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Dutch FA first to adopt Domestic Transfer Matching System

1.88K   //    23 May 2014, 15:01 IST

The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has become the first member association (MA) to adopt the Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) developed by FIFA TMS and offered as one of its premium services.

DTMS is an online platform modelled on the FIFA TMS International Transfer Matching System (ITMS), which is provided to all 209 MAs and 6,500 clubs for cross-border player transfers. The new system is designed to facilitate the domestic transfers of male eleven-a-side players in professional football by increasing control over all stages of a transfer process and consolidating adherence to domestic regulations.

FIFA TMS developed DTMS following feedback from MAs and clubs expressing their desire to have a domestic transfer system based on ITMS.

Since DTMS and ITMS are fully integrated, the KNVB and its members will be able to access both international and domestic transfers in one place, providing a complete picture of all their player transfers.

Users will have a single sign-on to manage and monitor their transfers, generate statistics and reports, communicate more efficiently with each other to speed up the approval process and store official documents safely for easy retrieval and review.

The system is expected to go live in the fourth quarter of 2014.

FIFA TMS was founded in 2007, with its transfer matching system becoming mandatory for international transfers of all professional male eleven-a-side players in October 2010 to make sure that football authorities have more details available to them on each and every international transfer – in turn increasing the credibility of the entire transfer system and the integrity of the game.

Unique insights are presented in a number of FIFA TMS reports, such as the Global Transfer Market Report 2014, country-level market reports, as well as the "BIG 5" report.

For more information, please visit the FIFA TMS website: .

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