Card Scanner is an iPhone app that extracts contact information from business cards and saves it into Zoho CRM as Contacts or Leads. Take a photo of a business card and the app extracts information from it and automatically populates the information into the appropriate fields. You can save the extracted information as a CRM Contact or Lead if you are logged into your Zoho CRM account within the app.
The app can extract information from business cards in multiple languages including English (US & UK), French, German and Spanish. If the extraction includes the Twitter handle, it automatically downloads the photo from the public Twitter profile and syncs it with CRM. When the contact information is saved in CRM, the photo of the business card is automatically attached to the contact or lead record in CRM for future reference.
Extracting data through OCR can be tricky. It cannot always be 100% accurate. We think we built the app that tries to be as accurate as possible. But given the number of variables (poor lighting conditions, multiple photo angles, complex logos etc) that could impact the quality of data extraction, we try to make it easy to display the accuracy factor in the extract within the app.
In cases where we are not too confident about the extracted information, we display that information in red. This allows you to easily correct any possible inaccuracies before saving the information.
We think this will be a great complementary app that will simplify the data entry process into your CRM system. The app is currently available for the iPhone for $4.99. Android version will follow.
More about the app here. We hope to hear your feedback.