Zoho Launches Card Scanner for iPhone


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Automatically Turn Business Cards into Zoho CRM Contacts and Leads

• Card Scanner streamlines data entry for sales people and other Zoho CRM users
• Native contact manager supports users who do not have Zoho CRM accounts
• Download Card Scanner at http://ow.ly/kC2kR

PLEASANTON, Calif. — May 2, 2013 —Zoho today announced the immediate availability of Card Scanner, its online business card scanning application. Now, users can take a photo of a business card and Card Scanner intelligently converts the image to text that is automatically saved either as a new contact or lead in Zoho CRM or as a new contact in Card Scanner. Card Scanner currently supports the iPhone and will support iPad and Android devices going forward. Card Scanner is available for download at http://ow.ly/kC2kR.

“Data entry is one of the biggest headaches for sales people and anybody else who uses a CRM system,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist. “Card Scanner takes the pain out of data entry by automating the process of turning business cards into Zoho CRM contacts and leads.”

Card Scanner is elegantly straightforward to use. Users take photos of business cards and watch their list of contacts and leads grow, either in Zoho CRM or in Card Scanner.

Behind the scenes, Card Scanner extracts first names, last names, company names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Twitter handles and other card information — regardless of business card size, font and format.

Card Scanner then creates a new Zoho CRM contact or lead entry and populates the corresponding Zoho CRM fields with the extracted business card information. Users who don’t use Zoho CRM can store card information in Card Scanner’s native contact manager.

Other highlights of Card Scanner include:

• Offline operation – A user working offline can take business card photos and save them on the devices. Card Scanner automatically synchronizes the information in Zoho CRM the next time the user connects to the network.

• Multi-language support – Card Scanner currently works with English (U.S. and U.K.), French, German and Spanish. Additional languages will be supported going forward.

• Business card archive – When business card data is saved to Zoho CRM, an image of the business card is also saved as an attachment within Zoho CRM for future reference.

• Social network savvy – If a business card includes a Twitter handle, or if a handle is later added to an existing contact, Card Scanner will automatically pull the related photo from Twitter and add it to Zoho CRM.

Pricing and Availability

Card Scanner is $4.99 and available immediately for the iPhone; download at https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=588799392&mt=8. Android and iPad versions will be available in the future.

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About Zoho

Zoho is a comprehensive suite of award-winning online productivity, collaboration and business applications for businesses of all sizes. Over seven million users rely on Zoho for their Business, Productivity & Collaboration needs and actively connect via Forums, Blogs, Facebook and Twitter. Zoho has launched several online office applications such as Writer, Sheet, Show and Mail along with a host of business applications ranging from CRM to Projects, Invoice and Meeting. These applications are offered directly via Zoho.com or through hundreds of partners in the Zoho Alliance Partner Program. For more information about Zoho, please visit http://www.zoho.com/.

Zoho is a division of Zoho Corp., a privately-held and profitable company, which also provides IT Management Software (ManageEngine with over 72,000 customers) and a Network Management Suite (WebNMS with 25,000 Tier 1 carrier deployments). With headquarters in Pleasanton, CA and offices in Austin, New Jersey, Chennai, London, Tokyo and Beijing, Zoho Corp. serves the technology needs of millions of customers worldwide. For more information about Zoho Corp., please visit www.zohocorp.com


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