boardPro

boardPro


4.5 / 5
26 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Designed and priced with small, medium and non-profit boards in mind.


Average Ratings

26 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $79.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Billed annually Billed monthly: $99/mo
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • boardPro
  • www.boardprohub.com/
  • Founded 2015
  • New Zealand

About boardPro

The smarter solution for better board management. Affordable and easy-to-use software to help your organisation streamline its entire board process - improving efficiency, reducing distractions and enabling everyone involved to be more effective! Administrators work up to 50% faster, meetings run smoother, and board members remain focussed and contribute more. From just $79/mo.


boardPro Features

  • Approval Process Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • For Nonprofits
  • Member Directory
  • Minutes Management
  • Polls / Voting
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Agenda Management
  • Attendee Management
  • Board Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Internal Meetings
  • Invitation Management
  • Legislative Meetings
  • Materials Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Minutes Management
  • Post-Meeting Tools
  • Scheduling
  • Travel Management
  • Voting Management

boardPro Reviews Recently Reviewed!


We set up a number of new subcommittees this year so lots more agendas and meetings. Yay BoardPro.

Nov 21, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The time saved and the ease of preparing agendas and minutes. And a system to keep track of the actions is great. We used to do all of that manually so we're streets ahead of where we were. We set up 4 new subcommittees this year so having BoardPro has been hugely helpful. Initially, there was a steady stream of minor and major bugs/teething problems but those are steadily being worked through. I find that I don't need to get in touch with the Help Desk as often and clearly things are working well for us. Another great BoardPro feature is the ability to access it so readily from any of your electronic devices and from any location. I'm an administrator so I can complete an agenda at work or at home and, later, access the minutes to work on and simply pick up from where I left off. And my colleagues can be working on it at the same time too.

Cons: Initially, there was a steady stream of minor and major bugs/teething problems, but I have to say those are steadily being worked through. I still get frustrated that there's no Undo button when I'm typing the minutes straight into BoardPro - I've lost work several times due to hitting the wrong area of the touch pad, which is a real pain. Ultimately, its important that our governors are happy with the software. They readily express their frustrations if they're unhappy, e.g. the page numbering in the board packs - the minutes have one set of numbering and the board packs have another. They also get confused about the different action points lists - in a board pack, there's a list of actions raised in the meeting at the end of the previous minutes (very useful). Then there's a list of actions reviewed in this meeting, plus an Action Item List. I don't clearly understand the distinction and if I'm not clear then I can't explain it and the governors start talking about other software options. That's not in my interest as I've invested lots of time and effort in getting BoardPro to work for us. For me, the action item reminders to owners are great. Because owners don't always react to their actions, (tongue in cheek), it would be good if it incorporated a graphic like a time bomb going off under a chair. That might prompt people to update/action their actions! :)

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Making good boards great is what BoardPro is all about

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For those that are needing an idea where to start, BoardPro gives you that.

For those that then need flexibility to adapt their board meeting, BoardPro handles it with ease.

For those directors and chair's that sit on multiple entities, BoardPro is a must have.

On the move needing access when you what where you are, BoardPro is Cloud based.

Quite simple it's a game changer

Cons: This product is constantly being developed, as such you need to be using it regularly to get the full benefit. Training for those directors who are still used to paper board packs will need a little extra effort to help on-board them well

Overall: We have saved time and money improved forward planning and communication, it's been a game changer.

BoardPro is the most effective meeting management tool I've used in a long time.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very intuitive, fields are customisable, its not rocket science and it makes our work lives so much more effective. The team provide updates that are relevant and simple. I love that I can customise our own agenda to suit our work place.

Cons: Its not this software, but I would love to be able to create a repository where every paper I upload is held, is easily searchable and has any actions or decisions assigned to that topic also held in a trackable area - but all of that is in my head and hard to describe :) - I remain totally happy with BoardPro and the team that provide the support. Thank you.

Overall: The time saving from having this software cannot just be measured financially. The benefits are many but mostly to having a consistent board meeting structure, approach and set up. I have already recommended this product to anyone I meet that could use it.

BoardPro provides easy to use, cost effective software for managing board documentation for SME's.

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I particularly like how easy it is to produce a tidy board book in a usable format for board members in accordance with their personal preference (e.g. paper-based or electronic). And I also like the action reminder emails - keeps everything moving forward between meetings. BoardPro's online customer service is first rate - if I have a query while developing an agenda or document, I always get a very quick response.

