Business card scanning software helps users organize piles of business cards into a digital, searchable database of information. Although such software has not yet reached complete reliability, it does hold a number of benefits for users.
Software for scanning business cards uses the computer's attached scanner to create a digital image from a physical business card, according to the scanner information website, Scanning Service. Depending on the application, some software also uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to read information from the card directly into a searchable database.
Because some users prefer to keep business card information available at all times, a number of applications enable business card scanning on smartphones. Depending on the software, the application may require the user to attach a scanner to the mobile device or, in some cases, use the phone's built-in camera to snap a picture of the business card.
Business card scanners, according to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, allow users to organize business cards that otherwise may remain a disorganized mess. In addition, the software makes business card information searchable and electronic, making contact information easier to access.
A review by Glyphis Abox found that the software does not always accurately interpret business card data. This is because business card scanning software often relies on optical character recognition to import contact information.
- Photo Credit Business Card image by Biro from Fotolia.com
How to Organize a Sports Card Collection
The process of collecting sports cards is made more difficult by the number of cards involved in an average collection. Hundreds of...
How to Scan Business Cards
Any individual who must interact with employees of external companies may frequently find themselves in possession of multiple business cards. It may...
How to Scan a Business Card to Outlook
Card scanners are designed to save you the time of typing the contact information from a business card into your computer's address...
How to Scan a Business Card to a vCard
Business owners often exchange business cards whenever they meet. Once you starting meeting a lot of business owners, it can become tedious...
How to Use Cardscan
CardScan is a software and scanning system that allows you to scan your business cards. Once the CardScan scanner scans the information...
The Best Way to Organize Business Cards
When it comes time to organize the stack of business cards in your desk drawer that are being held together by a...