Diligent Boards is a content management solution for creating, distributing and collaborating on board meeting materials. Designed for small and large businesses, Diligent Boards aids in creating digital materials to support any organization with a board. Cloud-based and on-premise deployment options are available.
Users that are attending board meetings on Diligent Boards can view current and past meeting archives, manage annotations, view shared resource repositories and access contacts and calendars. Board members can access information online and offline with the option to store materials locally.
Administrators in charge of running meetings can maintain an agenda archive, update resource repositories, create custom questionnaires, count board votes and signatures and manage access to offline materials for board members.
Diligent Boards offers support via email or phone and periodic webinar tutorials for training on new materials. Diligent Boards is available for purchase on a per user per year basis.
Paul from Town and Country Housing Group
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Ease of setting up minutes and linking to Reading Rooms where required. Ease of using product in meetings. I think the product will take a little while to bed in but I like the look of it. It is good for board directors to see archived books which was not the case with BoardPad.
Need to speed up scrolling through papers by allowing scrolling downwards rather than sideways.
Need to allow users to email non-annotated pages.
Madeleyne from Alcaldia de Caracas
Messenger is an amazing work tool very easy to use. It is reliable, it gives me security when sending messages or information to my team in various work meetings. It is a secure tool that allows me to access it through the login.
It allows me a safe and transparent communication, it automatically saves me important messages. I can create conversation groups, share documents and files in meetings in a secure way. It's excellent.
If I had any difficulty in working with this application it would surely be due to mishandling on my part. I really do not see any disadvantage in this software.
Mae from IGM Financial Inc.
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
There have many benefits reaped with our continued use of Diligent Boards. (1) Timely delivery of materials and any material updates; (2) Accessibility and portability of meeting and information materials; and (3) Cost savings on courier / mail, printing, office supplies, and personnel hours and resources.
(1) User Friendliness (2) Intuitive (3) Responsive Customer Success Team (4) 24/7 Global Support (5) Reasonable Cost
Please continue to explore and enhance the possibilities of your technology and no further comment.
Colleen from Invesco Canada & National Boilermakers
Sharing of information via `sticky notes. We use it to provide comments and questions prior to meetings and this allows Management to be prepared with answers.
Folder presentation - have to search through to find folder with current date material. This is could be an administration filing issue and not a problem with the program
Georgina from Newcastle Peramanent Building Society
Intuitive - easily to use and well designed for the purpose. Simplifies and usually complicated process.
Slow loading times - this can be frustrating when time is of the essence and deadlines are close. The hyperlink function good be improved.
Fatima from Law Society of Ontario
The "drag and drop" feature is very effective instead of having to go through the browser to upload attachments. You require two monitors to do this.
Having to re-link the table of contents once it was final and a new addition had to be inserted but due to recent upgrades this is no longer the case.
Sandra from People's Utah Bancorp / Bank of American Fork
Employees number: 201-500 employees
It saves me time in preparing for board meeting and committee meetings. Less printing of documents, so it saves time. It is more secure with no hard copies getting left around. Paperless meetings are the best way to go. The board members can view or access the material anywhere in the world and on any device. You are never out of reach so you can always attend important meetings while out of town, and with carrying no paper copies. You always have it at your fingertips. Documents can be loaded quickly, even in the middle of a meeting. The users never know new documents are being loaded, so no interruptions. I always know where to go back to find documents. it has been a real asset in this company.
It's secure, password protected, easy to use, very little training needed to use, has many features "built in" that I love, i.e. automatic save as you build the sites. Can view documents from any device. I love the "note taking" feature and the ability to do questionnaires, vote for board items option, and fingerprint sign-on. I also love the drag and drop method to load documents onto your sight, and the ability to drag your tabs into another position. I love how there is always a new feature being implemented or developed. They listen to the customer and create what "you" think is important. The program moves you through the pages quickly. It never gets bogged down. Our Board of Directors love Boardbooks and plan to continue using this product for a long time. We have all of our committees and our main board meetings on Diligent Boardbooks. We love the paperless feature and the security of our documents. We never have to worry about confidential information being in the wrong hands. We are fans!! We can't say enough good things about Diligent Boards and the great people at Diligent. Great Customer Service! Friendly! Professional. Always available to help you day or night. We have used Diligent Boards since 2010 and they have never let us down. They are well trained professionals. They help make your job easier! Thanks Diligent!
Many more Pros than cons. If I have an issue with the product/software, its because I am not using it correctly. The only thing I can think of is, that it may be nice to have an "undo" feature in case I accidentally choose the incorrect option and something gets deleted. It has not happened yet.
Joan from Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Ease of Use by our board members and very easy to create books and upload documents. There are many additional features that make it such a great product. The customer service is excellent.
We utilize the Resource Center to store documents for the board members - this section could use some improvement.
Linda from Pattern Energy Group
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
Board portals are only useful if your directors and senior officers will use them. If they are not easy to navigate and lacking features, then most likely your directors and senior officers are going to continue to rely on paper copies. With Diligent, the majority of our directors and officers quickly requested not to be given printed versions of the board books. Having access to the book on an iPad or tablet allowed them to easily access board materials wherever and whenever they wished. The customer support is available 24/7/365 and is staffed by knowledgeable, friendly teams who can quickly assist the user at all levels.
Easy to use - very intuitive interface for administrators.
Add-on modules for Board Evaluations and D&O Questionnaires make Diligent Board a complete package.
Response: Diligent, Diligent Corporation
Date: March 2017
Denise from Partners
Before Diligent I was making 50 paper copies of Executive presentations and materials every month and mailing them to meeting attendees. With Diligent its a one stop deposit of information that is shared with everyone at once and I can download a copy of the final report once it's complete. If a document needs to be edited I can easily go into Diligent and update the materials with a few clicks and everyone has what they need in minutes.
Response: Diligent, Diligent Corporation
Date: March 2017
Thank you so much!