Automate with intelligent document processing


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Intelligent document processing (IDP) capabilities allow makers to capture, transform, and process data from documents (for example, email, text, Word, PDF, or scanned documents). Using technologies like computer vision, optical character recognition (OCR), natural language processing (NLP), and machine/deep learning, the extracted data can be analyzed, categorized, transformed, and exported to external systems in an end-to-end process using Power Automate.

Our existing IDP solution can already understand how to extract data from three types of documents:

  • Structured documents: Predefined documents with a set layout like a loan application or tax form.
  • Unstructured documents: Free-form documents like a memo or contract.
  • Semi-structured documents: Documents that combine fixed and free-form structures.

In 2023 release wave 1, we'll focus on improving out-of-the-box prebuilt functionalities to give makers the ability to process a wider range of document types and improved governance and monitoring capabilities to process documents at scale.