ABCORP PROVIDES SECURE
SOLUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD
No matter the product or service, ABCorp stands for the highest level of quality, customer service and unimpeachable security in everything we do. We pride ourselves on our wide range of design & manufacturing capabilities, our flexibility in meeting specific customer requirements, and our history of innovation.
The past two centuries has bestowed upon ABCorp a unique perspective and institutional knowledge unlike any other. We find that it is often more important to understand what does not work and why than finding one of many possible solutions that only deliver short-term resolution to a larger problem.
From our origins as one of the first companies to print currency for the United States to our role today as a leading provider of critical products, documents and services for the financial market, ABCorp is an experienced and trusted partner. Today, we offer a wide variety of products and services such as secure documents, EMV and contactless payment credit and debit cards, instant issuance programs (identification and payment), and sophisticated digital and contactless solutions including mobile payments.
We believe the first step in designing any successful program is to understand the ultimate goal; what challenges or obstacles stand in the way.
Think of us as the Village Wiseman; there is a reasonable chance that our 220+ years of experience could be additive to the discussion.
BESPOKE SOLUTIONS, FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES
Any disruption, regardless of the industry, is built on one simple question – why?
Why does a consumer need wait weeks for a newly issued credit/debit card; they don’t. Why can’t direct marketing be customized to the recipient; it can. Why are we spending so much money on shipping inventory; you shouldn’t. Why are we throwing millions of dollars in postage down the drain; you need not. On and on.
Access, affinity, authentication, credentials, payment, membership, instant issuance (payment or credential), direct marketing, packaging, etc.
It’s what we do. But bringing them all together and changing the playing field is what we love.
GETTING YOU FROM A TO B
ABCorp has an extensive R&D effort spanning more than two centuries. When it comes to paper, Teslin, PVC and metal, we know what works and, more importantly, we know what doesn’t.
Whether you are looking for innovative ways to streamline your product offering, thwart fraud or enhance customer engagement, ABCorp can help. In most instances we have the expertise in-house, but can point you in the proper direction if need necessary.
AWARD WINNING ELEGANCE
Eliciting the desired response is the difference between an effective program and an expense line-item.
Whether it relates to a federal ID program struggling with a high incident of fraud or a merchant’s gift card program desiring to improve customer engagement, our award-winning industrial & graphic design team can make the difference.
ABCorp’s origins are as a secure printer – designing and producing currency for the newly formed Bank of the United States. Over the years we have had a hand in countless innovations that revolutionized the industry.
The lessons learned – what works and, more importantly, what does not – might surprise you. In the fields of credentials, payments and secure access our capabilities are exhaustive.
Secure PRINT SERVICES
When it comes to secure print, no other company in operation today has ABCorp’s experience. For more than two-hundred years ABCorp has been designing and producing highly secure documents of all types for governments and corporations around the world.
Designing and producing currency, bank notes, cheques, money orders, passports, driver’s licenses, vital records, et al. – our experience is in measured in centuries and billions of units.
The security features we have perfected and employ – rainbow printing, micro and variable text, negative guilloche and numerous other imbedded security features – are blended by our design team to ensure the proper balance of security, cost and ability to easily authenticate.
But the most important lesson we have learned over the centuries, the one that only experience can teach – is that the most secure document is worthless if the proper parties cannot easily determine its validity.
ON-DEMAND and DIGITAL PRINT
ABCorp has extensive experience with every form of print imaginable and production facilities around the globe. Innovations in technology and process have altered the landscape. These developments are nothing less than a sea change of possibility in the world of marketing and bespoke customer engagement.
There will always be benefits of scale for those customers needing large quantities of printed material and ABCorp can accommodate your needs. But few of our customers have need for millions of a single product at any one time. The landscape has changed; short-run and on-demand production is one of the most frequent conversations we have today. The good news – ABCorp can help.
The efficiencies in traditional offset printing and resolution of latest generation digital printing would astound you. Short run production with extended color gamut, ultra-high resolution imaging and the ability to deliver truly bespoke content are a reality.
ABCorp has extensive experience in a wide variety of substrates – paper, PVC, Teslin and metal – and there are important nuances to handling each. Quality and/or purity of each input is paramount. The interaction of base materials, ink/paint, laminates, adhesives and technological elements including chips and antennas are each a consideration. Even factors such as temperature, humidity and static can have profound impacts on the ability to achieve the desired end result.
How it all comes together to define the end result is an equally important consideration. ABCorp has an experienced R&D team and experience in all types of security elements including numerous technologies – chips and operating systems. Smart cards of all types including EMV and dual-interface card construction is second nature to us. How these technologies can be blended with desirable aesthetics for marketing purposes or combined with other technologies to increase utility is where we excel.
ABCorp works with countless governmental, educational, corporate and banking institutions to provide personalization for their programs. Centrally issued or instantly in-field, ABCorp has the infrastructure to meet your personalization requirements.
Secure credit/debit cards, transit cards, bespoke gift cards, high resolution photo ID cards, laser engraving and encoding applets or encrypted keys for credit and debit cards are just a few of the activities we perform on a daily basis. Countless other form factors include wearables and key-fobs flow through our high secure facilities; if you can dream it up, we can help you.
We believe customer transparency is a critical element to any operation. Our Customer Portal can provide real-time reporting and provides tremendous flexibility, such as allowing you to make last minute alternations at the customer level – e.g., re-route, priority mail or canceling an individual credit/debit card.
The ability to tailor programs to your individual customer are like never before; we encourage you to learn what is possible…
Secure packaging can take many forms; ranging from counterfeit resistant labels with an ability to authenticate on a real-time, in-field basis or packaging for secure prepaid debit cards. In either instance, we believe secure packaging should achieve two critical outcomes – reduce the incidence of fraud and enhance marketing.
