>> Jun 20, 2016
Each day we make tons of decisions. Some are relatively insignificant, and even mundane, such as what to wear to the gym. However, others carry real-life consequences. Complicating such decisions is the full array of choices we have at our fingertips.
Decisions such as choosing a PDF converter are not as simple as they appear on paper. A simple search on Google for such converters spits out millions of results in a second. So many choices can cause analysis paralysis.
To counter the paralysis, you should approach the problem with a pre-worked system of analyzing the options you have and comparing them to the risk each choice brings to you and your business.
Applying risk and reward analysis while choosing a PDF converter to Excel.
At this juncture, some people might think that giving a simple decision such as selecting a PDF converter such weight is impractical. It’s equal to squashing a fly with a baseball bat, they say.
However, it doesn’t matter whether you are debating on whether to make your company public or deciding on which carpet works best for your office lobby. Business decisions must be made in similar fashion.
Now that we are on the same page, here’s how you make a decision on the PDF to Excel converter to use for your business needs.
1. Define the Real Purpose
Most of the times people focus on the wrong purpose of converting documents. They assume that it is already self-evident that they need certain documents in a certain format so as to make use of them.
However, by carefully analyzing the intended purpose of the Excel data, the businessman can come up with a better solution, say asking the creators of the documents in question to always send them as Excel documents and not PDFs.
Finding the right purpose means you do not have to over invest your time looking for converters and ignoring the possibility of other solutions.
2. Identify Your Needs and Goals
Your mind has a hard time juggling enormous amounts of information. Breaking the information into simpler digestible bits may help you determine why you need to use a PDF to Excel converter. It may also tell you why you may not require the converter in the first place.
Perhaps a buddy remarked on how converting PDFs into Excel documents helped him make more sense of his business and you thought what a novel idea. But did you sit down and believe that your buddy’s business may be entirely different from yours, hence you may need a different kind of PDF to Excel converter. Consider this when choosing the right converter.
Which brings us to the next point.
3. Take Note of Your Business Metrics
Once you’ve identified your needs, the next thing you should decide is the metrics you need in your Excel documents to measure the business phenomenon you have in mind.
The metrics give you a mirror which you can use to judge the foundations of a particular business process. How should you extract the data in the PDF document to get the metrics desired? Which converter gives you the best results?
Following this mind map, you can quickly find the right PDF to Excel converter for your business documents.