Thursday July 30, 2015

In this issue:

NEWS: Avanti provides “sneak peek” of Avanti Slingshot’s latest release

Full suite of enhancements to be unveiled live at Graph Expo 15, Booth 654

TORONTO, July 30, 2015 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions, today announced that it will unveil the latest features of its award-winning Avanti Slingshot at Graph Expo 15. The trade show will take place from September 13th through 16th at McCormick Place in Chicago.

On Thursday, September 10th, Avanti will host a live webinar featuring the latest version of Avanti Slingshot, in advance of its full unveiling at Graph Expo 15. The webinar, which is now open for registration, will showcase some of the exciting new features.

According to Avanti Slingshot product manager Josh Perkins, current users played a major role in mapping the development effort. “It’s really our customers who were the driving force as we developed these new capabilities,” he said. “Their input helped us make some of our best-selling modules even better, further solidifying Avanti Slingshot as a leader in Print MIS.”

The new features and enhancements featured in this webinar include: <<read more>>

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Yes Virginia, You Do Need a MIS

This article originally appeared in My Print Resource

In today’s competitive business environment, a management information system (MIS) is as necessary to survival and success as the quality of the image you output on your printing device.

Nor does the size and type of your shop give you a pass—whether your shop is a five-person wide-format operation, a 15-person digital print enterprise, or a 70-person offset-digital facility offering a cacophony of services—running MIS software is a must.

“Commercial printers, whether they’re digital, litho, sign, or any other should invest in MIS software to streamline their workflow,” said Shawn Brown, business development manager, P.M.I.S, developers of E-Pro Print. “It is a tool that gives them control to better manage their operations as well as a helping hand in boosting revenue. MIS is made to reduce the workload and increase productivity in every department of the business.”

Stephen McWilliam, EVP for Avanti, agrees. “Implemented properly, it becomes the ‘system of record’ for everything: estimating, customer service, finance, and production. The key value-add of a print MIS system like Avanti Slingshot is that it will give you your true cost and profit on every single job,” he said. <<read more>>


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Avanti is back for Graph Expo 15. Visit us in booth 654

September 13 - 16, 2015

Avanti will be returning to the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL to attend Graph Expo 2015! 

  • See Avanti Slingshot live, including all of the latest new features from Grand Format Estimating to Touchless Workflow
  • Join us in our lounge for dedicated 1:1 time
  • Look for members of the Avanti team as they participate in various panels in The Printerverse

Register before August 28th, using code 30111, for your FREE pass ($45 value)

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Avanti's Free Live Webinar Series - Thursdays at 2pm EST

Find out how Avanti has helped digital, offset, hybrid and large format shops meet customer demands efficiently and cost effectively. Discover the critical role that MIS can play in your organization to help you achieve your goals by joining us for one of our upcoming live webinars Thursdays at 2PM EST.

Gain a Competitive Edge with Avanti & HP
HP and Avanti have developed an interface to integrate award-winning Avanti Slingshot with the HP SmartStream workflow portfolio. Avanti is the only provider of Print MIS software in North America to offer this level of connectivity with HP SmartStream.
Register HERE

Save Time & Money with Avanti Slingshot’s Gang Run Tools
Avanti Slingshot’s Gang Run Tools are ideal for Commercial and In-plant shops looking to streamline optimal sheet requirements for the same and/or different finished sizes, including envelopes. By combining similar print jobs from a variety of sources, printer providers can benefit from economies of scale, and substantially reduce the cost of each individual job.
Register HERE

Avanti Slingshot Large Format & Grand Format Workflow
This webinar will demonstrate how Avanti Slingshot helps printers better manage large format and grand format jobs, focusing on the ease of creating profitable estimates based on actual costs, and how those estimates are easily turned into job orders with the click of the mouse. We’ll also show how to significantly save time and reduce costs throughout the print production process by eliminating points at which human intervention is typically required.
Register HERE

Graph Expo “Sneak Peek” of Avanti Slingshot’s Latest Release
Join us for a sneak peek as we unveil some of the latest new features being showcased at Graph Expo 15. This webinar will showcase some of the exciting new developments and enhancements in Avanti Slingshot including:

  • Grand Format Estimating
  • Gang Run Tools
  • Automated Purchasing
  • Touchless Workflow

Register HERE


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2015 Avanti User Group Conference October 6 – 9, 2015

“Discover the Possibilities…Uncover the Value”

Following on the heels of last year’s most successful conference ever, we once again have a great line-up of speakers and Avanti customers from across North America’s In-Plant and Commercial organizations. It’s a great opportunity to meet with fellow print professionals in a casual and fun setting.

NEW FOR 2015!
In addition to our popular “Ask the Experts” room, for the first time, we will be holding concurrent tracks for both Avanti Classic and Avanti Slingshot customers. Keeping in line with our theme: "Discover the Possibilities…Uncover the Value", we are committed to delivering content relevant to all Avanti end-users, whether you’re an expert or a “newbie”, to maximize your ROI.

Check out the 2015 Agenda

In addition to 3.5 days focused on the daily use of the modules (and finding all the little hidden gems, tips, and tricks), your registration includes:

  • Welcome reception October 6th
  • Social event in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake October 7th, including a vineyard tour, dinner with wine-pairing, and a bonfire 
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 2 daily refreshment breaks


Get all the details here!


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Avanti's Hidden Gems

Did you know that Avanti customers have access to a virtual cornucopia of treats? Ok, maybe not a cornucopia…but we sure do have a heck of a lot of stuff!

Our extensive knowledge base gives you access to:

  • Documentation and Release notes:
    For Avanti Classic and Avanti Slingshot
  • Webinars, Demos and Videos:
    Our experts cover a wide range of topics from workflow to estimating
  • How To and Tips:
    To help you get the most out of your Avanti installation

Contact us to learn more

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So the next time you need answers…come hang out with us online.

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