BeCard : The Business Eco-Card
BeCard is a digital business card - a contact management tool which enables individuals to build relationships faster by using smartphone technology.
Unlike BeCard, paper generates carbon emissions, fosters deforestation and is a less sustainable than modern digital solutions
BeCard offers a sustainable solution to companies and individuals who are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint
Managing your business contacts
Creating a more effective professional network with an efficient and effective digital management tool
Taking action on our carbon footprint
Reducing you carbon footprint by adopting a more eco-responsible approach
Abandonning paper business cards!
Achieving economies of scale using an automated, low cost, digital information sharing service
BeCard, Be Green !
Choosing BeCard, means choosing Business Efficiency and positively contributing to a more sustainable future
Paper business cards
- 27 million business cards are printed daily
- 10 billion business cards are printed annually
- 80% are thrown out in the first week
Features and Key-values
Easy to collect contact details
Contact collection has been reengineered using digital rather than physical tools
Sharing information is automated - so user friendly
No time lag
Automation cuts out any time lag between making contact and moving to the next step - introducing the business proposition
Assessing the value of business leads is more efficient
The cost of traditional business cards is eliminated in favour of a better value digital solution
Geolocation means the automatic geolocation of contacts
Automatic geolocation of contacts allows you to research clients based on geographic criteria. For example, when visiting an area the User can identify other contacts to see whether other business meetings could be arranged, so creating cost effective efficiencies.
Easy export of your contacts !
Qualification means prioritising before targeting
New contacts need to be sorted and prioritised in order to be efficiently targeted.
Business leads can be qualified within BeCard using the "probability of transformation “feature
The feature allows you to effectively target your approaches to power your business pipeline
BeCard eliminates paper, uses Green digital solutions, and contributes to reforestation
Discover the impact of BeCard through user testimonials.
For many years spent "collecting", sorting, filing, hundreds and hundreds of business cards, which I collect during my "professional" meetings and above all, in salons, I finally made the decision to look for a solution. It was, in fact, a real ordeal to try to classify everything and keep my list of prospects / customers up to date. So I started looking for an application, in order to find a lasting solution; after a few tests, I chose BeCard, which perfectly fulfills my objectives by allowing me to exchange my "BeCard" and to save and classify my new contacts efficiently. In addition, the fact of becoming "zero paper" gives me this satisfaction, very personal, to make my small contribution to the reduction of the waste of paper.
Partner Relations Manager
I haven't used classic business cards for a while. Tired to forget them or to seek after it in front of a client following an appointment. Not to mention the management of prints and their cost ... in short, what better than its such, that we always have either to record a contact .. and today the icing on the cake, BeCard, more than 'a simple recording, I can add comments, keywords, send my data in one click. And thanks to its search engine, I find any forgotten contact in a few seconds, I love it!
Business cards, Never on me, they always stay in the car. When given to a person, 1 in 2 times they cannot find it back. In opposition, forgetting his phone in the car’s glove box is rare. Becard meets my needs and above all I always have it with me!
Already not a fan of business cards, I really like the idea of dematerializing them! The ecological dimension is a plus that I appreciate. BeCard facilitates the management and exchange of contacts. It is also very easy to find a contact and interact with him (call, sms, email). In short, I recommend the use of BeCard in a professional but also personal context!
After a seven day trial period users will be invited to look at our subscription information to take full advantage of the app.
Businesses are invited to contact BeCard so that we can define your company’s deployment strategy. Subscribing companies employees will have special access arrangements for BeCard.
Bogdan Popescu, Engineer and MSc Electrical Engineering, MA Financial Management;
Bogdan Popescu has spent his career in finance, mainly in Paris but also in London.
He has held a number of positions, including business development, and continues to work in the world of asset management
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I lose or have my cell phone stolen?
Contacts are saved in the BeCard app. On the other hand, you risk losing all your contacts on the mobile phone. Theft or loss of a laptop, however undesirable these cases are, militates in favor of the use of BeCard
BeCard is an application which stores personal data; what are your legal and regulatory obligations and how do you comply with them?
