Avanti Slingshot is First Print MIS to Integrate with MarcomCentral’s JobDirect Plus
TORONTO — March 28, 2017 — Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leader in Print MIS solutions, today announced that Avanti Slingshot is the first print MIS to integrate seamlessly with MarcomCentral JobDirect Plus. The integration facilitates job submission through the online portal, providing real-time status for each job in process.
The collective power of these two solutions enables print providers to easily bolster overall efficiency, reduce “islands of automation” and eliminate breakpoints in the workflow, while giving their customers an easy and effective way to digitally build and customize orders.
Award-winning Avanti Slingshot enables print providers to work more efficiently, control costs and move jobs through the shop without delays. JobDirect Plus helps translate production capabilities directly to the customer, reducing disruptions for one-time submissions. The integration with Avanti Slingshot manages crucial backend processes like reporting, estimating, imposition, inventory management, scheduling, shipping, billing and more into a single, streamlined workflow.
“The success of today’s print and marketing service providers hinges increasingly on their ability to automate all facets of the print shop while maintaining a meaningful relationship with their customers,” said Patrick Bolan, President and CEO, Avanti. “Integrating Avanti Slingshot with JobDirect Plus provides a simple and intuitive way to do that through a customizable online portal that drives a fully automated production workflow.”
MarcomCentral’s JobDirect Plus is a SaaS-based offering that provides a simple and intuitive way for print providers to engage with customers through a customizable online portal that drives a fully-automated production workflow. Using a sleek, contemporary user interface, customers can visually build their products on-the-fly, specify an array of features and finishing options, preview their submissions live and submit online through virtually any application.
“Ad hoc job submissions are on the rise, and today’s print providers are looking for ways to manage them easily and efficiently,” said Coleman Kane, CEO and President, MarcomCentral. “By integrating the proven advantages of Avanti Slingshot’s print MIS platform with the powerful yet easy-to-use capabilities of MarcomCentral’s JobDirect Plus, we’re providing the best solution to serve this dynamic, growing market.”