Learn about Flows SDK and how it can be used to create streamlined workflows & the inclusion of VisionERA platform.
Since its release, the Flows SDK has become the preferred tool for developing Flows by engineers due to its ease of use, robust implementations and helper functions, and comprehensive documentation.
Each Flow we discuss in this article was built with the Flows SDK and represents one or more commonly requested features such as data transformation, validation against external systems, cross document validation, and decision automation. While the engineers that completed the work below were internal, these Flows could have easily been built by partner and customer development teams in-house using the Flows SDK.
We understand that not all systems can ingest JSON formatted data, and while many legacy solutions are enabling the consumption of the format, there are still plenty that rely on delimited files for data transport between systems. To help solve this data transformation task in a generic way, we created a CSV Output Generation Flow. As the name implies, this Flow converts the key/value pairs found in JSON format into a delimited data structure which can then be accessed via API.
While CSV output formatting is a common choice, we are not limited to either JSON or CSV. VisionERA can produce other popular data formats such as XML.
The flexibility to transform data directly via the Flows SDK ensures that VisionERA can fit cleanly within existing systems to reduce infrastructure and engineering overhead.
“Trust, but verify” is an old proverb that comes into play when processing user-submitted forms. Both the individuals who fill out forms, and the knowledge workers performing supervision tasks, can and do make mistakes. Fortunately, the Flows SDK makes it possible to verify extracted and supervised data against external data sources and APIs. By being able to leverage external sources of truth, VisionERA ensures that the data extracted is accurate and enables faster decisioning and actioning than legacy document processing tools.
In business, speed is essential. Whether it be insurance or health claims, loan pre-approvals, or other time sensitive decision based activities, the ability to provide feedback quickly to those who need it, can be a major differentiator to your business and a huge contributor to customer satisfaction. In Live Decisioning Flows, information from documents is cross-referenced with information from other forms to ensure that the information matches. By evaluating data points across documents, the Flow is able to make a determination.
Through the ability to define decisioning logic within Flows,we are able to not only extract and verify data, but also act on that data; streamlining the overall business process and delivering impactful decisions quickly.
These Flows are great evidence that bespoke business requirements can be addressed in our platform through the use of the Flows SDK.
We hope that this post has sparked interest in how your own development teams can leverage the Flows SDK to solve complex content processing workflows in-house.