When properly executed, the decision pays for itself. The best programs can even drive incremental revenue. Give us a call if you would like to know how secure packaging can work for you.
ABCorp provides fulfillment services for a variety of industries ranging from health insurance to superannuation funds to the airline industry. Our customers include some of the largest corporate and governmental platforms in the world. Whether it’s a gift card, packet of stamps, customer welcome kit or reward pack for attaining a coveted membership tier, ABCorp has the systems and infrastructure to deliver your customer a seamless experience.
We believe transparency is a critical element to any logistical operation. Our Customer Store Front puts you in charge. On-line ordering including automated replenish features with inherent controls and approval levels coupled with real-time reporting puts you in charge. Need to make last minute alternations at the customer level – e.g., re-route, priority mail or canceling a mail pack – no problem.
Give us call to discuss how ABCorp might help you develop a seamless and hassle free program.
Inventory Management & Logistics
ABCorp has been quietly distributing product daily to 60,000+ retail store-fronts across North America for more than a decade. Our team, infrastructure and systems handle billions of units each year without hassle, fuss or incident.
If your isles or point of sale (POS) has an empty shelf or peg, it’s lost revenue. Transparency and automation are key tenets to our model and our Customer Store Front puts you in charge. On-line ordering including automated replenish features with inherent controls and approval levels coupled with real-time reporting is standard fare. Need to make last minute alternations at the customer level – e.g., re-route, priority mail or cancel an order – no problem.
Reduced transit costs and, when coupled with our on-demand production capabilities, idle inventory is a thing of the past. Give us a call if you would like to know how a challenge can become a competitive advantage.
The security features we have perfected and employ – rainbow printing, micro and variable text, negative guilloche, imbedded and authenticable security features, etc. – cover the entire spectrum. But we have learned that even the most secure, counterfeit resistant instrument – credential, document or payment device – is worth little if it cannot be easily authenticated.
When presented against the backdrop of fraud, the challenge is exasperated. ABCorp has developed and maintains highly secure environments that allow real-time, in-field credentialing and authentication, seamlessly. Whether the transaction is to verify a credential, confirm a financial transaction or gain comfort that a product is not counterfeit, ABCorp can help.
Offset or digital, paper or PVC; we view them as mediums through which content can be delivered. Digital is simply another such medium. ABCorp has, for many years, assisted customers as they seek to streamline and enhance their customer’s journey and digital/mobile channels of communication have been a critical component of this transformation.
The benefits are measurable – lower expenses, higher response rates, stickier customers, lower cost of uptake, on and on. If your customer engagement program feels a little tired or spans multiple, disparate delivery channels we can help. Alternatively, if you simply want to know what is possible – e.g., digital archives, email, SMS, personalized video messaging, etc. – give us a call.
HIGHLY SECURE MOBILE ENVIRONMENTS
Nobody disputes the power of mobile connectivity. The challenge is the lack of security. Email and SMS are two of the least secure forms of communication and one-time PINs cannot overcome this fact.
That’s where ABCorp comes in. Imagine a highly secure environment in which merchants, financial institutions and governmental agencies can engage with their customers and constituents with the ease of mobile, but in complete security. Fully encrypted, push notification – do you authorize the payment transaction, please confirm this is your present address, would you like to log-in to your account; the possibilities are limitless.
Imagine all those services or activities you would ideally empower the customer to handle remotely and the related savings – lower call center volumes and reduced need for customer-facing staff; it’s that simple. And with no more SMS fees, the service pays for itself.
The power of mobile connectivity is clear; the challenge is the lack of security limiting the scope of possibility. Email and SMS are two of the least secure forms of communication there prevalence of use to transmit one-time PINs makes us shudder.
That’s where ABCorp’s highly secure mobile environment comes in. Now imagine those services or activities you would ideally empower the customer to handle in a mobile environment.
Once you have a secure environment to engage with your customers or constituents, the potential for mobile engagement is wide open. Credentials that can be authenticated off-line; delivery of sensitive information including health data, management of registration renewal and tax notices – including payment of amounts due; the list goes on and on.
If it touches credentials, payments or secure access, you can expect we have given it more than just a passing thought. Give us a call if you would like to better understand what it could mean for you; maybe it’s a simple reduction in postage costs, but maybe it’s much, much more.
TRUSTED SERVICE MANAGER
Secure has been a part of everything we have done for the past two centuries. It should be no surprise that, in our various activities, we frequently find ourselves as the intermediary between various constituents that need come together for a transaction to reach conclusion, but find themselves unwilling to directly share sensitive, but necessary information.
That’s where ABCorp comes in – we developed and maintain a highly secure digital environment that allows parties to come together and share transaction-critical information, but without fear that the other parties will have access to the information. We call it our Trusted Service Manager or TSM for short.
For instance, the TSM allows us to activate credit cards over the air, but that’s just the beginning. The same concept applies to an unlimited array of form factors for secure payment such as wearables – e.g., watches, health trackers and bracelets – and provides the perfect, high security environment for credentialing sensitive data or payment transactions.
ABCorp is no stranger to Big Data. We were asked many years ago to provide data analytic services to one of the largest governmental agencies in the world. The data, in isolation, was telling. But providing an overlay of location specific data sets shed an entirely new light on the discussion and future actionables. Customer demographic data for an organization is valuable; tailoring the data down to the individual store-level is priceless.
Since that day, we have provided similar analysis for blue chip corporations and governmental agencies in the world.