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SuperShow for 130 ISA Shows.

Irish software development and integration company, Dotser, has won a national tender with the Irish Shows Association (ISA) to deploy licences of its SuperShow - Agricultural Show Management Platform, to all ISA member shows in Ireland.

The cloud business contract will see Dotser deliver on the ISA’s overall objective “to provide an umbrella solution for the deployment of online show management software for individual ISA show members, and provide support to a Super Administrator and 10 proposed SuperUsers”.

Following the ISA’s feasibility study and market research;  the tendering and selection process awarded Dotser winning marks in their three criterias: skills and expertise, quality and technical merit of the methodological process proposed, and cost. 

These followed the overall selection criterias of economic and financial standing, turnover, and technical and professional ability.

The contract cost is €350,000 (ex VAT), and is being part-funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development’s LEADER programme.

Each show is expected to achieve significant benefits when live; such as a great reduction in time that show organisers & secretaries spend in setting up and administering shows, improved cost efficiencies, improved positive feedback, and increases in participation and footfall. 

Each show will benefit from the system’s key features:

  • One central system to manage many key show management functions such as trade management, competitions, memberships, and sponsorships.
  • Tiered functionality with the ability to assign different user rights and permissions.
  • Live judging and results published directly to the show’s website.
  • Single sign-on for competitors and trade stand holders to sign into ISA shows.
  • Website content management system.
  • Search Engine Optimisation management.
  • Promotional functionality with sharing content directly to social media platforms.
  • Use of show’s own branding and website name.
  • Online payment integration.

Competitors and exhibitors will also benefit by way of the single sign-on feature; central across all SuperShow powered websites.

Commenting on the announcement of the confirmed contract; Loughnan Hooper, Chief Executive Officer at Dotser says “we are delighted to have been awarded this tender to power all ISA shows with the SuperShow Event Management System, and excited for each of the shows who will benefit greatly from SuperShow, and their local economies and communities.  Being the culmination of 20 years development and fine-tuning work on the ground in the agriculture and events industry and with voluntary organisation structures, we have arrived at what is now the most ideal show management solution for the Irish Shows Association’s members. We look forward to a seamless roll out, and incredible results for everyone involved”.

The roll-out of the project has commenced with all shows expected to be live on the ISA SuperShow Platform by the end of the year. The project is expected to be completed in 18 months.

About Dotser

Dotser is a global software and website development and integration company, with Irish headquarters.

The company was established in 2000, and has developed software solutions for the events industry and agricultural industry. Today, the company is backed by Enterprise Ireland and is expanding internationally. 

See www.dotser.ie 

About SuperShow

Dotser’s SuperShow - Show Management System is a Competition & Show Management System, providing one central platform to manage a website, competitions, trade stands, memberships and shop.

Visit www.supershow.io for full details.

About the ISA

The Irish Shows Association is the official recognised body representing 130 affiliated Irish Agricultural Shows on the island of Ireland, which run throughout the Summer and into the Autumn each year. 

See www.irishshows.org

 

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