Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS and Web-to-Print solutions and SmartLinc, Inc. a web-based shipping solutions provider, today announced their integration partnership. The bi-directional integration of Avanti’s MIS with Process Shipper, SmartLinc’s multi-carrier shipping solution, will enable print providers to better monitor and track customer shipments, eliminate inefficiencies and improve their bottom line.
EarthColor, a premier provider of digital print and integrated marketing solutions in Moonachie NJ, has already implemented the Avanti/SmartLinc integration. “Both Avanti and SmartLinc are important applications in our operation. The integration of the two enables us to save time and effort in our shipping and billing departments, by eliminating the data entry errors that inevitably occur as multiple departments re-key in the same data at multiple points in the workflow,” says William Chilin, Director of IT at EarthColor.
Once an order is placed in Avanti, the integration of the two applications shortens the ship-to-bill cycle time by automatically updating the shipping status, carrier information, number of packages, tracking numbers, and freight charges in Avanti in real-time. This enables printers to enhance cash flow and provide their customers with up-to-date shipping status.
“We are excited to extend the integration capability of SmartLinc and Avanti to our customers and provide for a more streamlined shipping process which is simple to use, cost effective and accurate,” says Patrick Bolan, CEO of Avanti.
SmartLinc has been EarthColor’s preferred shipping integrator for over the past five years. “With the addition of the Avanti Business Management Software, it was a natural decision for us to develop an interface with Avanti to provide the automation capabilities of Process Shipper for Avanti shipments as well.” says Scott Kwiatkowski, Vice President at SmartLinc.