Xerox reports that it’s landed a Centralized Print Services(CPS) contract with Purdue University, under which it says it expects to generate a cost savings of up to 15 percent for printing services and document-production operations for the university.
Xerox will provide technology, software, and process re-engineering in the university’s four print operations across Indiana, which encompass some 60,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty members.
Working with Xerox, Purdue will utilize personalization software and highlight color technology to produce document with more impact. The university will also enhance its user experience with Web-based ordering.
“We’re in the business of higher education, not printing. That being said, documents are critical to our institution, from course packets and recruitment materials to alumni correspondence,” said Robert Wynkoop, managing director, Office of Executive Vice President for Business Services and Finance, Purdue University. “Partnering with Xerox is the practical way to transform our print function.”
From there, Xerox personnel develop a customized program that can include on-site print-center support, external print procurement, mail/distribution, and creative/design services.
“Purdue’s ability to create a print infrastructure that adds value to their institution is a smart, strategic move,” said Mike Feldman, president of Xerox’s Large Enterprise Operations. “Centralizing print services is more than just controlling production print – it is a communications strategy that readies organizations to manage digital content and documents in an economical, holistic way.”
Through its Economic Development and Investment Program, Xerox will also invest money back into the communities home to Purdue campuses, where the college’s involvement is critical to the vitality of that region. The program provides funding for technology and training for local businesses associated with Purdue in order to enhance and diversify their service capabilities, create new jobs, and increase the local tax base.