Govenda Features

Govenda

Board management & online portal for boards of directors

4.72/5 (134 reviews)

Govenda Feature Summary

  • Member directory
  • Polls / voting
  • Minutes management
  • Attendance management
  • Automatic backup
  • Compliance management
  • Content filtering
  • Content library
  • Digital Signature
  • Document storage
  • Meeting management
  • Offline access
  • Permission management
  • Search functionality
  • Single sign on
  • Security & encryption
  • Activity dashboard
  • Content repository
  • Data import/export
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Document distribution
  • Custom fields
  • Event scheduling
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Filtered views
  • Approval process control
  • Archiving & retention
  • Access control
  • Version management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Document publishing

Competitor Feature Comparison

Access Controls/Permissions
Action Item Tracking
Activity Dashboard
Agenda Management
Alerts/Notifications
Annual Filings
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Attendee Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Board Meetings
Calendar Management
Chat/Messaging
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Committee Meetings
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Conferencing
Content Library
Content Management
Critical Date Alerts
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Drag & Drop
Electronic Signature
Email Invitations & Reminders
Event Scheduling
File Management
File Sharing
Filtering
For Nonprofits
Full Text Search
Internal Meetings
Invitation Management
Legislative Meetings
Materials Management
Meeting Management
Meeting Notes
Meeting Preparation Tools
Member Directory
Minutes Management
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multi-Company
Officer Management
Offline Access
Polls/Voting
Post-Meeting Tools
Project Management
Real Time Editing
Reminders
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Scheduling
Screen Sharing
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Third Party Integrations
Two-Way Audio & Video
User Management
Version Control
Video Conferencing
Voting Management
Workflow Management
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Access Controls/Permissions
Action Item Tracking
Activity Dashboard
Agenda Management
Alerts/Notifications
Annual Filings
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Attendee Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Board Meetings
Calendar Management
Chat/Messaging
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Committee Meetings
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Conferencing
Content Library
Content Management
Critical Date Alerts
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Drag & Drop
Electronic Signature
Email Invitations & Reminders
Event Scheduling
File Management
File Sharing
Filtering
For Nonprofits
Full Text Search
Internal Meetings
Invitation Management
Legislative Meetings
Materials Management
Meeting Management
Meeting Notes
Meeting Preparation Tools
Member Directory
Minutes Management
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multi-Company
Officer Management
Offline Access
Polls/Voting
Post-Meeting Tools
Project Management
Real Time Editing
Reminders
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Scheduling
Screen Sharing
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Third Party Integrations
Two-Way Audio & Video
User Management
Version Control
Video Conferencing
Voting Management
Workflow Management
Visit WebsiteCompare App
Access Controls/Permissions
Action Item Tracking
Activity Dashboard
Agenda Management
Alerts/Notifications
Annual Filings
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Attendee Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Board Meetings
Calendar Management
Chat/Messaging
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Committee Meetings
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Conferencing
Content Library
Content Management
Critical Date Alerts
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Drag & Drop
Electronic Signature
Email Invitations & Reminders
Event Scheduling
File Management
File Sharing
Filtering
For Nonprofits
Full Text Search
Internal Meetings
Invitation Management
Legislative Meetings
Materials Management
Meeting Management
Meeting Notes
Meeting Preparation Tools
Member Directory
Minutes Management
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multi-Company
Officer Management
Offline Access
Polls/Voting
Post-Meeting Tools
Project Management
Real Time Editing
Reminders
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Scheduling
Screen Sharing
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Third Party Integrations
Two-Way Audio & Video
User Management
Version Control
Video Conferencing
Voting Management
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


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Android App


6 reviews

Govenda Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Govenda's features:

Anonymous
(Real Estate company, 51-200 employees)

Working well for a 12-member board

2019-09-30

Pros

BoardBookit has good functions for managing meeting agendas, and new ones like votes, polls, and tasks have been added since we started using the product.

Cons

The second is that for ease of management, ability to write notes on, etc., all uploaded/posted documents including Excel files are converted to pdf format.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


HI!

Thank you for reviewing BoardBookit. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoy the agenda, votes, polls, and task functionality! The ability to embed URL's into BoardBookit is on our roadmap, expect to see it in the future. I will be sure to pass your other request on to our team.

