Welsh technology firm Vindico has partnered with Principality Stadium to reintroduce its SWAPP (Smart Workplace Application) platform at the venue during the Six Nations.
The platform allows Principality Stadium to organise teams and keep fans, staff and contractors safe. Vindico is working with the stadium and the Welsh Rugby Union following a series of successful sporting and music events.
SWAPP was originally used by the WRU in October 2020 to safely bring the Autumn Internationals and the Six Nations back to Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has since been used at every Six Nations and Autumn Internationals home game and has also been adopted by Scarlets Rugby, Cardiff Rugby, Sale Sharks and the Elite Ice Hockey League.
SWAPP was created as a direct response to the pandemic but has been used to solve other efficiency issues such as contract management, accreditation and permits to casual staff management, reporting and observations, and having the ability to find documents quickly and easily.
For the Six Nations, Vindico added new and improved features and updates to the SWAPP platform to help optimise staff management, event-day processes, and match-day safety at Principality Stadium.
Rhys Perkins, Vindico’s head of partnerships, said: “Our SWAPP platform provides Principality Stadium with live information that supports the management team with safety, staffing, and customer experience. It also saves them time and energy in organising and engaging with their teams – making for a simpler and better process.
“As we enter our third year of partnering with Principality Stadium and the WRU, we’re excited to be rolling out even more new features to help the venue optimise time, efficiency, accuracy, and experience.
“We are proud to be able to partner with Principality Stadium and the WRU to support yet another exciting Six Nations campaign. Vindico is all about tech for good. So, being able to support this incredible Welsh sporting event, while giving the stadium the tools to help keep fans, staff, contractors, and media teams safe is what we’re all about.”
Marc Davies, stewarding and events manager at Principality Stadium, added: “When we first adopted Vindico’s SWAPP platform back in 2020, we were looking to solve the safety issue that the pandemic posed.
“But, as we began welcoming fans, stewards, and the media back into Principality Stadium, we realised that SWAPP was going to solve and streamline more processes for us. Today, it helps us organise, manage, and book our stewards, and it gives us the visual tools we need to simplify the match-day process so we can optimise staffing, efficiency, safety, and the overall match-day experience.”