Andrea’s attic is the place where he developed a software for swimming-course enrolments with the help of a 486 DX2 66. The request came from three sporting clubs of the area. Every day after school Andrea was busy programming in Visual Basic 5. His software helped to manage more than 6,000 enrolments.
Far from being just a hobby, AcquaGest helped dozens of clients with their business. For this reason, 4andSoft took charge of it with the aim of developing and distributing it.
Thanks to some big projects AcquaGest evolved into SportGest, targeting Fitness, Tennis and Wellness centres and supporting access control. The reference database was Microsoft SQL Server.
In April 2006 Gruppo Sinapsi absorbed 4andsoft. In addition to SportGest, the group invested in Business Intelligence solutions such as Hallway and Panthera (administration and control platform).
In February 2010 at the Forum Piscine event, SportGest was introduced as a Social Booking cloud platform, the first social business solution for the sport and fitness industry.
Cloud and Social became the key factors that prompted the launch of the SPORTRICK project, aimed at capitalising the know-how derived from the experience in the application of these new technologies in the sport industry. In June 2012 access control on public cloud was installed for the first time.
SPORTRICK’s success attracted various multinationals of the fitness industry. Johnson Health Tech, owner of the Matrix Brand, was among these and in December 2013 an exclusive distribution agreement was signed.
In the light of SPORTRICK’s international vocation, a London branch opened in September 2014, based in London Google’s Camp.
At the FiBo trade show in Cologne, SPORTRICK acquired international visibility with positive feedbacks both from clients and market experts. The management of more than 1,800,000 user profiles and hundreds of thousands of transactions contributed to its success.
SPORTRICK became the first choice of European leaders of the fitness market.
Birth of SPORTRICK TECH SRL, twin of the London branch.
In April 2019, SPORTRICK TECH SRL and SPORTRICK TECH LTD became part of Gruppo Zucchetti its new majority owner. This was the start of the expansion on the Spanish and German markets..