How To Convert a PDF to JSON Text!

Manual tasks take away important resources from your business and hinder your ability to scale!
You’re about to learn how to Automate business task that until now, has been a major pain for your business operations:

How You Can Process & Parse PDF Files to JSON Text, to Automate Your Manual Data Entry.


Read this blog to Learn:

  • Why Automate your Data Entry (many forms)
  • Who can benefit from Automating Business Operations
  • Steps to Convert PDF Files to JSON Text
  • Start Automating Your Data Entry Today


Why Automate your Data Entry

Why would anyone want to convert a PDF to JSON Text ?
We live in a world where businesses highly benefit from digitizing their data in a way that is readily available to search, view, and do things with… Yesterday!

Those who automate their business processes are able to massively scale & get ahead exponentially!
While those who aren’t aware of data automation, and integration get left behind.


Until now the norm has been to fill out a form (paper or website) that then converts to a PDF. Companies then hire a full-time employee to do manual data entry, scan the paper documents into PDFs, to save that PDF in a folder somewhere. The worst-case scenario is to manually type them into a system as the margins for error increase drastically. This manual process takes up valuable resources like time, money, physical space, and most importantly your peace of mind.


Maybe you’re a fan of overpaying for inefficiently slower data entry, with a high percentage of errors – but if you want to learn how to automate your data entry and remove the slow process and headaches, read on…


What is ideal – What it looks like when you Automate

Most things that are being done manually today have the ability to be digitized and then automated. Digitizing converts your information into objects in the virtual world. With the rise of cloud computing and the low cost of applications, it’s more beneficial to automate your business processes, than to continue doing manual tasks.


Many Business Owners are unaware of the potential and capabilities of Automation. Automation helps you reduce the resources needed for your business. Here are some examples of businesses that benefit from automation.


Who can benefit from Automation:

When it comes to automating your business process it’s not always about your title or industry, but rather about the function or task. Anyone who does manual processing of information will highly benefit from automation.

  1. Ecommerce
  2. Gaming
  3. Healthcare & Medical Practice
  4. Legal Firms
  5. Accounting
  6. Procurement
  7. Logistics
  8. And many more…

While the examples are endless, we’re choosing only a few to go over. If you’d like to know if automation is possible for your business, schedule your consultation call here.


If your business uses forms, PDFs, and other electronic documents, rather than structured data, for various business purposes: You should highly consider automating.


Quick Examples: cost, velocity, expertise)

Cost: Taking Client orders

Manual: Paying a full-time employee to take and process orders by hand

Automated: Automagic data input, that’s saved for the future, with the ability to remind clients it’s time for new orders.


Project Velocity: Lawyer needs to find information from 8 years ago, to determine client freedom

Manual: Pay a clerk for months of digging through documents, with the likelihood of missing it.

Automated: Query their database for that information like a personal google.


If you’re not yet aware of what’s possible for your business – schedule a call to see how we can automate your business




Let’s get started

Here are the steps to Convert your PDF FIles to JSON Text:

  1. Prerequisites
  2. Install Nominde
  3. Subscribe to the Converter
  4. Configure the File Location & add credentials
  5. Using it: Autorun file in location – Run continuously
  6. BONUS: Scans emails for pdfs
  7. Troubleshooting for errors

If you’d prefer Nom Nom Data do this done for your business: feel free to schedule a free consultation call here.


Prerequisites – Here’s what you need:

  1. MySQL Table
  2. Cloud Storage
  3. Installed Nominode – Click Here

You should have or create a MySQL table to get an ID & location of the PDF Files on the storage device (AWS S3/Digital Ocean).


Solution Steps

The PDF to JSON Converter reads PDF files from S3 bucket locations listed in a MySQL table. Then converts the content of the PDF files to JSON text, and stores the converted text in a different MySQL table. Steps:

  1. Pointer to step through the files on the file designated location
  2. The PDF to JSON Converter App keeps track of PDF Files in the SQL Table
  3. Then Loads the PDF Files to covert to JSON Text
  4. The JSON Text results are placed in a new table

Voilà – All Done.

Now to schedule the process to run automatically.




We’re also able to remove the manual process of having to move files to your cloud storage. If you are getting your data through email, we’re able to scan and scrape designated emails for PDFs. Then automatically convert those into JSON, while simultaneously storing them for you.

Sound too good to be true ?
Schedule a call, so we can show you what’s possible for your business.


Alternative PDF Fules:

If your business PDFs are being saved as images, this will take a different process to convert.

Schedule a Call with us if your business uses image PDFs


What about Security:

Nom Nom Data cares about your Data Security. We use Credential Management along with Version Control, and can be run on-premises (inside your network with your security/firewalls).


Conclusion – Automate your data today

In conclusion, we’d encourage you to take a look at your business’ current manual processes, and consider the benefits of automation.
Do you have a project or idea you want us to manage – click here.

Learn how to Automate Your Data Entry.

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