Document Capture: 3 Ways to Collect Receipts & Invoices for Processing (API Portal Ed.)
Author: Ernest Semerda
Document capture is an important and essential part of any data extraction. A frictionless way to collect documents that enables the user to capture, extract and reap value instantly is paramount to getting things done right. Here are the top 3 methods of document capture we recommend you start with to start extracting data from receipts and invoices today.
|Drag & Drop||Email It||Direct API|
|Setup time||0 (ready to go)||0 (ready to go)||Hours to days|
|Requires API Portal Login||Yes||No||No|
|Multi-File Processing||30 at a time||1 at a time||Unlimited using ZIP Support|
|Real-time/Instant Processing||Yes||3 Minutes||Yes|
|ZIP Support for|
|Email Body Support||No||Yes||No|
|Where to Find It|
inside the API Portal
|Inbox||Settings > Email Collector||API Docs > Invoices & Receipts > Process|
The good ol’drag & drop method for document capture. You grab the image of your receipt or invoice and drag it into a predefined area of your web browser. This predefined area is the Veryfi API Portal. If you do not have an account yet you can grab one and be up and running in 60 seconds.
This is a frictionless way to collect and extract structured data from unstructured or semi-structured documents from any digital or POS (point of sale) system issuing receipts and bills. When the POS asks you whether to print or email the receipt, simply enter your assigned email@example.com email address and let Veryfi handle the rest.
Only 1 email address is assigned per account but if you’d like to generate more unique email addresses using your own domain eg. firstname.lastname@example.org then please reach out to email@example.com
The Veryfi API is a modern RESTful JSON API. Document capture directly into this API using a POST CALL to turn unstructured receipts or invoices into structured data. To expedite the integration of Veryfi API into your workflow/product, take advantage of our;
We recommend you get familiar with the API by visiting the API Docs inside the Veryfi API Portal and exploring all the choices that are available to you.
Veryfi API supports both synchronous and asynchronous processing. With synchronous processing, data is extracted in real-time and the results are included in the response to the processing API request. Asynchronous processing requests receive an immediate response, however, the data extraction runs in a background process. Once data extraction completes, Veryfi makes a request to your configured webhook URL.
Few things to note: