5 Features That Make Beaconstac the Best Digital Business Card Solution
In addition to covering all the essential factors, Beaconstac’s digital business card maker provides several advanced capabilities. This article will discuss 5 such features that make Beaconstac the best digital business card solution available today. Read on.
#1 Beaconstac offers multiple options to reduce the time taken for card creation
a. Generate a batch of up to 2,000 digital business cards in less than 5 minutes
If you only need to create a handful of digital business cards, Beaconstac’s easy-to-use platform lets you do so in a couple of minutes.
But what if you need to create a batch of hundreds or thousands of cards? Do you need to manually generate them one at a time?
Not with Beaconstac’s bulk creation capabilities. With this feature, you can generate up to 2,000 cards in a single batch in ~5 minutes. All you have to do is enter your card details in our pre-defined template (Google/Excel spreadsheet) and request a batch of cards, which is delivered to your email within 5 minutes.
This method is the fastest and most convenient for companies that prefer maintaining employee data on Google/Excel spreadsheets and not integrating with any third-party tool.
b. Automatically generate a digital business card with the Beaconstac-Zapier integration
What if you want to opt for a no-code solution to automate the card creation process for your employees?
You can achieve this by integrating your HR software—where you store all your employee data—with Beaconstac via Zapier.
How does it work?
Let’s say a new employee joins your company, and you input their information on your HR software—consider BambooHR for this example.
After connecting Beaconstac with BambooHR via Zapier, you can set up a Zap that will automatically create a digital business card every time a new employee’s record is added to BambooHR. This helps you avoid the manual process of creating a card for a new employee so you can focus on other crucial onboarding tasks.
c. Fully integrate our digital business card solution with your existing workflow via API
Integrating Beaconstac’s API with your workflow allows you to create, design, and manage e-business cards without completely migrating to a new solution—Beaconstac, in this case. This way, you continue to use your existing software while generating digital business cards with Beaconstac.
This method is ideal for companies that provide e-business cards to their clients and want to create these cards without changing their workflows.
#2 Avoid printing digital business cards and share them as Apple or Google Wallet passes
We receive numerous queries from our customers on how to best use the QR Code generated for their digital business card.
“Should we print and embed it on our business card? Or should we get an NFC-based card instead?”
If you opt for the ways mentioned above, you’ll end up spending thousands of dollars on printing these cards, which can affect your bottom line.
To make matters worse, some users take a screenshot of their contact information QR Code and save it in their gallery to digitally share the code. Some users directly share the URL of the QR Code to present their contact details. These ways make your networking look unprofessional and do not let you leave a good impression on your client.
So, how do you digitally share your card without printing it and in a professional manner?
By storing your digital business cards as Apple or Google Wallet passes—based on your mobile device’s OS—and sharing them whenever required.
Once you are done creating a digital business card with Beaconstac, you can send it to the receiver’s email address. This email will contain a URL that automatically loads the card on the recipient’s mobile device and lets them save it in their Apple or Google Wallet. As a result, the receiver can access their card at all times and network in a paperless and professional way.
Here is how you can send a digital business card to the recipient’s Apple or Google Wallet:
#1 At the final step (after creating the card), click on the Apple or Google Wallet pass option.
#2 Enter the email of the receiver and click ‘Send’.
Note: If you are creating a digital business card for yourself, you can simply scan the QR Code. This will load the card on your phone so that you can save it as an Apple or Google Wallet pass.
a. Automatically send hundreds of digital business cards to their respective owners
Now, what if you are assigned to create hundreds of digital business cards and share them with their respective owners?
All you need do is enable Beaconstac’s auto-send feature to automatically send the digital business card to the email used in each card—once the creation process is over. Upon clicking the URL in the email, the receiver can add the card to their Apple or Google Wallet.
This essentially means you just need to focus on creating digital business cards while we take complete ownership of distributing them for you.
Here is a quick Loom video on how you can enable the auto-send feature:
Note: The auto-send feature for digital business cards is available on our Plus and Enterprise plans.
b. No other digital business card solution makes card sharing as easy as Beaconstac
These card distribution capabilities are unique to Beaconstac as no other alternative provides this level of seamless card sharing.
Only HiHello (another popular digital business card maker) offers the Apple Wallet pass feature. But it does not let you send your card to a Google Wallet.
Moreover, HiHello only lets you send one card at a time to your Apple Wallet, i.e., you cannot send a batch of cards automatically to the respective owners’ Apple or Google Wallets.
BONUS: We will soon launch Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Beaconstac’s integration.
You’ll be able to automate the process of digital business card creation every time a new employee’s details are added to your Azure Active Directory.
This will allow you to focus completely on providing the best onboarding experience, as Beaconstac will take care of creating and distributing digital business cards for your employees.
#3 You do not need to download an app to create, edit, and share Beaconstac’s digital business cards
But with Beaconstac’s digital business card solution, you do not need to download an app to access its full suite of features. The entire process—creation, distribution, card analytics—can be performed and accessed without downloading any app.
As a result, getting started with Beaconstac’s digital business card maker is quick and hassle-free and helps you save valuable storage space on your devices.
#4 Beaconstac’s digital business card solution offers enterprise-grade security
Since digital business cards hold confidential employee information (also known as PII—Personal Identifiable Information), opting for a solution that offers the highest level of security is paramount.
At Beaconstac, we undertake enterprise-grade security measures to ensure your digital business cards are safe:
#7The Beaconstac shield: To identify card scan inconsistencies (helps maintain data and analytics sanity) through an anomaly detection framework.
This rich suite of security features makes Beaconstac the most reliable digital business card solution available today.
#5 Get team-level analytics with Beaconstac’s digital business card solution
Another reason why Beaconstac’s digital business solution stands out is that it supports team-level card analytics.
What does this mean?
When you use Beaconstac’s digital business cards, you can track the following data to improve and optimize your team’s networking efforts:
#1 Total number of card scans.
#2 Total and unique number of clients reached via your cards.
#3 Top/worst performing cards per scan count, i.e., individuals with the maximum and minimum scans for their e-business cards.
#4 Card scans by location, time of day, and devices used—to understand when and where your team members are meeting with new clients.
Here are a few examples of how this data can be leveraged:
Let’s say you are a Sales Manager looking to measure your team members’ performance using the metrics mentioned above.
With the worst-performing card as per the scan count metric, you can identify the individual who needs to work on delivering a better first impression.
Or, if an individual has a good number of scans for their card but isn’t closing the required number of deals (say, booking a demo or completing a purchase), they need to optimize their conversion tactics.
With such data at your disposal, you can get better insights into your team members’ performance, identify high- and under-performers, and understand their areas of strengths and improvements.
These were the 5 exclusive features that set Beaconstac’s digital business card solution apart from the competition. We hope this article will help you make an informed decision in choosing the right solution for your business.
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