HippoBase is an internet-based software system which aims to simplify the data exchange between
national equestrian federations (NFs) and organizers of international equestrian shows (OCs).
The core functionality for OCs is the automated online receipt of all entry data from NFs. Besides this HippoBase offers sophisticated support for general event management especially for accommodation and accreditation. For NFs and OCs the system considerably simplifies the entry process as competitor and horse data can either be picked from an NF-controlled internal archive or copied from the FEI registration database which almost completely eliminates typing.
HippoBase avoids the traditional textual transfer of information from NFs to OCs by fax or email which required that all information be re-entered on the OC side. Instead NFs submit information on competitors and horses online directly into a section of HippoBase set up for a particular show. For the OC the immediate availability of structured information opens unprecedented possibilities for reporting and data handling during the preparation of an event. For example one and the same the record of a competitor can be used automatically
During the preparation phase of the show members of the OC can cooperate online from their home office on all above mentioned aspects using multiple logins. Besides functions for sports data the system can also efficiently handle contact details, hotel bookings and accreditation for a large number of guests, staff, officials and media.
In contrast to computer result service companies, HippoBase does not deal with the on-site data handling during an event. It concentrates on supporting organizers during the often stressful preparation phase of an event.
HippoBase is well prepared for large shows and championships having special requirements:
By the end of 2010