A story about a tree (well, 65 trees)...
The American College of Veterinary Dermatology (www.ACVD.org) had a big problem. Their members are spread all over the country. Twice a year, a team of mentors were required to review student case studies for student advancement toward graduation. The case studies needed to be restricted access (only members of the review board for each student were allowed to see that case study created by that student).
The process had been the same for 18 years... Students sent their case studies (hundreds of pages each) to the office manager in California. The office manager made multiple copies of the case studies (780 cases of paper) and sent them to the members of the review board at a combined shipping cost of $4,000.00 per year.
That's when they contacted the UNTeam...
After evaluating the problem, we designed a feature in the ACVD web site that allowed Students to send an electronic version of their case studies. We created an area in the site where documents could be stored in a user created student folder and access to this folder was assigned to the members of the review board on a member by member basis
In the end, we save ACVD over $26,000.00 every year in paper and shipping (not including labor and ink) and if you're interested in environmental impact, every year, the ACVD saves 65 trees!