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Physical and Digital Access Management

Our customer from the steel and heavy industry planned to restructure access to its plant premises. For this purpose, a card management system (CMS) was to be implemented that would enable security to create ID cards for employees, external staff and visitors and manage them throughout their lifecycle. Softline was very happy to help him select the right product and integrate it.

The challenge

  • 7,000 employees
  • 20 companies at 55 sites (group)
  • Desire to restructure and secure cross-site access to plant premises: Implementation of a card management system (CMS) necessary
  • Extensive performance requirements for a suitable product that leaves plenty of room for individual modifications
  • Multifunction ID card with different chip technologies
  • Optical personalization (card printing)

Our solution

  • Selection and consulting in the choice of a suitable solution
  • Requirements analysis
  • Elaboration of a detailed specification (functional specification)
  • Clarification of further input from product vendors
  • Implementation of customer-specific processes
  • Connection of external interfaces
  • Integration into customer test environment/ customer productive environment
  • Preparation of customer-specific documentation
  • Training
  • Ongoing support and maintenance of the system

The highlights

  • Reduction of manual and time efforts thanks to automated processes and self-service functions
  • Central ID card management through connection of all relevant external systems (access control system, HR database)