Avanti Wins On Demand Best of Show Award

Avanti Computer Systems Ltd., a provider of Print MIS and Web-to-Print solutions, has been recognized at this year’s On Demand Conference & Exposition with the Best of Show award in the Print MIS/ERP category.

Avanti’s CRM module was selected for its recently announced integration with Microsoft Outlook to enhance the productivity of the print shop’s sales team.

InfoTrends, a market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, partnered with the On Demand Conference & Exposition to produce the awards program.

Microsoft Outlook is the most popular tool used by the print shop’s sales team to stay connected with customers and keep track of contacts, meetings and tasks. However, the rest of the shop leverages the shop’s Print MIS to capture the same information and to plan their work. It is very easy for these two environments to become out of step with one another. This new integration provides automatic synchronization of e-mails, contacts, tasks and appointments bi-directionally between Avanti’s Print MIS and Microsoft Outlook. Sales reps and CSRs can work remotely and have the confidence they are working with the most up-to-date information.

“We are excited to be able to offer our customers this new integration with Microsoft Outlook,” said Patrick Bolan, CEO of Avanti. “Trying to keep multiple applications up to date with exactly the same information is a productivity killer if done manually. Avanti CRM becomes the control centre for all customer information and the ability to synchronize with Microsoft Outlook ensures that key information is not sitting on multiple laptops. Instead, there is a central repository that is consistent, always up to date and available across all departments.”

“This award is meant to recognize exceptional innovation in the digital printing industry,” stated Jeff Hayes, president, InfoTrends. “Avanti is one of the leaders in our industry, and we are pleased to acknowledge their accomplishments.”