ID card software is one of the core components of your ID card printing program. It allows you to design, customize, and create ID cards and visitor badges, while storing essential card data for later use. Overall, the ID card software plays a determining role in the flexibility and utility of your printer. That is why you should ensure that you have the right ID software to accommodate your needs.
Below are some of the most important things to keep an eye on when selecting software for your ID card printer.
Key Elements to Consider When Choosing ID Software
The first thing to think about when picking an ID software application for your organization is the number of cardholder records that you will be storing in it. This will depend upon how you are planning to use the ID cards and badges in your company. Yet that could go from a few hundred to thousands of cardholder records per year. So you need to ensure that your ID software allows storing all the data you need to make ID card printing convenient for you.
Secondly, you need to consider whether you need your ID card program to connect with other databases. For instance, you may want to incorporate data from outside sources into your ID system and update the existing databases accordingly. In such cases, you will need an ID software application that supports connecting with outside databases instead of recreating them into the new ID card system. Likewise, you should also ensure that the ID software is compatible with the type of database that you are intending to use.
Apart from that, you should also review how the ID card software supports printing of multi-purpose cards that will help you to verify visitor credentials, track time and attendance of employees, control cardholder access to different areas in the company, etc. You should also see whether the ID software allows you to print barcodes or magnetic stripes, or supports embedded smart cards or proximity cards printing for added security of your ID system.
Above all, the ID software should be easy to use, allow you to design and customize the cards as you want, and include various elements to improve the quality of the printed ID cards and visitor badges. Some ID software applications also allow capturing and incorporating fingerprints or signatures of the cardholders, which can be a great feature to boost the ID card security of your organization.
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