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Board portal comparison - Aprio vs govenda
March 15, 2023
Dee Sicklesteel

Board portal comparison – Aprio vs. Govenda

Considering Aprio or Govenda for managing your board? Here are some key differences to consider when comparing these two board portals.

What makes Aprio superior to Govenda?

Previously known as BoardBookit, Govenda is a cloud-based board success platform designed to help boards meet stakeholder governance. Like Aprio, Govenda assists boards with organizing meetings, preparing meeting materials, engaging directors, and keeping them informed. There are, however, some notable differences between the two that you should consider as you decide which to buy.


Aprio Govenda
Robust feature set

Aprio’s feature set is far more comprehensive than Govenda’s. Aprio offers a complete set of features including advanced agenda tools, fully customizable surveys, mobile applications available for any device, and much more.

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Complete reporting & customizable branding

Aprio provides nine standard reports to track board activity, attendance, login behaviour, groups, and audit reporting. Branding makes reports fully customizable. Plus add on reports like expense reports.

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Board member task tools

Aprio gives directors all the tools they need to be engaged and efficient at board meetings and in between. Ensure no action items fall through the cracks with Aprio’s Task Manager. Board members can also mark up documents and choose to keep annotations private or share them to spark board engagement.

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Easy-to-use interface

Aprio’s user-friendly interface is simple and straightforward to learn, without the potential to confuse or annoy board members. Files, links, and everything else board members need are easy to find!

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Industry-leading security

In addition to offering the strongest encryption, Aprio offers backups and certifications from third-party security audits, ensuring top security of your network and data. Aprio also equips you with remote data wiping if a device is lost or stolen.

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Seamless Onboarding

From day one, Aprio helps you set up your board meeting software, import existing data, and ensure your board portal is perfectly configured. Customers work directly with experienced board portal administrators on our Support team to make migrations or first-time setup a breeze.

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24/7 expert support

While both platforms offer 24/7 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.

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Virtual meeting readiness

Easily add Zoom, Webex, or GoToMeeting video conferencing to your meetings, which board members can join in just one click.

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Aprio vs. Govenda: Worth the switch?

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 really works. In addition to a seamless onboarding experience, the Aprio board management system provides unlimited on-demand training. Task management, customizable branding, and collaboration tools round out this feature set.

With the best customer loyalty, service satisfaction in the industry, and top-level industry-standard security, we have you covered no matter what. We work hard to win your trust and keep it.

Aprio vs. Govenda Features

Aprio and Govenda offer similar board management and communication tools like:

  • One central library to store and access board materials and documents
  • Track tasks to ensure action items are completed on time
  • Meeting minute tool to draft minutes faster
  • Annotations for board members to markup board documents and collaborate
  • Voting and survey tools to improve board engagement

However, Aprio’s feature set is far more comprehensive than Govenda’s. For example, Aprio offers mobile applications for all devices including iPhone, Android and Microsoft. Plus, Aprio offers more robust document management capabilities and report options.

Aprio vs. Govenda Pricing

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.

A word of caution on editions. It’s become common in software to have basic, professional and enterprise editions, for example, with different features. Ask about all the possible add-on fees, including for additional administrators, committees, reports, training, and for data storage.

Govenda pricing

According to software review sites like Capterra, and Software Advice, customer reviews of Govenda’s pricing specifically mention the board management software “…meets our basic needs at a fair price” and “The price is great for our small non-profit and the features are just what we need to keep us connected.”

Aprio pricing

All of our software licensing pricing includes initial training for administrators and directors, and any ongoing training you may need to set your board up for success. Our starter subscription includes 15 user licenses – any number of which can be administrators — and unlimited committees at no extra cost.

We offer all of the standard 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’re looking to add on surveys, resolutions and expense reporting – no problem! Buy additional capabilities as you need them with no additional cost for training.

We believe that good governance should be simple. That’s why Aprio’s pricing model ensures you won’t pay for more users than you need or for features you aren’t ready to use. Our product specialists will work with you on building a package that aligns with your budget and goals.

Aprio vs. Govenda Service

Not all board portals offer the same caliber of responsive service. 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.

Aprio offers unmatched expert service in our industry. 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.

Unlike other board portals such as Govenda, you won’t find automated-chat answers, get directed to an online resource center, or deal with hard-to-reach call centers with Aprio. We’re committed to being first in service with our customers and continuing our track record of excellence in customer support and training, achieving a 95% customer loyalty rate.

Aprio vs. Govenda: See the difference

Evaluating board management software and making the switch can happen in just a few weeks. We’re happy to help assess your needs and the fit with Aprio.

We help many customers like you daily to lighten the work of getting ready for meetings by providing expert support and technology to directors. Let’s talk – start by requesting a demo.

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