Sansan Launches the Eight app in India for Digitizing Business Cards

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Sansan, Japan’s leading provider of cloud-based business card management services, has today launched the ‘Eight’ app in India. This app is sophisticated and scalable business card digitization process that connects people in innovative ways. It intends to fix the management of business contacts without a lot of clutter.

The Eight app has business card scanning features with social media functionality to connect users and enable them to capitalize on a superior networking platform. The app has implemented AI driven technologies and offers a new way of business connections by converting analog business card information to digital. It ensures that business connections in India are available at everyone’s fingertips.

Users of Eight app can use their smartphone camera to digitize business cards and manage their contacts by digitizing business cards. They can connect with contacts over the app itself and view insights through a real-time news feed. They can utilize complete integration with their phone for email/phone conversations and can also get recommendations of new connections.

According to Sansan, in Japan, Eight already has 2 million users, 5000 daily downloads and it also digitizes around 300,000 business cards every day.

This app is very powerful tool to save business contacts and to be accessed easily when required. Most of the times these crucuial contacts are left to chance. Physical business cards collected from in-person meetings are often left in a stack on a desk, given to a secretary, or stored in disparate devices, networks and clouds. Eight provides a secure, seamless way to instantly organize business cards and cultivate every connection. Its technology ensures the accuracy of business card data as it is digitized and provides simple social tools that allow users to cultivate every connection.

In order to escalate the speed of digitizing business cards, Sansan will launch a business card scan partner program in India. Sansan provides its unique business card scanner to co-working spaces, chain shops such as coffee or tea chains where business persons come by, and facilities where more than 100 people visit per day. An Eight user can bring their large pile of exchanged business cards and save time to digitize them, which allows them to fully unleash the power of personal business connections.

Speaking at the launch event, Chika Terada, CEO, Sansan Inc. said, “For Asian professionals, the business card is a vital tool for networking and progression. More than 10 billion business cards are exchanged a year, and with Eight, we plan to not only streamline this process, but also add more value to it so that every connection counts for an individual. India represents a huge market for us due to its large English-speaking working population. We are focusing on India to help us reach our ultimate goal of creating the future of “no paper” business cards.”

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