Virgin Trains and Version One steam ahead with Green IT Awards success

 Virgin Trains and Version One win ‘Environmental Project of the Year’ category

Virgin Trains, in partnership with document management and imaging software author, Version One, fought off stiff competition to win the ‘Environmental project of the year’ category in this year’s Green IT Awards. The award was presented during a prestigious ceremony held at London Zoo on 19 April 2012.

This is the third consecutive year that Version One’s software has been honoured at the Green IT Awards.

The Green IT Awards recognise outstanding environmental products, suppliers and projects and highlight the companies and teams that have made significant contributions to improving the IT industry’s environmental performance.

Virgin Trains and Version One won ‘Environmental project of the year’ in recognition of Virgin Trains’ document imaging project. Using Version One’s document imaging solution, DbArchive, Virgin Trains has streamlined its financial processes, considerably reducing its environmental impact. Since the implementation of DbArchive, the production of 150,000 A4 sheets of paper per annum has been eliminated, equating to approximately 600 trees. Virgin Trains has also saved 149 tonnes of CO2 by cutting the printing, photocopying and posting of financial documents.

Andy Cross, Business Support Director for Virgin Trains, says, “At Virgin Trains, we firmly believe that rail has a clear role to play in sustainable transport and we’re keen to lead the charge throughout our business operations to minimise our negative environmental impact. The use of Version One’s software supports this sustainable drive and highlights the importance of a green approach off as well as on the tracks.”

Greg Ford, Version One’s Managing Director, says, “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award in partnership with Virgin Trains. To be honoured for a third time in these highly sought-after awards demonstrates how our innovative solutions are helping organisations to significantly reduce their impact on the environment.”

Version One's portfolio of document management and imaging solutions enable the electronic creation, storage, retrieval, management, delivery and authorisation of business documents. By implementing Version One's systems, businesses significantly reduce their paper consumption, cutting costs and improving process efficiencies whilst supporting their environmental agendas.

-ENDS-

Notes to Editor

About The Green IT Awards 2012  http://www.greenitawards.com/

Now in their third year, the Green IT Awards look to showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions as well as the companies and organisations that have made a significant contribution to improving the IT industry's environmental performance over the past 12 months.

About Version One www.versionone.co.uk
Version One Ltd is the author of electronic document management and imaging solutions.  These solutions enable the electronic storage, retrieval, management, delivery and authorisation of business documents such as invoices, purchase orders and statements.

Version One’s 'paperless office' technology is seamlessly integrated into all major ERP and accounting systems and with a typical ROI of less than six months, Version One's solutions are enabling thousands of organisations to cut paper consumption whilst saving dramatic amounts of time and money.

Version One is an Advanced Computer Software Group plc company.

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