Newsletter | November 2022

By: Abby Rossi
November 14, 2022
Welcome to the PrestoSports Blog, the leading source of information in the sports community.

The President’s Message

It’s a really busy time of the year, both professionally and personally. Keep things running smoothly with new educational opportunities to maximize your PrestoSports solution.

 

Winter Webinar Series

Are you new to the PrestoSports platform or just want a review of best practices? Join us for our upcoming Winter Webinar Series! Our series will be led by a number of our all-star subject matter experts covering topics and the key tools for Athletic Departments and they undergo their winter seasons.

  • Tuesday, December 6th – Tips & Tricks for Your News Releases
  • Tuesday, January 10th – Best Practices for Live Streaming Your Sports

Were you unable to join us for session one, Setting Up a Season: How to & What Not to Do, with Nick McCutcheon?

 

PrestoSports Mythbusters

MYTH: There is no place to get self-help.

FACT: PrestoSports offers a great resource for those wanting to solve issues on their own. Visit support.  

PrestoSports Intake Form

The goal of our intake form is to help alleviate issues with our clients not knowing who to contact, how to contact, and getting routed to the incorrect department when trying to contact us.

Your Team’s Starting Line-Up

Meet Bethany Spaeth, Implementation Manager

 Bethany played sports throughout her childhood including soccer, swim team, tennis, volleyball, AAU basketball, and was a varsity basketball player in high school. She has been a lifelong sports fan, but college football is her favorite. In college, she also played intramural sports.

Bethany graduated from Miami University with a dual major in Interactive Media Studies and Political Science. This fall Bethany also passed the Project Management Professionals (PMP) certification.

With over 6 years of experience leading SaaS product implementations, Bethany joined the PrestoSports team in 2022 from a fellow Clubessential Holdings company. She leads the team to successful project rollouts for new and existing PrestoSports clients. In her previous role with Clubessential, she was a key Project Manager in product and client onboarding. Bethany is continually driving process development to produce effective implementations. She strives to provide positive customer experiences and is a team member who is known to go the extra mile to benefit the overall success of the project.

Quick Tips from An Insider

New Feature! PrestoWeb

As progress continues throughout enhancing our site theme setup process we’ve added features in CMS that allow a site logo to be defined and utilized across your site’s pages.  Supporting your partners and sponsors, we have also added the ability to set a sponsor logo on each content type.

Have you ever spent long hours working on creating site content, only to have the system timeout while you’re thinking of your next sentence? This month we’ve begun working on an autosave feature that will allow you to remain on content edit pages for an extended period of time before timing out without any activity.

Some additional core updates to PrestoWeb and CMS include:

  • Updated Traffic section to include a link reference to the help and setup documentation.

  • Added the ability to apply fractional point values to standings files, supporting half point overtime wins and losses.

  • Removed customized event restriction allowing administrators to identify a neutral site and venue location.

  • Added receptions and reception errors to individual player and team stats rankings.

  • Added default sort by uniform number to player stats CSVs.

  • Safeties are now included in football season XMLs.

  • Began working on the ability to display a player photo and member school logo on stats leaders – More to come next month!

 Did you know?  Through Gameday CMS, PrestoWeb users can now add a start and end date to standings file templates that will generate rankings for specific teams within a specific period of scheduled events. If you’re starting a season that will require split standings and schedules, reach out to customer support today.

Have you checked out our new User Management portal?

If you’re ever looking to see the most recent updates from PrestoSports, click on the version number in the “my account” window.

PrestoStats

PrestoStats now supports updates to your shared roster uniform numbers without retroactively updating previously existing game XMLs. This will allow you to update your players uniform number and retain their statistics accumulated while wearing another jersey.

Coming this winter, we’ll be adding a new and improved version of Football to PrestoStats, completely changing the scorekeeper experience from the broadcast booth. If you have a tennis, football, or flag football program, reach out to your client success manager to try out the beta platforms today!

PrestoShots

Did you know that your PrestoWeb CMS account administrators can assign permissions to give your users and teams access to integrated stats, rosters, and schedule infographics to be added to your site pages and/or social media platforms?

Coming soon, PrestoShots users will be able to search for templates, retrieve team information for NCAA schools outside of the PrestoSports network, and interact with in-app messaging and guide tutorials that simplify the template creation and deployment processes.

Interested in trying out PrestoShots? Sign up for a trial account that’s integrated with the PrestoSports Super Suite today!

PrestoStream Studio 

This month we’ve added support for Football and Soccer to the PrestoStats Automated Scorebug allowing you to highlight your sponsors and display live stats. Also,  it couldn’t be more simple to use and enhance your production level! As long as you have access to stat the game, you’ll have access to launch the scorebug. Just look for the “Launch Scorebug” button next to “Launch PrestoStats.”

Learn more about streaming by watching this previously recorded webinar.

Contact your Client Success Manager to sign up for PrestoStream Studio today.

PrestoMobile

This month we’re introducing Gamecast, an upgraded way for fans to experience your games right through your PrestoMobile app! With Gamecast, fans can follow along with the action live stats as you enter them. And even better, if you are streaming with us, they video live too. Already streaming? Streaming Player is also available right inside the event, making PrestoMobile a one-stop shop for fans craving your games. You can even pair Gamecast and Streaming together to give them an unparalleled view of the game and up-to-the-second stats.

Real-Time Updates

What’s going on?! Don’t wait and wonder, subscribe to our System Status Update to get real-time updates of any system issues and expected timing for resolutions. You’ll save time by not reaching out to support and can stay focused on helping your team! You can receive these message updates through email, text, webhook, RSS, and Slack.

Steal Our Sports Marketing Playbook

 To meet new fan and program expectations athletic departments have to work as a seasoned team in every facet and in interaction with both athletes and fans. It’s a big ask of already lean departments – that’s the reason we created this playbook.

What’s inside: 

  • Downloadable Templates

  • Marketing Strength-building Exercises

  • Calendars to Keep you on Schedule

  • Work plans for Error-free Execution

 It’s everything you need to help get your team up to game speed in the shortest time possible.

Can We Help You? Utilize the PrestoSports Partner Community yet?

It’s time to take advantage of the PrestoSports partner community. It has many self-help and how-to guides, tutorials, and instructions to assist you with the latest features and get you ready for a new season. Check it out at support.prestosports.com.