A software firm from Sheffield could be about to go international with an online portal it has created for the UK’s junior chambers of commerce, JCI UK.
Diced Software developed the portal to manage nominations for JCI UK’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons awards programme. Now Ireland’s JCI movement is keen to use the software and Diced has begin discussions with other junior chambers across Europe.
The portal was developed after Diced’s operations director, Ilona Alcock, became a director of the Ten Outstanding Persons project – also known as TOYP.
“It became clear that a huge amount of time and effort would go into emailing forms between the JCI team, candidates and the judges,” says Ilona.
“I am delighted that we have been able to develop an online portal for both candidates and judges which speeds up and simplifies the process.”
The portal allows candidates or nominators to supply details required by the award judges, while award administrators can monitor the number of applications for each category, adjusting marketing efforts and sending reminders to people with partially completed entries near the deadline. It also ensures all sections are fully completed before submission.
JCI Ireland’s national president, Derek Reilly, said: “The application created by Diced Software will be invaluable to both local JCI Ireland chambers and the national organisation.”