Smart Five Software

World Leader in ID Solutions Software

Creating a robust, reliable identity program is one of the easiest ways to protect your people, property and profitability. Managing an ID program should be easy as well. And as your organisation changes, your ID program should be able to expand and adapt, quickly and cost-effectively. To achieve these goals, choose Datacard identification software. You can find Datacard software at the core of ID programs in corporate, government, education and retail enterprises.


DATACARD has been in this market for more than 40 years and understands the true requirements of this industry. This is why Datacard created a suite of affordable, user-friendly, feature-rich applications to cater for every level of use. Looking after the needs of the entry-level client with a very basic need and increasing the functionality, as well as the need of the high-level user with the need for productivity tools, distributed database application and the ability to integrate seamlessly to other existing systems. They also developed the tools for you to add to the already extensive feature-rich library in the software as well as the ability to link to external procedures and programs while keeping the integrity of the data and functionality of the different components uncompromised.
This powerful, yet affordable suite is known as IDWorks.


Corporations, schools and government agencies rely on Datacard TruCredential™ identity information software to manage localised and enterprise-wide ID card programs using a web-interface. Using a single, centralized database, or distributed localised databases, this cost-effective software enables enrolment, issuance and visual verification from any Web-connected workstation.

  • Reduce operating and maintenance costs
  • Provide real-time security information
  • Allow simultaneous database access
  • Flexible data retrieval
  • Its interface is compatible with ODBC-compliant databases from Oracle and Microsoft, and can be easily customized for site-specific needs. Multiple security levels, including encryption, help prevent unauthorized access. This functionality is part of TruCredential software.
  • Convenient image capture Add images to your database with this capability, which comes standard. Designed to work with the DSLR plug-in solution, this tool supports JPEG, GIF and BMP image formats, and allows input from a file, scanner or capture device, including TWAIN-compliant devices and signature pads as well as the Canon SLR range of cameras.
  • Preview cards and print multiple card formats from a single interface. Designed to work seamlessly with Datacard® SD Series card printers.
  • Software also includes a user-friendly reporting tool for generating standard or customized reports in a variety of formats. Reports can include images, text, shapes, lines and prompts. Plus, the “WYSIWYG” report designer replicates printouts on screen so you can verify accuracy. Reports can also be converted to encrypted PDF files.

Based on the already power IDWorks suite, Datacard has developed a range of other productivity tools and more practical multi-user applications to cater for the specific needs of many of their large corporate and tertiary clients. Especially with the need to have a distributed card-printing office across a campus, or campuses, or country, or continents.