Transparency on occupancy helps overcome capacity restraints at SiB Sports facilities

SiB contributes to a positive learning environment in Bergen

“I think all physical locations with capacity restraints could use this kind of solution and benefit from providing increased transparency to its clients. We also received great service from integrator Jatox. In addition to what is available from Axis, we are communicating the visitor flow through a mobile app, on our website, and on our Facebook page. In a very short time frame, we received over 50,000 views and there has been a continued strong interest.” Olav Handeland, department and technical manager at SiB Sports.

Mission

A solution that enables improved capacity utilization for six sports/athletics facilities by providing transparency to its members on hourly occupancy levels at each location and average numbers of visitors.

Solution

SiB’s services are in great demand and nearly 90% of all students take the opportunity to utilize the services at least once during their student years. The sports facilities of SiB are very popular and the six gym locations SiB has around the city of Bergen are busy at all hours of the day. “We have been growing to six locations, but with the steady increase of students we were not able to expand at the rate to meet the ever growing need for additional floor space, work out machines, and free weights. Seeing students have quite flexible schedules, I was contemplating how to steer visitor flow over the course of the day and between facilities and I drew the conclusion that what it boiled down to was transparency of facility utilization to SiB members,” says Olav Handeland, department and technical manager at SiB Sports.

Result

The whole process of finding a suitable solution to the challenge, vendor selection, and implementation took but a few months. SiB are contemplating enhancing the current functionality of reporting system by adding Google graphs and in that context Axis open API is considered a great feature.

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