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Bi-directional integration with HP PrintOS to provide real-time job profitability data
Toronto – Avanti Systems Ltd announced it is extending its collaboration with HP to empower print services providers (PSPs) to be more efficient and productive with Avanti Slingshot and HP PrintOS. Avanti will demonstrate these new capabilities at Dscoop Edge conference in Orlando, Florida, March 24-27.
For most PSPs, calculating the profit margin on each job they produce is standard business practice. However, seeing those calculations within minutes of the job being printed has been unheard of, until now. With Avanti Slingshot and the HP PrintOS Jobs API, PSPs will experience tight integration and real time, bidirectional job data flow between these systems – eliminating manual rekeying of data and insuring accuracy of the resulting calculations. The advantages of this new and integrated production workflow capability will become evident as Avanti tracks actual profitability statistics using data from an HP Indigo digital press, as it runs jobs during the event.
“Information is power,” said Patrick Bolan, president and CEO, Avanti Systems Ltd. “Avanti Slingshot provides data on virtually every aspect of the process, from job costing and estimating through invoicing and delivery, enabling fact-based management at every stage of the process. Our integration with the PrintOS Jobs API helps Avanti Slingshot customers quickly review the profitability of each job and improve estimating practices by comparing the actual manufacturing cost."