Mountain West Conference Selects Teamworks as Official Mobile Collaboration Software Provider
DURHAM, N.C. - Teamworks, a leading provider of collaboration and communication software for athletic organizations, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Mountain West Conference (MW) to modernize the 2016 Mountain West Men's and Women's Basketball Championship experience. Conference and game-site staff as well as the participating teams will use Teamworks' mobile platform to centralize information and streamline communication. The new partnership positions the Mountain West at the forefront of collegiate athletics as well as reinforces Teamworks as an industry leader for championship level programs and postseason events.
"Our fans have a fantastic time each year at our championships in March, but might not realize the full extent of man hours, resources, considerations and preparations dedicated to organize such an event," said Dan Butterly, Senior Associate Commissioner at the Mountain West. "Keeping everyone on the same page and communicating effectively and instantaneously is critical to running a smooth championship and providing a great experience to all Mountain West teams."
Staff and teams will utilize many of Teamworks' timesaving management solutions throughout the championship, which will be held on March 7-12, 2016, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Teamworks will facilitate tournament information and allow for it to be easily shared with MW staff and teams. Parties will also be able to communicate through the mobile application. An opportunity for the MW to more widely adopt mobile technology, the Teamworks partnership will alleviate teams from physically submitting or scanning paperwork and ensure that personnel and teams are in the right place at the right time. The MW follows the lead of the NCAA who will be utilizing Teamworks tools for March Madness.
"College athletics has come a long way from filling out forms with paper and pencil and returning them by mail," said Zach Maurides, founder and president of Teamworks. "As conferences and athletic departments realize just how much mobile technology can increase operational efficiency, Teamworks is proud to be the solution that brings tournament play into the mobile era."
Earlier this year, Teamworks was announced as the Collaboration Software Provider to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. With an automatic bid to NCAA March Madness®, the winner of the MW basketball championship, as well as any at large selections, will be accustomed to the platform and its functionality leading into the national event. Teamworks streamlines information sharing and communication for more than 850 clients, including over 275 NCAA Division I teams. Boise State, Nevada and Wyoming Football are three Mountain West programs among those that already use Teamworks, in addition to teams at more than 80 NCAA Division I institutions. The software also mobilizes communication for various sports related entities including adidas Team Sales and the Big Ten Conference, which partners with Teamworks to schedule, organize and communicate with football officials and basketball referees.
For more information about Teamworks, please visit www.teamworksapp.com.
Teamworks is a leading provider of collaboration software for athletic organizations based in Durham, NC. Founded in 2004 by former Duke Football player Zach Maurides, Teamworks has helped athletic teams, departments, and organizations across the country improve the way they share information and communicate. More than 850 clients utilize Teamworks including nearly 70 Football Bowl Subdivision programs at nearly 50 Power-5 institutions; NCAA Division I athletic institutions including Texas, Duke, Purdue, Marquette, Virginia, Texas A&M and Ole Miss department-wide; the Big Ten Conference; the Mountain West Conference; and the San Francisco 49ers. Available on the web, iOS and Android, the application offers a messaging module, team travel management, video sharing, electronic forms, player or employee profiles, dynamic calendar scheduling and much more. For more information about Teamworks, please visit www.teamworksapp.com.