Our office recently needed to capture contact information from several hundred business cards. We ended up spending a very long time correcting the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) results.
It is not entirely the CardScan software's fault. Many business cards are fashion statements. Complicated company logos with cursive fonts, white text on graphical backgrounds, and handwritten notes tend to confuse even the most advanced OCR software.
So we found that the fastest, most accurate method is to have a human manually type the information into an Excel spreadsheet.
Ideally, we could scan the business cards and then transfer the digital image files over the internet. A medical transcription-like company could process each card and return a simple spreadsheet of contacts. Can you think of a better way to do this?
Does a specialized company exist yet to perform this task?