Additionally, Octopus techtacles collaborate with local partners to help customers understand newsroom needs and find production technology that can seamlessly integrate with their broadcasting activities. Local system integrators offer different skillsets and services to guide customers to target production workflows and find the right technology to realize them. These not only help broadcasters to spell out their needs and draft workflows but channel communication with Octopus and other vendors to achieve a full understanding of their demands and to guarantee that all stages in the project delivery are carried out on time.
According to their expertise in broadcasting projects and technology, they provide roadmaps and mediate the broadcast set-up processes by providing consultancy regarding newsroom design (technology and studio), workflow optimization, and resource management. Acting as project managers, integrators lead negotiation, procurement, installation, testing, integration, and training stages. In this process, local partners also guide the client through options for technologies such as – but not limited to – teleprompters, MAM systems, or playout systems that can level up Octopus’ production capabilities and can deliver unique workflows. Deploying Octopus through these partners ensures that all stages of its implementation are tailored to the customers’ specifications and ensures technology efficiency and uninterrupted workflows. Remarkably, during the Covid-19 health emergency, local system integrators have enabled Octopus to deploy its newsroom system swimmingly despite travel restrictions, being able to deliver on-site assistance to customers and other remote services.