COMET is an internet-based application system that aggregates all key business processes and data of sports organizations

  • Players
  • Coaches
  • Referees
  • Stadiums
  • Clubs
  • Contracts & Transfers
  • Competitions
  • Matches
  • Discipline
  • Performance
  • Media
  • National Teams

COMET has been intensively developed for many years and is today productively used in continental and national football associations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania.

Therefore it is a very robust, mature, stable and reliable system that has proven to work perfectly in many diverse circumstances and client configurations.

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User Experience

The usability, ergonomics, aesthetics and intuitiveness make the COMET system very easy to use, learn and adopt – which is a key success factor for global scale deployments, and various levels of end-user IT literacy.

The UI follows the newest Web 2.0 standards set by the most-widely used applications (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Microsoft), and therefore meets the expectations and is familiar to most internet users. Furhermore, COMET is compatible with all mainstream browsers, and works on all types of devices, including all most widely used smartphones and tablet computers.

Mobile Apps

Our Native Mobile Apps for Android and iOS devices allow users to easily enter lineups and match events live on the match day using their smartphones.

In fact, all standard match day operations can be fully executed on the pitch using mobile apps, and without the need for a laptop.

Our Native Mobile Apps can be also used in offline mode, without internet access. Once the device is again connected to the internet, the changes are synchronized with the server.

Users of our iOS/Android Native Mobile Apps are notified of any relevant changes onto the home screen of their smartphone using push notifications. E.g. when a referee is appointed to a match, she/he will immediately receive a push notification to her/his smartphone (in addition to an e-mail notification).

Registration

This module enables the processes of registration and administration of all football stakeholders, organizations and facilities.

Its functions are generally divided by stakeholder type: Associations, Clubs, Facilities, Players, Coaches and Staff, Referees and Officials, Intermediaries.

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Competition Standard

This module enables setup and administration of competitions of all types and at all levels, and management of standard match reports.

Beyond the Scheduling and Administration of Competition, it includes automated and manual allocation of officials, and standard pre-match and post-match reports.

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Competition Advanced

This module contains advanced competition features and specific reports, mostly used by competitions at national and continental level.

Advanced reports are highly configurable and can be adjusted to specific requirements of the governing body of league (e.g. Expense Report or Delegate Report)

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Discipline

This module enables management of the entire lifecycle of disciplinary proceedings/cases, all types of sanctions, and compliance with competition regulations.

This module has a 2-way integration with Competitions.

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National Teams

This module enables management of processes related to national teams, like national team preparations, international competitions and friendly matches.

All matches that are governed by FIFA or a Confederation can be automatically imported using the FIFA Connect Data Standard, and do not need to be entered manually in the system.

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Core

This module contains the technical platform and generic functionalities, used by all functional domains.

It maintains the important master data, lists and settings supporting all other functions of the COMET system.

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Configurability

Exactly the same version of our system operates at all our clients, all with very different configurations of process workflows, rules, authorizations, local settings, language packs, data fields, etc. This is only possible if the system is highly robust, flexible and configurable. All changes and customizations are parametrized, and do not require changes in the source code.

Therefore, any client can configure all elements of the system (workflows, roles, language, fields…) entirely in accordance with its preferences and existing rules and regulations. The system is also fully multilingual and already translated to nearly 30 languages.

Reporting Engine

COMET can generate more than 450 reports, analyses and statistics related to players, coaches, referees, clubs, disciplinary, competitions, organizations and national teams. Clear design and report dependent parameters enable easier orientation when looking for specific information. The main features are:

Various export types

Report data filtering

Charting capabilities

Geolocation rendering

Report templates

Report scheduling

Integration

All data in the system COMET may, in accordance with its confidentiality class and business rules, be consumed by other applications. It may be accessed via REST API/web services in the FIFA Connect Data standard format.

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Security

Security and Data Integrity have a very high priority in our development process, and are always preserved by using the highest security standards.

Transaction logging

Each and every read/write transaction is logged and securely stored, including username, timestamp, IP address, and all relevant transaction data.

SSL protocol

SSL protocol (2048-bit) is used to encrypt all data transferred over the network.

Backups

Nightly database backups are executed and safely stored on two distinct locations.

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Barcode/QR Code

Competition accreditations and identification cards of Players, Coaches…etc can be printed directly out of COMET onto the PVC plastic format (standard dimensions of a credit card). These ID Cards may incorporate a Barcode/QR Code for purpose of retrieving data, and authenticating the owner of the ID Card.

The most widely used is the QR Code, which can be read by any smartphone. This is a simple and accessible method for officials to scan the card of an individual, and check her/his statistics, whether she/he is correctly registered, has any active suspensions, etc.

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