Datacard Group announced a preferred vendor agreement with Dynamic Card Solutions (DCS), a leading instant issuance and PIN selection software application provider for the financial services industry.
Under the agreement, the two companies will expand joint marketing efforts in the instant issuance market segment by designating the DCS CardWizard technology as a Datacard Group preferred software solution and Datacard Group as a preferred card personalization system and solutions provider for DCS.
The CardWizard software integrates with the Datacard 150i desktop card personalization system to offer an instant issuance system that maximizes customer satisfaction by increasing activation rates and eliminating delays associated with conventional methods of sending newly-issued or replacement credit or debit cards through the mail.
"By combining the 150i system with CardWizard, we offer the market a comprehensive, best-in-class solution for the instant issuance of financial cards," said Neil Crocker, vice president of marketing and product management for Datacard Group. "We consider the CardWizard application a critical component to the success of our instant issuance card programs now and in the future."
"Having Datacard Group select us as a preferred software vendor further solidifies CardWizard as the industry's product of choice for instant issuance," added Ron Zanotti, vice president of sales for DCS. "Together we offer compelling solutions to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding market."
The two companies are focused on creating a strong alliance to meet growing market demands by offering an integrated, instant card issuance solution that combines best-in-class hardware, software, service and support for their customers.
This strategy offers promising growth opportunities for banks and credit unions. When customers receive ready-to-use cards from their financial institution, they are more likely to activate and begin using them immediately. This on-demand issuance delivers a more personalized and satisfying experience for customers, who can walk into their bank or credit union, complete an application and receive a personalized card in a matter of minutes.