Permit OCR & data capturing

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization with Optical Character Recognition and data extraction. Process permits automatically and securely with Klippa. 
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All of the possibilities for permits

Our machine learning technology can automate many permit-related business processes via our APIs and SDKs.
Permit scanning
Converting document type and improving quality of images
Converting data in permit to text, sent in UBL, CSV, XLSX or JSON
Permit data capturing
Classifying permits
(Cross)validating data in permit
Permit management
Workflow optimization

Data extraction from permits

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 permits.

Uploading permits to the API

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

The document can be sent cropped or uncropped (with some kind of background). If it is sent uncropped, the Klippa API will automatically crop the document.

Image to text using OCR

As soon as a contract 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 permit is now searchable and important data fields like company entities, dates, signees and more have been extracted.

From here the permits can easily be processed into your database or stored as a searchable PDF. Whether you are processing permits for legal, M&A or other purposes, Klippa is here to help.

The image on the left is a simplified example of the JSON response.
Reduce costs
Use Klippa and spend less money on processing permits.
Improve speed
Automatically convert permits into digital searchable text. Find case files based on keywords, risks, signees and more.
Reduce errors
Prevent human errors with high quality data extraction on permits. Identify risks automatically.
Prevent fraud
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates, risks and fraud.
What permit details are extracted?
Below the default extracted data fields (checkmarks) and automated checks (locks) are listed. These can be tailormade to your needs. On request, additional fields can be extracted.
Document type
Image quality
Country of origin
Permit language
Entity count, names and details
Signee count, names and details
Permit clauses
Risk keywords
Searchable text
Applicable law
Reference to other legal documents
Dates and validity
And many more options
Find duplicates via image hashing
Identify fraudulent documents via crosschecks
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does permit OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa permit capturing depends on the amount of fields, the document volume and the page count. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our solution architects to get an exact quote.
What types of permits can be processed automatically?
Klippa can extract data from any type of permit. Commonly processed permits are building permits, work permits, use of property permits, and many more.

Did you know that apart from permits, Klippa OCR can scan other types of legal documents, such as CoC extracts, contracts, proof of residence, and bylaws? Contact us for more information.
What are common use cases?
Permit data extraction can be done for various reasons. Usually with regards to legal regulations, M&A, risk and compliance. Klippa can digitise permits to make them searchable, classify permit types, identify certain risks, extract specific permit data, verify the validity of the signatures/signees and much more. Whatever your use case is, Klippa can help you out.
What languages does Klippa support?
We support all languages in the Latin, Greek and Hebrew alphabet. Other languages can be supported on request by training our machine learning models.
Is Klippa permit 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 invoices. A data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers data after processing.
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