Canadian MIS leader Avanti had a strong finish to its 2014 Q2 leads that resulted in record growth, with year-to-date revenue up 13.1% over the previous year. The company attributes its success in part to the release of its newest cloud-based Print MIS software, Avanti Slingshot. Launched in Q4 2013, Avanti Slingshot, developed for commercial printers, enterprise/in-plants and franchise operations, has already won the coveted “Must See’em” Award at Print 13.
Avanti Slingshot incorporates business intelligence (CRM, dashboards and reporting), production planning (estimating, imposition, automated purchasing, sales orders, inventory management and scheduling), warehousing, shipping and billing into one easy-to-use and easy-to-implement system. Its success has also led to a number of new clients including The Watkins Printing Company, Colortree Group, American Marketing & Mailing Services Inc. (AMMS) and Arizona State University (ASU).
“We are very encouraged by the extremely positive response that we are getting from the market for Avanti Slingshot,” said Patrick Bolan, President and CEO of Avanti. “We continue to help printers move beyond print and have developed a platform that can support their multiple lines of business – including conventional and digital print, large format, mailing, data management, marketing services and fulfillment.”
One long-time Avanti customer, Pazazz (a Montreal-based cross-media integrated marketing solutions company), just completed its move to the Avanti Slingshot platform. “I was impressed with the migration tools that Avanti has developed to streamline the transition from Avanti Classic to Avanti Slingshot,” said Warren Werbitt, Founder and CEO of Pazazz, “The intuitive GUI made it easy for my folks to be productive very quickly.”
Cathy Skoglund Manager of Operations & Business Development, ASU Print & Imaging Lab said: “I am no longer a bottleneck when it comes to estimating. Because the platform is cloud-based, I have experienced ‘freedom from my desk’ and can easily create estimates while travelling. We can deliver more jobs without hiring more people and know with 100% certainty what our job costs are”
Avanti will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in September of this year.