Avanti Slingshot

Avanti Slingshot

by Avanti

Who Uses Avanti Slingshot?

Commercial Printers, Print Service Providers, Marketing Service Providers, In-Plants, Direct Mail, Print and Mail, Large/Grand format.

What Is Avanti Slingshot?

At Avanti, our goal is to help you deliver more jobs, in less time, with the confidence in knowing that every aspect of your shop is integrated into one powerful platform. Since 1984, Avanti has provided innovative, award-winning Print MIS solutions that help print shops and marketing communication organizations automate all facets of their business and cultivate a more meaningful customer relationship.

Avanti Slingshot Details

Avanti

http://www.avantisystems.com

Founded 1984

Avanti Slingshot Pricing Overview

Avanti Slingshot does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Avanti Slingshot Features

Print Estimating Software
"Best Price" Estimating
Best Fit Imposition
Bindery Estimating
Discounts Management
Multiple Version Calculations
Pre-Press Estimating
Pre/Post Service Calculations
Press & Run Style Analysis
Process Ink Calculation
Production Options Evaluation
Approval Workflow
Customisable Templates
Multi-Store
Order Management
Printing Services Integration
Product Configurator
Quotes/Estimates
SEO Management
Website Management

Avanti Slingshot Reviews

Showing 5 of 10 reviews

Overall
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Service
4.6/5
Features
4.3/5
Value for Money
4.4/5
Scott W.
CEO
Printing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/11/2019

"Powerful MIS for digital and large-format POS businesses"

Comments: Slingshot, and the Avanti professional services, redefined many of the ways we run our business so that we’re more profitable and positioned for growth.

Pros: Avanti helped us refine our processes, helped us reduce waste, reduce operator downtime, and accurately price our products. We’re now more efficient in just about every aspect of our shop and we expect the integration with XMPie will help expand our business.

Cons: Like any good product, it takes time to get things perfect. And time is hard to come by. Not a 'con' rather more a reality.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/11/2019
Mark P.
General Manager
Printing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/02/2020

"AIIM Streamlines business with Slingshot"

Comments: On boarding the newer MIS system was a large undertaking culturally. Avanti was able to provide the necessary training and resources both onsite and offsite.

Pros: Modular based and scaleable which helps internally adoption rates. Software is evolving rapidly
and is always bringing new features and functions to the systems. Adoption of these features helps us
streamline business processes and production tasks which show on the bottom line

Cons: Estimating layouts and modeling would benefit from AI in the future. Slingshot job tickets
can be overwhelming in the amount of information provided to production.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/02/2020
Kevin L.
President
Printing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/11/2019

"Makes fulfillment profitable"

Comments: The Avanti team was remarkable. The professional approach helped my people feel comfortable with the entire implementation and go-live.

Pros: Reducing time to administrate allows us to focus more time serving our customer base.
Definitely helping make fulfillment more profitable.
Slingshot’s automation and structured workflows eliminated the breakpoints we had with our previous MIS system. It reduced the fulfillment workload from 10-15 hours/week down to less than 2 hours per week!
Automation and structured workflows that route tickets directly to the warehouse. It means that floor employees can quickly pick and pack without having to think or stress about it. A contract module that automatically creates invoices for contracted charges (i.e. # of picks, # of orders, warehouse storage). The system significantly reduced our end-of-month invoicing activities.

Cons: Currently the focus on the development team is centered around bug fixes rather than features, however I believe more resources are still required.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/11/2019
Jill T.
Partner
Printing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/11/2019

"Grow business without adding resources"

Comments: We are the biggest proponent of Avanti Slingshot. Their support and responsiveness is exactly what you need when you make an investment in a software system like this. They’re with us all the way. As far as the support team and the training goes – above our expectations. Other companies ghost you once the ‘sales cycle’ is over. Since we signed on with Avanti the training, support and software development team listens to us and continues to improve on the system to better serve our needs.

Pros: We realized our ROI within six months due to informed business decisions based upon detailed project profitability, fast, accurate and consistent estimates, and reduced miscommunication errors.

Cons: The Slingshot dashboards are pretty but need more robust widgets.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/11/2019
Alexander C.
President
Printing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/02/2020

"Much needed large format MIS"

Comments: After a number of years evaluating various MIS for our business, the Avanti Slingshot was chosen as it best suited our needs. It helped us streamline our processes and positioned us for further growth. It eliminated hours of administrative work enabling us to focus our customers needs.

Pros: The system is very user-friendly.

The team of experts and developers are always willing to listen to suggestions and continue to enhance the product. In recent years the updates and additions have become more frequent which is a plus.
The User Conference is an event not to be missed.

Cons: Like any other software, it does not suffice to all our needs. However I would not categorize it as a negative. It hard to please every user.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/02/2020