Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 28, 2008
Early adopters of online regatta management are experiencing the power and benefits of streamlining online registrations and managing pre-event logistics through a hosted software solution. Compete-At, the leading innovator of online sport event management solutions, is seeing huge growth in the adoption of Regatta Manager and has recently doubled their staff resources to keep up with the growing demand.
"We've seen a technology renaissance in the sailing industry over the past 12 months," explains Boyd Tomkies, Director of Market Development at Compete-At. Boyd continues, "We live in a digital world, and while huge strides in technology are made daily in everything from online banking to movie rentals, the sailing industry is way behind the technology curve. We're leading the charge to change this by providing a turnkey solution and a common platform for regatta management, online registration and membership management."
Compete-At is successfully delivering Software as a Service (SAAS) through the Event Manager and Passport and soon to be released Membership Manager. The SAAS business model allows yacht clubs and sailing associations to immediately reap the technology benefits today. Clubs can eliminate infrastructure builds, unnecessary IT costs and hosting costs and enjoy constant smaller product updates and enhancements to the software through community feedback.
"Our customers end up playing a critical role with product development," said Tom Berger, CMO of Compete-At. "A feature request from a small yacht club in Canada can ultimately improve the registration process for a large offshore race out of San Francisco. This collective wisdom from the hundreds of yacht clubs using Regatta Manager will be most visible in our next major release due out later this year. Going forward, we will be developing solutions to foster this sense of community and foster customer communications to move technology forward at a pace with comparable industries."
A list of current Compete-At customers experiencing the benefits of Regatta Manager can be found online here: http://www.compete-at.com/sailing/clubs.html. A full race calendar can be viewed here: http://www.compete-at.com/sailing/calendar.html
About Compete-At's Regatta Manager Platform
Regatta Manager is the first comprehensive tool to help race organizers manage regattas from the initial planning and budgeting stage, to online registration and ultimately scoring and results posting. Regatta Manager is designed to handle a variety of events from small one-design regattas to premier offshore events. Regatta Manager is a 100% web-based system that gives event organizers the ability to accept entries and fees online and provides competitive sailors with a point-and-click registration process. For more information visit: http://www.compete-at.com/RegattaManager
Regatta Manager's functionality addresses the following areas of running a successful regatta:
•Custom event template and website
•Regatta registration configuration with customized fees
•Scheduled emailed notifications to staff, volunteers and registrants
•Configure custom registrations requirements or select from predefined sailing and regatta forms
•Establish divisions and class structure
•E-commerce store with customizable categories and reporting to sell event apparel, social or event tickets, t-shirts, etc.
•Integrates with industry standard scoring packages with import and export function
•Event staff roles and responsibilities, access rights and privileges
•Event cloning for rapid deployment and increased efficiency
•Youth sailing camp registration and social event registrations
•Secure credit card processing
•Multi-lingual and multi-currency
•Financial budgeting and reporting
•100% web based, no IT Support needed, no software or hardware to maintain
Compete-At provides tailored online event management and online registration solutions to meet the unique needs of select sports. Compete-At's approach enables athletes, event organizers and National Governing Bodies to register, create and manage sporting events through a robust, yet easy to use online system built specifically for the sport. http://www.Compete-At.com
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