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Paintguru Wed Aug 22, 2018 06:24am

Assigning software/platform
 
I'm taking over umpire assigning duties for our youth rec baseball league, and I'm looking to assigning software/platforms for the spring. We have about 50-70 umpires and probably 400-500 games for the year. Obviously we'd like to keep costs down, but still want basic features like ability tracking, multiple assignors, etc. As an official, the assignors I've worked for have used Arbiter and GameOfficials, but again, those seem a bit pricey. I'm looking at assignr.com and horizonwebref.com, which are web based platforms that seem to have a nice balance of features and price. Anyone use these or have any other suggestions that I should look into?

bob jenkins Wed Aug 22, 2018 07:35am

reftown bluezebra

From an officials standpoint, horizonwebref and reftown are superior to arbiter and bluezebra. (I can't comment on them from an assigner's standpoint)

ilyazhito Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:31pm

How much do the different assigning services cost? I have no idea, because Arbiter is covered by my HS association dues, and I only pay extra for ArbiterConnected (the mobile notification service and access to Arbiter from a mobile device).

Paintguru Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:33pm

Usually $3-6 per official/year, with extra costs for things like direct deposit and text messaging.

Thanks Bob, glad to hear horizon is liked, it does seem like a good deal.

Brad Thu Aug 23, 2018 09:26am

Hey Chris,

We (the same guys who host this forum) run Assignr and do think it's one of the easiest-to-use, simplest solutions for officials and assigners.

Please check us out *you can sign up for a free 14-day trial with no obligation. If you have any questions just let us know!

chapmaja Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:53pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilyazhito (Post 1023952)
How much do the different assigning services cost? I have no idea, because Arbiter is covered by my HS association dues, and I only pay extra for ArbiterConnected (the mobile notification service and access to Arbiter from a mobile device).

Arbiter's per official cost is based on the number of officials. There are additional fees for multiple assigners, using the payroll function ect. A large portion of the fee is paid by my state, but I think I pay $7 per official before my discount.


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