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SCOOTER 5: Free Ad Proposal Software
SCOOTER 5 is the latest version of our ad proposal software that lets you quickly build even the most complex broadcast ad proposals and present them in a format clients understand.
We developed SCOOTER as an everyday tool that helped our radio sales staffs maximize their time and make more presentations. SCOOTER saves you hours every week, which means you spend more time with clients and less time at the keyboard.
SCOOTER is available in two versions: SCOOTER Free is available at no charge. It handles the basics of creating proposed schedules and many users find it more than adequate for their needs. SCOOTER Pro, adds dozens of additional features, including ROS scheduling, line packages, color coding of weeks, an optional client broadcast calendar printed with the proposal, and more. Upgrade to SCOOTER Pro at any time for $29.95 to get all the additional features including free updates for life.
SCOOTER is in use across the nation, including in:
The SCOOTER Story
Putting a broadcast ad proposal together for a client can be time consuming. And the more time you spend creating your proposal layout, the less time you spend in front of clients.
SCOOTER 5 is sales software that makes creating broadcast ad proposals faster and easier than ever. In a matter of five minutes or less, you can design the most complex schedules and print them (or email them) in a format that advertisers find easy to understand.
Lost Last Month's Proposal? Not Gonna Happen
Finding the last schedule that aired for a client is not a problem with SCOOTER. Every proposal you create remains on file until you decide to delete it.
This makes it easy to recycle a proposal from last month, or last year. And, if you have a really popular proposal, copy it for a different client with a mouse click.
SCOOTER's main window lets you see all the proposals on file as well as add new proposals and clients.
Roll your mouse over the screen image for more information!
Ad Proposals from Start to Finish
Create any proposal from one week to 53 weeks in length. SCOOTER's Schedule Information window puts all the details at your fingertips. Just select your client from the drop-down list. To add a new client, simply enter the client's name and SCOOTER will ask if you want to add it to the list.
Setting up a schedule takes
only a minute or less.
Client information can be updated at any time right on the Schedule Information window.
Once you've selected the sales rep for the client, you only need to enter a proposal description, set the schedule dates, and choose the station(s) where the schedule will air.
SCOOTER Pro Advantages
The free version of SCOOTER does all the above (and much more). But SCOOTER Pro adds even more features. Here are just a few:
• Interactive date options: adjust the start or end date of a schedule while maintaining schedule length.
• Multiple package options: use monthly or weekly package pricing with different amounts for each period.
• Easy proposal editing: copy/paste schedule lines, insert/delete lines, change line position in a schedule (move up or down), delete selected schedule columns or rows.
• Color code weeks: assigning a unique color to matching or similar weeks helps clients understand details.
• Include broadcast calendar: an optional calendar showing the weeks a schedule airs can be included with each proposal. Clients tell users this is a great schedule enhancement.
• Include holidays: broadcast calendars can include holiday dates in red. Great for planning retail events with a client. Add/edit holidays with SCOOTER Pro's Holiday Manager.
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Changes, Changes -- They Never Stop!
How many times have you had to change a proposal's start date? Due to weather or market conditions, a schedule can be moved forward or back a few days, a week, or longer.
SCOOTER Pro makes such changes easy. When the Lock span box is checked, changing the start date also changes the end date, keeping the length of the schedule unchanged. All the weeks of the proposal "slide" forward or back to match. In just seconds, the revised proposal is ready to email to the client for approval.
Schedule Ads Week by Week
Creating an ad proposal in SCOOTER is fast and easy. Just specify the dayparts or time periods, the ad length and rate, and the number of ads on the days they will air.
Some customers prefer standard dayparts, others like to narrow the air time of their ads. With SCOOTER 5, there's never a problem. You can easily create the "standard" dayparts you want using the descriptions you like. Then, each time you create a new proposal, you can use the "standard" time blocks, or create custom ones as needed. Or, modify the dayparts of any proposal any time you want.
Fill in the proposed schedule -- much like your station's radio traffic software -- supplying the number of ads and rates for each daypart. SCOOTER 5 immediately totals the proposal by line, by week, and by schedule duration, even showing your average unit rate. With the optional features of SCOOTER Pro, you can add monthly or weekly package pricing, or do package pricing by individual schedule line. SCOOTER Pro also offers ROS scheduling, interactive date adjustments, color coding of weeks, including a client broadcast calendar showing the weeks your client is active on your station, and much more!
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Entering a week's ad schedule takes only seconds!
