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BLS-2017 Professional

Bowling League Secretary Software 2017 Professional

BLS-2017 Professional

BLs-2017 Pro

BLS-2017 Professional promotes the best league software for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2008 Server . CDE uses its experience with bowling software (since 1975) to provide the sport of bowling with the best in league software. It’s not only the best league software available, it’s the easiest to use.

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CDE Software staff will verify ownership of licenses when processing all orders then email the product registrations. Upgrade pricing is available to customers in our current database listed as owning a license with the above listed products. If the software was given to you by a previous user, a Transfer of Ownership form, from our support section, must be completed, signed and returned to CDE before order can be processed.

Product includes program installer for BLS-2017 Professional which also installs the program manual in PDF format, Master Bowler Database 2016 installer and bonus clipart installer. The printed manual and CD-ROM is available for an additional $15.00 or printed manual and USB Drive is available for an additional $23.00 plus S/H.

Summer Promotion

Buy BLS-2017 between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017 and receive the same edition of BLS-2018 for Free. See below for details.

Prices are displayed as Electronic Download prices.

  • Full Pricing: $199.00
  • Upgrade Pricing:
    • From BLS-2016 Professional: $35.00
    • From BLS-2015 Professional: $65.00
    • From BLS-2017 Standard: $75.00
    • From BLS-2016 Standard: $110.00
    • From BLS-2015 Standard: $140.00

If upgrading, be sure to change the “Select Most Recent Product Licensed For” in the online store to reflect the newest version of the program you currently are licensed for.

Note: If you are a bowling center that requires a version of BLS that integrates with your electronic automatic scoring system, choose the AutoScore edition instead of this edition.

BLS-2018 Free Upgrade Promotion – Free upgrade is for electronic delivery only.  Manual/CD-ROM or USB Drive/Shipping is available for an additional charge. Excludes sidegrades from BLS-2017 Standard to BLS-2017 Professional and license transfers.

Summer Special!

Purchase BLS-2017 between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017 and receive the same edition of BLS-2018 for free!

Free upgrade is for electronic delivery only.  Manual/CD-ROM or USB Drive/Shipping is available for an additional charge. Excludes sidegrades from BLS-2017 Standard to BLS-2017 Professional and license transfers.

Switched from another company. So much easier to use. Love all the additional features and your support team when I have a question.

— Marie
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About BLS-2017 Professional

BLS-2017 Professional promotes the best league software for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2008 Server.. CDE uses its experience with bowling software (since 1975) to provide the sport of bowling with the best in league software. It’s not only the best league software available, its the easiest to use.

BLS-2017 Professional continues to take bowling into the next century with the great features and reliability of our legendary BLS line of products, enhanced for the latest in software features. With a host of improvements to make your work easier and more fun, use BLS-2017 Professional and you’ll always want to be the league secretary!

BLS-2017 features unique Internet enabled features, including sending email, with our without attachments, to your league members.  Also, only BLS can support uploading standing sheets to LeagueSecretary.com, Bowl.com and your own personal websites.

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is supported with this edition of the premier league secretary software edition and includes forms, sanctions, membership cards & awards for use in the 2015/2016 bowling season.

BLS-2017 features easy menu navigation in a manner organized with how a league operates throughout the season. Easily navigate between weeks and the league calendar is always handy.

CDE Software is also proud to be the first to provide support for The National Bowling Association (TNBA). Founded in 1939, the TNBA is open to all bowlers and has over 37,000 Adult and Junior Members. Leagues can be certified with both USBC and TNBA.

