The Document Analysis module supports the Document Research phase and part of the Decision Analysis phase in ERP5 implementation process. The main purpose of document analysis is to identifty and name documents and document items, both from a property point of view and from a decision point of view.
The result of Document Analysis is a description of items in a document and a list of document families.
Items in a document are the rough building blocks in a document. For example, if a document contains 10 properties grouped in 3 frames and one table with 5 columns, there is a total of 4 items. Each frame correponds to one item. A line of table is the fourth document item. An item may for exemple represent the customer (with its name, address, country which consist overall in 3 properties). A line of table may represent of quantity of products to be invoiced.
Document Analysis should also search for traces of decisions in a document: signatures, decision histories, status, etc. A specific tab is dedicated to Decision Items.