How to choose the right ID card software
you have already implemented an ID card program, you know how important your ID
card software is. Not only does it help you design professional badges but it
also manages your cardholders’ data and adds various features to your cards.
making a buying decision, identify your needs and consider these key features:
some programs come with an internal database, which allows you to save your
cards and cardholder data for easy reprints. Entry-level software typically
does not have this option so check the specs of your software carefully. Also,
all programs do not support external database connectivity so if you need to
import an Excel database for instance, make sure that your software will allow
it. An easy way to know if you will need database functionality is to define
the number of cards that you will print: if you print more than 100 cards per
year, chances are that you will need this option.
options: if you need to print and encode magnetic,
smart contact or contactless cards, you will need a program that fully supports
your encoding option. You can usually add barcodes with any software version
although entry-level software might not be compatible with 2D barcodes.
option allows multiple workstations to share a common database over a network.
Fully-featured software is network compatible, which is particularly
appreciated by large organizations.
security features: there
are multiple ways to add security to your cards. Some programs will allow you
to add watermarks to your design. Also, some advanced versions of ID card
software include password protection and user permissions to control the use of
programs are compatible with Microsoft Windows but only CardPresso is fully
compatible with Mac.
more information, visit our ID software page or call us at 1-800-897-7024. An ID expert will answer all
your questions and help you choose the right solution for your needs.