Thanks again!

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Kathy Z.

The team at Board Bookit is wonderful. I found the software very easy to use.

2017-09-07

Share with team members from all over the world and the ease of use!

Pros

I really like that I am able to assign access to documents to all necessary parties in our organization.

Cons

That said, I haven't used those other sites so I cannot comment on their advantages or disadvantages.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Heather C.

Game Changer

2020-06-17

We had looked at different options - password protected portal on website (too cumbersome to keep updated); Google docs (cumbersome, and not easy to manage); Boardable - cost/features were limited

Pros

They receive alerts, notices, access to all documents and meeting schedules from any device.

Cons

I would like to be able to have tracking in emails sent/opened; ability to edit offline votes; tasks are cumbersome to enter/manage; esignatures are very limiting -ie: I need one approval, and could be any one of three signers, but requiring all three to sign is cumbersome.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Haley F.

New user

2019-10-01

Sharing information with document uploads while setting permissions has been great.

Pros

From e-signatures, to votes, and document uploads, users are able to access these with minimal difficulty

Cons

There is not a shared calendar (similar to Outlook)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Haley!

Thank you for the BoardBookit review. It is awesome to hear that you enjoy our portals eSignature, votes, and documents features! I will be sure to pass on the feature suggestion to our team! Please reach out to BoardBookit Support if you need anything.

Thanks again!

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Sylvie P.

Great tool for keeping all the board materials in one place!

2019-10-08

Pros

User-friendly with the ability to easily restrict specific meetings and documents to specific groups.

Cons

BoardBookIt needs to work on a better system for both sending emails and for improving notification management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Sylvie!

Thanks for the review. We enjoy hearing that you find Boardbookit to be user-friendly. Also, thank you for the suggestion on notifications, I will be sure to share that with my team.

Thanks again!

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Penny B.

BoardBookit Review

2019-05-01

All meeting information is housed in one location with easy access to current and previous meeting documents in a secure environment.

Pros

I like the fact that you can import previous agendas rather than starting each meeting from scratch.

Cons

I haven't found anything that I do not like about this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Penny, Thank you so much for your positive review! It's wonderful to hear that you have had such a successful implementation and found BoardBookit user friendly for every member of your board! Thanks again!

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Lisa S.

Winning collaboration and organzation tool!

2019-05-16

The portal is a great way to help to organize material from calendering to meeting material and provides easy access for board members.

Pros

BoardBookit provides an intuitive tool to organization governance documents, board and committee meetings.

Cons

I hope as some point that reports will be expanded and that there will be a way to document and run reports on terms.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Lisa, Thank you for reviewing BoardBookit! We're so happy to hear that your better organization and loving our Voting and Polling features. Also, we'll be happy to pass along your suggestions regarding reporting to our engineering team for future updates and enhancements! Thanks again!

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Yvonne C.

Easy to set up and use

2020-06-17

I am on several non profit board and have suggested BBI to any board I sit on - certainly makes board work and communication easier and more timely.

Pros

Filled a need for board management - especially for mid to small size non profits while at the same time servicing large corp clients

Cons

I was an early users - so some features that exist now were not available at first - but over time new and better features have been added - the team is always focused on making the product better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 11-50 employees)

BoardBookit

2019-05-07

The software has allowed our Board to have a much more effective way to communicate and store and save our documents.

Pros

Our Board and management team were looking for a better way to provide materials and information for our Board meetings.

Cons

The software could provide some options for organization of the information.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Thank you for reviewing BoardBookit! We're happy to hear that your board is more collaborative, organized, and informed with BoardBookit! Also, our customer success team would be happy to walk you through and organizational concerns you may have. We're always here to help! Thanks again!

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Anonymous
(Religious Institutions company, 1-10 employees)

Good Board Meeting Portal

2019-05-08

Pros

The interface is intuitive and the help files are easy to navigate and comprehensive.

Cons

While the software features a voting capability, it isn't suited (nor is it designed) for collaboration.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Thank you for reviewing BoardBookit! It's great to hear that your had an easy implementations and you've found the platform intuitive! We'll pass along your thoughts regarding Voting to our engineering team for future updates and enhancements!

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Darlene S.

