How to use the ScanSnap SV600 to scan business cards to CardMinder

The life of a business professional may include an endless collection of business cards. They are essential for any type of business, but it can be stressful and time-consuming when you cannot find a specific card amongst the piles that have accumulated! Losing an important contact’s information could be detrimental to your business’ success, so after gathering so many business cards the first thing you should do is organize them! The ScanSnap SV600 will not only help organize all of your business cards, but it will help you digitise and store them away in a safe location where you can always easily access them when you need to. 

We have integrated the CardMinder software within our ScanSnap Manager in order to maintain your business cards in a database. Once your business cards are scanned into CardMinder, it will automatically extract all of the information on the business cards and place them into editable fields. From there, you have many options to export the contact information into various cloud-based applications, Microsoft Excel, or different storage areas. You no longer have to worry about wasting precious time searching for specific business cards or contact information. The ScanSnap SV600 also saves you time by allowing you to scan up to 10 business cards at once! Below are the steps on how to digitise your business cards using the ScanSnapSV600:

Quick Menu On:

1. First make sure that the scanner is powered on by checking that the blue ‘Scan‘ light is illuminated.

2. Then make sure the USB cord is connected from the ScanSnap SV600 to your computer.

3. Right-click on the ScanSnap Manager Icon located on your toolbar.

4. Click on ‘Scan Button Settings‘.

5. Make sure the box that says ‘Use Quick Menu‘ is enabled, at the top left of ScanSnap Manger screen.

6. Lay out the business cards on the black mat included in the bundle with the ScanSnap SV600.

7. Press the illuminated blue ‘Scan button.

8. After the scan is completed, the ScanSnap Manager image scanning and file saving box will appear and ask how you would like the documents to be saved as.

9. Choose ‘Crop and save flat document image as-is‘ if it has not already been chosen.

10. Select ‘Save this image‘.

11. The Quick Menu will appear and automatically show CardMinder as the application to use. Click on ‘Scan to CardMinder‘.

12. The CardMinder application will launch and the information on the business card will automatically populate into the editable fields. You can edit any of the data or even add notes for that contact. From here, you are able to export your business cards to Microsoft Outlook, Excel, USB drive, or Salesforce

Quick Menu Off:

1. First, make sure that the scanner is powered on by checking that the blue ‘Scan‘ light is illuminated.

2. Then make sure the USB cord is connected from the ScanSnap SV600 to your computer.

3. Right-click on the ScanSnap Manager icon located on your toolbar.

4. Click on ‘Scan Button Settings‘.

5. Make sure that the ‘Use Quick Menu box at the top-left of the ScanSnap Manager screen is NOT checked.

6. On the ‘Application‘ tab, select ‘CardMinder‘ as the application from the drop-down menu.

7. Click ‘Apply‘ and ‘OK‘ to save your changes.

8. Lay out the business cards on the black mat included in the bundle with the ScanSnap SV600.

9. Press the illuminated blue ‘Scan‘ button.

10. After the scan is completed, the ScanSnap Manager image scanning and file saving box will appear and ask how you would like the documents to be saved as.

11. Choose ‘Crop and save flat document image as-is‘, if it has not already been chosen.

12. The CardMinder application will launch and the information on the business card will automatically populate into the editable fields. You can edit any of the data or even add notes for that contact. From here, you are able to export your business cards to Microsoft Outlook, Excel, USB drive, or Salesforce.

Now, you will never lose a business card ever again!

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