog which then makes it available to be discovered by process automation platforms or workflows. Since Vantage comes with a REST API this can be used to easily integrate with other systems.

After you have deployed your skills you can then analyze the performance of the skills and optimize further learning.

How the Vantage Components Work Together:

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Our ABBYY Vantage Document Skills

ABBYY Vantage CMS-1500 Document Skill

Our ABBYY Vantage CMS-1500 Document Skill will extract information from the CMS-1500 form. The CMS-1500 form is the standard claim form used by a non-institutional provider or supplier to bill Medicare carriers and durable medical equipment regional carriers (DMERCs) when a provider qualifies for a waiver from the Administrative Simplification Compliance Act (ASCA) requirement for electronic submission of claims. It is also used for billing of some Medicaid State Agencies.

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ABBYY Vantage Document Skill for Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)® Surveys

Our ABBYY Vantage Document Skill for Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)® Surveys will ensure you can automate the ingestion and extraction of survey responses and comments.

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ABBYY Vantage Document Skill for Safety Data Sheets

Our ABBYY Vantage Document Skill for Safety Data Sheets will ensure you can automate the ingestion and extraction of critical information from suppliers. This information includes product details, revision dates, ingredients, and hazardous materials. This skill will support documents related to Globally Harmonized System (GHS), Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

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Bank Statements with Transactions Document Skill

Our ABBYY Vantage Document Skill for Bank Statements with Transactions will ensure you can automate the ingestion and extraction of critical information from bank statements. This information includes statement header details such as the period and account number. It also includes extracting tables of transaction information.

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Brokerage Account Statements

Our ABBYY Vantage Document Skill for Brokerage Investment Account Statements will ensure you can automate the ingestion and extraction of critical information from Brokerage Investment Account Statements. This information includes statement header details such as the period and account number. It also includes extracting tables of transaction information and asset allocation.

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Explanation of Benefits (EOB) Document Skill

Our Explanation of Benefits (EOB) Document Skill will extract key information including claim, patient, and services. This information can be used in downstream process allowing you to remove the need for manual entry of EOB data.

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IRS Tax Form 1120S, U.S. Income Tax Return for an
S Corporation

Our IRS Tax Form 1120S, U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation Skill is a Framework Document Skill, which can extract key data points from 1120S forms. The skill has been trained on a smaller set of documents. Customers can use this Framework Skill as a starting point for further training the skill-based on incoming documents, or to adjust the extracted fields and business rules to their own requirements.

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Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875

Our Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, (MCSA-5875) Document Skill will extract information from the MCSA-5875 form. This skill is a glimpse of the type of information that can be extracted from this document and similar documents in the motor vehicles sector.

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Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876

Our Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876 Document Skill will extract information from the MCSA-5876 form. This skill is a glimpse of the type of information that can be extracted from this document and similar documents in the motor vehicles sector.

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UB-04 (Uniform Medical Billing Form) Document Skill

The UB-04 (Uniform Medical Billing Form) Document Skill will extract information from the UB-04 form.  The UB-04 form is the standard claim form that any institutional provider can use for the billing of inpatient or outpatient medical and mental health claims.

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Our ABBYY Vantage Conversion Connector Skills

Converter Skill for Microsoft® Excel®

Our ABBYY Vantage Converter Skill for Microsoft® Excel® provides customers with the ability to save extracted metadata in an easily consumable XLSX format. Since XLSX is a common format for integration, using this skill will ensure that any downstream steps in your document capture process have the data required to perform automation.

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CSV Converter Skill

Our ABBYY Vantage CSV Converter Skill provides customers with the ability to save extracted metadata in an easily consumable CSV format. Since CSV is a common format for integration, using this skill will ensure that any downstream steps in your document capture process have the data required to perform automation.

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Health Level 7 (HL7) Converter Skill

Health Level Seven or HL7 refers to a set of international standards for transfer of clinical and administrative data between software applications used by various healthcare providers. The ABBYY Vantage Health Level (HL7) Converter Skill will enable your organization to take advantage of the data inside your documents as well as follow best practices for retention.

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Our ABBYY Vantage Integration Connector Skills

ABBYY Vantage Connector for
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)™

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)™ provides integration between these two best-in-class platforms. Using this connector, you can store a copy of the document and it’s extracted data in a S3 bucket. This storage ensures that you maintain a historical record of the files and can take advantage of any other downstream automation steps that you desire.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Automation Anywhere™

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Automation Anywhere™ provides integration between these two best-in-class platforms. Using out-of-the-box tools in solutions, you’ll have the ability to easily include high-quality OCR extraction with bots. This framework utilizes out-of-the-box tools in each system so you will have no concerns with ongoing support or compatibility.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Box®

The ABBYY Vantage Connector for Box® provides integration between ABBYY Vantage and Box. Using this connector, you can store a copy of the document and it’s extracted data in a Box folder. This storage ensures that you maintain a historical record of the files and can take advantage of any other downstream automation steps that you desire.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Citrix ShareFile®

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Citrix ShareFile® provides integration between ABBYY Vantage and Citrix ShareFile. Using this skill, you can store a copy of the document and it’s extracted data in a Citrix ShareFile folder. This storage ensures that you maintain a historical record of the files and can take advantage of any other downstream automation steps that you desire.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Dropbox™

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Dropbox™ provides integration between these two best-in-class platforms. Using this connector, you can store a copy of the document and it’s extracted data in a Dropbox folder. This storage ensures that you maintain a historical record of the files and can take advantage of any other downstream automation steps that you desire.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Google Drive™

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Google Drive™ provides integration between these two best-in-class platforms. Using this connector, you can store a copy of the document and it’s extracted data in a Google Drive folder. This storage ensures that you maintain a historical record of the files and can take advantage of any other downstream automation steps that you desire.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Google Sheets™

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Google Sheets™ provides integration between ABBYY Vantage and Google Sheets. This skill will allow you to have the ability to save extracted metadata in an easily consumable Google Sheets format. Since Google Sheets is a common format for integration, using this skill will ensure that any downstream steps in your document capture process have the data required to perform automation.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for IBM® FileNet® P8

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for IBM® FileNet® P8 provides integration between ABBYY Vantage and IBM FileNet P8. This connector will allow you to perform high quality, advanced OCR extraction and store the documents in IBM FileNet P8. This will enable your organization to take advantage of the data inside your documents as well as follow best practices for retention.

