Hull compliance and asset management software provider Sypro has launched a landmark partnership with Wigan Athletic.
The company’s platform will be used to manage risk across the estate of the League One table toppers, including the 25,000-capacity DW Stadium and first team and academy training sites.
The 55 Group company system allows an organization to keep on top of regular maintenance through what it describes as simple management, easy allocation of tasks through a customizable schedule, and robust process tracking to minimize maintenance costs. It also ensures that the review, approval, and auditing processes are managed effectively for every task, mitigating legal risks.
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Josh Mitchell, head of sales at Sypro, said: “We are proud to be announcing this new partnership with Wigan Athletic to help manage the wide variety of activities and opportunities across its stadium and training grounds. Risk management in buildings is not just about old structures that come with inherited risks, but about newer buildings and the challenges of ever-evolving modern systems and practices.
“We know that all clients’ assets have their own unique requirements that need to be kept on top of to maintain them, and with this system, the team at Wigan will be able to introduce customizable functionality to suit the stadium and training facilities as it needs, but also to adapt them as things may change over time.
“The upkeep and safety of sporting venues is incredibly important, which is why we invest in systems that help us maintain it. We are able to use elements of the software to build specific requirements into the risk register to make sure that everything is managed in the same way as other more practical things like structural reviews to ensure safety on site. “
Wigan, the only club to win the FA Cup and be relegated from the Premier League in the same season, were bought out of administration in March last year by Phoenix 2021 Ltd.
Andy Birch, operations manager at Wigan Athletic, said: “We are pleased to have partnered with Sypro with the use of their Risk Manager. The system, when coupled with the support received from Sypro, made the overall package far more competitive than other systems that we had looked at. It is also great to have a system in place that can keep pace with our ambitions as we continue to expand at a large rate, preventing any issues that could have occurred from this expansion.
“The system will help to keep us compliant as it will monitor various aspects of our maintenance schedule, contracts and licenses. Knowing that the system will remind us of when these essential aspects of our business are due for review will ensure nothing is missed and our fans will be safe, which is of paramount importance to us. ”