“Having this technology in place will significantly streamline the processes involved in managing these events."
INAS, the world governing body for sport for athletes with intellectual impairments, has announced a partnership with Sport:80, to deliver an online membership and event management platform.
The launch of the project will see INAS adopt cutting-edge technology which will improve the level of service it is able to deliver to its 78-member organisations. It will also enable INAS to modernise internal processes due to the technology automating many management and admin tasks.
Nick Parr, Executive Director of INAS explained his delight at being able to replace cumbersome and expensive paper-based systems with an affordable and innovative cloud-based platform that provides access to real-time information.
“Each year we manage a programme of up to 14 world and regional Championships,” Parr said. “Having this technology in place will significantly streamline the processes involved in managing these events. It will also provide real-time access to critical information for both INAS and event hosts, as well as delivering improved services to our member nations, athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.”
The project is a result of INAS’s partnership with Sport:80, a Great Britain-based company that specialises in sport management technology. The technology which is being utilised by INAS, and a host of International Federations and National Governing Bodies of sport, was originally developed by Sport:80 for use during the largest test event for the London 2012 Games.
After its highly successful debut, Sport:80 went on to further develop the technology to become an all-encompassing sport management platform.
“As sports people first and foremost, our vision for the platform was to make a real difference, both in terms of simplifying and networking the core functions of sport business management and providing opportunities for sports organisations to grow and drive participation,” Gary Hargraves, Chief Executive Officer of Sport:80, said. “We’re delighted to see this happening with our clients and are looking forward to replicating this with Nick and the INAS team in years to come.”