Ann Arbor’s DaySmart Software Expands into Sports Market with Acquisition of Dash Platform

DaySmart Software in Ann Arbor, which designs, engineers, and sells business management software to retailers across the United State and Canada, is expanding into the sports market with the acquisition of Dash Platform in Seattle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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DaySmart Software has acquired Dash Platform in Seattle to its business management software solutions into the sports market. // Stock Photo
DaySmart Software has acquired Dash Platform in Seattle to its business management software solutions into the sports market. // Stock Photo

DaySmart Software in Ann Arbor, which designs, engineers, and sells business management software to retailers across the United State and Canada, is expanding into the sports market with the acquisition of Dash Platform in Seattle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Dash Platform, a sports facility and recreation software provider, services such markets as  sports facilities, parks, and recreational departments.

As a sports and recreational Software as a Service (SaaS) oriented business, Dash Platform supports clients in all fields affiliated with the sports and recreational industry. Based in Seattle, the company has around 425 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

“Dash complements the overall DaySmart portfolio of vertically-tailored business management solutions and we welcome their customers with a commitment to increased investment in product development and customer success,” says Patrick Shanahan, CEO of DaySmart.

“What really impressed us with Dash is the significant opportunity to expand market reach, bringing the solution to more sports and recreational organizations, but also health, fitness, and wellness businesses who would benefit from its all-in-one capabilities.”

Dash Platform offers a mobile app that allows athletes to sign up for various teams, leagues, and events such as tournaments. Other main features offered by the company include registration-based workflows, payment processing, scheduling of various programs and classes, back-office functions and billing, and outcome-based decisions compiled from business reports.

“Arena Sports CEO Don Crowe and his entire team helped us consistently drive strong customer growth and have given careful attention to our customer experience as we’ve grown this business,” says Hal Mady, CEO of Dash Platform. “As part of the DaySmart family, we know we will be able to continue providing our customers with the same outstanding service while expanding our capabilities with the help of DaySmart’s team.”

The customer base and influence of Dash Platform is expected to grow 50 percent or more by the end of 2021, according to company officials.

Founded in 1999, DaySmart offers such software brands as AppointmentPlus, Salon Iris, 123Pet, InkBook, and Orchid.

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