T-Impact Limited

Microsoft Azure Computer Vision cognitive service detect & extract text & handwriting text in images

The Microsoft Azure Computer Vision cognitive service uses Artificial Intelligence to read text & handwritten text in images. Detect and extract text and handwritten text in images, action or store in your existing technology. Ideally suited for use with Robotic Process automation (RPA) to collect images and act on results

Features

  • Support for installation & configuration available separately.
  • Support for installation & configuration available separately

Benefits

  • Detect text and handwritten text in images.
  • Support for installation & configuration available separately.
  • Extract text and handwritten text in images.
  • Use text to control processes.
  • Integrate Robots to collect images & act on text.

Pricing

£746 per unit per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 10

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T-Impact Limited

Trevor Cole

01865 818952

sales@t-impact.com

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to This service is an extension to the Microsoft Azure Cognitive services. We provide the means to both buy this service and for T-Impact to tailor the offering for you. We can provide bespoke services on a t&m basis. (see our rate card for more details).
Cloud deployment model Hybrid cloud
Service constraints Given the context of an Artificial Intelligence tool supplying cognitive service the constraints are not really constraints. So for example if you have a sufficiently large corpus of knowledge identification constraints can be largely overcome, if you have huge volumes to work through the cloud model allows the upscaling and right-scaling as appropriate for your needs. If you have a concern that you want to discuss, low level light conditions in images for example or multiple language recognition, contacts sales@t-impact.com for a discussion and solution.
System requirements Internet Access to Microsoft Azure.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times 24/7/365 response in 4 hours based on prioritisation
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility WCAG 2.0 AAA
Phone support No
Web chat support Web chat
Web chat support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.0 AAA
Web chat accessibility testing We support assistive technology users through Zendesk
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels L2-L3 support is free of charge. Manpower days and T&E is chargable starting at £500 per day
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Online training is provided free of charge the IBM website as below

https://console.bluemix.net/developer/watson/documentation this site includes online training, communities, video and the user community is an ideal source for subject matter expertise at low cost.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction The API does not store data pertaining to the interaction, so all images scanned and the meta data extracted is yours. IBM however reserves the right to retain the ownership of the intellectual property extracted.

For sensitive data issues please make contact with us at T-Impact Ltd where we can advise you on any data protectively marked.

Watson Premium plans offer a higher level of security and isolation to help customers with sensitive data requirements.
End-of-contract process At the end of contract, a renewal option will be offered. If you decide not to renew the contract, then the system access will stop.

Watson Premium plans offer a higher level of security and isolation to help customers with sensitive data requirements.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices No
Accessibility standards None or don’t know
Description of accessibility Microsoft Azure Computer Vision cognitive service detect & extract text & handwriting text in images service has an interface that you design and interact with so the accessibility is entirely dependant upon the interface that surfaces the content.
Accessibility testing N/A
API Yes
What users can and can't do using the API The Computer Vision API provides state-of-the-art algorithms to process images and return information. For example, it can be used to determine if an image contains mature content, or it can be used to find all the faces in an image. It also has other features like estimating dominant and accent colors, categorizing the content of images, and describing an image with complete English sentences. Additionally, it can also intelligently generate images thumbnails for displaying large images effectively.

https://westus.dev.cognitive.microsoft.com/docs/services/5adf991815e1060e6355ad44/operations/56f91f2e778daf14a499e1fa
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats
  • Open API (also known as Swagger)
  • HTML
API sandbox or test environment Yes
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation As an API it's possible to embed the service into a class and extend the class further using the API functionality.

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources The architecture of IBM cloud services maintains logical separation of client data. Internal rules and measures separate data processing, such as inserting, modifying, deleting, and transferring data, according to the contracted purposes.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types All service produce log files that can be interrogated. No service metrics or
Reporting types API access

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold We are an Microsoft, IBM and UiPath business partner

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach The platform does not store any user data so there is no need to export.
Data export formats Other
Other data export formats No data retained within platform.
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • Legacy (mainframe, terminal screen, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)
  • ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, etc.)
  • Native PDF documents
  • OCR'd documents and forms
  • Images (JPEG, GIF, PNG, etc.)
  • Web (any HTML including frames and multiple screens)
  • Chatbot (Google and Microsoft cognitive services)

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Please see the IBM documentation about the resilience of their Cloud infrastructure. https://www.ibm.com/cloud/why-ibm
Approach to resilience Available on request.
Outage reporting The UiPath Orchestrator will report any service outages and report in any way that the customer requires: dashboard, API, mobile, text or email.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels User name and password control over access to uipath products.

This can be achieved via AD or other auth mechanisms.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for User-defined
How long system logs are stored for User-defined

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 AEROQ
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 30/08/2017
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover N/A
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards CSA CCM version 3.0
Information security policies and processes UiPath Systems, Networks and processes are reviewed annually by the Information Security Office to ensure compliance with security policies and standards. Additionally, this review is subject to audit by the Internal Audit and External Audit.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach Configuration & Change management is handled via Hipbath Maintenance and support agreement.

UiPath will track the UiPath RPA product components and will ensure changes are handled via a documented & agreed procedure.

From a RPA Solution perspective our change management and robot configuration is in line with the Industry Standards for Source and version control. We will work with our public customers to create the necessary Dev, Test, UAT and Live environments.
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach UiPath implements all applicable security requirements reasonably needed for the protection of confidential data processed through UiPath systems while still continuing to operate its businesses effectively and efficiently.
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach UiPath uses internal resources & external vendors to run assessment of potential risks & vulnerabilities.

If a risk or vulnerabilities is identified we have a internal procedure that handle them based on impact/ priority.

incidents are handled based on priority, starting from 4hrs response.
Incident management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach UiPath provide incident management via support portal for its customers.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No

Pricing

Pricing
Price £746 per unit per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial Microsoft limited trial available as below
Link to free trial https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/try/cognitive-services/

Documents

Documents
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