Avanti, MarcomCentral Integrate Systems
Avanti Slingshot is the first print MIS to integrate seamlessly with MarcomCentral JobDirect Plus. The integration, available immediately, facilitates job submission through the online portal, providing real-time status for each job in process.
The integration was announced this week by Toronto-based Avanti Computer Systems Limited and MarcomCentral, of Solana Beach, Calif. Both are owned by Ricoh.
The collective power of these two solutions enables in-plants to 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 in-plants 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,” says Avanti President and CEO Patrick Bolan. “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 in-plants to engage with customers through a customizable online portal that drives an 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,” says Coleman Kane, CEO and president of 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.”
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