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Board portal comparison Aprio Vs. OnBoard
April 6, 2023
Dee Sicklesteel

Board portal comparison – Aprio vs. OnBoard

Are you trying to decide between Aprio and OnBoard for managing your board’s communication? Here are some key differences to consider when comparing these two board portals.

What makes Aprio superior to OnBoard?

At their core Aprio and OnBoard board portals do similar things – helping boards with organizing meetings, securely distributing board packages, and engaging and keeping directors up to date. But there are some standout differences to consider as you decide which to buy.


Aprio OnBoard
Easy-to-use interface

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 reviews of OnBoard indicate that the learning curve for new users can be steep and difficult to find what you’re searching for.

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Virtual meeting readiness

While both Aprio and OnBoard integrate with Zoom, Aprio integrates with all major video conferencing tools including Webex, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams. Board members can join in just one click.

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Full-service onboarding for all

From day one, Aprio helps every customer set up their board meeting software, import existing data, and ensure their board portal is perfectly configured. You’ll work directly with experienced board portal administrators to make your migration or first-time setup a breeze. OnBoard includes onboarding guidance for premium or ultimate customers only.

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Unlimited training and support included

With Aprio, 24/7 training and support are included for every customer. We patiently help board directors one-on-one to use the platform, even those who are tech-averse. And we expertly guide board admins. This level of support is only available through OnBoard’s ultimate package.

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Complete reporting

Aprio provides nine standard reports to track board activity, attendance, login behaviour, groups, and audit reporting. OnBoard tracks meeting and engagement analytics such as total meeting views, board book views and what’s being read.

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Aprio vs. OnBoard: Worth the switch?

Aprio stands out in the industry for providing red carpet service and the most full-featured, easiest-to-use board portal available. With Aprio, every customer gets unlimited training and support and expert onboarding help, even if you’re starting simply with our platform.

We 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.

Aprio vs. OnBoard Features

Aprio and OnBoard offer similar board management features like:

  • One central library to store board materials and documents
  • Easy file sharing features
  • Easy agenda creation and distribution
  • Voting and survey tools to improve board engagement and decision making
  • 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
  • Automated audit trail and customizable reports

However, be wary that many of the above features are not included in OnBoard’s basic package, so you’ll need to upgrade your package in order to gain access. For example, task management tools, voting & approvals and e-signatures are not included in the base package.

Like with OnBoard, you can get started simply with Aprio but you get more out of the gate. We offer all the standard tools and features 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 as part of our base subscription.

Aprio vs. OnBoard 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.

OnBoard pricing

OnBoard offers three-tier packages that offer different advanced features and varying levels of onboarding, training and support. For example, guided onboarding and private training sessions are only available in the premium and higher packages.

Aprio pricing

Aprio offers 2 tiers of pricing to give you the same “use what you want, when you want” freedom of OnBoard. Our starter subscription includes 15 user licenses – any number of which can be administrators — and unlimited committees at no extra cost. Only with Aprio does even the basic edition get you unlimited training and support and red-carpet onboarding.

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. OnBoard 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.

OnBoard offers 24/7 technical support available via phone or email along with an online knowledge center.

Aprio’s customer support goes above and beyond OnBoard, but don’t take our word for it. Try to call each support line to see which you’d rather have. Do you get a call center? Wait on hold?

Unlike other board portals such as OnBoard, with Aprio you won’t get directed to an online knowledge center, deal with hard-to-reach call centers or find automated-chat answers. 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 to offer unmatched expert service and continue our track record of excellence in customer support and training, achieving a 95% customer loyalty rate.

Aprio vs. OnBoard: See the difference

Evaluating board management software and making the switch in a few weeks is possible! We help many customers like you daily to lighten the work of getting ready for meetings by providing 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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