For many organizations, one of the biggest challenges is getting the their season data into the right format in order to share it with the rest of the league. The data challenge frequently involves a time consuming effort to merge multiple data sources into a single file that is correctly formatted for import into their sports management website. Other times, the challenge lies in making sure that the data they capture is standardized in order to speed the data merging process.
TeamsCompete has worked extensively with the top Sport Management Systems (SMS) in the marketplace. Our deep knowledge of these system data requirements and uploading process allow us to stream the the data collection and data structuring process for our clients.
Data Collection Example
A soccer league was having difficulty collecting from their member organizations the data they needed for scheduling. Their data collection process included free form entry spaces for game time and field locations. The slight differences in names was creating multiple field entries in their SMS after each upload. In order to ensure accuracy and reduce the record clutter, the league choose to manually enter their 2,000+ games. This became a significant task.
The league then engaged TeamsCompete and we revised their data collection process to standardize the data collection. We then collated this data with another data source to create a master import file. The import file was then successfully uploaded into their SMS, eliminating their data entry time and significantly speeding their process. With each successive season, TeamsCompete continues to refine and further automate the process.
Data Structuring Example
A Massachusetts based soccer league was having difficulty getting their schedule into their GotSoccer account. While they had an in house SMS system to publish their schedule, their member organizations were requesting that the league also tally GotSoccer points for season results. The League was having difficulty getting the output of their SMS aligned with their GotSoccer account and uploaded correctly.
When the league engaged TeamsCompete, we created a programmatic process to match the data between the two system and generate a GotSoccer upload file. Not only did TeamsCompete automate a difficult process for this league but we delivered an important benefit for the league’s membership organization.