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Portal for managing sports facilities

With the steady idea of providing an easy way of searching and renting facilities online for all their customers emerged iPista, a project developed in order to improve the management of sports facilities and the renting of their courts.

www.ipista.com

 

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

 

DNN

 

Business Situation

IPista is a recently founded company that intended to develop a tool to manage sports facilities. Their goal was to dedicate their investments to provide an affordable technological solution that could be easily implemented and managed; the target market were P.E. professionals that worked at sports facilities or clubs and schools. From the beginning we planned to implement this tool on the cloud aiming to save infrastructure costs for all the clubs and schools, both in the public or private sector, and to help them better manage their facilities. 

Additionally, this tool allowed individuals to make online reservations for different activities (courts, tournaments, etc.)

Provided Solution

The main idea was to offer a web portal to the sports facilities. The portal is based on a powerful CMS tool, a highly scalable content management system DNN. CMS is the global leader in content management based on Microsoft technologies with more than 600,000 existing websites based on it. DNN is not only a CMS; it can also be extended to be used as an application development platform. 

Some advantages of using a CMS were, among others, the independence from the provider (in this case we are talking about the open source version of DNN), the separation of design and contents. And that new modules could be added and/or custom modules could be developed. It allowed them to provide a marketing tool for online communication with the customers, having a portfolio of solutions and services as well as promoting the organization. It also gave them an image of an innovative company based on top notch technology.

Business Benefits

  • Produce content easily without programming knowledge.

  • It gave a group of people the possibility to work in teams and manage content. Some sites contained a huge amount of information and therefore the management of this information requires a team that is able to work together easily.

  • Data access control according to the user types.

  • Possibility to implement custom modules to extend the functionality of the site.

  • Scalability. It allows the site to grow continously increasing and improving its functionality.
  • Separates content from design. This separation allows redesigning both the structure and the graphical interface without affecting the information of the site.

  • Development time. Development time. Developing with DNN makes common tasks easier and therefore the time spent in executing these tasks is less; this is reflected in the total development time of the site.

  • Community. DNN has a community in the back that gives support in answering questions.

  • It can be implemented both in the traditional as well as in the cloud computing model.

  • Open Source distribution version.

For all of these benefits the customer opted for the setup of the highly scalable CMS DNN as a future investment. Thus, they are prepared to continue growing and always guaranteeing the best quality in the offered services.