CardSmith in is rolling out real-time account activation for its clients using the company’s IDMS system.
IDMS, CardSmith’s card printing and production system, continuously updates the company’s transaction system anytime a card is printed or replaced. This means that students can walk out of their campus card office with an active, transaction-ready credential. Providing students with an active ID at the time of issuance eliminates delays associated with batch file processing, a common occurrence in other systems.
CardSmith’s IDMS also enables real-time integration with most campus information systems, enabling continuous, automated updating of the cardholder database. The IDMS can also automatically update third-party systems for access control and other applications, serving as a secure data hub for all card-related utilities on campus.
Real-time card activation and simplified data management are the results of CardSmith’s acquisition of Vision Database Systems more than a year ago. Integration of IDMS expands the breadth and functionality of CardSmith’s services including the company’s Cloud Based Transaction Processing Service, the IDMS Card Production System and CardSmith’s PockeTracker 3.0 app.