BLS-2017 is tested for compatibility and reliability on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Many of BLS-2017 features are features CDE and its BLS product line have been doing for years. Such features include:

  • Manage as many leagues as you wish (Why pay more for each league or # of teams)
  • Authentic support for Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2008 Server
  • Digitally signed applications for security and authentication purposes which follow software industry standards.
  • Built-in league treasurer module to manage finances for a league.
  • Manage men, women, mixed and youth leagues
  • Installers and applications are digitally signed to provide assurance that the software you install is from CDE Software
  • Support – CDE provides the largest opportunity for support for your program via online chat, message boards, email, fax, mail and phone
  • FREE- Extended Product Downloads – Why pay $39.95 extra that other companies charge to download the installer for your program in case you misplace the installation program, moved computers or the installer was corrupted or damaged by a virus. As long as the the program has not reached end-of-life, the installers are available for download FREE without any special passwords or confusing security codes.
  • WHY WAIT – Why wait as long as 4 days to get access to your download and begin using the software. When purchasing the software on our online store, the invoice will contain a temporary registration code for you to download and begin using the software FULLY while waiting for the permanent registration code sent the next business day. [Preorders excluded]
  • Additional features available beyond what is listed.
  • Supports 6 games of bowling – why be limited to 4?
  • Handles Scratch or Handicap Leagues – No extra fees
  • Handles Bowler and Team Divisions – No extra fees
  • Supports individual and team match points for game and series – No extra fees
  • Ultimate Bowling League support – No extra charge
  • Supports Drop Pin rules – No extra charge
  • Supports Peterson Points – No extra charge
  • Supports Bonus Points – No extra charge
  • Supports Regressive Points – No extra charge
  • Mid-Season Startup – Why pay extra
  • Cushion Average – Why pay extra
  • Supports Multiple Teams per Lane
  • Supports bowling against two teams per week.
  • Permanent Substitutes support
  • Temporary/Roving Substitutes support
  • Support up to 99 week league seasons
  • Team roster sizes up to 12 bowlers per team
  • Supports Prebowls and Makeups/Postbowls in an simple to use format
  • Split Season support
  • Supports overrides for averages, handicaps, wins and losses
  • Handles USBC Vacant Team Draw System providing a fairer alternative to Bye teams
  • Manage up to 200 teams per league
  • Backup your data directly to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW.
  • Results screen now indicates why bowlers don’t qualify for league high score awards.
  • Easy to use score screen that allows for rapid score entry. Screen is easy on eyes, easy to read and looks like a recap sheet
  • Sort team lineups by low to high average
  • Simple management of prebowls and makeups, to insure averages for handicap is properly handled
  • Easy score entry for vacancy scores, dummy scores, absentee scores, pacer scores and baker scores
  • Tie management has long been available to BLS customers addressing how to manage ties for standings and individual awards
  • Individual and Team Awards managed by priorities for game or series or scratch or handicap or combinations within
  • BLS-2017 supports easy to use Context Sensitive Help.
  • BLS-2017 has built-in program manual and guide in PDF format.
  • Supports new season lane assignments feature on LeagueSecretary.com
  • Lane Assignments can be printed in landscape mode or support 14″ paper.
  • Lane Assignments can adjust the font to accommodate more pairs on a page.
  • Supports USBC Certified Leagues for 2016/2017 season with award detection and forms, membership forms, sanctions forms and more for the 2016/2017 bowling season.
  • Supports changes made to the USBC Certified Sports Leagues program for 2016/2017 season.
  • Weekly scores can be uploaded to LeagueSecretary.com for viewing
  • Supports Playing rules for 2016/2017 USBC. CTF and TNBA.
  • Generate export file for WinLABS league average import.
  • Supports printing the USBC bowler membership cards for the 2016/2017 bowling season.
