Who Uses This Software?

Print estimating solution that helps businesses in the printing industry with reporting, third-party integration, inventory management, automation, CRM, shipping management, job ticketing and more.

Average Ratings

7 reviews
  • Overall 4 / 5
  • Ease of Use 3.9 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.3 / 5
  • Features 4.3 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.4 / 5

Product Details

  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Avanti
  • http://www.avantisystems.com
  • Founded 1984

About 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 Features

  • "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
  • Customizable Templates
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Management
  • Printing Services Integration
  • Product Configurator
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • SEO Management
  • Website Management

Avanti Slingshot Most Helpful Reviews

Grow business without adding resources

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

Powerful MIS for digital and large-format POS businesses

Reviewed on 20/11/2019
Scott W.
CEO
Printing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Perfect MIS tool for our company

Reviewed on 18/11/2019
Kurt E.
Partner
Printing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Open system with tight integration to several third-party solutions, like our existing web-to-print software. Their XML loader quickly generates detailed packing lists for each order. Accurate and thorough material cost tracking and detailed accounting processes.

Pros: Managing hundreds of orders for individual customers used to require 5 people. Now it can be done with one, which frees us up to keep growing our business without adding excessive staff.

Cons: Performance (speed) of software is an issue but does continue to improve.

Makes fulfillment profitable

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

Customer Service

Reviewed on 30/09/2019
Damion B.
Largeformat Production Supervisor/ Outsource Print Management
Printing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the software is easy to learn and to navigate through. I was able to jump in with little bit of online training that i receive.

Cons: I don't like that it feels a slow when creating estimate and i wish that i would be able to email my CSR team an estimate directly from there.

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