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ABBYY Vantage Interaction with
iProov® – Genuine Presence Assurance®

Our ABBYY Vantage Interaction with iProov® – Genuine Presence Assurance® Connector provides authentication for remote onboarding and verification. iProov’s flagship technology, Genuine Presence Assurance®, is the only way to check that an online user is the right person, a real person, and that they are authenticating right now. It is used by organizations around the world to authenticate customer identity.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for
Microsoft® Azure® Blob Storage Account

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Microsoft® Azure® Blob Storage Account provides integration between ABBYY Vantage and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage. Our connector will enable you to export documents and their extracted data to an Azure blob storage container.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365®

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365® provides integration between ABBYY Vantage and Microsoft Dynamics 365. Now you can perform high quality, advanced OCR extraction and store financial data in Microsoft Dynamics 365. This will enable your organization to take advantage of the data inside your documents as well as follow best practices for retention.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Microsoft® OneDrive®

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Microsoft® OneDrive® provides integration between ABBYY Vantage and Microsoft OneDrive. Our connector will enable you to store a copy of the document and it’s extracted data in a Microsoft OneDrive location. This storage ensures that you maintain a historical record of the files and can take advantage of any other downstream automation steps that you desire.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Microsoft® SharePoint®

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Microsoft® SharePoint® provides integration between these two best-in-class platforms. Now you can perform high quality, advanced OCR extraction and store the documents in Microsoft SharePoint. This will enable your organization to take advantage of the data inside your documents as well as follow best practices for retention.

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ABBYY Vantage Integration with Microsoft Teams®

Our ABBYY Vantage Integration with Microsoft Teams® provides integration between these two best-in-class platforms. Now you can perform high quality, advanced OCR extraction and communicate any human-in-the-loop step via Microsoft Teams. This will enable your organization to take advantage of the data inside your documents!

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Quickbase®

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Quickbase® provides integration between ABBYY Vantage and Quickbase®. Now you can perform high quality, advanced OCR extraction and store data in Quickbase®. This will enable your organization to take advantage of the data inside your documents as well as follow best practices for retention.

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ABBYY Vantage Connector for Salesforce®

Our ABBYY Vantage Connector for Salesforce® provides integration between ABBYY Vantage and Salesforce®. This connector will enable your organization to post data from Salesforce® to ABBYY Vantage as well as update Salesforce® after the classification/extraction processes take place on those documents.

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ABBYY Vantage Address Verification Connector for Smarty

Our ABBYY Vantage Address Verification Connector for Smarty provides integration between these two best-in-class platforms. You can validate, verify, and normalize addresses as part of your OCR extraction process – ensuring the data returned to you is clean and ready for use! Also, this will reduce your mailing costs and get rid of bad address data!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Vantage “skill’?

A Vantage Skill is one of three classifications in the ABBYY Vantage taxonomy. The main idea behind a skill is that it offers a no-code design approach that is appropriate for companies to utilize machine learning and AI technologies without having to be a coding expert.

The four categories of ABBYY Vantage Skills are:

  1. Core Skills.  These include things like document OCR, document classification, and data extraction skills. Extraction skills are where data extraction training is used to extract data from within documents. Ready to run skills for data extraction for documents include invoices, purchase orders, bank statements, waybills, or any type of document for which samples are available in regularly expected formats. Classification skills are where Vantage determines which type of document belongs to which classification set. For example, a batch of documents could contain an invoice and a credit note. This classification skill would match the invoice classification set to the invoice and the credit note to its set.
  2. Framework Skills.  These provide the first building block of a Document Skill in which specific fields within a document types are labeled along with the specification of business rules.  Because of the variable nature of documents some additional training may be required in order to achieve excellent accuracy of data extraction. By the word “training” we mean that the system may need to be shown additional variations of a document. The larger the sample size then results in more accurate data extraction.
  3. Trained Skills. A fully trained skill is one in which say for a document skill it fully understands the particular document type such as an invoice or purchase order.  ABBYY is producing trained skills for documents such as invoices, receipts and other common document types. Other skills are available from ABBYY partners and customers.
  4. Process Skills. These combine both classification and document skills with the logic of the business in order to create much more complex processing flows to address the complex needs of a business.

Is ABBYY Vantage purely a cloud solution or can we run it locally inside our company either on our private cloud or a local server?

ABBYY Vantage is available in either a cloud hosted version or a version that you can run locally either in your private cloud or on your own server.


Learn about the ABBYY Vantage Marketplace

The ABBYY Vantage Marketplace gives Vantage users a comprehensive collection of skills, technology assets and connectors which greatly enhance the Vantage platform. The Marketplace is one of the advantages of using Vantage since technology providers like User Friendly Consulting Inc. have developed ready to run pre-trained skills along with connectors for various products.

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