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 print MIS to integrate seamlessly with MarcomCentral JobDirect® Plus. The integration facilitates job submission through the online portal, providing real-time status for each job in process.

The collective power of these two solutions enables print providers to easily bolster overall efficiency, reduce “islands of automation” and eliminate breakpoints in the workflow, while giving their customers an easy and effective way to digitally build and customize orders.

Award-winning Avanti Slingshot enables print providers to work more efficiently, control costs and move jobs through the shop without delays. JobDirect Plus helps translate production capabilities directly to the customer, reducing disruptions for one-time submissions. The integration with Avanti Slingshot manages crucial backend processes like reporting, estimating, imposition, inventory management, scheduling, shipping, billing and more into a single, streamlined workflow.

“The success of today’s print and marketing service providers hinges increasingly on their ability to automate all facets of the print shop while maintaining a meaningful relationship with their customers,” said Patrick Bolan, President and CEO, Avanti. “Integrating Avanti Slingshot with JobDirect Plus provides a simple and intuitive way to do that through a customizable online portal that drives a fully automated production workflow.”

MarcomCentral’s JobDirect Plus is a SaaS-based offering that provides a simple and intuitive way for print providers to engage with customers through a customizable online portal that drives a fully-automated production workflow. Using a sleek, contemporary user interface, customers can visually build their products on-the-fly, specify an array of features and finishing options, preview their submissions live and submit online through virtually any application.

“Ad hoc job submissions are on the rise, and today’s print providers are looking for ways to manage them easily and efficiently,” said Coleman Kane, CEO and President, MarcomCentral. “By integrating the proven advantages of Avanti Slingshot’s print MIS platform with the powerful yet easy-to-use capabilities of MarcomCentral’s JobDirect Plus, we’re providing the best solution to serve this dynamic, growing market.”

The integration capability is available immediately.

About Avanti

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 into one powerful platform. Since 1984, Avanti has provided innovative, award-winning Print MIS solutions that help print shops and marketing communication organizations automate all facets of their business and cultivate a more meaningful customer relationship. Avanti’s solutions are the most open in the industry; are JDF-certified, fully integrated, and extend from order entry through to production and billing. www.avantisystems.com #askavanti

About MarcomCentral

MarcomCentral®, formerly PTI Marketing Technologies®, is a leading provider of software solutions for print service providers since 2000.  Our core products include MarcomCentral Web-to-Print, a cloud-based Marketing Asset Management solution that produces web-based corporate marketing portals for brand management, asset distribution, and customized marketing materials, and FusionPro® VDP, scalable variable data publishing software that generates dynamic personalized marketing campaigns, automated VDP workflows, and custom web solutions.

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Avanti press contact:
Joanne Gore
Avanti Computer Systems Limited
+1 416 445 1722 x 265
jgore@avantisystems.com
MarcomCentral press contact:
Caroline Lanspa
MarcomCentral
+1 858 847 6616
media@marcomcentral.com

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