Intelligent Document Processing (IDP)

Native AI to quickly and accurately extract data from your business documents.

Extract and structure large volumes of data, fast.

Rapid Setup.

Leverage pre-trained AI models for rapid deployment.

Accurate Extraction.

IDP offers the highest accuracy rates on a flexible AI platform.

Machine Learning.

Accelerate ROI with AI that continuously learns from human corrections.

Powerful Automation.

Eliminate manual document processing in any workflow.

Appian IDP includes native AI capabilities so you can build reliable, secure, and compliant automations.

We saw immediate value after implementing the Appian IDP solution. By extracting data from thousands of legacy documents and linking it to low-code data within Appian, users now have access to critical data in seconds rather than hours or days.

Matthew Richard

ROI Calculator

When you automate document-centric processes, you’ll realize cost savings across the board—from the up-front man hours it takes to manually extract and structure data to the potentially long hours of rework required due to inaccuracy issues and human error. Use the calculator to the right to see how much you could save.

  • Enter some information about your current document processing needs.
  • Adjust the automation factor to estimate how much of the document processing you’re expecting to automate, without any human intervention.
  • Like what you see? Request a demo to learn more.

IDP Kick-Start

Complimentary use-case validation and value assessment.

If you understand the value of IDP but aren’t sure if your use-case is a good candidate for automation, the IDP Kick-Start program is perfect for you. Our automation experts will review your use case and offer you an assessment of its validity and potential ROI.

Featured IDP content

200 Use Case Ideas for Appian RPA and IDP

Are you looking to start or expand an automation strategy for your business? With automation poised to dominate market strategies across all industries, every business today can benefit from understanding where technologies like RPA and IDP can add value within their own companies.

End-to-End Security with Appian Intelligent Document Processing

Security should always be a priority when developing applications for any use case. Because security is paramount, Appian built IDP with rigorous protections and standards. In this paper, we examine the end-to-end systems that ensure data remains secure within IDP.


Efficiency, accuracy, and real cost-savings with Appian IDP.

  • Pre-built App.
    Out-of-the-box application to classify and extract data from documents.
  • Pre-trained AI Model.
    Extract data accurately from semi-structured documents, like invoices, without complex training.
  • No Templates.
    Auto-extraction of data without the hassle of setting up and maintaining templates for each document layout.
  • Auto Classification.
    Easily teach AI to classify documents with just 5-10 samples.
Intelligent Document Processing Setup
  • Superior to OCR.
    Appian IDP reads and understands documents more like humans do.
  • Deep Document Understanding.
    Understands documents with complex tables, checkboxes, signatures and handwritten notes.
  • Extract Unstructured Data.
    Extract data from both semi-structured as well as unstructured documents.
Intelligent Document Processing Extraction
  • Human-Enhanced Learning.
    Continuously improve accuracy with AI that learns from human corrections.
  • Built-in Reporting.
    Out-of-the-box dashboards help you track KPIs to track extraction and classification accuracy.
  • Responsive to Change.
    IDP easily adapts to document changes without impacting your workflow.
Machine Learning
  • Process Management.
    Seamlessly connect IDP to business processes with industry-leading workflow capabilities.
  • Robotic Process Management.
    Extract structured data and hand it off to RPA bots for further downstream processing.
  • Decision Rules.
    Use decision tables to determine whether data in documents are compliant.
  • Case Management.
    Empower employees by leveraging IDP for case documents.
IDP Process Management and Automation