From Invoices, Emails, Master Data

In the era of digital transformation, automating business processes not only improves efficiency but also significantly reduces the chance of errors. Digicust, with its innovative product Dexter IDP, provides a unique solution to automate the otherwise cumbersome process of customs clearance.

Leveraging advanced techniques in intelligent document processing, Digicust transforms the way businesses handle import declarations. This article will describe a specific use-case: the creation of import declarations using invoices, emails, and master data. We'll delve into the technical aspects to illustrate how Digicust works.


Let's break down the workflow step-by-step.

  1. Receipt of Documents: A declarant forwards PDF documents, such as invoices, to the Digicust platform. This could also include additional information provided in the body of the email. The platform can handle multiple types of documents in one go, eliminating the need to process documents individually.

  2. Intelligent Document Processing (IDP): Once received, Digicust's Dexter IDP gets to work. It reads and comprehends the information from all forwarded documents, mimicking the cognitive capabilities of a human declarant. It extracts critical data from the documents, including details such as product descriptions, quantities, prices, and any other relevant information for the customs declaration.

  3. Use of Master Data: If the client has master data for the products, Digicust leverages this in the process. Master data, a comprehensive source of core business information, allows for the seamless and consistent use of data across different business units. This significantly expedites the customs declaration process.

  4. Tariff Classification: In cases where master data isn't available, Digicust uses its Taric system, an automated tariff classifier. The system uses the product descriptions provided in the documents to determine the appropriate tariff numbers. This automation ensures accuracy and efficiency in the classification process.

  5. Creation of Import Declaration: After all relevant data has been processed and classified, Digicust creates the import declaration. Its no-code automation platform allows for the creation of custom rules, thus facilitating flexibility and adaptability according to each client's unique requirements.

  6. Delivery: Once the declaration is ready, Digicust forwards it to the client's end system. This final step ensures seamless integration and transfer of data, enabling smooth business operations.


With Digicust, the process of creating import declarations is not only automated but also made error-free and efficient. Its sophisticated intelligent document processing system, coupled with its master data module and Taric tariff classification system, revolutionizes the way businesses handle customs clearance. In a world where time is money, Digicust offers a compelling solution that cuts down on time, resources, and potential errors.

By transforming unstructured data into actionable insights, Digicust is truly at the forefront of the digital revolution in customs clearance.

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