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  • Dscoop 2018
    Is there an ROI for YOUR shop with a Print MIS? Find out at the Dscoop 2018 taking place March 25-28, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.  
  • Employee Spotlight: Jerry McNeely – Business Workflow Specialist
    …and recording artist Jerry McNeely, one of three boys, grew up in Sullivan, Indiana and studied Engineering and Quality Management at IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University – Indianapolis). At his first job, someone donated a printing press […]
  • Avanti Slingshot – 2017
    Discover why more growing print shops trust Avanti Slingshot Print MIS to turn their ROI dreams into reality. At Avanti, our goal is to help you deliver more jobs, in less time, with the confidence in […]
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    Avanti Slingshot Print MIS Helps Drive 20% Growth at Atlanta’s Sull Graphics
     Return on investment seen across the entire organization CHICAGO, September 10, 2017 – In the rapidly-evolving printing industry, it’s hard to grow a business without investing in technology. But it’s also a challenge to assess how […]
  • “Is there really any ROI from a Print MIS?”
    Avanti answers the question at PRINT 17 TORONTO, September 8, 2017 – Implementing a Print MIS requires a substantial investment in time and resources. Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leader in Print MIS solutions, will feature […]
  • Sull Graphics Logo
    Integrating Technology For Business Growth
    Based in Atlanta, Sull Graphics is a full-service print and marketing services provider with customers throughout the southeastern United States. It’s a one-stop shop, offering creative design services, high-end static printing for branding and complex variable-data […]
  • 2017 MUST SEE ‘EMS awards
    Avanti Slingshot Captures Two MUST SEE ‘EMS for PRINT 17
    TORONTO, August 9, 2017 – Underscoring its role as a leader in Print MIS solutions, Avanti Computer Systems Limited today announced that its flagship Avanti Slingshot® solution has won two prestigious MUST SEE ‘EMS awards conferred […]
  • Sull Graphics – Integrating Technology for Business Growth – PI Xchange interview
    Keith Sullivan, owner of Sull Graphics in Atlanta, describes his company’s investment in workflow automation and process control. Its use of an existing MarcomCentral Web-to-print (W2P) solution has been enhanced with an Avanti Slingshot MIS package, […]
  • Cool Car Wrap
    Driving Business by Making Print Cool Again
    This article originally appeared in PrintMediaCentr’s News from the Printerverse by Joanne Gore, Director of Marketing There is no question that we have been plagued with the “print is dead” stigma for far too long. Yet […]
  • Avanti launches fully automated, bi-directional integration with Kodak Prinergy at Kodak GUA conference
    Avanti Slingshot continues focus on bringing increased automation and profitability to print shops with latest Kodak Prinergy integration   TORONTO, May 11, 2017 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leader in Print MIS solutions, today announced […]
  • Avanti unveils lineup of Speakers, Sponsors and Events for the 2017 User Group Conference
    TORONTO, April 27, 2017 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions, has unveiled its lineup of speakers, sponsors, and events for the 2017 Avanti User Group Conference, taking place May 23 […]
  • Marketing services providers: Is it time to jump on the Print MIS train?
    As a Marketing Services Provider you have a lot going on. Chances are you’re managing a variety of print types including offset, large or wide format and digital inkjet and toner, as well as coordinating mailing. […]
  • Avanti Slingshot: First Print MIS to Integrate with MarcomCentral’s JobDirect Plus
    Two top industry innovators team up to provide seamless, comprehensive end-to-end workflow automation TORONTO, March 28, 2017 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leader in Print MIS solutions, today announced that Avanti Slingshot® is the first […]
  • Are you losing money
    Why You Are Losing Money Without the Efficiencies of a Print MIS
    While it may seem cliché to say you are “missing out” or “losing money” without a specific piece of software to streamline your production print workflow, our #AskAvanti Experts know that without a Print MIS in […]
  • Spotlight Q&A: Patrick Bolan, Avanti
    PrintAction Magazine In January, Ricoh acquired Toronto-based Avanti Computer Systems, which has been a leading developer of Management Information Systems dedicated to the printing industry for more than three decades. The software company was founded in […]
  • Avanti Announces Integration of its Flagship Avanti Slingshot solution with Catfish from Infigo Software
    Tweet this: @avantisystems & @islsoftware integration automates every aspect of #print job into one #workflow. First in: @asuprintlab #MIS #W2P #dscoop Integration now fully functional at Arizona State University’s Print & Imaging Lab TORONTO, February 28, 2017 […]
  • in-plan graphics - fortifying the front end
    Fortifying the Front End
    By Erik Cagle – In-Plant Graphics February 2nd, 2017 Oregon’s Publishing & Distribution division is implementing both print shop management and Web-to-print software to augment its efficiency, data measurement and customer service efforts in a true […]
  • Why Ricoh’s Purchase of Avanti Is Good for In-plants
