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Choosing a Print MIS

  • 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 […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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. […]
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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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Avanti Tech Tip Item Inquiry
    Avanti Slingshot Tech Tip: Item Inquiry
    Avanti Slingshot Tech Tip: Item Inquiry   Have you ever needed to confirm what job(s) a particular inventory item was used for? Have you ever needed to know the purchase history of a particular inventory item? […]
  • Must see 'em Graph expo 2015
    Newest Avanti Slingshot modules garner two MUST SEE ‘EM awards
    TORONTO, August 17, 2015 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions, today announced that the two newest Avanti Slingshot modules have received the prestigious MUST SEE ‘EM awards in connection with […]
  • Motivate Your Team - Print MIS Software
    Motivating Your Team to Use the Print MIS
    Motivating Your Team to Use the Print MIS   This article was originally published on July 29, 2015 in WhatTheyThink? While there are a lot of obvious benefits to your Print MIS, there are some less obvious […]
  • Virginia Needs Print MIS Software
    Yes Virginia, You Do Need a MIS
    Yes Virginia, You Do Need a MIS   BY JOANN WHITCHER  In today’s competitive business environment, a management information system (MIS) is as necessary to survival and success as the quality of the image you output […]
  • CRM Whitepaper for Print MIS Software
    Whitepaper: Why CRM is the Lifeblood of a Print Shop
    Do you want to grow your print business? Does your CRM give you real-time visibility into all departments within your shop? The key to becoming more customer-centric and maintaining customer loyalty is information! Gaining insight into […]
  • Avanti Slingshot Print MIS Speech Bubble
    Avanti Slingshot Tech Tip – Comments vs Notes
    Avanti Slingshot Tech Tip Comments vs Notes Two questions that we often get asked are “What’s the difference between Comments and Notes?” and “When should they be used?” There is a fundamental difference between the two […]
  • Print MIS Software Trusted Software
    Is Your Print MIS Your Trusted System of Record?
    We love this article, written by Jane at WhatTheyThink.com. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! By Jane Mugford Published: April 20, 2015 Whether you have recently acquired a new Print MIS system or you’ve been […]
  • Avanti Slingshot integrated to HP Smartstream Production Center
    LIVE: Avanti Slingshot Integrated to HP Smartstream Production Center
    Avanti at DscoopX in Washington, DC. Great live demo of Avanti Slingshot integrated to HP Smartstream Production Center!!
  • Print MIS Software Workflow
    Better Business Through Workflow
    Workflow software typically encompasses estimating, ordering, job scheduling, inventory, proofing, shipping, and fulfillment. An integrated solution can provide all of these elements while communicating clearly with a RIP and working cohesively with color management software tools. […]
  • Allegra Network
    Allegra Network, Avanti and Ricoh: The Inside Story
    In early February, Ricoh and Avanti announced that Allegra Network had chosen Avanti Slingshot as the core of its WorkStream™ integrated web storefront to MIS workflow automation solution that will be offered across its North American […]
  • Print Shop Management Software Selection Team
    Take a team approach to selecting your next Print MIS
    John Alden – Regional Sales Manager – Avanti March Madness is my favorite sports time of the year. I love seeing college basketball athletes challenge each other while working together to achieve their goal of winning […]
  • Marketing Information System Innovation and Personalization
    Innovation, Personalization and the Cloud
    This article originally appeared in “News from the Printerverse” and features predictions from industry leaders around the world. Read what Joanne Gore, our director of marketing, predicts for marketing and the print industry: Joanne Gore – Director […]
  • Upgrading your Print MIS Software
    Is Upgrading (your Print MIS) Worth the Risk?
    by Jane Mugford This article was originally published December 8, 2014 in WhatTheyThink? Reprinted with Permission In all industries, one of the biggest challenges facing any technology leader is when a software upgrade should be completed. In […]
  • Why Print MIS Infographic
    Infographic: Why Print MIS?
    Ever wonder WHY it’s important to have a Print MIS solution? By having real-time data and information at their fingertips, company owners are realizing the value in extracting business analytics and costing data produced by equipment and/or software. With […]
  • Checklist for Print MIS Purchasing Process
    5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Print MIS Solution
    When integrated with the various systems within a production environment and the appropriate external systems, a print MIS can provide efficiency to a printer by identifying key information, such as workflow bottlenecks, and by automating tasks […]
  • Print MIS Software
    Print MIS: A look at the past brings us to the future
    Joanne Gore, Director of Marketing When I began working in the print industry back in the 1980s, the technology landscape was quite different from what it is today. Layup sheets were done manually by the print estimator in […]