Avanti Slingshot Print MISCase Study

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This Avanti Slingshot print MIS case study describes Square One Direct Inc.. Square One Direct is a $12.5 million marketing communications provider in New Jersey. About five years ago when Square One reached $8 million in sales, costs started growing faster than revenues. Profitability was declining but it wasn’t clear why.

Print MIS Case Study

This case study details how implementing Avanti Slingshot Print MIS helped Square One overcome multiple issues to return to profitability, including:

  • Poor visibility of cost factors on a job-by-job basis
  • Poor identification of profitable from unprofitable projects
  • Lack of project planning
  • Lack of accountability and consistency
  • Costing every project asa clean-sheet design in a system which allowed staff to enter their own numbers
  • Non-existent links between cost and price did not exist
  • Routine mistakes in manufacturing and purchasing due to human errors, inaccuracies, and poor organization of notes and instructions

Avanti Slingshot Print MIS Solutions

To solve its problems, Square One chose Avanti Slingshot Print MIS. Returns on their investment were realized almost immediately, including:

  • Complete, detailed and accurate captured data
  • Reduction in errors arising from miscommunications
  • Introduction of profitability-based decision on every project
  • Fast, accurate, and consistent estimates resulting in higher sales
  • More production from the same number of staff

Advice for Printers Implementing Avanti Slingshot Print MIS

In this MIS case study, Jill Townsend, a partner in Square One Direct has some sage advice for others considering a print MIS system:

  • It’s software. Detailed informationis required from the beginning in order to see the benefits
  • Be willing to change. Automating what you’ve always done won’t help. Work with the system, not against it>
  • Change will impact everyone. Involve everyone in the planning, implementation, and use ofthe new system
  • Communicate. When people understand the benefits they will understand the reasons for change

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