“Teamworks is the next evolution in communication infrastructure, and our collaboration with Teamworks keeps us on the leading edge in professional sports.”
San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals to Modernize Internal Communication with Teamworks Mobile App
Leading Athletic Communication Software Provides Competitive Edge in Connecting Players, Coaches and Staff
DURHAM, NC – [Tuesday, June 14, 2016] – Teamworks, a leading provider of mobile collaboration and communication software for athletic organizations, is pleased to announce its expansion into Major League Baseball, recently signing two new agreements with the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals. As the organizations’ Collaboration Software Provider, Teamworks will streamline communications, travel planning as well as player/personnel information management across the Giants and Nationals’ entire baseball operations spanning the major league team and all minor league affiliates. The teams’ investment speaks to a growing focus on communication within professional athletics and teams using today’s level of connectivity and dependence on smartphones to their advantage.
“We’re always in search of ways to enhance the efficiency of our operations and communicate more effectively throughout the organization,” said Bill Schlough, the Giants Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Teamworks is the next evolution in communication infrastructure, and our collaboration with Teamworks keeps us on the leading edge in professional sports.”
Teamworks’ sustained growth across professional and collegiate sports is a testament to the importance for championship programs to innovate and to invest in strong communication and efficient operations. The Giants Senior Director of Team Travel, Bret Alexander, said, “Teamworks takes tasks and processes that we’ve handled manually for years and makes them possible in a few clicks. Keeping a large and complex organization on the same page both at home and on the road is now exponentially easier.”
“Teamworks allows us to reach everyone—players, coaches and staff—through the devices they are already using,” said Rob McDonald, the Nationals Vice President of Clubhouse Operations and Team Travel. “By taking advantage of Teamworks’ technology, we have streamlined how we communicate and share information—making it faster, more efficient, and more reliable.”
After solidifying its position as the go-to resource for collegiate athletic programs, Teamworks continues to expand its software to professional sports organizations. Working with nearly 300 NCAA Division I teams as well as many prestigious athletic departments including Duke, Texas, Purdue, Virginia, Ole Miss, Marquette and Baylor, Teamworks has become a fixture of student-athletes’ daily lives. As those student-athletes graduate and begin to play professionally, coaches and staff at the professional level are increasingly looking to adopt the software many of their players relied on throughout college. Teamworks has already made an impact in the National Football League, working with the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. Many athletic-related businesses and governing bodies are also applying Teamworks’ software to increase internal efficiency including the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and adidas Team Sales.
“Every athletics organization is looking for a way to improve how they communicate and be more efficient. The challenge they run into is that traditional communication tools are designed for sedentary users, and when you look at teams in the Majors, 90% of their organization is up moving around,” said Zach Maurides, Teamworks founder. “Luckily, today, we have powerful, four-inch devices that are attached at the hip of every single person. It is exciting that franchises, like the Giants and Nationals, are taking advantage of modern innovations. With Teamworks, the Giants and Nationals can have everything—secure files, schedules, messages, performance metrics, evaluations, videos, player profiles and much more— 24/7 in the palm of their hand.”
For more information about Teamworks, please visit www.teamworks.com.
Teamworks is a leading provider of mobile collaboration software for athletic organizations based in Durham, NC. Founded in 2004 by former Duke Football player Zach Maurides, Teamworks has helped athletic teams, departments, and organizations across the country improve the way they share information and communicate.
More than 850 clients utilize Teamworks including nearly 300 NCAA Division I programs; more than 70 Football Bowl Subdivision programs at nearly 50 Power-5 institutions; NCAA Division I athletic institutions including Texas, Duke, Purdue, Marquette, Virginia, Baylor, Texas A&M and Ole Miss department-wide; the Big Ten Conference; the Mountain West Conference; the San Francisco 49ers; Arizona Cardinals; as well as the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants. Available on the web, iOS and Android, the application offers a messaging module, team travel management, video sharing, electronic forms, player or employee profiles, dynamic calendar scheduling and much more. For more information about Teamworks, please visit www.teamworks.com.