How to Switch ID Card Software in 5 Easy Steps

How to switch ID card software

It's safe to say that ID card use over the past two decades has increased significantly. Back in the day, identification credentials displayed relatively simple data like name, title, company and photo.

With the ID software of today, however, the information contained on a photo ID card is considerably more complex in nature. Combined with innovative printer features and enhancements, ID cards can now be used for a variety of applications instead of just simple identification. Additionally, the level of personalization has been dramatically improved over the years.

Along with this evolution, ID card software has undergone many iterations of capabilities and technology upgrades. With this level of complexity, it's clear that all ID card software programs are not created equally.

That's why having a reliable, straight-forward ID software is so critical for the security and success of your card issuance program. But how does this help the transition from one ID software to another?

How to switch ID software

With CloudBadging ID Badge Management Software, designing and creating ID cards has never been easier or more convenient. This simple and secure cloud-based program doesn’t require any software installation on your computer or IT support.

Whenever you log into CloudBadging software, you'll have the most up-to-date version available, so there's no need to deal with costly updates ever again! Considering that the average single-license ID software price ranges between $400 – $500 for each user, you’ll be getting much more with CloudBadging. In fact, once you’re set up, you can enjoy this seamless software for years to come with unlimited users at no additional cost!

Best of all, CloudBadging provides a very user-friendly interface with a contemporary look and feel.

If you're currently using an ID software that can no longer accommodate your organization's specific needs, now may be the perfect time for you to try CloudBadging. Here's how it's done:

Step 1
Your first step is easy! Stop using your current software, and sign up for CloudBadging ID Badge Software online. You can even try it free for 30 days, and there’s no credit card required (which also means your not going to get a surprise bill in 30-days). All of the work you do in your trial membership will be carried over if you decide to purchase CloudBadging.

When you sign up, you’ll receive our welcome kit materials. Once you review them, you’ll have the tools and resources you’ll need to become a successful CloudBadging user, including:

Step 2
Export your information from your existing software. Most software applications make it simple to export this information into a .csv file, but if you have questions, we're here to help with our team of dedicated CloudBadging experts.

Step 3
Import the .csv file from your old ID software into CloudBadging. Our browser-based ID software makes it extremely easy to add your information. You can choose to type in your data if you have just a few records or use the fast .csv upload to add as many records as you'd like.  You can even upload images in bulk!

Step 4
Design your ID badges with our intuitive, easy-to-use badge designer tool. It offers the basic features all users need, along with variable text and images for employee photos and names. You can add your own fonts and other advanced features such as the ability to turn design elements on or off depending on a single user's record (e.g., using blue for the photo background for some employees and a red photo background for employees in another group).

How to switch ID software

Need help designing beautiful, on-brand badges? Our Customer Success Managers can show you how to efficiently design your badges.

Step 5
You're ready to print amazing, professional-grade credentials, now and in the future! With CloudBadging, you'll never have to pay to upgrade to the newest version. Because your data is securely stored in the cloud, you can access it from any computer or mobile device, at any time. If the inevitable happens and your computer crashes, you'll never have to repurchase CloudBadging, recreate ID badge designs or lose user data. Ever!

We also offer free training whenever you need it. Sessions run from 30 minutes to an hour, and there’s plenty of time for you to ask questions – everything from designing your cards to setting up a database to uploading your records or personalizing cards – we’ve got you covered!

Because you're able to access the application from multiple computers using a single license, CloudBadging is the most affordable, easy-to-scale option on the market.

When you try it risk-free for a full 30 days, and there are no preliminary costs, fees or credit card required. Get started today: call a Customer Success Manager at (800) 996-3581.

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