receipt OCR

Receipt OCR

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization with receipt OCR and data extraction. Choose Klippa’s OCR receipt scanning and process receipts safely and quickly. Powered by machine learning.

Klippa’s receipt OCR software 

Klippa’s machine learning technology can automate many receipt-related business processes via our scanner APIs and SDKs. The software intelligently scans and processes extracted data from receipts. 

Receipt OCR helps businesses to save cost, time and resources. Besides that, it’s an efficient way to analyze, store and archive data which is important for your business.
OCR for receipts scanning
Format conversion and scan quality improvement
Image of the receipt to text and JSON with OCR
Classification of receipts and line items
(Cross) validation of receipt data
Management of expenses
Optimization of the workflow

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Data extraction with OCR for receipts

Of course you want to know how receipt OCR works. Therefore, we believe that an image speaks more than a thousand words. Below you will find an example of the three steps our software takes to extract the data from receipts.
OCR for receipts

Step 1: uploading to the receipt scanner API

Upload your picture or PDF file of the receipt to the Klippa API. Uploading the image is done from a web- or mobile app. 

The receipt can be sent both uncropped (with the background) and cropped (without). If the picture was sent uncropped, our API automatically crops the document. Klippa’s SDK can be used in mobile apps as well.  
ocr for receipts TXT

Step 2: image to TXT while using receipt OCR

As soon as we receive the picture or PDF, our software will convert it to a TXT file. The software extracts all data from the receipt, but it is not yet structured.
receipt data extraction with OCR

Step 3: parsing JSON output from the API

The parser takes the TXT which was gained from the OCR in the previous step and converts it into JSON, while using machine learning. The JSON is returned as output from the API. 

From this point on, processing the receipt in your database is super easy.  

What are the benefits of using the receipt scanning API? 

Cost reduction
Spend less on processing receipts by using Klippa receipt OCR.
Speed improvement
Process receipts automatically within seconds. Perfect for accounting, cashbacks and loyalty.
Error reduction
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality OCR receipt data extraction.
Fraud prevention
Recognize errors, fraud and duplicates automatically.
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What receipt fields are extracted by the OCR scanner?

Below you find the default extracted fields (with checkmarks) and the automated checks (with locks). Both default and automated can be customized for each customer. Additional fields for receipt OCR can be added on request.
Image quality
Language on the receipt
Type of the document
Country of origin
Merchant name
Address details of the merchant
Contact details of the merchant
Merchant website
Method of payment
VAT amounts and percentages
VAT number
Amount of change
Currency and total amount
Card number
Purchase date
Number of the receipt
Line item quantity, prices, category and descriptions
Chamber of commerce number
Many more fields
Use image hashing to find duplicates
Crosschecks to identify fraudulent documents

Try it out yourself

Seeing is believing. Therefore you can test our API with one of our sample documents or your own JPG, PNG or PDF files. Right here on our website!

Frequently Asked Questions

The pricing structure for Klippa OCR for receipt capturing depends on the amount of fields and the document volume. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in touch with our product specialists to get a specified quote.
Klippa can use OCR on and extract data from parking receipts, fuel receipts, payment receipts, grocery store receipts and receipts from all other types of stores.

Did you know that apart from receipts, Klippa OCR can scan other types of financial documents, such as invoices, price tags, purchase orders, and debit and credit cards? Contact us for more information.
Klippa definitely supports extraction of line items on receipts. We have a special machine learning algorithm for line item extraction. For every line the quantity, description, price per unit, price and potentially VAT values are extracted. 

After the line item receipt OCR extraction Klippa performs line item classification. Using an additional algorithm we classify over 20 categories for each line. For example ‘Food’, ‘Electronics’, ‘Alcohol’ and many other options. Based on these categories the VAT deductibility can be determined, loyalty points can be distributed and general ledger accounts can be suggested.
Klippa’s engine extracts as much data as possible from receipts via OCR and machine learning. We support many different types of clients, because our engine is so versatile. 

It is most commonly used for quality detection, validity verification, warranty insights, spend analytics, spend management, cashbacks, loyalty, VAT reclaim and accounting. 
All European languages are supported. Our engine performs best on receipts in English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Hebrew and French. Other languages can be supported on request, we’d just need to train our machine learning models.
All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR-compliant. We only use ISO-certified servers within the European Union for processing. A data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers’ data after processing.
Klippa was founded by developers, which is why we understand the value of a well-documented API. Our documentation about receipt OCR is created using SWAGGER and can be found via this link.

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