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Card Issuers Streamline Card- Production, Personalization, Mailing and Data-Management with the PMP Software Suite

Atlantic Zeiser’s comprehensive, powerful and highly secure software suite PMP enables instant issuance, enrollment and card lifecycle management. The suite’s modular concept allows users to add different PMP products according to their specific requirements. In addition, PMP products can be used in conjunction with different manufacturers’ production systems.


Card issuers need only one software suite to manage their card personalization,, mailings, enrollment and lifecycle thanks to the PMP Software Suite from Atlantic Zeiser, a global technology leader in card personalization. The suite comprises PMP-Production, PMP-Instant and PMP-Lifecycle, and is based on a modular platform that enables users to add different PMP features to their infrastructure as their business evolves. The PMP Software Suite has been developed in accordance with the card market’s strict security regulations and meets international standards.

Atlantic Zeiser offers complete end-to-end system solutions. The PMP Software Suite is part of the company’s portfolio of products for high-quality and cost-effective card personalization, card finishing, card mailing and lifecycle management.

PMP-Production – card production management

Tracks and manages the whole production process. The software ensures a seamless card fulfillment process – from the delivery of card material, to booking into the system, through various card production and personalization steps to tracking the delivery to a warehouse or agent.

After receiving customer orders, the production administrator creates jobs and assigns them to the production machines and allocates unpersonalized cards. An operator receives the job description, prepares the machine and obtains the cards needed for production. Then the card production and personalization processes begin. Quality checks are carried out during and after production, with reproduction initialized if necessary. After the personalization is completed, reports are generated and the cards either mailed or stored.

PMP-Instant – instant issuing software

Enables cards to be issued on the fly while ensuring the highest level of security. For example, a new banking customer could set up an account and get his/her payment card right away. Data extracted from the customer’s ID (MRZ) is automatically transferred to a smart form, and is followed by online verification. The customer then enters her / his PIN of choice and signs the card using a signature scanner. In addition, a picture can be taken and added to the card design. Finally, one of Atlantic Zeiser’s desktop solutions instantly personalizes the customer’s card.


PMP-Lifecycle – card lifecycle management

The card industry is showing a clear trend towards multi-application cards, mainly in the payment and communication fields. The post-issuance phase in the card’s lifecycle becomes increasingly important as its applications may change: new applications can be activated e.g. a public transport applet loaded onto a telephone card; application parameters can change e.g. offline transaction limits; applications can be cancelled; and software updates become necessary etc. This poses new challenges for managing cards and it’s application-related data.

PMP-Lifecycle makes the administration of multi-application cards transparent and convenient. All actions taken during the life of a card are documented, from manufacturing to scrapping. Update information for card chips can be made available in a variety of ways – over the air, at an ATM or terminal, at a PC etc.

Dr Hans Wyssmann, Vice President Card Systems, Atlantic Zeiser, comments: “The PMP Software Suite gives users everything they need to manage the card personalization, mailing, enrollment and lifecycle process. It also gives users excellent flexibility – the modules can be used with other manufacturer’s systems, while the modular software suite means users can add different PMP features as their business needs dictate.”

See the power and versatility of the PMP Software Suite at CARTES 2010

Atlantic Zeiser is to showcase the PMP Software Suite at CARTES 2010. Make sure you visit the company’s booth to see the commercial benefits afforded by the system. The company can be found in Hall 3 at Stand E055.

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About Atlantic Zeiser

Atlantic Zeiser helps industrial customers to increase the cost efficiency, brand value and quality of their products within the production and logistics chain. The company achieves this by employing highly efficient digital solutions for the printing and coding of frequently changing content on such products. Atlantic Zeiser specializes in digital printing on challenging substrates, i.e. with low adhesion capacity for print colours, while delivering offset-like quality and production speed. In the three segments Digital Printing & Coding Solutions, Card Systems and Banknote & Security Printing Systems, the company develops, manufactures and distributes technologies as well as integrated solutions for industrial producers throughout the world. Atlantic Zeiser supports its customers through nine subsidiaries as well as distribution and support offices in some 50 countries.