Blue Octopus Partners with Aleyant and P3 Software for a Unique Print Management Solution
Blue Octopus Printing Company (Blue Octopus) is an affiliate of the Anthony Wayne Rehabilitation Center for the Handicapped and Blind (AWRC), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) company located in Indiana. Other affiliates include Post Masters, a full-service mailing and fulfillment company housed under the same roof as Blue Octopus; DOMA Document Solutions of Indiana, a document conversion division; and Highway Safety Specialists, providing equipment related to highway safety. A key mission of AWRC and its affiliates is to create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans.
Blue Octopus is a printing operation serving AWRC, parent company Benchmark Human Services, and the private sector. It prints for the organization, generates revenues, and provides jobs for disabled workers.
External customers span a number of vertical markets, including hospitals, marketing agencies, insurance companies, and universities. Combined, Blue Octopus and Post Masters employ 100 people, print more than 10 million impressions, and mail more than three million envelopes per month.
Blue Octopus was looking for a robust print procurement solution to support a project with a Midwestern state. The solution needed to efficiently handle fast turnaround work submitted through a web-to-print catalog, as well as custom printing, from a single, user-friendly interface. It needed to be able to manage an extensive list of catalog jobs, as well as transparently manage vended-out work that fell outside of the defined set of standard products. Vended work required three quotes to meet the State’s requirements.