Sansan Business

In the Sansan Business, the Company develops "Sansan," the B2B cloud-based business card management service, based on the concept of "Uncover your hidden network. Find opportunities. Make deals."


*  “Latest trends in business card management services and sales services [SFA/CRM/online business card exchange],” December 2020, Seed Planning, Inc.



Major Function

By using "Sansan" to solve various issues faced by companies and change the business cards with dormant potential in the company into an asset that can be used through business activities, we believe we are able to maximize the value of business "encounters."


Simply by having the user companies scan their business cards, it becomes possible to accurately digitize the business card information using data input operators, etc. of the Group and of external information processing partners and use "Business Card Management" as a basic function through the cloud-based applications. With this function, not only can individual employees manage their business cards, it also becomes possible to share Contact Data throughout the organization. Furthermore, Sansan provides a broad range of customer management tools, such as the distribution of news on personnel changes to inform people of the latest personnel information and the ability to send batch emails.




Optional Functions

By adding various optional functions based on the business card management function, we would like to aim to improve the value as a business platform.


* OpenAPI provided to more than 50 other companies’ services, including Sales Force Automation, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Automation

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In promoting business platform development, we are providing the "Sansan Plus," which allows the users to add the services "Sansan" independently developed and the services of other companies as optional functions. For example, the users can check anti-social forces data and compliance information on "Sansan" ( "Risk Intelligence powered by Refinitiv") and contract information on "Sansan" ("Contract Management for CloudSign") simply by scanning business cards.In addition, "Sansan" possesses functions to link with external tools—such as SFA, CRM and marketing automation—by the use of Open API, etc., and functions that enable the acquisition and utilization of information from external services. We are also seeking improvements in user convenience.




Business Model

The Company provides basic company-wide use plan.


The monthly usage fee is calculated by the usage fees of the optional functions, scanner rental fees, etc. being added to the license cost, which is calculated based on the number of business cards that are digitized in the user company. In addition, at the time the service is being introduced, additional paid services are provided relating to the digitization of the existing large volumes of paper-format business cards retained by the user company, activities to support introduction, etc.





Eight Business

In the Eight Business, the Company operates the business card application "Eight" as the new business network service that goes beyond pure business card management to incorporate a system of social networking services based on the concept of "Business Social Networking Based on Business Card Information."


Major Functions

In the Eight Business, as a life-time application with a business card management function, we are providing "Eight" as a platform which has the largest number of users on domestic business SNS*.


* "Average number of monthly active users, domestic business SNS apps, January–December 2020 (App Store + Google Play)," January 2021, App Annie research


"Eight," like "Sansan," is a service whereby the business card information of the user and their contacts are accurately digitized simply through scanning the business cards. First, by registering their own business card, the user creates their own page, which they can use throughout their business life, and on that page, they are able to manage their profile. Next, by registering the business cards of their contacts, the user is able to make use of the business card management functions, and all the Contact Data that has been converted to cloud-based data can be accessed at any time from either a smartphone or a PC. Furthermore, when the information of a contact who is connected through the networking service changes, the most recent information will be automatically updated in the registered Contact Data, and the user will be notified of this change. Users are also able to use a messaging function for business chats, and they are able to more smoothly utilize their own personal business networks. Users can also use the service for collecting corporate information that interests them and performing job searching activities.




Business Model

"Eight" provides BtoB service (paid plan for companies) and BtoC service (paid plan for individuals).


* There is a minimum advertisement placement price and also a normal advertisement menu.

** There are multiple fee settings depending on the type of event held, etc.

*** There is an additional charge when a decision to hire is made.