JCD Valdichiana Cortonese is a non-profit Italian association, whose members have one thing in common: a love of football. Made up of Juventus F.C. supporters, the organization was founded in 1976 by just 27 people; now it boasts 980 members with headquarters based in Tuscany, Italy. Every weekend buses full of supporters visit stadiums across the country, whilst others congregate at HQ to watch the game. Such is their commitment that JCD was honored with the title of “DOC” Juventus Club by Juventus F.C.
We met with Lorenzo Caloni, Communications and IT manager for JCD, to discuss their CloudManager project.
Having had previous experience with Google Apps, Lorenzo knew when he became a member of JCD, he would take full advantage of the Google Apps non-profit program. In his opinion, “Google Apps are the best and easiest way to communicate with and work as a team”.
He introduced CloudManager to the organization one year ago as, like many customers, a significant increase in members meant he needed functions which Google Apps couldn’t offer; central customization and the need to swiftly share new member and staff information. As well as this, he wanted to communicate and promote content within specific groups, for example, with members who came out to watch the match that weekend. These limitations are common and a happen daily within organizations around the world, but he needed an answer.
The solution? Google Apps Contact sharing and Smart Groups are key features to CloudManager, which supplements and supports the shortcoming of Google Apps; allowing admin to access the full power of Cloud.
Before exploring CloudManager, JCD experimented with other software, but none offered the same intuitive and complete solution. Ultimately Lorenzo’s target was to simplify their organizational processes, something the power of CloudManager has made possible.