Simbli Board Meeting Management Software


 

Simbli Board Meeting Management is a cloud-based collaboration tool which allows users to manage meetings, planning sessions, board policy and board performance evaluations.

Users can create various meeting types and manage them from a single interface. The search tool allows users to search for and view meetings by meeting type, date and more. Notes can be added to agenda items, and administrators can define user roles and permissions levels.

Meeting minutes can be written, uploaded and shared with participants. Users can take votes during meetings and record results for review. Meetings can be public or private, and administrators can limit the visibility of meetings to select users. The Simbli iPad app allows users to access meeting information remotely.

Email, chat and online support are provided. Monthly and yearly pricing is available.

 

Simbli Board Meeting Management - Upcoming meetings
 
  • Simbli Board Meeting Management - Upcoming meetings
    Upcoming meetings
  • Simbli Board Meeting Management - Meetings in progress
    Meetings in progress
  • Simbli Board Meeting Management - Add new policy
    Add new policy
  • Simbli Board Meeting Management - Current plans
    Current plans
  • Simbli Board Meeting Management - Meeting agenda
    Meeting agenda
  • Simbli Board Meeting Management - Meeting agenda menu
    Meeting agenda menu
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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October 2018

October 2018

Simbli by eBOARDsolutions

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A great product with great customer service!

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User friendly and provides a great platform for managing meetings!

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I'd like to see more flexibility with different users editing a document.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Jefferson County Board of Education

May 2018

May 2018

Eboard has been a great change for our old "book style" board meetings

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We were able to completely move to an electronic Board Meeting from the old Pen and Paper solution. We are able to save a TON of paper, because our Board Members required a set of papers for their home and for the meeting, then we had to re-print everything on larger pages for our Minutes Book. It has saved tons of time and money!

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We had some issues with setting up our templates for the board meetings due to the way our old templates were setup. This is not a problem with the software, persay, it is more a problem with the way that we did things. I would, however, prefer a way to setup a custom template with %field% names to be able to drop into specific places in the template.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: eBOARDsolutions, eBOARDsolutions

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Thanks for your review, Michael - very much appreciated!

 

Laverne from Midfield City Board of Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

I have enjoyed using eboards/simbli

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The recent upgrades have been awesome. The page alignments are great. The program is very easy to use.

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Upgrades have eliminated my concerns. I did not like the way the pages or paragraphs aligned previously.

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Pam from GSBA

December 2017

December 2017

Their customer service is tops! Important because I always want to feel help is near and friendly.

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That it does what they say it will do. I like the interface and functionality. If we did not have this, productivity would be impacted.

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Jeff from Haakon School District

December 2017

December 2017

So far it has been easy to navigate and use.

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Ease of which I can edit policy each policy. School board has found it easy to navigate the screens. the online policy book is very nice.

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I would like my board members to be able to comment on the page and then I would get a notification when they added comments.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Scarlet from Rancho MMC
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Overall, the software is great for Board meetings.

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Ease of preparing Board meeting agendas, accessing information during Board meetings, and producing meeting minutes.

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I like the new auto save function, the ease of use for Board members to utilize this platform during the actual Board meeting, and the minutes taking/capturing features of this software.

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The formatting features (e.g. insert/edit tables, paragraph formatting, etc.) in the agenda preparation process is not very user friendly. Inserting tables and formatting tables is the greatest challenge and tables are so important for presenting good comparison visuals at a Board meeting.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Margaret from Pawling Central Schools

December 2017

December 2017

I really like Simbli, the support is always available and they solve whatever problem I am having.

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We are paperless with our Board of Education meeting. Have just started with the policies and I am loving the easy of use.

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I would like more flexibility with the meeting minutes, so that they would better fit my needs . Some of our members arrive late and I can not record that. I am the only one who signs my minutes and can not change that. I need to be able to put an electronic signature so that the approved minutes are online in the proper format. If someone needs signed minutes I must print them out sign them and get tot he person requesting the minutes.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carmen from Crawford County Schools

December 2017

December 2017

Do use until board meetings but it works and that's all that matters!

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it's functional, I hadn't had any problems with using it at all. I don't really use it until board meeting night to actually go it and set up our meetings.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gina from Limestone County Board of Education (Alabama)
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Has made my life so much easier. The time saved has been remarkable.

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It's easy to use, it is a time saver.

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I love how easy it is to copy meetings, so you don't have to re-type the same categories every time. I love how you can move the item around. I love the search feature.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cathy from Giffin Spalding County Schools
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

I use Simbli to enter system policies and read our Board meeting minutes.

