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Enfocus and Avanti team up on new integrated print software 

Enfocus, a leader in PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, and Avanti, a specialist in Print MIS software, say their new joint project that integrates Enfocus Switch and Avanti Slingshot Print MIS will provide end-to-end automation for print customers. 

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        "A whole new level":
    Avanti CEO Patrick Bolan.

“Avanti is well-known for boosting the efficiency of a print shop, making important data about jobs available at each stage of production, and Enfocus products enhance the quality and processing of the job itself,” said Patrick Bolan president and CEO, Avanti Systems. “By using both systems, customers can take their businesses to a whole new level.”

The combined solution automates repetitive tasks and reduces the number of touch points associated with receiving, sorting, processing and approving PDF files for print, according to a press release: “There are no user touch points and all manual work to enter job and production details is completely eliminated, freeing staff time for more valuable activities and allowing print operators to focus on their customers, shortening turnaround time by moving files immediately to the right place and reducing the potential for errors. 

“Communication between Avanti Slingshot and Enfocus Switch will enable fully automated workflow, from job processing, production and fulfilment through to distribution, eliminating costly, time-consuming manual steps. Users benefit from the strength of the combined solution developed for the purpose of working together for a more stable, powerful, yet flexible workflow.”

The integration also includes the Enfocus PDF Review module, a simple solution for review and approval/rejection of native PDF files, and PitStop Server for the automated preflight and correction of PDF files.

 “Our customers are telling us that in this highly competitive print market, they are looking for every opportunity to profitably grow their lines of business,” said Bolan. “In response, our partnership with Enfocus and the Avanti Slingshot integration with Switch 2018 allows our customers to realize the financial benefits of end-to-end automation.”

Enfocus MD Wim Fransen said: “The collaboration with Avanti Systems further expands the Switch eco-system for customers who are looking to automate their print production workflow from job submission through to the delivery of printed products. Since manual touchpoints are reduced, jobs will flow efficiently and reliably through the print shop, making customers more productive which they will see reflected on their bottom line.”