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Introducing: Lapio Help Center

We are happy to introduce the new Lapio Help Center!

Customers can now easily learn more about Lapio software and find answers to all the most frequently asked questions. The help center covers both basic and advanced topics and it is searchable by keywords.

Can’t find the answer you are looking for? Just submit a request through the help center and our Lapio support team will give you the support you need.

The help center will be updated frequently so make sure to check back and continue to learn how to use all the great features Lapio has to offer!

Lapio Help Center: lapio.zendesk.com

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Happy Birthday to Lapio – 2 Years and Running!

This week Lapio turns 2! Hard to believe it has been 2 years since our Co-Founders Klaus Priesler and Anders Roerbaek started it all. As endurance racers, they saw a need to give participants a better race experience through accurate LIVE results and the ability to easily share their accomplishments with friends and family.

Today, with over 750 races, 310, 232 participants, 1,774,978 chip reading, streamed LIVE results, countless Facebook posts and photos shared; we’re humbled to see how quickly Lapio is changing the way races are experienced.

As a startup born in Denmark, we crawled. We proved our concept from customer to customer. Then we started to walk. We walked through Europe bringing on new partners, new races, and saying hello to returning customers.  Now, 2 years old, we’re running. Running into new countries, meeting new friends and powering awesome new races.

FEATURED UPCOMING RACES:

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Along the way we’ve developed a pretty cool solution but we’re not done yet. We continue to innovate to give you, the race director, the tools you need to provide the best race experience for your participants.

ONE INTEGRATED SOLUTION
Instead of race organizers having to use a different vendor for each of their race needs, Lapio has combined all the features you want in one, easy to use, integrated solution.

CLOUD TECHNOLOGY
Lapio’s cloud-based software gives you all the innovative features you want, data accuracy you need, with access from anywhere. Your Lapio account gives you a complete overview of your race management tools, registration information, and timing data so that you stay in control of your races.

TIMING MADE EASY
We’ve made race timing easy. With our patent pending automated hardware timing synchronization, anyone can time a race. Race organizers can now easily provide accurate, live results while saving big by handling in-house.

TIMING HARDWARE FLEXIBILITY
Lapio software is compatible with multiple hardware platforms. If you already own hardware, simply connect Lapio software to your timing hardware and begin providing results in minutes. If you are purchasing hardware for the first time, Lapio will work with you to find the best solution for your timing needs.

MERCHANT ACCOUNT INTEGRATION
Lapio software gives race organizers control over your race revenue. With our merchant account integration, registration payments are deposited directly into your bank account. Giving you access to your money, when you need it.

Great tools are nothing without great customers. And we want to say a big THANK YOU to our customers.  If we threw a birthday party, you’d all be invited but here’s what a few friends of Lapio had to say!

“Wishing Lapio a happy happy birthday!  This year marks our second year using Lapio for the Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk and we couldn’t be happier.”
Sarah Gualtieri, Los Altos Hills Parks and Recreation

“The Lapio system is not only a huge leap forward for timing software, it’s also a breakthrough for race directors looking to super-charge their races’ social media presence.”
Sam Fiandaca, Brazen Racing

“We are really happy to have partnered with Lapio. We are getting more engaged users, ROI in less than 6 months all while saving 40% on the cost of timing.”
Kristian Uhd Jepsen
 XTERRA Nordic

“Lapio’s LIVE results and the ability to integrate with social networks is going to drastically change South African endurance racing.”
Gerrit Pieterse, TimeMe

 Another year older and another year wiser, we continue on our mission.

“At Lapio we want all races, from large to small, to enjoy the benefits of efficient, accurate timing combined with innovative features; all at an affordable cost.”

 Cheers to another year!

 - The Lapio Team

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Customer Spotlight: TimeMe – Changing Endurance Racing in South Africa

With the introduction of new technology, the racing industry is changing. The once dominant PC-based software is now competing against cloud-based software with innovative features and enhanced timing capabilities. One market dramatically changed by this technology is South African endurance racing.

We interviewed Gerrit Pieterse, Co-Founder of TimeMe who shared how his team, using Lapio software, are responding to demand for better technology and taking the South African timing industry by storm.

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TELL US ABOUT TIMEME AND WHY YOU DECIDED TO GET INTO RACE TIMING?
Little over a year ago we were busy organizing a mountain bike event and needed a company to do the timing for us, we could only get hold of one company and they only replied to our email requesting a quote, two months after the event. We then decided to buy our own equipment and start a timing company on a small scale. This small company has grown faster than we anticipated and we now have numerous events lined up. TimeMe is a young energetic sports timing company that is putting its stamp the local timing industry. Critics silenced, race organizers smiling and correct times given to such an extent that we managed to break 99% accuracy all the events we timed.

