The society tracks the breeding and ownership of Sheepdogs and organise Sheepdog Trials for the home nations and International and World trials. Intradev have worked with the ISDS for many years to develop and maintain the society’s internal systems which include membership and dog tracking.
When it came to organising the trials themselves, this had previously been a manual task to track participants, and then to log scores during the trials themselves and make the scores available to view. Finally, the awarding of the various trophies, based on a wide variety of criteria needed to be determined.
Intradev designed and developed an integrated system that streamlined the entire process of managing the Sheepdog trials. This included setting up the specific trial information, having a portal whereby members can apply to enter the trials and make the necessary payments. The trial structure can be set up including the sessions to be run across the competition days, along with the scoring structure. When the trials take place, scores are entered into the system, and a publicly accessible scoreboard is available. Once the trials are complete, an automated process is used to determine the award winners.
The new trials system was used in 2023 and helped to streamline the administration process. New facilities such as the live scoreboard were well received by the participants.
Working with Intradev on the development of our IT solutions has been interesting, exciting and wholly satisfying. The Team at Intradev take time to understand your requirements and exceed your hopes in what they deliver in the IT solutions, understanding the timeline requirements and working diligently to meet them.
The Trials Management System has revolutionised the way we scheduled the trials this year and delivered the scores to the interested parties. It is now a system that volunteers can be trained to use and the feedback has been great from our members. Thank you!
Isabel Branch, Chief Executive Officer