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  • Avanti Slingshot wins PRINT 18’s Vanguard Collaboration Award
    Award Recognizes Game Changing Integration with BCC Software TORONTO, On – September 29th, 2018 – Avanti Systems was presented today with the PRINT 18 Vanguard Collaboration Award for the integration of Avanti Slingshot with BCC Software’s Mail […]
  • Avanti Innovation Celebrated by Red Hot Technology Awards
    Avanti Slingshot Print MIS platform to be showcased at PRINT 18 TORONTO, On – September 25th, 2018 – Avanti, a leader in Print MIS solutions, today announced it has been recognized in this year’s RED HOT Technologies […]
  • Avanti - We have answers
    Employee Spotlight: Michelle Gelula, Avanti Classic Support Manager
    Meet Michelle Gelula, Avanti Classic Support Manager Going “above and beyond” is the hallmark of great support. According to her customers and teammates, Michelle Gelula, Avanti Classic Support Manager, does this regularly. Michelle, who started working […]
  • Printing and Marketing Group overcomes operational bottlenecks to meet their surge in customer demand and orders.
    Armando Pena of Printing and Marketing Group, Inc. shares how rapidly growing orders put a huge strain on their people and systems and how they were able to use Avanti to drive out costs, increase productivity […]
  • Pazazz expands service lines and delivers stronger ROI
    Pazazz had already been expanding into new lines of business to keep up with customer demand but when they decided to add Large Format to the mix, they knew it was time to bring in a […]
  • How Varispark improved operations, reduced errors and grew profits
    Todd McNett of Varispark (formerly Platinum Direct) shares how Avanti’s Slingshot Print MIS allowed him to get more jobs through the shop, reduce human touch points and errors, and grow profits.
  • The Annual Avanti User Group Conference
    Highlights from the Avanti User Group Conference, hosted in Toronto, Canada. This annual event empowers participants with actionable steps that all users of Avanti’s popular MIS system, Avanti Slingshot, can take back to their companies and […]
  • PRINT 18
    Print18, taking place in Chicago, IL, from Sept 30th to Oct 2nd, is a great opportunity for printing and marketing professionals to connect with print suppliers and manufacturers. With more than 80 engaging education sessions to […]
  • Avanti and BCC Software announce key Print MIS and postal software integration
    Two-way integration allows for seamless communication of the mailing and production requirements for a job TORONTO, On – May 2, 2018 – Today, Avanti, the market leader in Print MIS software, and BCC Software, the leading […]
  • Tim Dol, Avanti Slingshot Architect and Lead Developer
    Employee Spotlight: Tim Dol, Application Architect and Lead Developer
    The Avanti development team is the lifeblood of everything we do here.  Without them, Avanti Slingshot wouldn’t be where it is today with new features and integrations. As an Application Architect and lead developer on the […]
  • Employee Spotlight: Duncan Ellis Director of Professional Services
    It’s always fun to share a little bit of the background of members of the Avanti team. For this issue, our spotlight shines on Duncan Ellis. Duncan is both a pillar and positive mentor on the […]
  • Jerry McNeely
    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
    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 […]
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    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 […]
  • 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 […]

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