Avanti Computer Systems of Toronto reported a record-setting second quarter to its financial year with revenue up 13.1 percent in comparison to the corresponding period of last year.
The software developer, which is preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary in September 2014, points to last year’s launch of the new Slingshot Management Information System as the primary reason for its revenue growth. (Read PrintAction's August 2013 cover story about the launch of Slingshot, called The Slingshot Effect.)
Released in the fourth quarter of 2013, Avanti Slingshot is developed for commercial print providers, enterprise/in-plants and franchise operations. “I was impressed with the migration tools that Avanti has developed to streamline the transition from Avanti Classic to Avanti Slingshot,” stated Warren Werbitt, Founder and CEO of Pazazz, which has been a longtime Avanti MIS customer. “The intuitive GUI made it easy for my folks to be productive very quickly.”
Avanti describes Slingshot as incorporating business intelligence (CRM, dashboards and reporting), production planning (estimating, imposition, automated purchasing, sales orders, inventory management and scheduling), warehousing, shipping and billing. The Toronto company reports Slingshot has also led to a number of new clients including: The Watkins Printing Company; Colortree Group, Inc.; 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,” declared 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.”