Are you trying to decide between Aprio or BoardPaq for managing your board communication? Here are some key differences to consider when comparing these two board portals.
Boardpaq was acquired by Diligent in 2017 and currently operates as a subsidiary. At their core, Aprio and BoardPaq board portals do similar things – they enable board administrators to organize meetings, distribute board packets securely as well as engage directors and keep them up to date. But there are some standout differences to consider if you’re looking at buying board portal software or making a switch.
Customer reviews of Aprio’s board portal indicate how easy it is for board members to log in and get started from day one. With Aprio’s intuitive navigation, board members can easily find files, links, and everything else they need. Some customer reviews of BoardPaq indicate the user interface is frustrating to use and inflexible.
Aprio provides the most robust encryption for complete security, with third-party certifications, two-factor authentication and single sign on to keep board and company information secure. BoardPaq also provides good security for its users.
From day one, Aprio helps every customer set up their board meeting software. You’ll work directly with experienced board portal administrators to help make setup a breeze. BoardPaq provides instant access to your online account for you to configure and upload your data.
|Expert support & training
While both platforms offer 24/7 help, you won’t find AI chatbots or hard-to-reach call centers with Aprio. Unlike other board portal solutions on the market, Aprio offers responsive, expert help from former board administrators who know firsthand the stresses and urgency of board meeting management and communication.
|Board packet creation
While both platforms offer Agenda Builder features to streamline preparing board packages, Aprio offers more time-saving capabilities such as templates or uploading folders with multiple documents to automate agenda creation. Customer reviews of BoardPaq indicate it can be convoluted to create a board book and then archive it in the platform.
While both platforms provide a calendar to help board members and admins see all current and upcoming meetings, customer reviews of BoardPaq indicate the calendar view is limited. With Aprio, admins can add new meetings right from the Calendar view including recurring meetings and remote meeting options. Plus, easily view meetings by groups such as full board meetings and committees.
|Virtual meeting readiness
Easily add Zoom, Webex, or GoToMeeting video conferencing to your meetings, which board members can join in just one click.
|Complete reporting & archiving
Aprio provides nine standard reports to track board activity including attendance, login behaviour, groups, and audit reporting. Aprio provides an accurate audit trail of key compliance actions and dates to make regulatory reporting easy. BoardPaq allows you to manually create custom reports.
Aprio and BoardPaq offer similar board management features including:
While features are very similar between the two board portals, Aprio offers a few more advanced board management tools than BoardPaq with a better user experience. For example, Aprio includes remote meeting integrations and advanced reporting. And while both offer time-saving features for board administrators including Agenda Builder and Minute Builder, customer reviews indicate admin features of BoardPaq can be cumbersome to use.
Not all board portals offer the same caliber of responsive service, personalized training or onboarding support. Because a board portal is used by some of the most influential and time-starved people in your organization, it is paramount that product support is highly professional and useful.
BoardPaq offers 24/7 customer service support available via phone or email, as well as webinar training for directors and admins and detailed product guides.
Aprio offers unmatched expert service for all of our customers including a seamless onboarding process. Unlike other board portals such as BoardPaq, with Aprio you won’t deal with hard-to-reach call centers or AI chatbots for help, and you won’t have to configure your board portal on your own.
When you work with Aprio, we help you every step of the way. You’ll get personalized support from a former board administrator who knows firsthand the stresses and urgencies of boards—24/7, 365 days a year. We’re proud to continue our track record of excellence in customer support and training, achieving a 95% customer loyalty rate.
When comparing the cost of board portal software, it’s important to get customized quotes to truly compare. Better technology and service can come at a bit higher price, so be sure to consider your goals and all the features you need, not just grab the best deal.
BoardPaq’s pricing model is an annual subscription based on the number of users. Customer reviews on sites like Capterra, Software Advice and Trust Radium indicate BoardPaq is an affordable tool but “you get what you pay for”.
Aprio believes that good governance should be simple. We offer a premium product in a “you get what you pay for” market, that is as intuitive as it is robust. We offer the ability to hide features and scale your software at a pace that works for your board.
Aprio’s subscription includes 12 user licenses – any number of which can be administrators — and unlimited committees at no extra cost. Our pricing includes initial one-on-one training for administrators and directors, and any ongoing training you may need to set your board up for success.
Our pricing model ensures you won’t pay for more users than you need. And we offer all of the premium tools and features you need to better manage your board: a library of current and past board materials, minutes builder, agenda builder, calendars, annotations, audit reports, decision tracking, desktop and remote access, attendance reports, and much more – with access to both desktop and mobile applications. If you wish to simplify your portal, you can hide the extra features you won’t use right now. Unhide them and set up training so that you can scale at no extra cost when it works for you.
Aprio stands out in the industry for providing unmatched expert service and an easy-to-use, secure board portal that works the way a board works. In addition to a seamless onboarding experience, the Aprio board management system provides unlimited training and support.
We have you covered no matter what. Aprio offers top-level industry-standard security along with the best customer loyalty and service satisfaction in the industry. We work hard to win your trust and keep it.
Evaluating board management software and making the switch in a few weeks is possible! Every day we help many customers like you to lighten the work of getting ready for meetings by providing easy-to-use technology and expert support and technology to directors.
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