CMR waybill OCR & data capturing

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and data extraction. Process CMR waybills (international consignments notes) safely and automatically with Klippa. Powered by machine learning.

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What we can do with CMR waybills

Our machine learning technology can automate many CMR waybill-related business processes via our APIs and SDKs.
CMR waybill scanning
Format conversion and scan quality improvement
Image to text, CSV, XML, XLSX and JSON with OCR
Data extraction on CMR waybills
Classification of CMR waybills
(Cross) validating data
Regulatory compliance checks
Improve workflows to speed up delivery

CMR waybill 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 CMR waybills.

Uploading CMR waybills to the API

The first step is providing a picture or a PDF file of a CMR waybill to our API. This is typically done from a mobile app or a web application.

The document can be sent cropped or uncropped (with background). If the scan is sent uncropped, the Klippa API will automatically crop the document. The Klippa CMR waybill scanning SDK can also be used in mobile apps. 

Image to text using OCR

As soon as a picture or PDF is received, it is converted to a TXT file by our engine. In this step all the text from the document is extracted, but 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 CMR waybill can easily be processed into your database. Whether you are processing CMR waybills for shipping instructions, regulatory compliance checks or improving workflows, Klippa is here to help. On the left you see a simplified example of the JSON response.
Reduce cost
Spend less on processing CMR waybills by using Klippa.
Improve speed
Process CMR waybills automatically within seconds. Perfect for the logistics and transportation sector.
Reduce errors
Prevent manual data entry errors with high quality data extraction on CMR waybills.
Prevent fraud
Automatically recognize errors, duplicates and fraud.
What CMR document fields are extracted?
In general, all data fields from a CMR waybill can be extracted. To give you an idea, we listed some examples below. The extracted data fields can be customized for each customer. Additional fields can be extracted on request.
Date on which the waybill was established
Contact details for the transporter
Date on which the goods were collected
Type and quantity of the goods
Description of the goods
Delivery deadline
Name of the recipient
Full address of loading and unloading sites
Transport price
Damages payable
Transport vehicle’s registration number
Name and address of the commissioner
Signatures and stamps
And many more fields
Find duplicates via image hashing
Identify fraudulent documents via Photoshop detection
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CMR Waybill?
The CMR Document, also sometimes called the international consignment note or CMR Waybill, is an international transportation document for all road transport that is based on the CMR convention. The name CMR originates from “Convention relative au contrat de transport international de marchandises par route.”, which was established at the Geneva convention in 1956. The document is obligated for many forms of international road transportation and is usually signed by multiple parties in the transport sector (sender, carrier(s), receiver). 

Klippa helps companies in logistics, customs and transportation to automatically process CMR Waybills (consignment notes) in bulk, to prevent a lot of backoffice administrative work. 
What does CMR waybill OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa CMR waybill 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 product specialists to get an exact quote.
What types of CMR waybills are supported?
There are differently structured CMR waybills in the world. In general, we support all these types and forms. In case you wonder if we support a certain waybill or have any other question, feel free to contact us.

Did you know that apart from CMR waybills, Klippa OCR can scan other types of logistic documents, such as packing slips, shipping labels, and many more? Contact us for more information.
What kind of clients are using Klippa for automated CMR processing?
Klippa’s engine extracts as much data as possible from CMR waybills via OCR and machine learning. We support many different types of clients. It is most commonly used by clients in the logistics, customs and transportation sector.
What languages does Klippa support?
All European languages are supported. Our engine performs best on CMR waybills 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 CMR waybill 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 CMR waybills to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Yes we can. Klippa takes pictures of CMR waybills, 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 CMR waybills to CSV, XLSX or XML.
Please feel free to ask all your questions.
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