Avanti and Enfocus Integrate for Success


Collaboration benefits customers from MIS throughout production

TORONTO, ON – January 2019 –Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry; and Avanti, the market leader in Print MIS software; today announced a collaborative partnership toward providing integrated solutions for customer success. The partnership is anchored on an integration between Enfocus Switch and Avanti Slingshot®.

“Avanti is well-known for boosting the efficiency of a print shop, making important data about jobs available at each stage of production, and Enfocus products enhance the quality and processing of the job itself. By using both systems, customers can take their businesses to a whole new level.”

Patrick Bolan, President and CEO, Avanti Systems

The combined solution automates repetitive tasks and reduces the number of touch points associated with receiving, sorting, processing and approving PDF files for print. There are no user touch points and all manual work to enter job and production details is completely eliminated, freeing staff time for more valuable activities and allowing print operators to focus on their customers, shortening turnaround time by moving files immediately to the right place and reducing the potential for errors.

Integration with Switch
Avanti Slingshot® is seen as the industry’s most open Print MIS, allowing best-in-breed software to come together to form a simplified, highly customizable solution delivering the optimal workflow for a print shop provider. Communication between Avanti Slingshot® and Enfocus Switch enables fully automated workflow; from job processing, production and fulfilment through to distribution; eliminating costly, time-consuming manual steps. Users benefit from the strength of the combined solution developed for the purpose of working together for a more stable, powerful, yet flexible workflow. The integration also includes the Enfocus PDF Review module, a simple yet extremely powerful and cost-effective solution for review and approval/rejection of native PDF files, and PitStop Server for the automated preflight and correction of PDF files.

“Our customers are telling us that in this highly competitive print market, they are looking for every opportunity to profitably grow their lines of business. In response, our partnership with Enfocus and the Avanti Slingshot® integration with Switch 2018 allows our customers to realize the financial benefits of end-to-end automation.”

Patrick Bolan, President and CEO, Avanti Systems

The Enfocus and Avanti partnership has already seen industry recognition having been honoured by the Association for Print Technologies as a Red Hot Technology at PRINT 18 which gives acknowledgement to print communications technology game-changers. The advantage that this partnership will bring to customers is confidence in knowing that the joint solution was purpose-built in collaboration to deliver a tried and tested integration.

“The collaboration with Avanti Systems further expands the Switch eco-system for customers who are looking to automate their print production workflow from job submission through to the delivery of printed products. Since manual touchpoints are reduced, jobs will flow efficiently and reliably through the print shop, making customers more productive which they will see reflected on their bottom line.”

Wim Fransen, Managing Director, Enfocus

About Avanti

At Avanti, our goal is to help print providers deliver more jobs, in less time, with the confidence in knowing that every aspect of the shop is integrated into one powerful Print MIS platform –Avanti Slingshot®. The platform connects islands of automation, eliminates breakpoints in workflow, and gets critical information into the hands of shop owners and managers – when it’s needed, where it’s needed, and in a format that is most actionable. From order entry through to production and billing, Avanti Slingshot® enables print providers to work more efficiently, control costs and move more jobs through the shop with ease.

About Enfocus

Enfocus provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. Innovative solutions improve communication between design and production while enhancing productivity and predictability through automation of routine tasks.

Step-by-step deployment dramatically increases added value without forcing users to completely rethink their way of doing business. Well-known brands include PitStop, Switch and Connect.

Enfocus is a business unit of Esko and has its headquarters in Ghent, Belgium.

Esko (www.esko.com) is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and publishing industries. Esko products and services drive profitability in the packaging and printing supply chain by reducing time-to-market and raising productivity. Esko is a Danaher company.

For more information, visit www.enfocus.com

Press/Analyst Contacts

Larry Vogel
AR Advisors, Inc. for Avanti
585 230 7489
larry@analystadvisors.com

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