League management system to bundle SMS alerts into offering
Omnilert®, LLC, maker of RainedOut, the first text message service for sports leagues and clubs, announced today from Booth #448 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Conference, that Demosphere International, Inc. has teamed up with RainedOut to offer free mass text messaging functionality to Demosphere customers. Demosphere is the first league management system to adopt RainedOut.
The new integration enables Demosphere client administrators to update their field status and simultaneously send text messages to all registered users in one step. Demosphere clients and registered users no longer need to sign-up at RainedOut.com to receive text message alerts for game cancellations, field changes, and other timely news.
Lisa Stevens is the Club Administrator for Columbia United FC in Columbia, S.C. and uses both Demosphere and RainedOut. “This integration will be incredibly beneficial. If you’ve got weather emergencies, you want that to go out as quickly as possible. That’s very, very important.
“This integration makes an administrator’s job a lot easier and it will make the communication a lot faster. The alert goes out so quickly that people are made aware of any field status changes instantaneously. That is so valuable to us from a customer service perspective – our players and families are our clients and we want to make sure they are informed as quickly as possible of any schedule changes.”
“We’re very excited to work with RainedOut to bring this functionality to our customers,” said Sean Rose, Marketing Director for Demosphere. “First and foremost, Demosphere’s goal is to help organizations ‘Run Better’, and we believe these text notifications will greatly assist administrators in their communication efforts.”
Michael Kmetz, Webmaster at Summerville Soccer Club, said, "RainedOut is a fantastic service that makes communication simple and fast! SSC's members depend on it."
About Demosphere International, Inc.
Demosphere is an information technology company based in Northern Virginia that has catered to the technology needs of sports organizations for the past 20 years. From league and state administrative tools to website developing and hosting services for U.S. Soccer, USASA, United Soccer Leagues (USL), several state associations, and hundreds of community organizations, Demosphere has invested heavily in the sport so that it can reach its highest levels with the logistical support of advanced technology. For more information on Demosphere, visit the company’s website at http://www.demosphere.com.
Established in 2004 and used by more than 1000 organizations, RainedOut is the first text message service for sports leagues and clubs. This free sponsor-supported service enables non-technical people to administer and send custom or predefined messages instantly to the entire league for improved communication. It is used to cancel games, give directions, recruit volunteers, and much more. As a Web-based service, messages can initiate from a net-connected PC or from the field using a net-connected cell phone. Through one simple interface, RainedOut instantly and simultaneously broadcasts messages to subscribers’ mobile phones (via SMS text message) and e-mail accounts, and to the leagues’ own Web pages, RainedOut Page, Facebook Page, and Twitter Account. To learn more, visit http://www.RainedOut.com.
Omnilert, LLC is the leading provider of unified mass notification systems for better business continuity, emergency management, and routine communication. The easy-to-use, self-service, Web-based system enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device or service. The award-winning company's 1,850 clients include the U.S. Army, GE, Harvard University, Boeing, UNICEF, Sanofi-Aventis, and the National Institutes of Health. Omnilert solutions are sold under the brand names e2Campus, Amerilert, and RainedOut. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at http://www.omnilert.com online.