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Factors System Integrators Need to Consider During Biometric Government Projects

Biometrics has become a vital part of everyone’s lives. It is being used by millions worldwide — there’s a high chance that your smartphone has biometrics. The most common reasons for using biometrics are that it is safe, secure, non-transferable, and fast. However, while the usage of biometrics is at an all-time high, system integrators are still struggling to create robust solutions for use in biometric government projects. When biometrics is involved in government projects, it introduces several factors that complicate the projects. However, even with the complications, the system integrators need to make the solutions work flawlessly with biometric hardware and matching engines.

That said, let’s explore the issues system integrators face with government biometric projects and how the M2SYS eGov platform helps solve the issues.

Factors System Integrators Need to Consider During Biometric Government Projects

When it comes to software solutions, most organizations buy prebuilt ones with minimal customizations. However, many custom solutions are available that fit business needs without organizations having to make any changes in their processes — but that’s a separate discussion.

In the case of government projects, everything changes.

Every government agency is entirely different than another. For instance, even within the same country, the same agency in different states might very well operate differently and have different procedures, laws, and so on. As a result, the solutions these two agencies use need to be different.

Now, a government has hundreds of agencies working under it — all of which need different solutions — these solutions are typically built by system integrators. However, if you throw biometrics into the mix, the solution needs to be customized further, as integrators must make it work with specific biometric hardware and matching engines.

The bottom line is that whenever it comes to biometric government projects, solutions need to be built from scratch for each project. This takes us to the next factor system integrators need to consider.

Custom solutions typically mean more development, resources, research, testing — the list goes on. System integrators first need to understand the needs of the agency, then start building a framework, gather the components necessary for the solution, configure them, create the solution, test it, and ensure that it works flawlessly. Unfortunately, it’s far more complicated than it sounds and consumes a lot of time — sometimes several months. Even then, solutions can be adequate or incomplete because the system integrators used the wrong platform to create the solution. This can lead to the project being delayed or even canceled. Moreover, system integrators typically have multiple projects on their hands, so they can’t solely focus on the biometric government projects.

Read the full article here: Factors System Integrators Need to Consider During Biometric Government Projects.

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