CardWizard Financial Instant Issuance Software

Issue ready-to-use cards instantly

Improve profitability in your financial card program.

Datacard® CardWizard® issuance software is the world’s best-selling instant issuance solution for Visa® and MasterCard® credit and debit cards. With more than 7,500 installations worldwide and over 15 years of experience, Entrust Datacard empowers financial institutions and retailers of all sizes to put ready-to-use cards into the customer’s hands instantly.

Instant issuance helps you increase activation rates and card usage, while improving customer satisfaction. It also helps reduce costs associated with card pre-printing, inventory management and mailings.

Enhance customer relationships and increase profitability by raising service levels.
Deploy a complete solution — software, PIN solutions, card printers, professional services and supplies.
Strengthen and differentiate your brand with new and current cardholders.


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Datacard® CardWizard® issuance software is the world’s best-selling instant issuance solution for debit & credit cards.

Measurable Benefits

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Designed for Branch Issuance

CardWizard software is designed to support your evolving issuance needs, whenever and wherever your business demands—whether it’s new card accounts, emergency card replacement, low-volume re-issuance or PIN services. CardWizard software is designed to support a variety of branch issuance workflows including instant issuance, queued issuance and low-volume batch issuance.

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Card Choice

Our suite of instant issuance systems gives you the flexibility to start with the cardstock of your choice and end with the type of cards you want to issue – with the ability to support all of your card products from one multi-hopper system.

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EMV® and PBOC 2.0 Compliant

Simplify smart card issuance utilizing industry-leading data preparation solutions — including Datacard® Affina® issuance management software, Datacard® Adaptive Issuance Key Manager Software and Datacard® Syntera® customization software. More than 5 million smart cards are issued each year using these Datacard® solutions.

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Full Range of PIN Solutions

CardWizard software is integrated with a full range of PIN pads and encoders for new PIN selection, re-PIN, PIN change, PIN transfer and Pre-PIN.

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Reporting and Administrative Tools

CardWizard software offers a wide variety of setup, production, and administrative reporting options. These features allow issuers to create, monitor and report on card issuance activities based on their requirements.

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Security Compliance

Safeguard your cardholders’ information and personalization data. End-to-end encryption capabilities protects your data in transit and at rest. CardWizard software been audited for PCI PA-DSS compliance and also meets instant issuance security standards established by both Visa and MasterCard.

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Support for PIN Solutions

For a complete end-to-end solution, CardWizard software is integrated with a full range of PIN pads and encoders that support new PIN selection, re-PIN, PIN change, PIN transfer and pre-PIN.

Greatly Simplified Web Access Management

Optimized for Self-Service Kiosk Issuance

Connect your business to valuable opportunities in the fast-rising self-service kiosk market with the Datacard® CardWizard® software and the Datacard® CE870™ instant issuance system — a kiosk-optimized instant issuance solution featuring secure embossing and indenting. Cardwizard software offers advanced program functionality and integration to a range of kiosk configurations— all backed by the market-leading experience of the Datacard® brand.

Instant Issuance differentiates Credit Union and elevates their level of service.

Technical Support

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For immediate assistance Entrust Datacard has Customer Care Centers that are available to serve customers in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific regions.


Complete data and process management
Data Production and Process (DPP) Management  software securely collects data from multiple sources in a variety of formats, then merges the data and readies it for the card personalization process. The software interfaces directly with cryptographic devices and certificate authorities to generate encrypted data for smart card personalization.

Automated operation
Operation is fast, secure and fully automated. The software links a unique record number in the audit file with the personalization data. After personalization, operators can check the database to ensure information has been added to the card correctly.

Modular design
Modular flexibility allows issuers to configure the software for specific program requirements, quickly and easily. New modules can be added easily as programs change, ensuring investment protection and maintaining continuity.

Customizable modules
Software development kits (SDKs) allow developers to build and write a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) for customizing any of the modules.

Broad compatibility
DPP software is compatible with all Datacard® high-volume and desktop card and issuance systems. It also supports other brands of equipment.

Operating System: Remote Monitoring and Management software requires Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows 8.1. It was tested using computers that had Windows 7 operating systems installed.




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Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express

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Related Software:

Datacard Software Licensing System 1.2 or higher




Remote Monitoring and Management software requires 100 GB of available disk space. 1GB required to install. 100 GB free space recommended for database and log file growth.

Minimum memory requirement of 8 GB, recommended 16 GB.

Minimum resolution of 1280 x 1024

Remote Monitoring and Management software supports the following personalization systems: