ACI Worldwide has announced the general availability of Release 4.9 of its smart card management solution. The new version of ACI Smart Chip Manager features enhanced support for in-branch issuance, accompanied by new card inventory management support to give issuers control over distributed card issuance. Other important enhancements include payments card industry (PCI) compliance and support for Saudi Payment Network (SPAN2) cards. ACI Smart Chip Manager provides issuance and management of smart cards, application parameter management, card personalisation management and post-issuance services. This latest release aims to allow issuers to increase the level of service to their cardholders by instantly issuing chip cards in the branch and addressing distribution and inventory management problems of the chip cards themselves. PCI data security enhancements ensure that privacy-sensitive data is not vulnerable from attacks. Support for SPAN2 will allow issuers to personalise multi-application payment cards in line with SPAN2 requirements.
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