There isn’t a perfect automatic procedure to enter data from cards directly into a CRM. But, Zoho CRM employed a Business card scanner that allows to take a photo of a business card to extract all information from it and arrange them into appropriate fields.
So, the traditional method of spending hours in front of a computer to manually enter them can be shortened with the help of several tools like these.
- CamCard allows its users to efficiently scan, manage, sync and exchange business cards. This app lets you capture all your business cards and the contact information scripted, which can be quickly and accurately read and saved to your Smartphone. This digital data can now be directed to the desired location in your database. The app has a user base of 100 million.
- You might use Fullcontact, which is another software that serves the same purpose but it asks for a certain fee to do so.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which is embedded in to these apps will allows you to mechanically or electronically convert images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is quite accurate except for cases of the complicated or sloppy laying of information on a card.