One Hundred Seventeen Million Trees Saved
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LONG BEACH, CA — On this coming Earth Day, April 22, 2008, a growing software company based in Southern California would like to note that it has helped save approximately 117 million trees over the past two decades.
The company is Laserfiche®, and its business is electronic document management solutions. Through a network of value-added resellers, Laserfiche provides solutions used by more than 25,000 organizations worldwide, including government agencies, corporations, healthcare providers, financial services firms and more.
Conservatively, Laserfiche estimates that the installation of its enterprise software has resulted in the elimination of 500,000 pages of paper documents, on average, in each organization—or some 1 trillion pages total. Some organizations save much more—for example, the Department of Immigration in Mexico has used Laserfiche to digitize more than 200 million documents.
Sources vary on the amount of wood pulp and/or recycled products used to produce paper, but by the most conservative estimates, one tree equals 8,500 pages of paper (8.5 x 11 office standard); thus the savings of 1 trillion pages of paper by 25,000 organizations translates into a savings of approximately 117 million treesi.
“We are proud to do our part,” says Nien-Ling Wacker, the company’s founder and CEO. “In all honesty, we started Laserfiche to make software to help organizations be more productive, and we’ve succeeded. To realize that we’ve also had such a positive environmental impact gives us a warm feeling.”
Based in Long Beach, CA, Laserfiche (www.laserfiche.com) creates simple and elegant document management solutions that help organizations run smarter. By digitizing paper archives, Laserfiche helps users find what they need in seconds, collaborate more effectively and complete daily tasks more efficiently, while multiple security features protect information from unauthorized access or release.
Laserfiche distributes software through a worldwide network of value-added resellers (VARs), who tailor solutions to clients’ individual needs. In recognition of the outstanding training and support we provide to our resellers, the Laserfiche VAR program has received the Five-Star Rating from VARBusiness magazine.
Laserfiche fosters active collaboration among clients, resellers and third-party software developers through our Professional Developer Partnership™ (PDP) program. On the Laserfiche Marketplace™, you’ll find detailed descriptions of the integrations, configurations, plug-ins and Web tools created by our PDP members.
Francine Marlenée – 562-988-1688 ext. 211, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Yemma – 212-754-5450, email@example.com
Anne Bodnar – 212-754-5437, firstname.lastname@example.org
i 1,000,000,000,000 pages ÷ 8,500 pages per tree = 117,647,058 trees saved