July 24, 2017 – Our London team attended the Paperless Awards in early July. Aimed at the Public Sector in the UK, the Paperless Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional progress towards the goal of becoming a paperless environment.
With finalists from a variety of organisations within the Public Sector, the Paperless Project of the Year award sought to recognise efforts that had shown substantial progress in several areas such as effective management and culture, significant efficiency savings and innovative use of E-Forms.
Ornella Fondop, our Digital Product Expert, presented the award to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for their Digital case System (DCS), which was delivered across England and Wales. The cloud-based software solution facilitates case disclosure, preparation, in-court presentation and collaboration. DCS allows the Crown Court case bundle for a complex trial to be easily marked-up, navigated and used in real time in the courtroom. This project intended to provide a professional, 21st century way to deliver criminal justice.
Some of the measured benefits of the DCS include:
- More time to prepare cases as the Crown Court DCS is web-based. Advocates and the judiciary can access material 24/7 from any location with a reliable internet connection.
- More guilty pleas entered earlier and therefore fewer trials.
- Earlier availability of evidence and engagement (in advance of the first hearing) to allow issues to be addressed and reduce delays.
With substantial proof that digital systems work better than paper, we at Convene cannot wait to see what the 2018 Paperless Awards will bring.
“Making processes paperless not only improves productivity and efficiency but it makes for a more sustainable planet. We hope that in supporting these awards it will help shine a light on best practice from which others can learn and we can all benefit.”
—-Alasdair Mangham, Director of Business Development, Azeus Convene