MotorSport New Zealand has announced an upgrade to its MotorSport Online system. The online system, currently known as POSSUM, will evolve into a new modern, mobile-friendly solution that will streamline processes across the sport.
The system is developed by New Zealand-based software company, Sportsground Ltd, which leverages its widely used Sporty platform. As well as having over 600,000 users across New Zealand, the Sporty platform has recently been adopted by KartSport NZ and Speedway NZ with great success.
The evolution of MotorSport Online will include both a desktop and a mobile application allowing officials to perform tasks such as safety audits and various documentation processes at events. Among a suite of new features and enhancements to the current solution will be the introduction of digital licensing, both for competitors and officials, which has been used successfully by KartSport NZ and Speedway NZ.
Member clubs will also be able to harness the power of Sporty through powerful club membership management tools directly linked to MotorSport New Zealand’s global system. The platform is bound by SuperCRM, a customer relationship management system specifically designed for sports.
“We are really excited to launch this project,” said Elton Goonan, CEO of MotorSport New Zealand.
“We have engaged with many of our affiliate clubs, competitors, officials and community stakeholders over the past year to ensure that we are going to give them what they want and need. Sporty’s solution is extended to meet the specific needs of MotorSport New Zealand.
MotorSport New Zealand held a series of meetings with stakeholders across the country and online earlier in 2022 where the proposed solution was showcased. Feedback from many people involved in the sport, from competitors and officials to event organizers and club administrators, was gathered during these meetings. There was a very positive response from everyone present and the project was therefore approved by the Board of Directors in April.
An update will be presented to member clubs at MotorSport New Zealand’s AGM in late July. Development will be completed over the next few months with a nationwide rollout scheduled for mid-2023. MotorSport New Zealand will engage further with stakeholders during the development phase of the project and will undertake an extensive program of testing and training before the new platform goes live.
Mike Purchas, CEO of Sportsground Ltd, says he is delighted to have been contracted by MotorSport New Zealand for this project. “It’s about more than just getting rid of plastic licenses. It includes vehicle ownership and an event management solution designed to provide operational efficiencies for motorsport at all levels.
MotorSport New Zealand is a not-for-profit national sports organization appointed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as the sole authority to regulate motorsport in New Zealand.
Sportsground Ltd provides Sporty.co.nza platform used by most of New Zealand’s national sports organizations for online registrations, team registrations, competition management, live scoring, electronic communication and membership management.
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