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World Smart Card Management Systems Market
Frost & Sullivan, March 2007, Pages: 23
This Frost & Sullivan research service entitled Smart Card Management Systems Market (World) provides an in-depth analysis of global smart card trends, technology, and forecasts.
It also provides an overview of revenues along with an analysis of key drivers, restraints, and trends that are impacting the smart card management systems market.
The following technology is covered in this research:
Smart Card Management System (SCMS): The definition of a SCMS is found to vary depending on its use or application. In general, a SCMS must be able to provide information on the different applications present on a card. This refers to the application’s expiration, the application’s access for a particular project, the type of data that can be viewed by individuals and so on. Another key aspect of any SCMS is to provide post issuance capabilities. This allows for other applications to be added on to a card. In some cases, depending on the memory capacity of the card, a previous application would have to be removed to enable the addition of a new application. This plays a decisive role when the cost of issuing a new card is taken into consideration and also allows users to personalize their cards according to their needs.
Expanding Applications of Smart Cards Fuel Smart Card Management Systems Market
While smart cards are most commonly used in subscriber identity module (SIM) applications, they are being increasingly used in areas such as banking and government ID and their potential is also extending to newer applications such as universities, loyalty, and healthcare. With smart cards penetrating into a large number of areas, the obvious next stage is to find a way to manage the multiple processes on these cards. "Smart card management systems (SCMS) are gradually gaining acceptance as effective tools for life cycle management as well as customer relationship management," notes the analyst of this research service. "The database that can be recovered from SCMS offers enormous potential for the issuer in terms of details on clients, prospective clients and so on."
SCMS are likely to experience stronger growth as more applications are added on to smart cards. However, the promise of more applications also brings with it cost-related issues. This is where SCMS are likely to play a key role. Since the number of applications that can be incorporated into a card is restricted by its capacity, SCMS offer users the option of removing an older application to accommodate a newer one. Thus, they help users eliminate the cost as well as the procedures involved in applying for and purchasing a new card. In short, SCMS not only efficiently manage the various applications on smart cards, but also have great potential to make them more flexible for future applications.
Growing EMV Implementation Major Driver of SCMS Market
Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) implementation is expected to provide a strong business case for SCMS, particularly in Asia, where this process is still ongoing. In future, EMV-compliant cards are likely to include loyalty and e-purse applications as well, thereby realizing the full potential of smart cards. As the customer base for these cards grows and EMV mandates continue to be implemented around the world, SCMS could become indispensable. Through these systems, banks could access invaluable real-time data on customers’ spending habits as well as provide new cards and applications without any delay or loss of data.
SCMS are also being implemented in university and loyalty applications both as database providers and CRM tools. In addition, SCMS are likely to find increasing use in government ID projects because of the large scale on which these projects are being carried out. With the expected addition of several applications on smart cards used in government ID projects, this is likely to create considerable opportunities for SCMS. "Thus, SCMS offer value-added services to the client through which data collation and life cycle management take place," says the analyst. "With a reduction in the prices of smart cards, SCMS would definitely become more feasible."
-1. Executive Summary
--2. Definition of Smart Card Management System
--3. Life Cycle of a Smart Card
--4. Need for a Smart Card Management System
2. The Market Conditions
-1. The Market
--1. Industry Challenges
--2. Market Drivers
--a. The Promise of More Applications Being Added on to a Smart Card
--b. The growth offered through Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) Implementation
--c. Business Case for Corporate Security Applications
--d. Allowance for User-friendly Interface
--e. Planned Deployment of Government Projects
--f. Need for Life Cycle (Card and Application) Management
--g. Development of New Verticals for Smart Cards
--h. Allowance for Customized Personalization Options
--i. Smart Card Introduction in the Retail and Loyalty Segments
--j. Recognition of Benefits by System Integrators
--3. Market Restraints
--a. Multi-Application Cards Still Not a reality
--b. The Let Down from The EMV Implementation
--c. Growth of Smart Card Projects with Single Applications in Asia Pacific
--d. The Volume of Smart Cards not Necessitating the Need for an SCMS
--e. Cost of Implementation (Smart Cards/SCMS)
--4. The Future of Smart Card Management System
3. Competitive Landscape
--1. Key Market Participants