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.
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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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a CMR Waybill?What does CMR waybill OCR cost?What types of CMR waybills are supported?What kind of clients are using Klippa?What languages does Klippa support?Is Klippa CMR waybill processing GDPR-compliant?Can Klippa convert CMR waybills to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
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.
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.
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