New productivity application for transforming paper business cards into manageable electronic contacts. It scans multiple business cards and accurately extracts and identifies all contact data by its type for exporting to a contact management system such as Microsoft® Outlook® and Salesforce® , or saving to electronic formats. It enables professionals to quickly access information typically contained in piles of business cards and put their contacts to work.
New Software Brings Outstanding Accuracy and Maximum Automation to the Process of Digitizing Business Cards
ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the availability of its Business Card Reader 2.0 for Windows, a smart productivity application for transforming paper business cards into manageable electronic contacts. ABBYY Business Card Reader scans multiple business cards and accurately extracts and identifies all contact data by its type for exporting to a contact management system such as Microsoft® Outlook® and Salesforce® , or saving to electronic formats. An intuitive and efficient solution, Business Card Reader 2.0 enables professionals to quickly access information typically contained in piles of business cards and put their contacts to work.
Business Card Reader leverages ABBYY’s state-of-the-art optical character recognition (OCR) and data capture technologies and delivers up to 99,8 percent* accuracy of text recognition. “Accuracy and reliability are the top priorities when working with contact data”, said Sergey Popov, director of FineReader Products Department at ABBYY. “As opposed to manual re-typing of contacts, Business Card Reader helps users both save time and avoid possible errors and information loss, yet providing full control over processing results.”
ABBYY Business Card Reader can accurately identify all types of contact data on a business card such as name (first, middle and last names), phone numbers, address, e-mail, title, company information, and more. Once detected, the data is ready to be automatically allocated to the appropriate fields in a database or saved as an electronic file for further use and sharing. The export options include:
- Direct export to Microsoft Outlook, to an already existing contacts folder or a new one, created from within the application
- Direct export to Salesforce (contacts and leads)
- Saving data to CSV format for export to Microsoft Excel® or any other contact management system
- Saving contacts as vCard files for easy sharing with Google® contacts and Google Calendar TM, Apple® iPad® and Mac®
An intelligent application, Business Card Reader 2.0 for Windows automatically checks captured contacts against the user’s existing Outlook or Salesforce database, providing replacement options when duplicates are found. This makes it easier to keep contact information up-to-date, which can be critical to business operations.
ABBYY Business Card Reader can scan and read up to 10 business cards simultaneously when working with flatbed scanners, providing automatic card splitting and orientation adjustment. To further increase user productivity, the product features a smart scan function to let users start the next scan while processing a current task. The application works with any TWAIN or WIA scanner, as well as other capture devices like digital or mobile cameras. It can read business cards in 25 languages including multilingual cards and automatically detects any supported language.
ABBYY Business Card Reader 2.0 for Windows is available immediately through various online stores and resellers worldwide. For detailed product information or to download a free trial version of the application, visit: www.abbyy.com/bcr_windows.
*According to internal ABBYY testing.