Receipt OCR

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization with Optical Character Recognition and machine learning. Process receipts safely and securely with Klippa.

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What we can do with receipts

Our machine learning technology can automate many receipt related business processes via our APIs and SDKs.
Receipt scanning
Receipt format and quality conversions
Receipts to text and JSON with OCR
Data extraction on receipts
Classifying receipts and line items
(Cross) validating receipt data
Receipt management
Workflow optimization

Receipt 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 receipts.

Uploading to the receipt OCR API

The first step is providing a picture or a PDF file of a receipt to our API. Usually this is done from a mobile app or a web application.

The document can be send cropped or uncropped (with some kind of background). If it is send uncropped, the Klippa API will automatically crop the document. The Klippa receipt scanning SDK can also be used to implement in mobile apps. 

Image to text using OCR

As soon as a receipt picture or PDF 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 receipts can easily be processed into your database. Wether you are processing receipts for accounting of loyalty purposes, Klippa is here to help.
Reduce cost
Spend less on processing receipts by using Klippa.
Improve speed
Process receipts automatically within seconds. Perfect for accounting, cashbacks and loyalty.
Reduce errors
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality data extraction on receipts.
Prevent fraud
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates and fraud.
What receipt fields are extracted?
zBelow the default extracted data fields (checkmarks) and automated checks (locks) are listed. These can be customized for each customer. On request additional fields can also be extracted.
Document type
Image quality
Country of origin
Receipt language
Merchant name
Merchant address details
Merchant contact details
Merchant website
Payment method
Card number
Amount of change
Date of purchase
Total amount and currency
VAT amounts
VAT percentages
Line item descriptions, quantity, prices and category
Receipt number
Chamber of commerce number
VAT number
And many more fields
Find duplicates via image hashing
Identify fraudulent documents via crosschecks
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does receipt OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa receipt capturing depends on the amount of fields and the document volume. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our solution architects to get an exact quote.
What types of receipts are supported?
Klippa can extract data from parking receipts, fuel receipts, payment receipts, grocery store receipts and receipts from all other types stores.
Are receipt line items extracted?
Klippa definitely supports line item extraction of receipts. We have a special machine learning algorithm focussed on line item extraction. For every line the quantity, description, price per unit, total price and potentially VAT values are extracted. 

After the line item OCR extraction Klippa also performs line item classification. Using an additional algorithm we classify over 20 categories for each line. For example ‘Food’, ‘Electronics’, ‘Alcoholic’ and many more options. Based on these categories the VAT deductibility can be determined, loyalty points can be distributed and general ledger accounts can be suggested.
What use cases are supported?
Klippa tries to extract as much data as possible from receipts via OCR and machine learning. This ensures that we can support as many use cases as possible. 

Use cases we come across often are quality detection, validity verification, warranty insights, receipt analytics, spending insights, cashbacks, loyalty, VAT reclaim and accounting. 
What languages does Klippa support?
All European languages are supported. Our engine performs best on receipts in Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, Hebrew or French. Other languages can be supported on request by training our machine learning models.
Is Klippa receipt capturing GDPR compliant?
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.
Is there documentation for the receipt OCR API?
Klippa was founded by developers. Therefore we understand the value of a well documented API. Our documentation is created using SWAGGER and can be found via this link.

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