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Board portal comparison Aprio Vs. OnBoard

Board portal comparison – Aprio vs. OnBoard

Are you trying to decide between Aprio and OnBoard for managing your board’s communication?

For boards seeking an easy to use and secure board portal to increase board of director productivity and engagement, what’s the best board portal that will meet your needs?

Here are some key differences to consider when comparing these two board portals.

How does Aprio compare to OnBoard?

At their core Aprio and OnBoard board portals do similar things – help boards organize meetings, securely distribute board packages, and engage and keep directors up to date.

OnBoard is a board intelligence platform with customers in over 32 countries. Aprio’s board portal is the #1 choice of North America’s credit unions and banks, education and health organizations.

However, there are some standout differences to consider as you evaluate which board portal is a better fit.


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.

Yes No
Industry-leading security

Aprio offers the most robust encryption for complete security to keep board and company information secure, with certifications from independent, third-party security auditors – and includes multi-factor authentication, single sign on and remote wiping. OnBoard also offers excellent security for its users.

Yes Yes
Advanced features for all

Aprio offers all of our premium tools and features for every customer. If you wish to simplify your portal, you can hide the extra features you won’t use right now and then unhide them and set up training to scale at no extra cost when it works for you. To get all the advanced features of OnBoard, you’ll need to upgrade to the ultimate package.

Yes Ultimate package only
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.

Yes Limited
Guided onboarding for all

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. OnBoard includes onboarding guidance for premium or ultimate customers only.

Yes No
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.

Yes No
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.

Yes Limited

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 board 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.

OnBoard offers the following advanced features in their ultimate package that Aprio does not: diversity reporting, roles and term management, skills tracking and meeting feedback.

Like 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 for every customer.

Choose to hide any features until you’re ready to use them and unhide them when you’re ready to scale with no surprise add-ons or change in your subscription cost.

Aprio vs. OnBoard Pricing

When comparing the cost of board portal software, it’s important to get customized quotes to truly compare especially when vendors offer several package options. Ask about all the possible add-on fees, including for additional administrators, committees, reports, training, and for data storage. 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 cheapest 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 ultimate packages.

Aprio pricing

Aprio believes that good governance should be simple, with no surprise add-ons or complicated tiered pricing.

Aprio’s subscription includes 12 user licenses – any number of which can be administrators — and unlimited committees at no extra cost. And every Aprio customer gets unlimited training and support and red-carpet onboarding. Yes, every Aprio customer gets guided onboarding and unlimited training and support (even when a new director joins later)!

All of the premium tools and features you need to better manage your board are included for every customer. If you wish to simplify your portal experience, you can hide the 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 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. And available to every customer when they need it, without having to opt for a premium package to get access.

OnBoard offers 24/7 technical support available via email or phone 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 deal with hard-to-reach call centers, get directed to an online knowledge center, or find automated-chat answers. When you call us, you’ll speak 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 is the portal I recommend for every board. I have been using Aprio on a daily basis for six years for four different Boards and many committees. There are many aspects of the software I appreciate but, in particular, the ability to create a board package from beginning to end in a few minutes is the greatest gift to my very busy and time-sensitive schedule. I love the agenda generator and the ability to create skeleton minutes in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take. The highest compliment I have, however, is for the Aprio support team who are quick and responsive whenever there is an issue or suggestions for improvements.” – Board Secretary

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’re proud to offer all of our customers outstanding customer service and expert support, and have you fully protected with top-level industry-standard security. We’ll work hard to win your trust and keep it.

Curious about switching board portal providers? Here’s what you can expect with Aprio.

“Aprio Board Management Software has been super easy to use and has the best customer service provided by the Aprio support team. We use Aprio almost on a daily basis and the application is super easy in terms of usage. Aprio has a great variety of features for the Directors and they also seem to be satisfied with the software.” – Board Administrator in Financial Services

Aprio vs. OnBoard: See the difference for yourself

For boards seeking an intuitive, secure board portal with all the premium board management features included, plus premium customer support and unlimited training for all – consider Aprio.

We help many customers like you daily to lighten the work of getting ready for meetings by providing expert support and easy-to-use board portal software to directors and board administrators. See firsthand why thousands of customers love Aprio’s board of directors software.

Evaluating board management software and making the switch in a few weeks is possible! We’re happy to help assess your needs and the fit with Aprio. Take the first step – talk to our team about your needs.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this blog is current as of March 7, 2024, and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Our insights are derived from publicly available sources, such as product review websites, as well as direct conversations with customers. This information is intended to provide a general comparison and may not reflect the most recent updates or changes in the products mentioned.

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