Cons: I'd like the ability to customize the board pack a bit more, such as adding 'for information only' sections outside of the agenda or having standing attachments, such as the board work plan, so that I don't have to attach it each time.

Overall: BoardPro allow our nonprofit board to streamline our agenda creation, minute taking, board pack distribution and management of action items between meetings. It provided an easy-to-use interface for creating agendas between the GM and Board Chair when they are working at a distance from each other. BoardPro allowed us to introduce more professionalism into our board practices.

My experience has been very positive with using Boardpro, it is easy to use and saves time

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, saves time and is stressless. Easy to create an agenda and modify agenda items and move documents, minute taking is effortless, action points are circulated to board members. The team are proactive in making improvements to Boardpro which is great to see.

Cons: Sometimes the minutes take up too many pages when it is printed due to the formatting. I would also like to see more options for present, early departure and lateness added which I will email Boardpro directly about.

Overall: Saving of my time, paper and money (no longer printing out board papers and couriering them to board members), ease of access for board members, less stress and more time to concentrate on other areas of the role when board papers are due to be sent out. I would highly recommend any small to medium business converting to Boardpro

My experience was exceptional. Enabled quick processing of critical information. Highly recommend.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to capture discussion formulate outcomes, and followup tasks assigned correctly as the meeting progressed, saving time and providing a fast and efficient record.

Overall: Personally I found the software enable the meetings we help to run much better, with a flow of information prior, during and afterward far superior to manually documenting the meeting process. Please note we are a sporting entity with no employed staff. The company size question below does not allow for a volunteer answer. I am grateful for the opportunity to have access to Board-Pro.

BoardPro makes managing the governance process more efficient and convenient.

Oct 29, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is intuitive so it is easy to quickly upload Board agendas, write minutes during the meeting, retrieve old meeting documentation and have your own assigned actions emailed directly to you. It is also useful to steer new Directors to a document repository as part of their induction.

Cons: The software is evolving quickly so more features will arrive in time e.g. online voting, online meetings within the software.

I find BoardPro saves me valuable time, and the ease of use of the system is great.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: All my meetings and documents are kept together in one place for easy access. Being able to send the board pack direct to my board members and committee members without having to build the board pack myself, then email saves me so much time.

Cons: Having the Register of Interest attached to the committee rather than the member means I need to load the interest for the same person more than once.

Overall: Time saving, ease of access for meetings, being able to find necessary information quickly, having the governance documents with easy access for the board members.

Our Board have only used it for a short time, and they love it!

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's so easy to use, and has all the functionality we need. It was very simple to start using, and has clearly been designed by people who understand how Boards work. I didn't need much help to get started, but the times where I made mistakes the Customer Support was fast and so helpful.

It creates really professional looking board papers, and takes away the hassle of compiling these documents manually.

It allows Board members to access documents from previous meetings, and helps track things like Board attendance, interests register and more.

Cons: There's nothing we don't like, and the Customer Support has been open to receiving suggestions for new functionality.

Overall: Saves me time, it's great value for money.

huge help in saving time writing up minutes and keeping all docs together

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: writing up minutes as we go - saves time and improves accuracy

sending out minutes with actions and papers attached is a breeze

Cons: some of the stages of agendas and minutes don't quite make sense so I'm often not sure whether I'm at the right stage for others to add board papers for example

Overall: save time

improve accuracy

keep all docs in one place

I love Boardpro, it's easy to use, effective and the board members also like it.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's simple and effective. From setting up meetings, sending out the board pack, and writing and sending the minutes. Love it.

Cons: The board would like to be able to take notes on their ipads directly onto the screen - not sure if this is achievable? I'll send an email and ask the team.

Overall: It suits my busy work life, simple and effective to set up board packs etc. I recommend this alot.

Very easy to use and to pick up with little or no training.

Oct 25, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's simple, the end product looks good and it does what I need. I have now set this up for 2 companies and it doesn't take long to set up and get it going

Cons: I haven't found any issues yet. The online support has helped me with any queries I have had. It might be good to have a larger logo but that's it for present.

Overall: made my job easier, saved me time and looks professional

Great software, filling a niche in the market

Oct 29, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Logical software, great record storage. Great support. Constantly being improved. Great monthly price. Easy for Board members to learn how to use.

Cons: There have been some bugs with the software but the developers have been quick to fix them when I raise them.