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The software makes it easy to find information that I need to do my job efficiently.

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The software is very easy to navigate and the Help feature is comprehensive and easy as well. I can always count on Sandy V. to return calls or emails if I am having any problems.

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cynthia from Dade County Schools

December 2017

December 2017

We have utilized this program at least 8 years. I like having this program.

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everything in one place
pull up documents from years ago
less paper on my desk
board members and other administrators can utilize this program to see all the work being done

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I like a place that everything can be together. We can put every meeting in our district in one place. I like being able to pull up an old contract, see when the schools have had a leadership meeting, etc. I like that documents are uploaded too. I love the new features with the minutes. This is a great help.

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Sometimes it is hard to search for things, if you do not know exactly how you put that in. There isn't anything wrong with the program, it is like that with word too. I am happy with the new features that help me a lot with finding the meetings and the overall help with the minutes. That really needed to be improved!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Margaret C from DeKalb County School District
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

December 2017

December 2017

The program is definitely user-friendly.

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The software is user-friendly for both individuals having to enter information and those using it for research. The icons make it easy to figure out how to navigate through the various screens and functions.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lesley from Tuscaloosa City Schools

December 2017

December 2017

I have enjoyed the personalized customer support I receive from Simbli.

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As a public relations professional, I like the search feature and the ability to readily find what our stakeholders need and share it. I have also found that I can hyperlink directly from an agenda as well as a PDF. Those things make this a great services to help your audience understand a particular board action.

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Sometimes, the backend functionality seems difficult to do if you are setting up a meeting. Adding content to a meeting that has been set up is simple!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Julie from Boyden-Hull Community Schools
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

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It is easy for everyone to add their pieces of information that need to be shared to our board meetings. Great collaborative tool.

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The software does what we need it to, and it is easy to use. If I ever have a question or an issue, customer service is always helpful and answers my questions.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Maxine from Alabaster City Schools
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Used five years for regular and special called board meetings agenda and minutes.

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I like the web based feature, which allows easy access from anywhere. Great to have my meetings when I'm on the go!

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Some email functionalities don't work well. Need more flexibility to select email recipients and to send copies to others.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Heather from Bryant Public Schools

December 2017

December 2017

Simbli is a good program and easy to use. It has made my job much easier.

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The ability to assign the agenda items and share in a digital format. The ease of sharing the agenda with the board and public.

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It has it quirks. Duplicating agenda items when first entered; randomly losing text that was typed into an item.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Todd from Orange County Schools

December 2017

December 2017

Clunky software that occasionally loses submissions.

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easy submission of items.

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Th e ease of sending items through the approval chain, ultimately publishing agendas for the public to see.

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Unreliable. On several occasions, I have completed items, submitted them and the next person in the approval chain saw them and approved them, only to have them disappear. Also, there doesn't seem to be a way to re-edit after it has been submitted to the next approver.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Deshonna from Limestone County Schools

December 2017

December 2017

The software is easy to use.

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Ability to search for names from previous board agendas. Ability to copy and paste information in various parts of the software.

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I least like about the software is the lack of ability to search multiple ways. Should have the capability to search longer than five years.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karen from Muscogee County School District
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

The Simbli software has saved time and expenses for our school district.

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I take the time to connect those in my network with the Simbli link.

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The strategies that Simbli provides for achieving productivity are invaluable. Simbli serves to meet the needs of education. You make a tremendous contribution to public education.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ada from Littleton ESD #65
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Eboards looks good in our webpage and the technical team and webinars are commendable. C

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We can keep all of our meetings organized in one app and publish the link in many different places.

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The look, how easy it is to create a new meeting, the front page with pictures and information looks good on our webpage. I think the support team is great and one of my favorite features is clicking the help button and getting help right away. The user manual is also very helpful.

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There is too much clicking . The formatting of text on the edit tool is not user friendly. It should be easy like a Microsoft program. Instead I have to learn code just to format an item. Minutes are cumbersome as I have to click item by item . I have many recurrent items month after month that I have to retype because I can't import minutes from a prior meeting. I have to reformat Agendas and Minutes in Microsoft Word. I could never use a PDF Agenda created with SIMBLI - formatting never looks good. I am not able to download all of the attachments at the same time - I can download the meeting then go back in each folder and grab the attachment. SIMBLI consumes too much of my time for items that should be faster and easier.

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