WHAT SIZE IS THE SOUTH AFRICAN ENDURANCE RACING MARKET? WHAT TYPES OF RACES ARE THE MOST POPULAR?
Endurance racing is certainly not new to South Africa, but the market only exploded a short while ago. Individuals all over South Africa are claiming top spots in International events. The fastest growing and still the most popular by a great margin is mountain biking and especially mountain bike stage races like the ABSA Cape Epic, Joburg2C and Sani2C only to name a few. Ultra marathon trail running and trail running stage races is also becoming increasingly popular in South Africa. People are even referring to Mountain biking as the new golf of South Africa.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE ISSUES YOU FACED WITH THE WAY PREVIOUS RACE RESULTS WERE SHARED?
LIVE results is the biggest issue in South Africa, there is a lot of different timing software companies claiming that they can deliver real time results, but they unfortunately still have major hiccups. The most common way is to export all your results into MsExcel and then it has to be populated and sorted, to make sense, before it can be loaded onto your website or the race organiser’s website, this is very time consuming and can sometimes take days if you don’t have all the athletes details – all this while athletes are crying to have their results.

YOU ARE NOW USING LAPIO SOFTWARE FOR ALL OF YOUR ONLINE RACE REGISTRATION AND TIMING. WHAT ISSUES DOES LAPIO SOFTWARE SOLVE?
Well firstly we have LIVE results, that’s actually streamed in real time, to our results page and accessible from anywhere in the world. The other major advantage is that the online entries are integrated into the software and we and the race organizer immediately know how many people have entered and we as race timers no longer have to wait for online registration sites to send us the data – which then still needs to be captured and imported onto our software, before we can start to time an event. Everything is brilliantly integrated with Lapio!

HOW DO YOU SEE SOUTH AFRICAN ENDURANCE RACING CHANGING WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY?
Dramatically! South Africa is and will always be one of the youngest countries in the world; we only receive the majority of the technology dead stone last. All the athletes constantly acknowledges and admire the technology from Europe and America, and it so happened to turn into a desire for almost each and every one of them. We believe with the introduction of Lapio will come a much bigger supporter base for endurance events with everything streamed to social networks instantly. Athletes families and friends will also be able to share in the joy of the participants as they cross the finish line, even if they’re hundreds of miles away.

DO YOU HAVE ANY REALLY COOL RACES COMING UP?
Yes, we have a one day road cycling stage race called The Kremetart Stage Race. This is definitely the highlight of our year where Lapio’s technology would be able to set the benchmark for all the other timing companies/timing software. With a successful Kremetart Stage Race, loads and loads of COOL races are sure to follow!

Thank you to Gerrit and TimeMe from all of us at Lapio! As a company whose mission is to create innovative technology, we are proud to see our customers changing the way races are experienced and how those experiences are shared.

If you have any questions let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

To learn more about Lapio software visit: www.lapio.com

 

Lapio Announces Partnership with XTERRA Nordic

Palo Alto, California, January 13, 2014 – Lapio Inc. an all-in-one race management and timing solution allowing race organizers the ability to easily manage and time their events, today announces partnership with XTERRA Nordic, organizer of premium off-road triathlon/duathlon races in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

XTERRA is the world’s premier off-road multisport event. An extreme competition, the XTERRA format combines swimming with mountain biking and trail running. It has been described as one part triathlon, one part mountain bike race, and one part “survival of the fittest”. In a competition like this, accurate race results are a must. Being new to the Nordic market, XTERRA Nordic needed a solution that was not only reliable and easy to use, but also enhances customer engagement.

Lapio understood this need and a partnership was born. Lapio is a complete solution that takes the hassle out of managing and timing distance based events; complete with innovative features that help to maximize participant experience.

* Live Streaming of Results
   Live results sent to web, mobile, SMS Text, Facebook, Twitter and email.
* Online Registration with Merchant Account Integration
   Create your own branded registration page and have the registration payments go                  directly to your account.
* Social Media Integration
   Participants can share race registration, results and photos via Facebook increasing race    and sponsorship exposure.
* Photo Sharing
   Race Photos are posted to participant’s individual results page and permitted Facebook      timelines.
* Race Timing made Easy
   Lapio software makes timing easy. Now anyone can time a race, providing accurate, LIVE      results.

Klaus Preiser, Co-Founder of Lapio, says “At Lapio, we want all races, from large to small, to enjoy the benefits of efficient, accurate timing combined with innovative features; all at an affordable cost.”

XTERRA Nordic is not only providing race results to participants, they are seeing their own results as well. “We are really happy to have partnered with Lapio. We are getting more engaged users, ROI in less than 6 months all while saving 40% on the cost of timing,” says Kristian Uhd Jepsen, XTERRA Nordic.

Klaus adds, “As a partner of the  XTERRA Nordic regional events, we are proud to help bring this off-road race series to more people around the world”.

You can register for the upcoming XTERRA Denmark events, here. To learn more about XTERRA Nordic visit www.xterranordic.com.

For more information about Lapio software visit www.lapio.com.

About Lapio
Lapio is the go to software solution for race organizers who want to easily manage and time their own races. Our complete solution provides all the tools you need to deliver accurate, live results and an awesome race experience for participants. We are passionate about endurance racing and passionate about technology with innovation at the heart of our solutions.