Purchase Order OCR

Purchase order OCR

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

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What we can do with purchase orders

Our machine learning technology can automate many PO related business processes via our APIs and SDKs.
Purchase order scanning
Purchase order format and quality conversions
Purchase order to text, UBL, CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON with OCR
Data capturing on purchase orders
Classifying purchase orders and PO line items
(Cross)Validating purchase order data
Purchase order management
Workflow optimisation

Purchase order data extraction

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

Uploading purchase orders to the API

The first step is providing a picture or a PDF file of a purchase order 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 purchase order has been received, it 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. From here the purchase can easily be processed into your database. 

The image on the left is a simplified example of the JSON response.
Reduce cost
Spend less on processing purchase orders by using Klippa.
Improve speed
Process POs automatically within seconds. Perfect for RPA, accounting and accounts payable automation.
Reduce errors
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality data extraction.
Prevent fraud
Automatically recognise errors, duplicates and fraud.
What PO fields are captured?
Below the default extracted data fields are listed. These can be customised for each customer. On request additional fields can also be extracted.
Document type
Image quality
Country of origin
PO language
Merchant name
Merchant address details
Merchant contact details
Merchant website
Client details
Payment method
Card number
Amount of change
Date of purchase
Due date
Date of delivery
Total amount
VAT amounts
VAT percentages
Line item descriptions, quantity, prices and category
Invoice number
Purchase order number
Chamber of commerce number
VAT number
And many more fields
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What other financial documents can be scanned?

Apart from purchase orders, Klippa OCR can scan other types of financial documents, such as invoices, price tags, receipts, and debit and credit cards? Contact us for more information.