The first step is to provide an image or PDF file of a document containing a BIC code to our API. Usually this is done from a mobile app, email, FTP, or web application.
The document can be sent both cropped (without background) and uncropped (with background). If the image is sent uncropped, our API automatically crops it to the right size. It is also possible to use the Klippa mobile scanning SDK to capture BIC codes reliably.
Step 2 : Image to text with OCR
As soon as an image or PDF with a BIC has been submitted, it is converted to a TXT file. In this step, all text from the document is extracted, but not yet structured.
Step 3: JSON output from the API
The Klippa parser takes the TXT gained in step 2, and converts it into structured JSON by using machine learning. The JSON is returned as output from the API. The BIC on the document is now extracted.
Now, the field can easily be processed into your database. Whether you are processing BIC codes for international business transactions, or to identify bank branches, Klippa is here to help you.
The image on the left is a simplified example of the JSON response.
Why use Klippa’s data capture software?
Spend less on extracting BIC codes from bank statements and images by using Klippa.
Process BIC codes automatically within seconds. Perfect for the financial industry.
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality data extraction of BICs.
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates, and fraud.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does BIC OCR cost?Which document types can be processed automatically?What are common use cases?Which languages does Klippa support?Is Klippa BIC processing GDPR-compliant?Can Klippa convert documents to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Which document types can be processed automatically?
Klippa can extract data from any type of document containing a BIC or SWIFT code. Commonly processed documents for BICs are bank statements.
What are common use cases?
BIC extraction can be done for several reasons, usually with regard to international payments. Especially in a company where you have to perform lots of payments daily, weekly or monthly.
Manually typing over BIC or SWIFT codes into your database is no longer efficient or reliable. Whatever your use case is, you can replace manual data entry with Klippa.
Which languages does Klippa support?
Klippa supports all European languages. Our engine performs best on documents in English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Hebrew, and French.
Other languages can be supported on request. We are happy to train our machine learning models to assits you.
Is Klippa BIC processing GDPR-compliant?
All services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR-compliant. By default, we use ISO-certified servers within the European Union to process documents.
If you are not located within the EU, we can also set up servers in a region of choice.
Next to that, a data processor agreement is always in place. We don’t store any of your or your customer’s data after processing.
Can Klippa convert documents to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Yes we can.
Klippa takes pictures of documents, or their PDF equivalents, and converts them to readable text using OCR. From there, we use machine learning to turn text into structured data.
Most of the time, we use JSON, but depending on your preference we can also convert documents to CSV, XLSX or XML.
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