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How to Use Recall Software for Your Next Sporting Event
Recall software is one of the most versatile tools that SimplyCast offers. SimplyCast offers a number of different emergency software tools, and the one we’re going to focus on today is called Recall.
The Recall tool gives you the ability to send out a mass recall message to a list of on-call personnel. There are three communication methods that you’re able to choose from in order to send these messages: SMS, email, and telephone. The main function of Recall is for rallying a group of workers in a timely manner when there is an emergency. The first thing that probably comes to your mind when you think about emergencies is something dangerous like a fire or a critical injury, but we’re here to show you some ways you can use the Recall software for non-emergency purposes.
The non-emergency purpose that we’re going to go over in this blog is for organizing sporting events.
How to use recall software
If you’re someone who has ever tried to organize a sporting event, you know how difficult this can be at times. If you’re someone who has always wanted to organize a sporting event but were afraid of how difficult it may be, you’re going to want to pay attention. SimplyCast is here to help.
You might be thinking, “How can I use the same software that hospitals and firefighters use for emergencies to organize my sporting event?” Well, it’s quite simple. Let’s say you have booked a gymnasium and want to organize a basketball game with some of the most experienced players in the city. You already have the first step done since you already booked a place to play the game. Now what?
Create a registration form
Your next step is to create a web form where interested players can fill out their contact information. The content of the form is up to you, but feel free to include any extra information that you may want to know about each person. This could include things such as their years of experience or what teams they have played on in the past. After you’ve created the form, you need to advertise it as much as possible.
Recruit your players
After you’ve received a satisfactory number of submissions from your form, that’s where the recall software really starts to come into play. Recall is used to send out a mass recall message to a group of personnel. As an example, let’s say that you had 50 people sign up using your form and 35 met the criteria that you’re looking for. This is great and all, but most basketball teams only have about 10 players each. So, now that you have your group of available players, you can send out an email, SMS message, or phone call to all of them to create your teams. Even though all 35 people met the criteria, only the first 20 people to respond to the recall get to play in the game.
How to limit responses
There is a really neat feature within SimplyCast’s Recall software that will come in handy for a situation like this where only a certain number of players will get to play in the game.
In the software, you are able to set a maximum number of responders required for the recall. When the set maximum number of responders has been attained, the system automatically closes the response intake. This will avoid any confusion as any additional responders will be notified that the maximum limit of participants has been reached. SimplyCast’s recall software is actually able to send out a follow-up message saying that the maximum number has been reached.
All in all, I hope this blog showed you that there are more uses for SimplyCast’s Recall software than just emergency situations. Though Recall is very useful for emergency situations, that’s not all you can use it for. Organizing and marketing your next sporting event with SimplyCast will ensure that everything runs smoothly.
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