Bank Statement OCR

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Feb 8, 2023

Sam Johnson

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Bank Statement Processing with OCR

The ability to quickly and accurately process bank statements is paramount for financial institutions, businesses, and individuals alike. Traditional methods of manual data entry are not only time-consuming but also prone to errors. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology has transformed the way we extract and digitize text from images and documents. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore how our bank statement OCR technology can be harnessed to efficiently process bank statements.

Understanding Bank Statement OCR

A bank statement provides a detailed record of all financial activities, making it a crucial document for both individuals and businesses. Our OCR solution is designed to extract data from these statements, converting the information into a structured and usable format.

Getting Started with Mindee’s Bank Statement OCR

  1. Prerequisites: To begin, you’ll need at least 20 bank statement images or PDFs to train your OCR model. This ensures that the model is well-equipped to recognize and extract data accurately.
  2. Defining the Use Case: Before diving into the technicalities, it’s essential to outline the specific fields you wish to extract from the bank statement. Common fields include:Full name of the client
    Address of the client
    Account Number
    Opening and Closing Balances for the month
  3. Deploying Your API: With the fields defined, the next step is to create your custom API on our platform. This involves:Clicking on the “Create a new API” button.
    Filling in basic information about the API.
    Defining the data model by specifying the fields and their types.
  4. Training the OCR Model: With the API in place, the focus shifts to training the deep learning model. This involves:Uploading bank statement files.
    Annotating the uploaded documents by selecting the appropriate sections corresponding to the defined fields.
    Repeating this process for at least 20 documents to ensure the model is well-trained.

Harnessing the Power of JSON Configuration

We offer the flexibility to define the data model either manually or by uploading a JSON configuration. This configuration outlines the fields, their types, and specific filters to ensure accurate data extraction. For instance, the “Account Number” field might be defined as a string with no alpha characters.

A Peek Behind the Curtain

Once the model is trained, it utilizes deep learning algorithms to recognize patterns and structures within the bank statements. This ensures that even if the format of the statement changes, the OCR model can adapt and continue to extract data accurately.

Why choose Mindee’s Bank Statement OCR?

  1. Accuracy: Our solution boasts high accuracy rates, ensuring that the extracted data is reliable.
  2. Efficiency: Gone are the days of manual data entry; bank statements can be processed in mere seconds.
  3. Flexibility: Whether you’re dealing with a single bank’s statements or multiple formats from various banks, our solution can be tailored to fit your needs.

Take AI to the Bank

Bank statement OCR is no longer a luxury but a necessity in today’s digital age. With solutions like ours, businesses and individuals can streamline their financial processes, ensuring accuracy and efficiency. Whether you’re a financial institution looking to automate statement processing or a business aiming to simplify reconciliation, our bank statement OCR solution offers a robust and reliable option.

For more technical details on how to do bank statement ocr visit our documentation.

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