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Version One, in partnership with Blenheim Palace, wins ‘Environmental Project of the Year’ category at prestigious Green IT Awards ceremony

Document management and imaging software author, Version One, in partnership with Blenheim Palace, has won the ‘Environmental Project of the Year’ category of the Green IT Awards 2011. This is the second successive year that Version One has been declared a Green IT Awards winner after its tree planting scheme won the ‘Best Carbon Offsetting Scheme of the Year’ category in 2010. This year’s winners were announced at an awards ceremony on 19 May 2011 held at London Zoo.

The Green IT Awards ( recognise the outstanding environmental products, suppliers and projects of 2010 and highlight the companies and teams that have made significant contributions to improving the IT industry’s environmental performance.

Blenheim Palace is the ancestral home of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. As a prestigious World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace wanted to reduce its impact on the environment and selected Version One’s solutions to electronically store and process the 20,000 financial documents it handles each year.

Version One’s systems have significantly streamlined Blenheim Palace’s financial processes, drastically reducing its environmental impact. The 20,000 purchase invoices Blenheim Palace receives each year are now being scanned, tagged to the appropriate record in the Palace’s Sage Line 500 accounting system and electronically stored. The original paper copies can then be destroyed. Purchase invoices are now retrieved electronically by authorised users, eliminating the need to photocopy, file and post paper documents.

Julian Buck, Version One’s Managing Director, comments, “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award in partnership with Blenheim Palace, building on our previous success at last year’s Green IT Awards. Our innovative solutions help organisations to transform their efficiency levels and significantly reduce their environmental impact by eliminating the need to store, process and distribute large volumes of paper. We are therefore very proud to be recognised as an environmental leader within the IT industry once again.”

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.


Notes to editors

About Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, the magnificent Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, award-winning formal gardens and the great lake, offering a unforgettable day out for all.

Blenheim Palace is a unique example of English Baroque architecture. Inside, the scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room. Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, the Palace was created a World Heritage site in 1987.

About Version One
Version One Ltd is the author of electronic document management and imaging solutions. These solutions enable the electronic storage, retrieval, management, enhancement and delivery of business documents such as invoices, purchase orders and statements. This '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.

To increase the awareness of Version One’s Clean and Green Project and for project information and updates as well as green hints and tips, Version One has launched its Eco Gecko website

Version One is an Advanced Computer Software Group plc company.

Ben Carey and Tim Palmer, Version One
+44 (0)1625 856505

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