Can run a bit slow when network is poor

Capterra loader

boardPro is our 21st century board management tool .

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is great for board members to have a central portal for board papers and documents of interest. The secretariat is particularly happy with the efficiencies the Boardpro product has provided, which is making their job easier, using templates to take minutes and preparing board packs. Members are responding to the prompts and follow up items system through boardPro which is assisting busy members to complete tasks.

Cons: There is very little not to like, however boardPro requires a bulletin board for members to post interest pieces or make comments, post changes, apologies etc. securely without the need to email,txt etc.

Simple, easy to use, intuitive and great support

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How easy it is to use as an administrator and for the board who weren't previously familiar with the product.

Cons: Not being able to annotate documents within BoardPro itself, however I imagine this may be standard across all board paper software as a security measure!

Overall: Ease of use, ability to track actions easily.

Capterra loader

BoardPro is organized and consistently being upgraded based on our user feedback. We love it.

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about the software is the cloud hosting so it available to everybody all the time. Our board secretary drives the content collation but board members all use in slightly different ways and on different types of device - but they all use it.

Cons: Constantly get lost with the minutes action items and the open action items on the published agenda. Maybe that's just me.

Overall: Tidy, accurate reporting and management.

Capterra loader

A strong, functional alternative to email and dropbox.

Oct 25, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A simple clean UI that makes use straight forward, affordable pricing, online access. The ability to attach papers to the agenda and generate to do items as well as minutes is very useful.

Cons: The developments in recent months have removed any needs i had. I am looking forward to a iphone app to continue the ease of access.

Overall: Ease of location and access to upcoming meeting info and historic ones - visbility of tasks

Capterra loader

Great for our Charity

Oct 28, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use Boardpro to keep us on track at our Board meetings - whether they are by skype or face to face. We take minutes as we go, saving time and making sure we records everything. We have really lifted our game.

Cons: For a small charity it is a bit pricey - though this has to be weighed up against the benefit of making sure everything is recorded

As relatively new users to BoardPro I have to say the whole experience has been great.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is very user friendly. We have a broad range of skills on our board & they have all found the ease of use is great. Our board meetings are quite long and we have found that the use of BoardPro has made each member significantly more productive. Enjoy the ease with which you can look up the past minutes, agendas & appendices. The elimination of piles of paper & carrying lots of reference files is brilliant.

Excellent listening company improves EVERY month

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The developers are always available to help and are always seeking ways to improve. I've marked this hard because it is not yet perfect but we will be sticking with it as the changes and developments are making it much more intuitive and indispensable, It is saving time and makes us present much more professionally.

Overall: Saves time. It is secure and transferable if i go under a bus. It is professional governance adapted for New Zealand business

Capterra loader

boardPro has simplified distribution and access of Board documents to Board members.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy access to Board papers and also the inbuilt prompts make followup of tasks much simpler and ensure action points from meetings are followed up in a timely manner.

Overall: Made accessing Board papers and the updating of them so simple. Saved a lot of time in the process.

Cost effective and easy to use software

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to drag and drop files and the ease of building a Board pack is what I like most. The fact the software continues to be improved is also great to see.

Cons: The main comment from our Directors has been around the ability to annotate/mark up their Board packs

Overall: Removed the manual Board pack compilation process into a single electronic document with all information held in one place

Capterra loader

It does all the "board administration thinking" for me

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It instills in SME clients the discipline necessary for running a successful board.

I particularly like the ease of collating and storing board papers.

Cons: Sometimes it has been a bit difficult to work out where a function is located. But having said that boardPro listens to feedback and makes changes

Overall: It takes over the thinking for you

This has made life much easier. Can now track action points. Minutes come out quickly.

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use even with non technical people. Everyone on same page! Simple things like numbering of every page of document. Technical support is great. One simple question with a very quick answer.

Cons: I have looked at a number of packages and the others had a number of issues. There are none with Board Pro

Boardpro is a positive governance game changer

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use, reduction in resource and overhead to effectively manage governance requirements. Real time updating.

Cons: More capacity to develop document storage repository and library, Id like to be able to develop a governance storage space independant to the organisation to assist with board sucession planning.

Efficient, clean design and simple to use

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The product has a clean and easy to use interface that is very intuitive. The Action item reminders which get emailed to you is very helpful. All of the documents get combined in a single boardpack

Cons: Not much to complain here. The lack of compatibility with uploading spreadsheets in the boardpack, chat dialogue can be distracting