Albatros develops the first live new WHS for South Africa

South Africa was the first nation in the world to convert its central handicap server system (developed and maintained by Albatros on behalf of Handicaps Network Africa (HNA)) to the new World Handicap System (WHS). The “go-live” of the new handicap system for South Africa at 1st of October 2019 has been successful, almost the full scope of the WHS has been implemented. According to HNAs schedule, one further update will follow in January 1, 2020. This will make South African golfers some of the first players in the world to enjoy the new WHS regulations for their summer season.

The introduction of the WHS in South Africa was accompanied by a relaunch of the HNA Handicaps & Tournament App, designed and developed by Albatros. This is the South African Golf Association’s official app. The app offers numerous new services which include a premium subscription service and an tournament function. The latter enables golfers to enter, record scores and follow a live leaderboard while on the course playing their fellow competitors. It also is one of the first golf Apps to provide an electronic player / marker scorecard function for the returning of competition scores for handicap purposes. It was well received with more than a 1,000 tournaments created on the App in the first ten days.

As a provider of software solutions not only for golf courses but also for golf associations, Albatros is very proud to be one of the world’s leading providers of handicap systems. A fact that is repeatedly confirmed to us by golf associations worldwide.

Business Intelligence – your statistics in realtime!

The term “Business Intelligence” (BI for short) is experiencing a renaissance due to the new possibilities of cloud solutions and high availability of the Internet and is entering completely new dimensions through the most modern technologies. BI was once defined as “procedure and process for the systematic analysis (collection, evaluation and presentation) of data in electronic form”, but today BI offers much more. The goal today is no longer just the software-supported collection and storage of company data in order to make it strategically evaluable. Today, data collection is hardly a serious problem for any IT system, and data storage is also possible and affordable in an almost infinite amount.
BI means much more today to have the data collected in this way quickly, permanently up-to-date and in a quickly understandable, graphic form available and displayable. Data analysis in real time and in a user-friendly way without being banal.

With the wish of our customers for quickly accessible, easy-to-configure and always up-to-date statistics and evaluations about their own golf course, the development project team at Albatros 9 received a clear order in the area of statistics and issues reports. We have taken on this task and see a clear solution – “Business Intelligence”.

The new version of Albatros 9 will therefore no longer be just a tool for simple data collection, but will also primarily provide you with smart and easy-to-understand data analyzes in real time. Wherever you want, when you want and with which device you want – an Internet connection is sufficient.

We go into the different roles that the employee can have on the golf course – and the associated different rights, but also demands on the type and scope of the data. The receptionist will want to see and monitor other real-time data – such as the status of the ball machine or the date of a guest’s last visit – like the club manager who needs regular and detailed occupancy or budget analysis.
In addition, Albatros 9 will offer both a broad and growing “arsenal” of pre-designed and finished analyzes and graphics. Albatros 9 will also offer an extremely user-friendly “statistics generator”, which enables the golf course to run very individual reports and analyzes. Very easy to use, quickly available and, on request, both storable and automatically sendable by email to an interested group of users.

Albatros 9 will therefore be the first true BI tool for golf courses that meets the modern requirements of golf courses, but also the very latest technology. Let yourself be inspired by the new possibilities that we have implemented for you based on your requirements and wishes.