Serial number OCR & data capturing

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and data extraction. Process serial numbers safely and quickly with Klippa. Powered by machine learning.

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What we can do with serial numbers

Our machine learning technology can automate many business processes requiring serial numbers via our APIs and SDKs.
Serial number scanning and recognition
Format conversion and scan quality improvement
Serial number extraction to text, CSV, XSLX or JSON
Data extraction on all types of documents
Classifying content with serial numbers
(Cross) validating serial number data

Serial number field extraction

An image speaks more than a thousand words. Below is an example of the three steps our OCR engine takes to automatically extract serial numbers from documents.

Uploading documents to the API

The first step is providing a picture or a PDF file of a document containing a serial number to our API. Usually this is done from a mobile app, email, FTP or web application.

Image to text using OCR

As soon as a picture or PDF has been received, each page is converted to a TXT file. In this step all the text from the document is extracted, but it is not yet structured.

Getting JSON output from the API

The Klippa Parser takes the TXT gained from the OCR in step 2 and converts it into structured JSON using machine learning. The JSON is then returned as output from the API. The serial number on the document is now extracted. 

From here the field can easily be processed into your database. Whether you are processing serial numbers for registration, identification or other purposes, Klippa is here to help. 

The image on the left is a simplified example of the JSON response.
Reduce cost
Spend less on extracting serial numbers by using Klippa.
Improve speed
Process serial numbers automatically within seconds.
Reduce errors
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality data extraction of serial numbers.
Prevent fraud
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates and fraud.
Which documents can you scan for serial numbers?
Below is a list of documents for which you can use serial number extraction. This is not an exhaustive list, but depends on what the client requires.
Insurance documents
Warranty certificates
Invoices and receipts
Pictures of serial numbers on products
And many more documents
Identify fraudulent documents via crosschecks
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does serial number OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa serial number capturing depends on the amount of documents. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our product specialists to get an exact quote.
What serial numbers are supported?
Serial numbers identify otherwise identical units with many, obvious reasons. They come in many forms and appear on many goods. In general, we support all serial numbers, including:

– Serial numbers for physical goods
– Serial numbers for intangible goods
– International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN)
– International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN)
– Certificate Authorities (CA)

In case you wonder if we support a certain serial number or have any other question, feel free to contact us.
What kind of clients are using Klippa?
Klippa’s engine extracts as much data as possible from documents via OCR and machine learning. We support many different types of clients, because our engine is so versatile. 

It is most commonly used by clients in the automotive, retail and insurance industry.
What languages does Klippa support?
All European languages are supported. Our engine performs best on documents in English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, English Spanish, German, Hebrew and French. Other languages can be supported on request, we’d just need to train our machine learning models.
Is Klippa serial number capturing GDPR-compliant?
All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR-compliant. By default, we use ISO-certified servers within the European Union for processing. 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 in place. We do not store any of your or your customers’ 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 the text into structured data. Most of the time we use JSON for this, but depending on your preferences we can also convert documents to CSV, XLSX or XML.

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What is a serial number?

A serial number is a unique number (or group of numbers and letters) that is assigned to a specific item.

Instead of having names and numbers specifying a whole range of products, serial numbers provide a unique number to one item or product at a time.

Serial numbers are primarily used for identification and inventory purposes. They allow a company, for example, to get additional information about replacements or compatible parts. They are also valuable in quality control.