The is the Easy way to do it - Automate PDF
The painful way to do it - pdftotext [ That is the name of the software. google it and you should get it].
Here is how you would use PDFtoText -
pdftotext version 0.92
Copyright 1996-2000 Derek B. Noonburg
Usage: pdftotext [options] <PDF-file> [<text-file>]
-f <int> : first page to convert
-l <int> : last page to convert
-ascii7 : convert to 7-bit ASCII (default is 8-bit ISO Latin-1)
-latin2 : convert to ISO Latin-2 character set
-latin5 : convert to ISO Latin-5 character set
-eucjp : convert Japanese text to EUC-JP
-raw : keep strings in content stream order
-upw <string> : user password (for encrypted files)
-q : don't print any messages or errors
-v : print copyright and version info
-h : print usage information
-help : print usage information
Example to use would be
Systemutil.run "c:\pdftotext.exe"," C:\toconvert.pdf c:\converted.txt"
This is a freeware and should be of no issue with respect to licensing or auditing. Why does your organization not allow ? Do they have any valid reason or is it just the whimps and fancy of some half baked sys admin ?