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2/1/2023
Digicust: Six-X investment for customs startup from Lower Austria
By Matthias Pfeiler

After several due diligence phases, several days of negotiations and pitch presentations, Digicust now starts the new year 2023 by closing the Startup Wise Guys SaaS Accelerator round with a six-figure investment.

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11/24/2022
Digicust: Part of the SaaS Tech Accelerator of Startup Wise Guys
By Matthias Pfeiler

After a 6-month application phase, several application stages and quite a few startups, Digicust has finally been accepted into the leading European B2B Tech Accelerator Program of Startup Wise Guys...

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10/4/2022
The Cost of Digital Customs vs. Not Using Technology in Customs
By Matthias Pfeiler

Digital customs is an area where technology can have a big impact, but it is often overlooked. According to a recent study by the World Economic Forum, the use of technology in customs procedures could save up to $50 billion annually in trade costs.

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8/10/2022
Will Digital Customs Ever Rule The Industry?
By Matthias Pfeiler

There is no doubt that digital customs IS becoming more and more popular in the business world. But what does digital customs mean? Well, according to the World Trade Organization, digital customs means complete automation of the whole customs process. Hence, the name of Digicust - Digital Customs Transforming Businesses.

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7/26/2022
STATE-OF-THE-ART TRUSTWORTHY AI-STANDARD FOR VIRTUAL ROBOTS
By Borisav Parmakovic

While AI can do much good, including making products and processes safer, it can also harm through a wide variety of risks as described in the previous article "challenges of AI-applications in customs clearance". Therefore, a regulatory framework as well as a company standard for trustworthy AI...

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7/10/2022
Challenges of AI Applications in Customs Clearance
By Borisav Parmakovic

Nowadays, volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA-) markets are changing rapidly influenced by globalization, technological advance and many other factors. As a result, companies appear and disappear at a pace that is breath-taking.

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7/6/2022
Introduction to Customs Code Classification
By Borisav Parmakovic

A common question in customs clearance is:" what's the functioning of this good, from which material is it made of?" Quite understandable, considering that a good such as a cat fishing rod is not the most popular one and that it can be made out of several materials. These questions are often asked due to customs code classification or also known as product classification into the customs tariff nomenclature.

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6/29/2022
Digicust Achivements Q1 2022
By Matthias Pfeiler

In this blog, we at Digicust want to show you the great things we have already accomplished in the first month of 2022. After hard years of development from 2018 to date for our Dexter IDP solution.....

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6/22/2022
New Features for the Master Data Module
By Matthias Pfeiler

What are the new features in Digicust Master Data Modul? Find out now! You are already testing our solution? Then give us feedback!

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6/9/2022
Digicust Master Data
By Matthias Pfeiler

While you or your staff are processing customs cases, the Digicust master data module is working in the background, automatically populating with data as you process data with Dexter and serving as the basis for data enrichment during customs clearance.

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5/24/2022
High-Speed vs. High-Precision IDP Service - IDP Blog Series (Part 7)
By Matthias Pfeiler

Document processing time can be more or less important depending on the service delivered and the complexity of the document. In contrast, high precision is important at all times, no matter the complexity or size of the processed document.

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5/19/2022
OCR Types, Price-/Peformance and Value Added OCR Services - IDP Blog Series (Part 6)
By Matthias Pfeiler

In our 5th blog, we compared whether a complete solution or a self-service offering makes more sense, and which individual building blocks need to be linked in a self-service offering. In the next part, we looked at how the billing should be done. Per document or per page. In the following list you will find all the terms that are important for the successful introduction of an IDP system in the company:

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5/19/2022
Business Model Comparison - IDP Blog Series (Part 5)
By Matthias Pfeiler

If the offer includes an end-to-end solution, the company achieves automation in the entire document processing process for the customer. This means that the service provider offers the customer a simple way to upload documents via different channels (e.g. email, scan-per-mail, upload, API, etc.). The customer gets the data back as requested without intervening in the process (end-to-end). With such an offering, we are talking about intelligent document processing. In this process, the AI-based OCR is only one part of the value chain.

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5/8/2022
Artificial Intgelligence for an Exciting User Experience - IDP Blog Series Part 4
By Matthias Pfeiler

The AI's Learning capability is an important aspect of achieving automation. The faster the AI learns through feedback from a human, the faster it is possible to send the data to the next systems in an automated fashion or with little manual validation. In the best-case scenario, additional machine validations are executed during an IDP system's post-processing step, increasing the level of automation.

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4/15/2022
IDP Tech Requirements & a Paperless Future - (IDP Blog Series Part 2)
By Matthias Pfeiler

Last week, a blog series of OCR technology and intelligent document processing (IDP) systems has been initiated by explaining a few basics of what OCR actually is, how Digicust applies this technology and which further technologies are necessary to digitalize the customs industry.

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4/15/2022
OCR, AI & Other Technologies for Your Customs Processes - But How? (IDP Blog Series Part 1)
By Matthias Pfeiler

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology is a solution for automatically extracting printed or written text from a scanned document, PDF- or Image file and then converting the text into a machine-readable form that can be used for further data processing

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4/15/2022
World Post an Parcel Award Winner
By Matthias Pfeiler

It is common knowledge that the customs business is facing challenging times. Punitive tariffs, increased customs volume due to e-commerce and the Corona crisis. Since 01.07.2021, the challenges are one facet richer.

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4/15/2022
Key Factors for IDP Service Provider Selection - IDP Blog Series (Part 3)
By Matthias Pfeiler

The AI's Learning capability is an important aspect of achieving automation. The faster the AI learns through feedback from a human, the faster it is possible to send the data to the next systems in an automated fashion or with little manual validation.