Software Solution that Systematically & Programatically Identifies, Compares specific text from flattened PDFs (for automatic notification of any month to month changes)
Posted on 2012-09-12
I am provided about 1000 flattened (non-fillable) PDFs per month which each contain our customer's information (addresses, move-in dates/move out dates) and I bear the burden of manually comparing all of them on a monthly basis to identify any changes to their occupancy status, telephone numbers, etc. so that I can take the appropriate action should any of their information change. If none of their information changes, or we get a new customer, I do not need to take any action, but still waste time comparing them.
I wanted to ask, What is the most suitable software solution/development platform to systematically, programmatically & automatically identify the relevant text areas, extract it from each PDF, log/store/archive it, compare it to the customer's last month's data and will also notify me which one's have changes?
It's very time consuming to go through each PDF unnecessarily when 90% of the information does not change and no action is necessary. I just need to be notified of the 10%.
Is there an Adobe software that would accommodate my development needs? Cold fusion? Anything? Even if it were a multiple platform solution, it would be helpful. The only thing I don't have any control over is what format type the data is provided to me (the flat PDFs). Thank you in advance for your time!