Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 15, 2009
Compete-At, a leading innovator of online registration, event and member management solutions for the sports industry, today announced the release of the road and mountain bike cycling modules for the widely adopted Event Manager platform. Event Manager is a turnkey event management and online registration solution used globally by clubs, event organizers and associations. Race organizers will benefit from a comprehensive solution to manage small club or community cycling events up to a national championship events.
Compete-At's Event Management platform will assist cycling clubs and race organizers by reducing the time it takes to perform many routine administrative tasks. Both the road race and the mountain bike modules have been designed to simplify both the sign up and event management processes and are tailored to meet the specific needs of cycling races.
"The response has been tremendous since the launch" says John Torgerson, Director of Market Development for Compete-At. John continues, "Existing solutions on the market simply act as transaction gateways to process registration fees and provide very little else. Cycling event organizers are ready for a solution that provides not only the online registration piece of the puzzle, but also integrates an Email communications tool, robust race division and segmentation, entry number assignment tool and integrated membership management."
Event Manager provides a comprehensive platform to run events from initial planning to website creation and results posting. Race directors have the opportunity to utilize all features of Event Manager in one complete package without additional costs. Event and club websites can be customized with point-and-click page editing and are free of advertising and other undesirable solicitations. The website can be branded to have the look and feel of the organization or cycling club running the event as well as establish dedicated pages for sponsors, the history of the event and more. Additionally, Event Manager includes complete photo galleries that can be populated by administrators, race participants, registered users or any combination of the above.
Collecting the correct entrant data is a crucial component of online event management and underscores the fundamental difference between Event Manager and other platforms on the market today. Event Manager eliminates the guesswork out of the set-up process by providing a library of turnkey forms backed by a robust relational database. This ensures data integrity between events as well as enables the necessary knowledge transfer between events that often suffers due to staff and volunteer turnover each year.
The new modules are now open for public registration and interested cycling race organizers can register and demo the system at http://www.Compete-At.com/cycling/index.html
Event Manager Key Differentiators are as follows:
Pre-Built cycling forms forms to ensure data integrity. Compete-At's low transactional fee of 3% can be passed directly back to entrants during event registration so the entire system can be utilized at virtually no cost. Cycling clubs benefit from integrated membership management and event management. Event Manager can be used on a per-event basis. There are no long term contracts to sign. Event Manager gives races and cycling clubs a complete website solution from online registration to point-and-click website content editing. Event Manager provides race organizers with a platform clean of unwanted solicitations and advertisements during registration.
Event Manager improves knowledge transfer from year to year through a unique event cloning feature. Online Registration is E-Commerce Ready for Multiple Currencies and transactions can be runs in USD, CAD, EUR, GPB, AUD, and NZD. Create simple or complex fee structures to meet your event needs. Accept donations during registration, create optional or mandatory fields and clearly label and provide instructions for each fee. Build events with a single division/category or dozens of divisions using a simple builder to segment race entrants based on age, gender, experience, etc. For each event, the organizer dictates what information is needed from each athlete. The event organizer can also decide whether they want to review each entry or let the system approve them. A granular role-based permissions manager enables race directors to delegate tasks and responsibilities to staff and volunteers. Event Manager allows event organizers to easily create photo galleries. This simple act enhances the event experience and increases web traffic for better analytics and greater sponsorship potential. Additionally, galleries can be restricted to event personnel contributions or opened to event participants.Robust Notification Engine - Built into Event Manager is a robust notification tool to send scheduled or triggered emails to entrants or volunteers. Notifications can be triggered from individual requirements, payment status and more. For a full list of features visit http://www.Compete-At.com
About the Compete-At Event Management Platform
Compete-At Event Manager is a secure online platform tailored to meet the unique planning needs of competitive sports. Unlike "league based" or one-size-fits-all solutions, Event Manager is specifically designed and tailored to alleviate the headaches of event management while handling all sport specific disciplines at local, regional and international levels. Compete-At is a technology provider and strategic partner to multiple Olympic national governing bodies and associations globally. Compete-At is based in Bethesda Maryland with sales and supports offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit http://www.Compete-At.com for more information.