Communicorp chooses Avanti Slingshot print MIS from Ricoh

avanticommunicorp1-inCommunicorp (Columbus, Georgia), a subsidiary of Aflac and one of the largest marketing solutions providers in the Southeastern United States, has announced a new partnership with Ricoh to implement award-winning Avanti Slingshot Print Management Information System (MIS) to drive operational efficiencies and improve workflow across its print production and fulfillment projects. Avanti Slingshot is a high-performance, Canadian-based print MIS solution that creates one seamless process for incorporating: business intelligence (CRM, dashboards and reporting); production planning (estimating, imposition, planned purchasing, sales orders, inventory management and scheduling); as well as warehousing, shipping and billing. The solution provides secure access on any Internet-enabled device anywhere at any time, while supporting multiple lines of business – including offset, digital, large-format, fulfillment, mailing and marketing services.

Mike Thomas.
Mike Thomas.

“We’re always looking for ways to meet the growing demands of the digital print and fulfillment industry,” said Mike Thomas, Vice President of Communicorp. “Avanti Slingshot is a cutting-edge solution that will allow us to stay competitive in the marketplace, and be extremely responsive to our customers. The solution is flexible and scaleable, meaning it will continue to adapt and grow with our business over time.”
Additionally, the advanced Avanti Slingshot tool will provide Communicorp’s customers with the ability to track orders online, enabling quicker turnaround times on jobs, and faster response times from project managers and internal work teams. “We developed Avanti Slingshot to assist companies like Communicorp with eliminating manual processes and redundancies, while also allowing them to improve resource planning and production time for projects. All of these enhancements significantly improve the end product for customers,” said Patrick Bolan, Avanti President and CEO.
Ricoh made a significant investment in Avanti in 2013 as part of its workflow strategy to provide customers an open MIS platform that integrates with other systems and automates the entire print and fulfillment process. “Ricoh uses an implementation methodology that ensures that projects, such as Communicorp’s, are managed with flawless execution and delivered as promised,” said the OEM.
“As a systems integrator of production solutions, we’re proud to have Communicorp as an industry partner, and look forward to helping them expand their business with this solution,” said Brian Balow, Vice President, Professional Services & Strategic Vertical Markets, Ricoh Production Systems, Ricoh USA.

Tony Curcio
Tony Curcio is the news editor at Graphic Arts Magazine.

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