BeCard implements and complies with the data protection obligations as stipulated in the legislation in force within the EU (GDPR).
BeCard sells or shares its database with third parties, for profit or non-profit?
Absolutely not. The BeCard Business Model is in no way geared towards this type of use.
How does BeCard protect data in the digital environment? Leading companies have been hacked by hackers ... What guarantees can we have from a start-up and what are the means implemented for data security?
The data (contacts) are stored in the database and this data passes through the API (tunnel or flow of data). We work in a completely encrypted way. The API uses the SSL protocol which encrypts data. On the storage side, we set up a server dedicated to your data, highly secure: accessible only by encrypted key, owned by a limited number of people internally. Also, we have monitoring / control processes on our servers, which alert us if something goes wrong. In the specific case of BeCard and the nature of the data saved, we are deploying a higher level of surveillance, concerning intrusion detection. Data backups are also secure and stored according to the same security rules. A GDPR document is kept internally in accordance with the law; It contains the elements relating to the data access and storage processes, and any other element relating to security.
Who insures the Back Office of the application?
The Back Office is provided by a team based in France that you can contact at any time by email france (AT) becard.app
For how long does the subscription commit the user?
The subscription inherits the rules of the Apple and Google Play stores, in particular concerning the termination period to be respected, before the end of the current subscription period. The subscription is by default in "auto-renewal" mode, it is therefore necessary to deactivate it manually, in the profile settings, within the store. BeCard communicates with Apple stores and Google Play stores to retrieve this type of information and take action accordingly. The minimum duration of engagement for each of the two Stores is one month.
What happens to my data in the event of termination?
If you wish to delete your account and its associated data, you will have to request it, via the contact form. Then, we will delete, within 5 days, all the data associated with your account, Once this operation is completed, you will be notified by e-mail
How can we be sure that BeCard respects its ecological and environmental commitments and that this is not just a varnish, intended to "surf" on the current green wave?
To keep it simple, let's analyze the different parts that make up the BeCard application: :
The database is located on a server in a Green datacenter:
- ISO 50001 - certified since 2015, for its energy management
- Won the SIG "2016 Mégawatt Prize", for cutting its annual electricity usage by 20%.
- Electrical power used to run its datacenters and offices comprises:
- 60% hydro power ("TÜV SÜD EE01"-certified)
- and 40% renewable energy ("Naturemade Star"-certified).
- Target: By 2025, will power all its facilities with electricity from renewable sources ("Naturemade"-certified).
Data exchanges between the application and the database are done (in both directions), via an API, which is also hosted on a server, in the same datacenter cf. previous point. Each data exchange therefore, within BeCard, uses "Green" energy from the data center.
It was developed in accordance with code standards intended to lighten it and make its execution the least energy-consuming. Also, an "offline" mode allows users to use the application, by setting their phone to airplane mode. Data synchronization will take place once the internet connection is reactivated.
There are other applications that offer electronic exchange of business cards. Why choose BeCard and why is it different from the others?
BeCard is a digital business card and an integrated data exchange platform. It has been designed from the user's point of view. It is not limited to offering another way of exchanging contact details – it also allows the user to initiate and prioritise new commercial arrangements. Character and language recognition features allow extensive cultural and geographic use and eliminate the classic source of errors that pollute contact knowledge bases, manual entry.
BeCard operates and stores its data on the Green Web, thereby greatly reducing the environmental footprint of the business card regime so BeCard is also a Win-Win solution from an environmental point of view.
BeCard’s response to the global challenge of preserving and improving the environment comes from both the entrepreneur and individual perspectives. - The entrepreneur uses BeCard, to dematerialise the exchange of business cards - concerned individuals use BeCard to reduce environmental impacts.
BeCard Be Green!
The solution for contactless business
Partnership with companies
Build an eco-responsible approach within your company that is valuable and rewarding..
Depending on your needs, we work together to define your company's deployment strategy.
Affected employees will have specific access, which will allow them to use all the features of the application.
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