Avanti Advanced Fulfillment - A Must See' em!
Avanti Advanced Fulfillment is a powerful and fully-integrated module within Avanti’s Graphic Arts Management System. Advanced Fulfillment helps commercial print providers reach beyond print production, to managing the complex business of fulfillment.
Avanti Advanced Fulfillment includes a contract management system where print providers can easily manage and track their customers’ finished goods orders. It also includes a set of tools for print providers to manage the complex billing of a customer’s finished goods, including how the goods are stocked (by the unit/package/box/skid level detail), packed and tracked. This level of granularity ensures that the value of finished goods is properly accounted for. In addition, when releasing goods from inventory, the cost and price are based on FIFO (“First-in First-out”) principles, ensuring accurate billing at the time of release.
Key features include:
- Bill on production – the ability to specify that an order is billed on production so that invoices are created automatically as the item is received into inventory.
- The ability to specify the box and package information on the estimate which flows into the production order and, in turn, the receipt from production.
- Tracking the receipt of inventory down to the unit, package, box and skid level.
- Jobs for finished goods are automatically marked as release orders.
- The price of the items on the job are based on the receipt of that item and the age of the receipt (FIFO).
- The ability to easily set up and accurately bill, within the contract, charges for warehousing and customers’ finished goods.
For more information, please visit our executive class lounge and have a coffee on us at Booth 864!
Avanti Releases Version 12.4 at Graph Expo - Stop by for a Cappuccino on us and find out more!
Visit Avanti at Booth #864, the leader in Print MIS and Digital Print Workflow Automation. Avanti continues its investment in open standards for integration and automation and will be demonstrating Version 12.4 for the first time at the show. This is Avanti’s most significant release in over 10 years with many exciting enhancements.
Version 12.4 includes Avanti Advanced Fulfillment which received a 2012 Must See ’em Award, as well as other features based on innovative ideas from Avanti’s customers. It includes a new bi-directional integration with Neopost’s GMC Inspire software and key enhancements to our Contract Management System. Print providers can now bill on production orders and invoices can be created automatically as the items are received into inventory, solving a key challenge for Printers involved in the complex world of fulfillment.
And finally, the ability to easily manage multiple bill-to and ship-to addresses, while automatically generating separate invoices for each address or summary invoices, as required, makes both the Printer’s and Print Buyer’s life easier, resulting in hours of saving in processing time and faster payment of bills. Stop by the Avanti booth #864 to learn more.
Avanti & GMC create zero-touch workflows through integration
Avanti’s Print MIS is completely integrated with GMC production software for transactional, trans-promotional and direct mail production. This integration partnership allows printers to achieve zero-touch workflows by integrating the administration and production workflow.
When a job is submitted across the web or entered into Avanti, the job is automatically created in Avanti’s Print MIS. Important job parameters such as the job description, customer info, stock, quantity, number of pages etc., are then sent to the GMC production server, utilizing Avanti’s JDF Framework. Once GMC receives the job parameters, it generates the final VPS (Variable Print Specification) output file from the imported address list.
This list can include hundreds of thousands of address records which are combined with graphic elements and variable data, before the file is sent to the next system in the workflow to prepare it for printing.
Once this is complete, the GMC system sends updated job parameters, including asset files and updates relating to job progress and job tracking information via JDF/JMF back to the Avanti MIS system. This bi-directional integration between Avanti and GMC occurs seamlessly without user intervention.