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Visionary Print Provider Grows by More Than 50% in Two Years

Press release from the issuing company

Print Resources, Inc. to Present their Growth Strategy
in Avanti-sponsored Webinar

Toronto – Avanti Systems, a leading innovator in Print MIS technology, today announced the latest in its web seminar series that features success strategies from North America’s most successful print providers. Poised to reach annual revenue of $6.5 million this year, Indiana-based Print Resources, Inc. combined the Avanti Slingshot Print MIS solution with their own hard work and innovation to reach their goal of 30% growth for each of the past two years.

“We work hard,” said Print Resources co-owner Kurt Ellinger, “but we also work smart. I’m pleased to share best practices from our experience with others in the industry and look forward to participating in Avanti’s webinar series next week.”

The free session is open to commercial and in-plant print providers, and will take place on December 13th at 2:00 PM EST. Online registration is available at http://offers.avantisystems.com/webinars24.  

Print Resources’ challenge

A major educational client sends Print Resources XML files at an average rate of 100 orders each day, with total order volume increasing to as many as 200 orders per day during peak periods in the academic year. The company struggled to fulfill the orders during periods of high order volume and, as a result, mission-critical functions such as invoicing were delayed.

Ellinger turned to automation to free up staff time, keep the shop running at maximum efficiency and meet client requirements for turnaround time. He and his colleagues evaluated print MIS systems that could handle the diverse range of jobs they received on a daily basis, accepting and separating multiple orders, automatically generating packing lists and shipping labels, quickly and accurately generate client invoices, and provide timely and useful business analytics. And it was important that the new solution could adapt as Print Resources’ business grew.

The solution

Print Resources determined that Avanti Slingshot was the right fit, and the results proved that it was the right choice. Previously entered manually, customer data can now flow automatically and seamlessly into the Avanti Slingshot solution without using staff labor. It provides a detailed packing list for each order, listing what should go in each box. As a result of that change alone, Print Resources now needs only one person for order handling and packing instead of five, giving them the flexibility to reallocate four staff to other functions.

The company also uses Avanti Slingshot to streamline their inventory control and accounting processes. Moreover, detailed information in the cost of materials is now providing the company with robust data to run their business better. For example, they can now effectively track whether consumables costs are rising allowing them to make better, more informed business decisions.

“Print Resources growth story is remarkable,” said Avanti’s Dave Lundardi. “We invite print and marketing service providers to join Kurt Ellinger and me for our online webinar and discover how they did it.”


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