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eXpress badging has launched a new In-House Badging section of our brochure website. The site's focus is solution education so you can be more informed before you buy your next badging system. You can also learn more about identity management at our Knowledge Base section of our Online Store.
Customer Story:It's all in the cards
A card can tell a powerful story. One of our professional sport customers wanted to make sure their game day employees and associates knew the exact floor plan of their stadium to include their communication codes. This secondary visual and content card is worn at all times and is considered a valuable tool by all. What story could you place on a card (employee, student, member or customer) that would have an impact on the quality of service your organization provides?
A Customer Story:Power Point turned into "Qualities of a Champion" Badge
Champion's Badge: One of our Fortune Global 100 customer's Power Point meeting notes turned to action requiring publishing a "Champion's Dos and Don'ts" list on a secondary badge. From the date of first contact, eXpress badging had a short run of custom printed badges in their hands within 3 business days. Their orientation meeting was a success and the badges were so well liked, more were ordered for a second orientation meeting the following week.
"Badges such a hit….we need to order an additional 100." .
A Customer Story:Going GREEN with Cost Recovery:
New Campus Expansions: Two of eXpress badging's higher education customers expanded their campuses this year. With this expansion comes more resources for students in the instructor lead labs and learning resource centers. They're now enabled with computer work stations, printers and copiers so students can generate their study aides and assigned course work. Students and community patrons now use their campus cash cards that are enabled with a very secure magnetic stripe and carrying a cash value to pay for their printer and copier usage. The saving to the campuses is not only in the cost recovery of consumables consumption, now their trash cans are not as full with wasted prints and copies making this a true "green" initiative.
Construction Egress Tracking Project Review:
A Story in Photo Identification Issuance Efficiency: MOBILE TRACKING - This eXpress badging customer is a contractor for a large municipality sports complex that is being built in the heart of the City. As is with most large construction sites, ID badges are issued for visual authentication. However, the need to further track on-site workers' time required an efficient solution to be implemented in a tough work environment and the ID badge became a great high-tech tool with the addition of a simple bar code.
As badges are issued the enrollee data is automatically uploaded into a very durable hand-held PDA terminal that is configured with a bar code scanner. Badges are quickly scanned denoting either an "in" or "out" transaction. Additional functionality allows the security gate attendant to hear loud tones and verbal commands for invalid card reads. In addition they have the ability to acknowledge override acceptance for approved egress exceptions that are then documented within the system. All terminal transactions are uploaded back into the ID issuance and tracking PC so reports can be ran using the transactional data displaying accumulated time summaries and other various reports.
Photo Identification Cards for Professional Sports Association:
A Story in Photo Identification Issuance Efficiency: problem was limited available human resources and turnaround time regarding issuing annual photo identification cards to 10,000 professional sports associates. Prior to engaging eXpress badging, all photo ID cards were being produced in-house by the customer and their turnaround during mass issuance required the effort of three separate departments and spanned several months before completion. Using eXpress badging's outsourced issuance services they are now processing thousands of photo ID cards in a matter of days.
Once a group of associates are internally validated and processed, their data and photos are imported into eXpress badging's production system, ID cards are batch printed with exact data and matching photos, and returned within 2 business days. The success of the fulfillment process has reduced in-house production for the customer to only replacements and new issues that are managed by a single employee. Future plans are being considered for eXpress badging to completely process the entire engagement from photo ID production to mail fulfillment direct to the individual associate.
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