  • Supports changes made for USBC Youth Pepsi Tournament qualifications processing for the 2016/2017 bowling season.
  • Indicates scores were a prebowl / makeup on USBC awards.
  • Supports the new awards changes with the 2016/2017 bowling season from CTF in both French and English
  • Supports printing the CTF bowler membership cards for the 2016/2017 bowling season in both French and English.
  • Supports the major awards changes with the 2016/2017 bowling season from TNBA (First to bring support for TNBA)
  • Supports printing the TNBA bowler membership cards for the 2016/2017 bowling season.
  • Standing sheet can have different league title than description for league for opening leagues.
  • Reprinting of scores redesigned and consumes less paper and contains more details for paper trail / audit purposes.
  • Multiple Reports are managed with customizable league standings, detailed reports, season histories and more – No Extra Charge
  • Add graphics and watermarks from our bowling clipart CD-ROM’s or your own creations. You control size, position and effects
  • Fonts customizable of multiple reports, changing font style, size and color.
  • Print plain paper recaps
  • Print on available laser, inkjet and dot matrix printers
  • Single one-click upload to your websites comes standard with all editions of BLS-2017. Why pay extra others charge deluxe fees for.
  • Download program updates from within the program – all from a simple click.
  • Give your bowlers FREE access to INTERACTIVE standings with LeagueSecretary.com to dynamically show positions, rosters, histories and more
  • FREE uploading standings to LeagueSecretary.com for certified USBC leagues AND non-sanctioned leagues
  • FREE backup storage on LeagueSecretary.com to securely backup leagues for emergencies (One Click!)
  • FREE uploading standings to USBC’s own Bowl.com for certified leagues
  • FREE uploading standings to USBC’s own Bowl.com for certified Sport leagues
  • Web uploads – Have your own site too? Upload to both LeagueSecretary.com and your own website
  • Record payments and manage treasurer duties with the built-in treasurer module to manage league finances to track by bowler or by team (why pay extra!)
  • Keep track of membership card payments
  • Track sponsor money
  • Track and assign fines
  • Allow different pricing for regulars and subs
  • Additional report capabilities available only to Pro editions.
  • Attach PDF Standing Sheet to mass email to your league bowlers.
  • Additional rule options available only to Pro editions.
  • Compatible with CDE Software’s Aleksis Bowler’s Kiosk, to export leagues and interactive bowler histories.
  • Password protection of leagues, for additional security.
  • Custom templates for reports and standing sheets.
  • PDF Export of reports, including standing sheets.
  • Import bowlers from Bowler Trac / BITS format
  • Export bowlers from Bowler Trac / BITS format
  • XHTML / HTML Export of reports, including standing sheets. XHTML 1.0 is the first major change to HTML’s last major change was back in 1997. XHTML takes advantage of the newer features provided by the latest and most common browsers, including Internet Explorer 6 and the upcoming 7 as well as Firefox and Opera. It provides richer web pages as provides a larger compatible base of browsing platforms including cell phones, televisions, cars, handheld wireless devices and more.
  • Free integrated bracket module to run brackets for your league(s). [For a dedicated Bracket product solution, checkout TBrac-2006]
  • Use to run brackets for fun, to make additional money for yourself, the league, the youth program or your favorite charity.
  • USBC allows brackets to be offered for USBC youth leagues, providing winnings go to scholarship fund.
  • Eight different bracket groups can be offered.
  • Each bracket group can be either scratch or handicap and can be a different price.
  • Each bracket group can either be offered for individual bowlers or teams.
  • Each individual or team can be entered up to 99 times for a total of 999 brackets per group.
  • New and improved bracket registration screen
  • Includes license for Master Bowler Database 2017
  • New bowler and league based reports
  • Import common bowlers into a league
  • Share bowlers between leagues
  • Merge duplicate bowlers
  • Generate bowler reports across multiple leagues
  • Generate mailing labels
  • Generate Average Books from selected leagues
  • General call lists
  • Import and export between Bowler TRAC

