Avanti Computer Systems Ltd® Print MIS

Efficiency, flexibility, and control for print shop providers in medium and enterprise businesses.

Award-winning Avanti Slingshot is a fully integrated, next-generation print MIS platform providing:
  • Browser-based, secure anywhere/anytime access on any device
  • Support for multiple lines of business including offset, digital, large format, fulfillment, mailing and marketing services
  • JDF integration, connecting "Islands of Automation"
  • A platform to dramatically decrease implementation time through Estimating Standards library, import/migration tools, and a QuickStart
Database
  • An Intuitive User Interface (GUI) reducing end-user training time
  • Support for multi-lingual, multi-site, multi-currency options
  • Flexible deployment options: can be cloud-based or on-premise

Key Features

  • Core Production modules for estimating, order entry, scheduling, shop floor data collection, direct mail management, shipping, invoicing
  • Business Intelligence modules such as CRM, executive dashboards, email notifications, and reporting
  • Automation and integration including JDF interfaces, CIM, Financial AR/AP/GL
  • Optimized for Xerox FreeFlow™ Workflow
  • Closed loop accounting with Xerox office and production printers
Automation of various existing manual workflows is unique to each print provider.

Key Challenges

Increasing the top line, managing the bottom line and streamlining print shop operations are critical to delivering the great service and value that customers demand. Avanti Slingshot automates and optimizes workflows, reduces costly errors, improves turnaround time, and cultivates a more meaningful customer relationship.
  • Eliminate “Islands of Automation” and reduce workflow breakpoints
  • Drive down the cost of doing business
    • Run the shop with few resources
    • Drive incremental print volume without adding staff
  • Automatically submit, track, cost and analyze every digital job
  • Improve customer satisfaction through quicker turnaround time
  • Make better decisions with real-time information at your fingertips
Xerox leverages optimal integration between FreeFlow and Avanti MIS solution.

Why Choose Xerox?

  • Xerox DSPAXT software integrated with Avanti provides real-time, accurate accounting.
  • Offers array of office and production devices for mixed environments.
On-premise Database/Application Server Requirements

Operating System Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 2012 R2
Database SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014 (Standard or Enterprise edition). Avanti uses SQL Server Authentication. A user name and password are required for a config file. The password will be encrypted. Additionally, the installation requires access to SQL Server Management Studio so that Avanti can create and support the databases.
Processor Minimum: Dual core, Intel Processor
Recommended: Quad core, Intel Processor
Memory Minimum: 16 GB
Recommended: 32 GB
The amount of RAM required depends on the number of users and transactions.
Hard disk Configuration
Minimum: RAID 5 for operating system, applications, data files
Recommended: RAID 1 for operating system and applications, RAID 5 for data files
Space: Approximately 500 GB,
Type: SSD drives are recommended
Network Card 1000 Base T Ethernet
Other Considerations
  • Latest version of Java 64 bit must be installed on the server
  • Windows User with:
    • Remote access to all Avanti Slingshot application & database servers
    • Admin access on all Avanti Slingshot application & database servers
    • Ability to configure Windows Firewall WinRM Policies Enabled(Configured automatically by Installer)
    • Ability to create, stop, and start Windows' services on all Avanti Slingshot application servers
  • Powershell 3.0 or higher installed on each Avanti Slingshot application server NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher
  • The application server uses port 8080 by default. This port must be open on the firewall. Alternative ports such as 8081, 8083… etc can be used if 8080 is used by another process.
  • The latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome installed on the server is preferred
  • The application server should not have any other resource intensive software running on the server, such as SharePoint, Exchange Server etc…
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) rated for complete shut down
  • Internet Connection (used to install and upgrade Avant Slingshot)
  • Bomgar Jump Client
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery Strategy