    By Bob Neubauer – Editor, In-Plant Graphics It’s 5:30 in the morning in Japan, but Pat Bolan is too excited to sleep. “Excited to take the company to No. 1 supplier of MIS,” he tells In-plant Graphics, […]
  • Ricoh and Avanti Logos
    Ricoh Acquires Avanti Computer Systems Limited
    TOKYO, January 18, 2017 – Ricoh today announced the acquisition of Avanti Computer Systems Limited (hereinafter “Avanti”), a leading provider of Print MIS (Management Information System) targeted for the production print market. This acquisition enables Ricoh […]
  • Reach the Summit … Achieving Peak Performance with Avanti
    Registration is open for the 2017 Avanti User Group Conference TORONTO, December 12, 2016 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions, today announced that registration is now open for the 2017 […]
  • Avanti Named to DPS Magazine’s 5th Annual Top 30 Readers’ Choice Awards
    TORONTO, November 1, 2016 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions, today announces its inclusion in DPS Magazine’s 5th Annual Top 30 Readers’ Choice Awards. Each year the publication’s dedicated readership […]
  • Boost Production With These Can’t “MIS” Webinars in 2017
    It is the New Year and now is the time to set your teams and company up for success. As you look ahead at your roadmap and the milestones you want cruise past, take time today […]
  • Demand for Large-Format Opens Revenue Doors for Printers
    With the start of a new year, many commercial printers are asking the tough questions of: “what’s in store for my print shop” and “how can I maximize profits?” By now most of our readers have […]
  • Help vs. Sell for Marketing MIS
    Do you want to be a print vendor…or a print provider?
    This article orignially appeared in PrintMediaCentr’s News from the Printerverse by Joanne Gore, Director of Marketing There has always been a propensity to sell print based on price. Yet we recognize that we also need to […]
  • Monarch Transformation for a Print Shop Management System
    Transformation with a Capital T: Great Advice for Print Service Providers
      There is no question that digitalization is bringing major challenges to the printing industry. It is no longer enough to manufacture and sell products and services—value must be added. This article cites a recent article […]
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    Avanti Classic Tech Tip: Job Archiving
    How to archive jobs with a status of “OPEN” Job Archiving The common method for archiving is the SA Posting and Archiving module. There are times where specific types of jobs do not need to flow […]
  • Avanti Slingshot Print MIS Software Ending an Operation
    Avanti Slingshot Tech Tip: Ending an Operation in Shop Floor
    There are three new options to end an operation in shop floor: ‘Complete Operation’; ‘Complete Milestone’; and ‘Complete Category’. What are they and what differentiates them? Keep reading! Complete Operation: This button completes the single milestone. The milestone […]
  • Graph Expo Printerverse Panel Video Image
    6 Graph Expo Printerverse Panel Videos to Better Your Print Knowledge
    If you were lucky enough to attend GRAPH EXPO this past September, you may have seen Avanti on some of the educational panels in the Printerverse, a Print Media Centr booth that is dedicated to educating […]
  • Ask Avanti
    All Your Questions about #AskAvanti Social Media Initiative Are Answered HERE
    If you were at GRAPH EXPO Monday, October 26th, chances are you saw someone wearing a black #AskAvanti shirt or button. We were happy to announce the official launch of #AskAvanti, a social media initiative created […]
  • Successful Print MIS Implementations
    The Number 1 Factor in Successful Print MIS Implementations
    Implementing Print MIS software is an undertaking that touches every corner of your business. The belief system you go into this process with determines your success more than any other factor. by Jennifer Matt — WhatTheyThink.com Print […]
  • Ask Avanti
    Avanti launches #AskAvanti
    Collaborative social media initiative fosters ideas for print success ORLANDO, Fla., September 26, 2016 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of cloud-based Print MIS solutions, today announced the launch of #AskAvanti, a social media […]
  • Better, Faster, Cheaper - Print MIS Software
    Better, Faster, Cheaper: Choose all three
    Exciting new features for Avanti Slingshot Print MIS unveiled at Graph Expo 16 ORLANDO, Fla., September 25, 2016—“Better, faster or cheaper; choose two.”  Almost since Gutenberg, printers and their customers knew that old saw was true. […]
  • Avanti Inventory
    Avanti Slingshot Tech Tip: Inventory Statistics
    When purchasing and maintaining inventory levels, it is essential for users to be able to track the related metrics. In the Inventory > Items and Item Inquiry module there are six fields that make up an […]
  • Avanti Tech Tip Create Commonly
    Avanti Classic Tech Tip: Create commonly-used tasks with just a click of a button
    Fast Tasks Have you ever come across several jobs or estimates within Demand Estimating, Litho Estimating and/or Order Entry that use the same tasks again and again? There is actually a way to set commonly-used tasks […]
  • Mark Rhodes of Avanti
    Marc Rhodes – Implementation Specialist
    … and all around winner! Marc Rhodes, Implementation Specialist at Avanti, was born in Manhattan, New York. An avid poker player, Marc is the oldest of 3 children and has been married to his lovely wife, […]
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    See You at GRAPH EXPO!