System Requirements

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista (with Service Pack 2), Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2008 Server (with Service Pack 2). (Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2000 users, please see the Important Notes About Discontinued Operating Systems.)
  • Hard Drive Storage: 150-200 megs free space on hard drive (95 MB additional hard disk space required for installation. Space used may be less depending on prerequisite installs already present)
  • Display: 1024×768 or higher display resolution with greater than 256 color depth (16 bit color recommended) with 32 MB of graphics memory.
  • Display Fonts: Display font size to Small Fonts (100%)
  • Processor: Minimum operating system requirements, 1.4 gigahertz or faster recommended
  • RAM/Memory: Minimum operating system requirements, 2 gigabytes or more recommended.
  • Optical Drive: CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive 4x or faster (compatible with reading CD-R’s) – Not needed if installation via download.
  • USB Port: Not needed if installation via CD-ROM or electronic download from destination machine.
  • Printer: A physical printer or printer driver must be installed.
  • Pointing Device: Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Software Prerequisites:
    • Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer 8.0 or later
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later (free from Adobe.com website)
    • Internet connection to use built in Internet features

Important Notes About Upcoming Operating Systems being Discontinued:

The following operating systems are slated for being discontinued during the product release. We do encourage upgrading to a newer operating system for continued operating system support, bug fixes and security updates.

Windows Vista Customers

On April 11 2017, Microsoft will be officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows Vista. Once reaching this date, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows Vista, nor will continue doing any internal compatibility testing with this operating system. We do expect that this product will be able to install on this operating system and function as designed, provided it has been updated to Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer 9, Windows Installer 4.5 and Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable and that necessary updates have been installed. For best compatibility and computer security, it’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.

Important Notes About Discontinued Operating System:

No software company can effectively support any software for an operating system that the vendor is no longer selling, providing patches, addressing security issues, documenting or supporting.

Windows XP customers

On April 2014, Microsoft officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows XP. Because of this, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows XP, nor does any internal compatibility testing with this operating system. However, this product should be able to install on this operating system and function as designed, provided it has been updated to Service Pack 3, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Installer 4.5 and Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable and that necessary updates have been installed. For best compatibility and computer security, it’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.

Windows 2003 Server customers

On July 2015, Microsoft officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows 2003 Server. Because of this, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows 2003 Server, nor does any internal compatibility testing with this operating system.  However, this product should be able to install on this operating system and function as designed, provided it has been updated to Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Installer 4.5 and Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable and that necessary updates have installed. For best compatibility and computer security, it’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.

Windows 2000 customers

In July, 2010, Microsoft officially  all support and updates for the Windows 2000 operating systems. Because of the added capabilities and Windows 8 operating system support, this software is not compatible with Windows 2000, nor can be installed. If you have a system using these operating systems, upgrade the operating system to Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2012 Server or Windows 2008 Server or purchase a newer system with a supported operating system.

Why Choose CDE Software

  • We leverage our longstanding experience as developers, league secretaries, league bowlers and center operations experience with bowling software (since 1975) to provide the sport of bowling with the best in bowling league and tournament software.
  • We support USBC and take the time to participate as exhibitors at the USBC national conventions. We take the time to listen to secretaries, associations, state directors and centers to continually evolving our products to serve the current needs of the sport and those who participate in it.
  • We support BPAA and have long standing participation as exhibitors at the annual Bowl Expo convention. This also provides a means for our customers to interact directly with our staff and evolve our products based on the needs of our clients.
  • CDE Software maintains close business and development relationships with all major scoring system manufacturers in order to keep up with the needs of the scoring systems and with their clients with league and tournament software products.
  • If you have a question on your CDE Software product, CDE offers the largest number of ways you can get answers to your questions. This includes peer support with our online support community, interactive chat support, email support, telephone support, fax support, knowledgebase support and remote desktop support
  • Our published and advertised address is our corporate headquarter’s physical commercial address, compared to the use of a private mail box service or UPS Store / Mailboxes Etc service.
  • Our pricing has the best feature value.
  • In 2005, we donated one dollar for each BLS-2006 sold for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort provided by Red Cross.
  • Over several years, CDE has sponsored YABA scholarships
  • The league software of choice for many of the nation’s larger bowling associations.