The first step is to provide an image or PDF file of a document containing a currency 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.
Step 2 : Image to text with OCR
As soon as an image or PDF with a currency has been submitted, it is converted to a TXT file. In this step, all text from the document is extracted, but not yet structured.
• Total amounts
Next to currencies, a variety of data can be extracted, such as:
• Total amounts
• VAT amounts
• Line items
• Invoice numbers
• Payment due dates
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 currency on the document is now extracted.
Now, the field can easily be processed into your database. Whether you are processing currencies for international business transactions, or accounting practices, 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 currencies from documents and images by using Klippa.
Process currencies automatically within seconds.
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality extraction of currencies.
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates, and fraud.
Which documents can you scan for currencies?
Below is a list of documents from which you can extract currencies. This is not an exhaustive list, but depends on what the client requires.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does OCR for currencies cost?Which document types can be processed automatically?What are common use cases?Which languages does Klippa support?Is Klippa currency capturing GDPR-compliant?Can Klippa convert documents to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Which document types can be processed automatically?
Klippa can extract addresses from any type of document. Commonly processed documents for currencies are invoices, receipts, purchase orders and bank statements.
What are common use cases?
Currency extraction can be done for several reasons, usually for accounting and financial operations, and payments.
Manually typing over currencies 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 assist you.
Is Klippa currency capturing 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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