    Avanti is BACK in Booth 1879, to Refresh and Rejuvenate in Orlando! As you are most likely already aware, GRAPH EXPO 2016 is taking place in sunny Orlando, Florida from September 25-28. It’s a wonderful thing […]
  • Hybrid Printing - Print MIS Software
    Hybrid Printing
    Good for You…Good for Them The demands put on the modern print shop have become increasingly complex over the past two decades. The need to be responsive to customer demands has convinced many shop owners to […]
  • Stephen Feldman of Avanti
    Avanti Expands Leadership Team with New Product Management Chief
    Stephen Feldman joins recently-appointed colleagues on Sales, Product and Customer Support teams TORONTO, July 28, 2016 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of cloud-based Print MIS solutions, today announced that Stephen Feldman has joined […]
  • Cloud - Print MIS Software
    When It Comes to Cloud-Based Print MIS Solutions, Is the Risk Worth the Reward?
    Choosing a Print MIS: If you are a commercial printer, then you know how important it is to find new solutions that help you be more efficient, so that you can be productive for your customers. […]
  • Integration - Marketing Information System
    End-to-end workflow solutions generate efficiency in digital and hybrid environments
    By Melissa Donovan – DPS Magazine Digital print providers rely on sophisticated productivity software to run their operations. The latest tools incorporate core aspects of a workflow from end to end, including online ordering, print management, […]
  • Education - Marketing Information System
    Avanti to present during IPMA education outing
    TORONTO, June 14, 2016 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of cloud-based Print MIS solutions, today announced that it will present back-to-back sessions at the upcoming In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) 2016 “Reaching […]
  • Avanti at Drupa
    Avanti at drupa 2016
    Check out these great photos from drupa 2016. During this amazing worldwide event, we were able to demonstrate our award-winning Avanti Slingshot.
  • Tips - Print MIS Software
    Tips on selecting – and implementing – a print MIS
    by Joanne Gore – Director of Marketing, Avanti This article was originally published in the May issue of Graphic Arts Magazine.  Most people who read my articles know that I tend to focus on marketing, more […]
  • Avanti Tech Tip Job With No Printing Task
    Avanti Slingshot Tech Tip: Estimating a job with no printing task in Avanti Slingshot
      Users may have jobs that does not require any printing, however they require other task such as prepress, binding or even outsourced tasks. A popular question always comes up on how this can be done […]
  • Zehava Tyberg of Avanti
    True Love Blossoms at Avanti
    Zehava Tyberg, Product Manager, began her journey with Avanti 22 years ago. Born in Montréal, Québec, Zehava spent a year in Israel before receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, where she studied Math […]
  • Avanti Tech Tip How To Reactivate Archived Jobs
    Avanti Classic Tech Tip: Job Maintenance – How to Reactivate Archived Jobs
      Avanti Classic includes the ability to reactivate a previously archived but not purged job. If you have archived jobs in the past, you can easily reactivate the job through the process described below. Navigate to Tools/ Routines/Job […]
  • Print MIS Software Integrated with HP's PrintOS
    Avanti Slingshot™: First Print MIS to be Integrated with HP’s PrintOS Platform
    SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April 15, 2016 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of cloud-based Print MIS solutions, today announced that the company’s award-winning Avanti Slingshot product is the first Print MIS application to be […]
  • Xploration 2016
    Print Media Centr, Avanti, and Domtar Paper to present Pre-Conference Program at Xploration® 16
    TORONTO, Feb 25, 2016 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS, today announced that it will co-present a pre-conference program with Print Media Centr and Domtar Papers as part of Xploration® 16, […]
  • MFB Maintains Workflow and Sees
    MFB Maintains Workflow and Sees Double-Digit Percent Volume Increase Thanks to Avanti
      From design and printing, to finishing touches and mailing, Michigan Farm Bureau Centralized Print department meets all the communication needs of the state’s largest general farm organization, whose mission is to represent, protect, and enhance […]
  • Web-based Efficiency
    Web-Based Efficiency
    Print providers find success with W2P By Courtney Saba – DPS Magazine Web to print (W2P) systems serve print environments from in-plant operations to commercial printers. Depending on an organization’s clientele and particular needs, print providers […]

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