Sotic offer expert Websites and Mobile variants with multiple languages

Web and Mobile Sites

Sotic has considerable experience in designing, building and developing web based technologies for the sports industry. These include:

Internet Sites

We have track record for designing and building award winning sports websites for Professional Clubs, Federations, Governing Bodies, International Competitions and Professional Leagues. Our clients benefit from our specialist knowledge in delivering content rich news, integrated statistics and results, e-commerce, broadcasting and media asset management.

Extranets

Dealing efficiently with the varied requirements of the media and commercial partners is an important objective for any sporting body. For large clubs and governing bodies to make full use of their communication channels it is imperative to use extranets to deliver Press Releases, Accreditation, Statistics and Brand Guidelines. By ensuring speedy delivery and in-depth coverage, extranets can improve productivity of available resources and assist in getting maximum media coverage. Sotic has further built extranets to allow clubs and their governing bodies to manage player registration and nation-wide training camp events.

Intranets

Intranets are becoming widely used by sporting bodies to deliver information to their Members, Academies, Players and Administrative Staff. Sotic's experience in this area can help governing bodies improve their internal communication and we can advise how best to implement this technology into the existing environment.

Mobile Web Enabled

Web usage is changing: people receive and read emails on their Smart Phone where they are being encouraged to click through to read articles or make a purchase. It is imperative that the pages they are directed to be delivered in a completely mobile friendly way.

This can be delivered either via an App or mobile variant. However, Sotic believes the cost for delivery and support of traditional apps using different programme languages is proving to be unsustainable.

95% of the content held in an app is actually the same as the website just displayed in a different format. With the improvement in mobile website delivery Sotic is able to deliver a comparable experience to an app on a handset using a mobile site. The major advantage that a mobile site works on the majority of Smart Phones rather than just one platform.

A mobile site can be accessed in a number of ways;

  • Using an easily created stub app, the marketing advantage of the app in the store is still maintained.
  • As the site works through the phones in-built browser, it can be directly accessed with a link in an email or tweet.
  • Once launched the site prompts visitors to place a dedicated bookmark link on the phone's home screen.

It is our recommendation that building a mobile variant of a sport website with stub apps for the main markets will in the long-term be a more cost effective and resource efficient solution than building and supporting full apps for each platform.

Please note in Sotic's view the technology presently being utilised to deliver responsive design websites is not yet robust enough to extend to the mobile platform, hence the necessity to create a separate mobile variant. This is the consensus of several leading IT and blue-chip companies including Disney/ESPN who recently launched a new Disney website, complemented by a new mobile, rather than a single platform.

To date Sotic has delivered mobile variant sites with differing functionality, content and design for the following clients:

  • Hong Kong Rugby Sevens - Live scoring around the event
  • Nord Stream Race - offshore sailing race delivering live tracking of yachts
  • Northampton Saints - Works with their new responsive design site
  • WRU - Online shop and access to multi-level supporters club via individual login
  • Premiership Rugby - Delivers video streaming

In development are the following: ISAF and Glamorgan Cricket Club

Skills

Sotic has both design and development skills in-house. This means that we are continually building, testing and developing new web applications that are specific to the needs of the sports industry. We deliver solutions for many of the biggest names in sport and our specialised focus provides our customers with access to a unique knowledge base that assists them in planning their business strategy.

Partners

We build and manage our solutions by using proven world class software providers and hosting partners that ensure our customers have confidence in the longevity and quality of their web solutions at an affordable cost. We combine our core disciplines of customer focus and project management with rapid and reliable delivery capabilities that enable us to meet cost and resources.

Support

Sotic knows that the global sports industry is a 365 day a year business that requires 24 hour support. We pride ourselves on the support we give to our customers. Sport is about delivering time critical information, often on a Saturday or Sunday, as well as updating information after evening games. Experience dictates that rarely do all venues have the communications infrastructure to support information upload or they simply don't work on the day. Large matches or events can result in a huge drain on resources leaving little time to update content.

No web solution, however well-built and designed, will deliver and meet customer and visitor requirements unless it is backed up with world class support. Sotic delivers this service and ensures that customers can rely on it day or night, Monday through to Sunday.

Training

Sotic provides full training for its customers throughout the relationship. Our training is not about just being able to use our products, but is aimed at consistently improving skill levels of customers to gain the most out of web technologies.

For more information or to arrange a demonstration, please contact the Sotic Marketing team on +44 (0)207 691 2450 or email info@sotic.net
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Head Office
1-3 Canfield Place, London NW6 3BT

Sussex Office
6 Oak Passage Chambers,
Hastings TN34 3EH

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James William House,
9 Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3BD

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7691 2450
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