Setting up Ricoh ProcessDirector and Avanti Slingshot to exchange information

After you read the Avanti Slingshot Connect overview topics, you can set up Ricoh ProcessDirector and Slingshot to exchange information about orders, jobs, and job processing. Do the configuration tasks described in this section.

You can configure Ricoh ProcessDirector and Slingshot so that orders originate in Slingshot. For each order, Slingshot submits one or more PDF jobs to Ricoh ProcessDirector with a JDF job ticket. Do these tasks:

  • Configure Slingshot to submit jobs to Ricoh ProcessDirector.
  • Set up a Ricoh ProcessDirector hot folder input device to process Slingshot jobs.

Alternatively, you can configure Ricoh ProcessDirector and Slingshot so that print jobs originate in Ricoh ProcessDirector. For each job, Ricoh ProcessDirector sends order information to Slingshot. Do this task:

  • Modify a workflow to send order information to Slingshot.

For both configurations, do these tasks:

  • Define Avanti Slingshot Connect cost centers.
  • Assign cost centers and job color to report to printers.
  • Send job status information to Slingshot.
  • Modify a workflow so that it sends job information to Slingshot.

After the initial configuration is complete, test it to make sure that Ricoh ProcessDirector and Avanti Slingshot exchange information correctly.

 
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