Nationwide, programs on nearly 200 college campuses use JumpForward's suite of tools to ensure & track compliance with NCAA & internal rules, assist with recruiting and back office functions and to facilitate camps for high school and other attendees. A leader in the compliance space for nearly a decade, today JumpForward has announced that it has been acquired by Active Network.
In a situation like this, we would expect communication from leadership of Active and / or JumpForward to JF's customers today about what this means for the current user group. FootballScoop will also reach out to leadership of the companies and will update after we hear back from them.
Their release announcing the transaction:
ACTIVE Network®, the premier global marketplace for activities and events and the industry’s leading provider of data solutions, today announced it has acquired JumpForward. As a market leader in NCAA recruiting, compliance, and business office management, the integration of JumpForward into ACTIVE’s product portfolio for collegiate sports provides campus leaders a scalable product suite to handle the requirements needed for collegiate athletic departments.
“With the integration of JumpForward, ACTIVE now provides collegiate coaches, athletic directors, department administrators and compliance staff the industry’s most comprehensive solution. Our combined offering now includes sports camp registration, NCAA recruiting and compliance technology, data insights, marketing tools, and budgeting and inventory management,” said Darko Dejanovic, chief executive officer at ACTIVE Network. “Our goal is to provide a unified and scalable product suite for universities and colleges to streamline their daily operations, grow their programs, and ensure they are compliant with NCAA guidelines and requirements.”
“With ACTIVE, we now have the technology infrastructure to add even more features to address collegiate customers’ needs,” said Adam McCombs, founder and president at JumpForward. “By combining our compliance, recruiting, business office solution, and overall campus communications capabilities with ACTIVE’s camp management, business intelligence and marketing tools, we enable collegiate coaches and administrators to more effectively manage their department operations – from high school recruiting to summer camp registration to operational management. Our combined solution is a game changer for the industry.”
JumpForward is used by 55 percent of Division I collegiate sports programs for its strength in compliance, recruiting and business office solutions to ensure athletic departments are following NCAA rules. More than 150,000 users and 175 college athletic departments use JumpForward’s products across their departments to simplify campus communications and operations. Looking ahead, ACTIVE plans to bring together a single solution that will give coaches and administrators deeper and more comprehensive data and insights into the recruiting process, enabling them to make stronger and faster decisions to support the success of their programs.
About ACTIVE Network
ACTIVE Network® is the leading global marketplace for activities and events, connecting participants and activity organizers, while offering unparalleled business intelligence through our industry-leading data solutions and insights platform that helps organizers drive increased participation and revenue. ACTIVE Network annually processes nearly 100 million registrations and more than $3B in payments for over 42,000 organizers and 650,000 activities and events worldwide. Our enterprise-level ACTIVEWorks® platform offers organizers leading-edge SaaS technology that streamlines the administration of activities and events. Our ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud® platform combines data analytics and business intelligence tools to provide actionable insights that help organizers better manage their events and increase participation. Founded in 1999, ACTIVE Network is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit ACTIVEnetwork.com and follow us on Twitter.
JumpForward has over 150,000 users and 175 college athletic departments that use their products department wide to streamline campus communications and operations. JumpForward products are used by coaches, compliance staff, student athletes, financial aid, registrars, development, admissions, marketing, ticket offices and equipment managers. The best indicator of their success is a 99% renewal rate. JumpForward provides a best-in-class product and best-in-class customer service.