Print or Email Proposals -- Your Choice
SCOOTER 5 prints your proposals in color (on color printers), but doesn't stop there. If you've included your client's email address, just click SCOOTER's EMail button and send the proposal as a PDF attachment... even if you don't have the PDF creation software on your computer! SCOOTER 5 creates the PDF, opens your email client, and attaches the schedule. All you have to add is your email text message to the client. (You can optionally view the schedule PDF before you click the email "Send" button.)
SCOOTER 5 was created by radio professionals with years of selling experience. We've put a host of features in this software (and we're working on more!)
We invite you to download SCOOTER 5 and try it. For the first 30 days, you'll get all the features of SCOOTER Pro. After 30 days, keep SCOOTER Pro for a one-time payment of just $29.95, or continue to use the free version for as long as you want. SCOOTER Free will ALWAYS be free. It's our contribution to increasing sales among radio and TV reps everywhere.
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Feature-Rich Software -- Even the FREE Version!
Add clients once and recall them for future proposals
Schedule lengths from 1 to 53 weeks
"Flight" schedules, "turning off" unwanted weeks
Upgrade to SCOOTER 5 Pro and enjoy additional features...
Use predefined dayparts or customize as needed
Price per ad or as a single total "package"
Copy any week to any other or all weeks
Duplicate a proposal from one client to another
Mix multiple stations in the same proposal
Print any schedule in one of three levels of detail
Preview the schedule on screen before printing
Optional comment at the end of the schedule
Optional customer "authorized signature" block
Option to include station logo on schedules
Print proposal as a PDF document -- PDF creation software not required
U.S. and many foreign currencies supported
No ads or nag screens -- EVER!
Standard and "split screen" schedule views
Optional color coding of proposals by status
Filter proposals by date and/or status
Network multiple PC's via local network or internet
Interactive schedule dates; change start or end date while maintaining same number of weeks
Package pricing by month, week, or schedule line
True Run Of Station (ROS) scheduling
Optional broadcast calendar showing client weeks he is active (and weeks he's not)
Color code weeks on proposal and calendar
Show holidays on client calendar in red
Activity Report for any sales rep for any period
Copy/paste lines from one week to another
...plus dozens of additional features!
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SCOOTER Pro Tip
In Pro, commonly used dayparts can be stored in a pop up window. Right clicking the Daypart column of the schedule grid displays the list and another click inserts the description of your choice.
SCOOTER Pro Tip
Pro makes creating packages easy. You can have packages by month, by week, or by individual lines of the schedule. Flexibility in pricing your proposals means more options, more sales, and more revenue!
Purchase SCOOTER Once,
NEVER PAY AGAIN!
When you purchase a license key for SCOOTER Pro, you pay only once. All future updates and new versions of the program are FREE. You never pay again.
Should you decide to change employers, you can take your licensed copy of SCOOTER Pro with you. Just uninstall the program to free up your license key. Then, install SCOOTER Pro at your new place of employment and use your same license key to unlock all the program's advanced features. It's that simple!
SCOOTER Pro Tip
Right clicking on either the start or end date of the schedule opens SCOOTER Pro's interactive date tool. This screen lets you adjust dates and the span of the proposal. When one setting is changed, all the others are instantly updated. It's a neat way of getting exactly the schedule dates and length you want.
Revised Schedule Information window
New option to print schedule lines with zero ads
Improved Schedule Information tool bar
Default dayparts can now be applied to an existing schedule
Unlimited undo/redo on all schedule information
New currency supported: Costa Rico colon
Printed proposal redesigned for a more professional appearance
Improved email support (now works with Outlook Express)
Option to clean up PDF files after specified number of days
New in SCOOTER 5 Pro:
Optional networking, all users on a common database
Support for both local (LAN) and wireless (WiFi) networking
Network server software installer available at no extra charge
Insert new lines in the schedule above or below current line
Rearrange schedule lines (move lines up or down)
Delete all or a portion of a week's schedule by highlighting
Copy/paste multiple schedule lines from one week to another
Text substitution feature available for comments and disclaimer
Holiday Manager supports new "calculated" holidays
Set header background and text colors on printed schedules
New stand-alone broadcast calendar feature for clients
What's New in SCOOTER 5?
Upgrade to SCOOTER Pro in complete confidence.
We stand behind our software product with no reservations. When you download SCOOTER, you'll receive a FREE 30-day trial of SCOOTER Pro, with all its extra features. If you decide you can't live without all of SCOOTER Pro's advantages, keep them for a one-time purchase of $29.95.
And even after you buy, we guarantee your complete satisfaction. If you are unhappy with SCOOTER Pro for any reason, we'll refund your full purchase price. It's our pledge to you to provide a quality program that will help you increase sales every day you use it.