Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions, today announced the integration of the award-winning Avanti Slingshot Print MIS solution with the Catfish web-to-print platform from Infigo Software Limited. The first user of the newly-integrated solutions is the Print & Imaging Lab at Arizona State University, the in-house print provider at one of the largest U.S. universities.
“Automation is the single most important element in keeping a print provider operating in the black today,” said Cathy Skoglund, director of ASU’s print operation. “Both Avanti Slingshot and Infigo Catfish have enabled us to streamline our processes and serve our customers more effectively and efficiently. Integrating these two powerful tools was the natural next step, and it has multiplied the benefit they provide to ASU.”
The newly-integrated solution allows customers of the lab, whether internal or external, to use the SaaS- based Infigo e-commerce platform to submit a print-ready file or compose the entire piece online. By integrating Infigo Catfish with Avanti Slingshot, it’s possible to automate every aspect of the print job into a single workflow, eliminating the need for human intervention. Functions such as job specification and submission, reporting, estimating, imposition, inventory management, scheduling, shipping and billing are automatically combined into a single, streamlined workflow.
“Avanti’s modular technology provides the information and processes that print providers need to maximize their profitability by operating more efficiently, with fewer resources and faster turnaround times,” according to Patrick Bolan, President and CEO, Avanti Systems Limited. “By integrating Avanti Slingshot with Infigo Catfish, our customers have easy access to a new set of unique and powerful e- commerce and job submission capabilities.”
“Catfish, MegaEdit and our other widely-acclaimed solutions offer advanced capabilities for print providers that can delight customers and substantially boost customer acquisition, retention, improvement of the online order process, reduces customers’ support costs, and increases the value of each order, ultimately driving increased profitability,” said Douglas Gibson, Managing Director, Infigo Software Limited. “The combination of Infigo and Avanti technologies provides print service providers access to best-in-class functionality.”
Very popular in the U.K and Europe, Infigo Catfish is a leading web-to-print platform, ideal for companies looking to expand their printing business online in both B2B and B2C environments. It’s an HTML5-based (SaaS) solution that can be customized and configured to address print buyers’ precise needs. Starting with Dscoop San Antonio, Infigo began an aggressive campaign to market its products to North American print providers leading to the company trebling its North American user base over the past year.
ASU Web-to-Print Manager Chris Halkovic described ASU’s use of the solution in an interview by the popular print industry web news provider whattheythink.com.