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COA Solutions’ eBIS Wins Gold at Leading Environment Awards


UK business management and information systems provider, COA Solutions (, has been presented with a gold award at this year’s National Green Apple Environment Awards to honour the environmental benefits of its eBIS workflow system. COA Solutions and document management subsidiary, Version One, came away with first and second place in the science and technology category of these awards after Version One’s software was named ‘Green Champion’ – the awards’ highest honour. The awards ceremony took place at the House of Commons on 10 November 2008.

The National Green Apple Awards, run by UK-based The Green Organisation, honour companies that demonstrate environmental best practice and are now established as one of the biggest environmental award schemes worldwide.

Mark Thompson, Managing Director of COA Solutions says, “It’s important for software to address both the business and environmental issues that face organisations today. Systems that achieve this, such as eBIS, need to become integral to business if they are to effectively support their carbon reducing strategies.”

eBIS enables the collection, handling, processing, auditing and delivery of financial data and documents, providing a sophisticated workflow engine. By using eBIS, users create and circulate electronic documents around the organisation, providing a paperless office whilst maintaining high levels of visibility for audit purposes.

Thompson adds, “It makes neither business nor environmental sense to continue with paper-dominated processes. Systems such as eBIS not only cut paper and carbon emissions, they also enable more streamlined organisations, which is vital if businesses are to succeed in this current economic climate.”

About COA Solutions Ltd

COA Solutions (formerly CedarOpenAccounts) is the UK’s leading supplier of integrated business management and information systems to public, private and not-for-profit organisations in the service sector. COA Solutions prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their business needs.

COA Solutions’ award-winning Smart Business Suite combines core financial management, procurement, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions. These solutions extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, HR and payroll departments across the organisation and enable managers in the business to monitor, analyse and continually improve corporate performance.

COA Solutions has more than 500 experienced and professional staff supporting and servicing over 4,000 clients across the UK service sector including Companies House, Newcastle City Council, WHSmith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS, RSPB and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.

About The Green Organisation

Established in 1994, The Green Organisation is an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.

The National Green Apple Awards are organised by The Green Organisation and supported by The Environment Agency, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Municipal Journal and numerous other official bodies.

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