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Gabriel Group Selects Océ Document Designer Software for Complex Mixed Platform Operation

Press release from the issuing company

October 23, 2007 - Trumbull, CT - Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery, announces that the Gabriel Group has installed Océ Document Designer Advanced Software to drive document composition for highly customized legacy applications in a mixed print environment that does not actually include any Océ printers. The Gabriel Group has standardized on the Océ software for a variety of applications, including direct mail, fundraising campaigns and statements. Océ Document Designer Advanced is a comprehensive document composition tool that streamlines design, preparation and pre-press activities for maximum workflow efficiency. The Océ software was chosen over other products after stringent competitive evaluation and testing.
Headquartered in St. Louis, the Gabriel Group specializes in data-driven print and mail communications. Services include direct mail production and consulting, fundraising programs, statement production and mailing, notices, live checks, variable color digital printing, web-to-print programs, fulfillment and email blasts. Customers include advertising agencies, Fortune 500 companies and non-profits.
The Gabriel Group needed a document composition solution to replace a highly customized legacy tool. The operation uses multiple non-Océ printers, along with a longstanding proprietary mainframe workflow. Interoperability was therefore an essential requirement. Another key point was the ability to provide data-driven proofing similar to what was already in place. Océ worked closely with the customer to meet their objectives, and the Océ document composition software was installed in the print center in July 2007. One of the main advantages of Océ Document Designer Software was single vendor responsibility for the complete workflow, backed by on-site support.
"The Océ software stood up to our rigorous testing, and we were impressed with the knowledge and attitude of the Océ team," said Bill Palliser, Chief Technology Officer, the Gabriel Group. "They were willing to work outside the box to earn our trust, and we are confident we have the solution that will best position us to serve our customers. In fact, we will now be considering Océ printers too, when it's time to change."