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Advanced Business Solutions wins prestigious environmental award for HR Self-Service solution

Simon Fowler with the Green Apple Award

16 November 2011 - Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and services provider scooped the silver at this year’s National Green Apple Environment Awards in recognition of the environmental benefits of its Human Resource (HR) Self-Service solution. This is the fourth successive year that Advanced has won a Green Apple Award.

The award was presented to Advanced Business Solutions’ Managing Director, Simon Fowler, by Dragon’s Den star, Chris Hopkins, during an awards ceremony at the House of Commons on 14 November 2011.

The National Green Apple Awards, run by The Green Organisation, recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice and are established as one of the most prestigious environmental award schemes worldwide.

Advanced’s HR Self-Service is a flexible web-based solution that makes it easy for employees to access the information their employer holds on them. Staff are able to view this information from their desktops and are given the opportunity to amend details, such as bank or address details. They can also make requests, such as holiday and training requests. By reducing the production and distribution of paperwork around an organisation, HR Self-Service cuts the negative environmental impact associated with paper-intensive HR and payroll processes.

Simon Fowler, Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions (Commercial) says, “We are proud to have been presented with our fourth Green Apple award in recognition of our software’s business and environmental benefits.”

Fowler adds, “Our HR Self-Service solution has enabled paper-heavy HR and payroll administration to be replaced with a web-based solution. This not only reduces the destruction of trees but also helps organisations to reduce carbon emissions by cutting the use of printers, photocopiers and postal delivery vans.”

Advanced HR Self-Service solution is being used by hundreds of HR and payroll departments across the UK.

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About Advanced Business Solutions
Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) provides leading integrated business applications and services that enable public, private and third sector organisations to retain control, improve visibility and gain efficiencies whilst continually improving corporate performance. Advanced prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their evolving needs.

Advanced’s software systems comprise core accounting/financial management, procurement, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions to extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, human resource and payroll departments. These can be delivered as a managed or bureau service.

Customers are from both the public and private sectors and include Companies House, Newcastle City Council, WH Smith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS, RSPB and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.
Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors.

About The Green Organisation

The Green Organisation runs the Green Apple Awards which recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice. The awards are established as one of the most prestigious environmental award scheme worldwide. For further information about the National Green Apple Environment Awards please visit

About Chris Hopkins

Chris Hopkins is the founder and managing director of Ploughcroft, and he is now on course to become Britain’s number one solar panel installer. Already at the cutting edge of this fast-growing environmental industry, Chris aims to lead the way in providing a superior service.

Dragon’s Den TV stars Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis were quick to spot the enormous potential of Chris’s business and they have invested their own money to help him achieve his goals.

Liz Ebbrell and Angela Mycock, Advanced Computer Software Group
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