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adesso connects IT and sports

The combination of IT and sports

is our passion

adesso offers comprehensive technological solutions to advance the sports and entertainment industry. Whether you're watching the Champions League, playing a putt on your video game console or placing a bet on your phone for the next race, we'll support your business with our cross-industry expertise. Our experts will advise you on the right technology selection and support you in implementing the right technology for your company.

We work in various areas of the sports sector, including:

  • Video game studios and publishers
  • Clubs and different leagues
  • Radio stations / broadcasters
  • Companies in the field of sports betting
  • Amusement parks
  • Brands
  • Stadium

Our focus topics

Systems are fundamental for the success of your business. This means IT projects are often embedded in strategic projects of departments such as sales and marketing, finance, organisation or service. Our experts have a background in sports and understand how the business works. We help you develop business cases and foster cooperation between the department and IT.

A successful project begins with clear requirements from the departments and transparent processes within the organisation. In line with the “form follows function” principle, a system only ever works as well as the environment in which it is used. We lead the dialogue in your business and help you hand over the right tasks and priorities to IT.

Elite-level sport and its related business areas have one thing in common: vast quantities of data are generated almost everywhere. A growing number of businesses want to do more than just collect this data and prepare it for reporting – they are looking to gain additional value from it through advanced analytics. The goal of our data analysts is to leverage your data to give you a competitive advantage.

Our IT consultants combine project management (PMI or PITPM standard) with strategic thinking, ideas for selecting the right technology and tools as well as digital trends. Because many IT teams in sport environments have their hands full with day-to-day business, we take responsibility for implementing projects at an operational level. We look at all the processes in your business and carry out analyses (OCEB2 with BPMN and UML) and process (re)designs. We support you with requirements engineering (IREB) for current and future IT systems, analyse projects and determine the right technology, technology stacks and development environments. For quality assurance purposes, we conduct extensive tests in accordance with the ISTQB standard.

We offer your management team strategic advice on how an IT infrastructure can look in a sports business so that you can balance the needs of day-to-day business and continuous development.

When it comes to designing digital ecosystems and using software, every customer has their own philosophy that fits their identity, history and environment. As a vendor-neutral service provider, we are very good at adapting to different needs and wishes. We are a gold partner of major software companies such as SAP, Microsoft and Salesforce, which means we can provide expert support with selecting, implementing and operating platforms from third-party providers. At the same time, our roots are in customised software development. This enables us to develop tailored software solutions that spell success for your business – a vital factor for areas of sport that are particularly sensitive or in which standard software does not sufficiently meet users’ needs. Customised software can offer a genuine competitive advantage here.

We develop software in accordance with the highest standards in modern software engineering. We offer a fast time-to-market as well as a maintainable and evolvable product with a long life cycle and no vendor lock-in or high license costs. adesso uses a variety of technologies, including Java/JavaScript, .NET/C# and PHP as the basis for customisation.

The end of the project means the start of operation. With every new product, capacities within IT would have to increase to be able to adequately manage the digital ecosystem in an entire club, association or business. Rapid feedback and problem-solving are essential, especially for business-critical applications. Professional, technical and legal requirements also need to be updated.

In any of the cases described, wouldn’t it be great to have a central contact who is familiar with the application and has subject-specific and technical knowledge as well as the platform and process expertise you need?

This is where our services come in. We look after your systems so that you and your team can focus on other tasks. We have over 100 application management specialists with the flexibility and experience to take care of small specialist applications for you as well as to further develop business-critical and international applications.

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Our partners who we support in optimising core business processes

adesso is one of the few IT service providers with comprehensive expertise in the field of digital product development in the sports environment. In contrast to many competitors, adesso covers the entire value chain and supports clubs, associations, marketers, sports media, equipment suppliers as well as providers of platforms and infrastructure from strategy development to implementation and operation of the digital product. For this purpose, adesso has developed a three-phase process model that ensures that customers are optimally supported in every project phase. Contact us to learn more about our approach.

Do you want to join a company where the future is programmed?

You're in the right place with adesso! You'll be part of the team right from day one. Together we implement challenging projects for our customers. To do this, we need people who are willing to contribute their knowledge, their talents and their skills. If you want a first-class employer: Welcome to adesso!

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Do you have any questions?

There is no website or brochure which can replace a personal meeting to talk about your goals and topics. We are looking forward to an appointment on site.

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