SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barclays golf tournament worked with Sojourner Mobile Communications, part of Sita Corp's global data, analytics and mobile communications firm, to develop a mobile event app to improve collaboration and communications for more than 1,500 volunteers and moving towards a Go Green event. The customized app was created within days and deployed to support the volunteers during the week that they were helping out with The Barclays 2013 event.
The mobile app improved volunteer and event communications, delivered a robust approximately 48 percent adoption rate among event organizers and volunteers and lessened the phone calls received regarding questions about where to go and what to do. The Barclays has a future goal of lessening approximately 54,000 pages being printed for their event's signature handbook, daily event schedules, course map, contact information and guidelines booklet for staff and volunteers.
"By using Sojourner Mobile, The Barclays tournament staff was to effectively modernize the way we communicated with our volunteers. We were able to push out information in real time if there were any changes with the event schedules and important alerts on weather quickly," said Chelsea Stewart, The Barclays tournament services manager. "This app helped us achieve this goal by completely digitalizing all the information needed for the event." When fire broke out near the volunteer parking, we were able to send an alert that the fire was contained and the volunteers could resume their normal schedule."
The customized app also featured a simple eight-icon design which displayed the shuttle schedule, live chat, course map of where to go for their assigned task and a copy of The Barclays handbook. The volunteer app required no training or user manual.
"We were delighted to work with The Barclays team to develop the volunteer collaboration application helping empower their dedicated organizers and volunteers to effectively support their large attended event," said Sita Corp President & CEO Rom Reddy. "Our goal was to make it so simple that all volunteers can easily use their own mobile device to communicate and have access to all information they need in real time. I am happy The Barclays found this app to save them paper, money and time by streamlining critical communications so organizers could focus on running a successful event."
About Sita Corp
Founded in 1993, Sita Corp is a leading global provider of business collaboration, providing enterprise data, analytics and mobile communications solutions to connect businesses, partners and consumers. Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, with offices around the world, Sita Corp assists medium-size to Fortune 500 public and private sector companies around the globe in achieving enterprise-wide efficiencies that cut costs, improve operations and increase profitability. Sita Corp delivers innovative software applications, solutions and key services built around connecting people faster to the information they need.
Sojourner's mobile enterprise application platform puts the power of critical business data in the hands of team members, when and where they need it most. The Sojourner platform of subscription-based mobile enterprise applications serves industries across more than 15 major verticals. Sojourner's dynamically configurable technology and intuitive user interface offer a responsive mobile platform that integrates quickly and easily with existing and future systems, delivers to any desktop or mobile device, and requires little to no end-user training.
About The Barclays
The Barclays has been a part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1967 when Jack Nicklaus won the inaugural event at Westchester Country Club. Since that time, some of the greatest players in the game have earned the title including World Golf Hall of Famers Arnold Palmer, Johnny Miller, Raymond Floyd, Seve Ballesteros, Hale Irwin, Curtis Strange and the new defending champion, Nick Watney, 2012 winner of The Barclays. Many of the world's current top players have won the event as well, including two-time champions Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia, and four-time champion Vijay Singh. As the first of four playoff events, The Barclays plays a leading role in the FedExCup, the season-long competition that is the centerpiece of the PGA TOUR season. For tournament information, please visit www.thebarclaysgolf.com.
SOURCE Sita Corp