Is your credit union trying to decide between Aprio and CUBoardroom for managing your board communication? Here are some key differences to consider when comparing these two board portals.
At their core, Aprio and CUBoardroom board portals do similar things – provide a secure online board portal to help credit unions make board meeting preparation more efficient and keep board members up to date. But there are some standout differences to consider as you decide which to buy.
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. CUBoardroom customers indicate CUBoardroom is simple to use, but some customers note the software appears outdated.
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. CUBoardroom also offers good security features 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.
|Expert support & training for all
While both platforms offer 24/7 technical help, you won’t find automated-chat answers or hard-to-reach call centers with Aprio. We offer responsive, expert help from former board administrators who know firsthand the stresses and urgencies of board meeting management and communication.
|Sole Product Focus
Aprio is a specialist in board technology, whereas CUBoardroom is owned by SmartSource Solutions, which provides multiple services including websites, intranets, content management systems, and database systems for the credit union industry. Aprio gives you all the tools to manage your board with a team 100% focused on supporting boards, with credit unions as our largest customer segment.
While both platforms offer multi-level group administration and permissions, Aprio lets you create as many groups or committees as you need. We give administrators self-serve control to add or remove directors as your board evolves.
|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 automated audit trail of key compliance actions and dates to make regulatory reporting easy. CUBoardroom customers report that archiving materials needs to be done manually and can be cumbersome.
Aprio and CUBoardroom offer similar board communication features like:
However, Aprio offers more comprehensive features than CUBoardroom. This includes features like Minute Builder, Task Manager, surveys, annotations, and version control for documents – to name a few. On the reporting side, Aprio tracks detailed data. For example, see who logged in when, from where and any actions taken including views, downloads, annotations, comments, signatures, or votes.
Not all board portals offer the same caliber of responsive service. Buyer beware.
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.
Both CUBoardroom offers 24/7 customer service support available via phone or email. Only Aprio offers unmatched expert service from former board administrators who know firsthand the stresses and urgencies of board meeting management and communication.
With Aprio you won’t deal with hard-to-reach call centers that offer multiple products. When you call us, you’ll talk with a former board administrator who knows firsthand the stresses and urgencies of boards—24/7, 365 days a year. We’re proud of 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.
The cost of CUBoardroom consists of a platform fee for the number of users. Is CUBoardroom good value for money? Unfortunately, there is no customer feedback on pricing on review sites like Capterra, G2.com and Software Advice.
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.
Credit unions are the largest community of customers that Aprio serves. Our board portal is purpose-built to provide credit unions with efficient access and data security for board information. We stand out as the most full-featured, easy-to-use board portal with unmatched expert support. With Aprio, you have access to more sophisticated tools as your credit union board’s needs change without an upgrade in pricing or a migration.
We are proud to lead the industry in customer loyalty and service satisfaction, and have you fully protected with top-level industry-standard security. We’ll work hard to win your trust and keep it.
Evaluating board management software for your credit union and making the switch is possible in just a few weeks with Aprio! We help many credit unions like yours daily to lighten the work of getting ready for meetings by providing easy-to-use technology and expert support and technology to directors.
We’re happy to help assess your needs and the fit with Aprio. Take the first step – request a demo.
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