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March 22, 2019

Concept, a Shiji Group Brand is now fully integrated with

With more than 100 interfaces, Concept keeps growing its 3rd party connections

Concept has recently developed an integrated partnerships with major tour operator As a part of the Shiji Group, Concept reinforces its commitment to adopt a policy of open integrations and APIs and is delighted to announce that our tee-time management software will now provide access to the entire community, with Espiche Golf the first of its clients to do so. is an online platform for golfers with up-to-date information on green fees and golf courses. As Europe’s largest golfing platform, currently serves 400,000 monthly golfers with over 385,000 reviews of golf courses worldwide.

As an open platform, Concept offers OTA’s and 3rd party resellers direct access to golf course availability in order to make real-time reservations. With Concept Web Services for Golf, customers’ online presence will be bolstered by third party support and now by These channels, along with Concept’s revenue management functionality, are the key to successfully managing inventory for optimal control of availability, rates and margins.

With the recent acquisition of Concept by Shiji, Shiji Distribution Solutions provides greater revenue opportunities that go beyond traditional distributions, empowering hotels and resorts. Concept’s new interfaces with a 3rd party are part of Shiji’s strategy to build fully integrated systems with a network of platforms and solutions, so clients can focus on their core business of serving their guests.

Malcolm Rennie, Managing Director of Concept, said, “This latest collaboration demonstrates our commitment to positioning Concept as an open distribution platform for our customers.  The benefits of an open platform to our global client-base are obvious, with resellers able to book in real-time, easily, efficiently and cost-effectively. Leading Courses have strong relationships with many of our valued golf properties and we look forward to enabling these courses on the Web platform and to ultimately see more high-value golfers playing these courses.”

“We are trying to help the golf industry – both golf clubs and golfers – by creating a platform where golfers and golf clubs can find each other and arrange everything online. It’s great to be connected to Concept now as it opens up the Portuguese golf market. More than 50 courses in Portugal use Concept. We are also proud to have Espiche Golf as our first connected golf club. It means a lot to us. This first connection – and the ones that will follow – will help us to improve our service, said Jeroen Korving, Managing Director of


As Europe’s largest golfing platform, currently unites 400,000 monthly golfers in their quest to play golf. They are inspired by over 385,000 reviews of golf courses worldwide which helps them to discover new courses and to obtain a good understanding of what to expect. We are now on a quest to help our thriving community of like minded golf enthusiasts to book their tee time online, safe, convenient and at a fair price. is currently available in 9 languages and we compare more than 25,000 golf courses in 148 countries.

About Concept, a Shiji Group Brand

With high-profile clients in nearly 70 countries worldwide and software available in 15 different languages and a global support network to match, Concept, A Shiji Brand, is a global leisure software, development and consultancy company specialising in supplying spas, clubs, resorts, hotels and golf courses with high-end software suites to manage operations. In 2018, Concept has joined the Shiji Group who provide software solutions and services for the hospitality, food service, retail and entertainment industries, ranging from hotel management solutions, to food and beverage and retail systems, payment gateways, data management, online distribution and more. Shiji Group today comprises 3,000 employees in 70+ subsidiaries and brands, serving over 60,000 hotels, 200,000 restaurants and 400,000 retail outlets.

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