Introduction to Einstein OCR

In this session we will learn about Einstein OCR and Create/Update Leads and Contacts using Business Cards. Let’s welcome an amazing #Summer20 release gem – Einstein OCR. Now get optical character recognition (OCR) models that detect alphanumeric text in an image with Einstein OCR from a single REST API endpoint.

Join us for a interesting demo on how you can create/update leads and contacts records just by uploading business cards!

Optical Character Recognition(OCR)

What’s different, we’ve so many already?

  • Salesforce owned product; release management becomes relatively easy.
  • The API is modelled as such that it directly addresses some of the business-related use cases.
  • Free 2000 API calls per month!

Salesforce’s AI Powered APIs

Einstein OCR

Just a new request endpoint under Vision API: https://api.einstein.ai/v2/vision/ocr

NOTE: Currently, Einstein OCR supports only English.

API Responses for different Detection Types

What are bounding box attributes?

Use cases and Possibilities

  • Driver license verification via scanning photo ID
  • Scanning serial numbers on products
  • Scanning Invoice PDFs to create records
  • Form reading
  • Capture leads and Contact info from business cards
  • Reading images with tabular data
  • Image classification with OCR for scanning Vehicle registration plate


  • Per month 2000 calls
  • Apex limits the processing of high-resolution images .
  • No single string of extracted words.
  • Currently, Einstein OCR supports only English.


Date     : Sat, AUG 01, 2020 10:00 AM EST (7:30 PM IST)
Speaker : Narender Singh

Further learning

  • https://metamind.readme.io/docs/what-is-einstein-ocr

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  1. Reply
    Shaguftha says:

    Can I use Einstein OCR for bills? Is it required to train OCR model for this?How to train OCR Model?

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