The all new, totally rewritten editorial system Scoop 7 is announced to be released at a launch party at SCS headquarter in US.
Earlier versions of Scoop had a well deserved reputation for effortless reliability, fluid functionality and ease of use. The original Scoop was once one of the leading editorial systems in Scandinavia. Mediabox marketed and supported it in Finland since 1993 and SCS in the US since 1999.
Both parties has been rewriting Scoop using modern software tools and the result is being branded Scoop 7. Scoop 7 retains all the virtues of prior versions of Scoop while eliminating Scoop’s vices.
The rewrite gives new life to the Scoop name. It features extensive use of open source platform-independent software for its operating system (Linux) and underlying database management systems (PostgreSQL for structured data and ElasticSearch for unstructured data.) Where there were separate clients for Macs and Windows PCs, now there is just one using the Qt interface library. Qt supports all popular platforms with the same code Qt also facilitated internationalization.
The newest versions of InDesign® are fully supported.
Scoop 7 provides tight integration with loose coupling to a number of advertising systems. It does so without necessitating them.
“While a reseller, the aspects we most liked were the ease of use for new users, the modular nature of the product line and that the system just sat there and ran,” said Kurt Jackson.
This week SCS unveiled the new product line to existing users and the response was overwhelmingly positive.
Tim Dunbar, Systems Network Analyst at LNP Media Group, said, “I am quite literally blown away. Every conceivable annoyance we’ve had with the outdated Scoop 5 software has been addressed, improved upon, and brought to a polish shine.”
For the next months, Scoop 7 will be deployed for use by current customers on support for shakedown testing. Several customers have expressed interest in being early adopters. We expects their deployments and others to begin during spring 2019.