With the introduction of the Albatros 9 software version, the “user”, ie the user of the software, will play an even more important and larger role. All previous versions of Albatros were based on a so-called “concurrent license” model, in which the software can be installed on any number of computers, but the number of licenses acquired then determines how often the software can be used SIMULTANEOUSLY. For many of our customers, this led to the fact that generally named Albatros users were created in the system (“User Manager”, “User Backoffice”, “User Frontoffice” etc.), which are then used in turn by various employees.
With Albatros 9, the individual user should now play a much larger role. In the future, every employee will log on to the Albatros system by name and this is documented on the home screen, which shows the name and photo of the active user.
The fact that Albatros 9 can ultimately be used on the web and therefore on any number of different end devices and technical platforms inevitably means that the user model had to be fundamentally reconsidered and changed. In future, each user can log in and work with his or her own, individual login, depending on the situation in the club on the computer or in the home office on the PC, on the go on the notebook or also using a tablet and smartphone. The only requirement is that he works in the network or has Internet access. Logging in to a device then naturally leads to the user being automatically logged out of the previously used device.
Due to the completely changed technical and organizational framework at Albatros 9, we will therefore switch the licensing to a so-called “named user” model. This means that every person who is to work with the software must be created as a named user individually in Albatros. Each user then receives his own profile and can also configure and adjust “his” Albatros to a certain extent to his needs. The administrator of the Albatros system of the golf course can of course also assign specially adapted user rights to each user, restricting them depending on the task and position.
We assume that the conversion of the license model to the “Named User” means for many golf courses a real organizational reorientation and a certain mental change. We are well aware of this. However, we see the enormous advantages that the future user model will have for all golf courses. Not only does the employee get much more individual reference to his software and working with Albatros.
With completely new module expansions such as a task planner and chat functions, it will be very easy in the future with Albatros to promote and optimally structure the cooperation between the employees / users on the golf course. The receptionist in the morning can hand over information and tasks to the midday shift, the club manager can distribute and understand upcoming tasks to his employees. In a later expansion stage, the Albatros package will also receive personnel resource planning and time recording, which will then also be based on employees and users that can be distinguished by name.