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  • 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, […]
  • Graphics Canada Expo
    Graphics Canada 2017
    April 6 – 8 2017 Join us at Graphics Canada, the largest showcase for the Graphic Communications and Printing Industries in Canada. We’ll be in booth 5720, showcasing award-winning Avanti Slingshot LIVE. ATTEND FOR FREE: Register online by April 5, […]
  • IPMA Conference
    IPMA
    June 11 – 14 Join us at the largest In-Plant event for all sectors of the In-Plant industry. See how Avanti Slingshot helps you seamlessly integrate into corporate systems, achieve zero-touch production, and deliver great customer service […]
  • 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 […]
  • Avanti Classic Tech Tip Image
    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 […]
  • Avanti Slingshot
    The Next Generation Print MIS for Today’s Production Environments At Avanti, our goal is to help you deliver more jobs, in less time, with the confidence in knowing that every aspect of your shop is integrated […]
  • 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, […]
  • Graph Expo Logo
    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 […]
  • Eli Wallach
    Avanti congratulates Eli Wallach for obtaining prestigious JDF Expert certification
        TORONTO, May 18, 2016 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of cloud-based Print MIS solutions, today announced that Eli Wallach, Implementation Consultant for the company, has received his JDF Expert certification. Mr. […]
  • Avanti Awards 2015
    And the 2015 Avanti Awards winners are…
    Every month, Avanti has a company-wide meeting where we talk through accomplishments of the previous month and department level priorities for the next month.  February’s meeting is a bit different and, definitely, my favourite Company meeting […]
  • 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 […]
  • Perfect Elevator Pitch
    Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch
    by Joanne Gore, Director of Marketing, Avanti This article orignially appeared in PrintMediaCentr’s News from the Printerverse Picture yourself in an elevator on the 15th floor. The doors open and in walks Kevin O’Leary, from Shark […]
  • Avanti Tech Tip Credit Hold - Print MIS Software
    Avanti Classic Tech Tip: How to set up a credit hold
    There is sometimes a requirement to place a customer on credit hold. Depending on the methods your company uses for invoice payment, there may be a need to alert your employees when a customer is on […]
  • Cursor - Print MIS Software
    Avanti Slingshot Tech Tip: Configuration on Widgets/Dashboards
    Ever wonder why some of your widgets seems to go “wonky” on your dashboard? Basically, dashboards work in a particular way, whereas widgets require specific configuration in size, in order for the system to show all information. […]
  • David Lunardi of Avanti
    Look up in the sky … it’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s David Lunardi!
      David Lunardi, Regional Sales Manager at Avanti, was born in Providence, Rhode Island and is the oldest of four siblings (2 boys and 2 girls). When he’s not out selling Avanti Slingshot, you can likely […]
  • Thanksgiving - Print MIS Software
    Giving thanks…for print!
    by Gail Bullen, Business Development Manager, Avanti For many, Thanksgiving is a national holiday, and a chance to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. It is meant to be […]
  • PDS Top 30 for Print Shop Management Software
    Avanti Named to DPS Magazine’s 4th Annual Top 30 Readers’ Choice Awards
    TORONTO, December 1, 2015 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions, today announced its inclusion in DPS Magazine’s 4th Annual Top 30 Readers’ Choice Awards. Each year the publication’s dedicated readership […]
  • Avanti Slingshot Print MIS
    Aflac In-plant Adds Avanti Slingshot Print MIS
    Communicorp, a subsidiary of Aflac and one of the largest marketing solutions providers in the Southeast, announced a new partnership with Ricoh to implement the award-winning Avanti Slingshot Print Management Information System (MIS), demonstrating Communicorp’s ongoing […]
  • Winning Avanti Slingshot
    Communicorp Selects Award-Winning Avanti Slingshot
    COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Communicorp, a subsidiary of Aflac and one of the largest marketing solutions providers in the Southeast, announced a new partnership with Ricoh to implement the award-winning Avanti Slingshot Print Management […]

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