Feature-Rich, Best in Class

2020-06-24

The sales process was terrific, onboarding was phenomenal, ongoing training and support are top-notch, and feature development is continuous.

Pros

The BBi end-user interface is accessible via computer, tablet, or mobile device; our Board members find it easy to access and intuitive to use.

Cons

BoardBookit is always adding and developing features and functionality, their product road map is full of great enhancements. The reporting and survey features are relatively new to BoardBookit, which we are happy to have available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ian H.

Ease of Use.

2019-10-11

The BoardBookit software has removed the confusion of hard copy board meetings reducing the the inconvenience of having to bring packets and delivering them in advance.

Pros

Our board members and trustees enjoy using the software at board meetings. Our management team can easily schedule meetings for the entire year making availability easy for most executives.

Cons

The software for non profits and small organizations is expensive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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EJ J.

I'm New But Up-to-Speed!

2019-09-30

You can limit the number of Notifications and Reminders sent.

Pros

Learning curve is minimal for tech savvy and moderately savvy individuals.

Cons

Not being able to make adjustments and continue in the same location/document. Edit the Agenda and it takes you out of the Meeting document.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hello EJ!

Thank you for your BoardBookit review. We are thrilled that you've found our platform easy to learn. Your Customer Success Specialist will be reaching out to understand your feedback about editing the agenda so we can pass that on to our development team.

Thank you!

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Jacqueline M.

EA to Board

2019-05-10

-we no longer print and mail board documents to the board members they get them on line and up-to-date

Pros

- notifies members when new material is posted - ability to book meetings in advance

Cons

members notes are viewable to others sometimes the notifications are not sent when I click notify now

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for reviewing BoardBookit! It's great to hear that you're able to easily schedule board meetings in advance and saving you time when preparing for board meetings! Our Customer Success team is always available to help you navigate every function of BoardBookit, so feel free to reach out anytime! Thanks again!

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Jessica H.

BoardBookit definitely helps us conserve a few resources

2019-05-10

Our trustees are very happy with the ability to access organizational materials on the fly.

Pros

The fact that we have substantially reduced the need to print and mail materials; the ease with which staff can put together meeting agendas and materials. The portability of materials has been a plus for our trustees who are spread around the state.

Cons

Also, it would be really nice if notes that folks makes on the materials could be shared.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Jessica, It's so wonderful to hear that BoardBookit has made it easier for you to compile and distribute board materials! Also, you actually can poll trustees for meeting dates. So, feel free to contact our Customer Success team and they can walk you through this functionality! Thanks again!

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Jessica H.

Good, funtional option for organizations

2019-05-10

It is a good fit for our organization and our board members like have easy access to different documents such as monthly financials and budgets without having to email someone every month.

Pros

The ability to contact users within the portal is nice - reminders are a great feature.

Cons

Need to have the ability to save documents you use in meetings every month within the system so you don't have to upload each time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Jessica, Thank you for your review! It's wonderful to hear that you're loving BoardBookit's functionality and agenda creation! We'll pass along your suggestions to our engineering team for future updates. Also, our Customer Success team is always available to walk you through some great BoardBookit tips!

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Carla G.

Great for board document filing

2019-09-30

Great using a software that is secure.

Pros

This software has all our documents in one place and can be viewed by multiple devices.

Cons

Doesn't have a group option for comments.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Carla!

Thank you for reviewing BoardBookit. We are extremely pleased that you enjoy the security and unity of our portal. If you need assistance on being able to have shared comments on documents in an agenda, please reach out to BoardBookit Support and they will assist you directly. Our Discussion feature will work well for that.

Thanks again!

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Lourdes C.

User Friendly software

2020-06-26

Overall, I enjoy using BoardBookit for Supervisory Committee meetings.

Pros

Easy to set-up meetings, create agenda and add files.

Cons

When e-signatures are obtained for a document. Is it possible to prevent others from viewing the signed document?

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Lourdes,

I'm so happy to hear that you find the software user-friendly! We strive to give our users the best experience possible so that it great to hear.

It is possible to turn off the eSignature tab for users. I've forwarded your query onto our support team and someone will be reaching out to shortly to walk you through that option.

Thanks again!

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Michael A.

Excellent easy To use board tool

2019-09-30

It helped up streamline our communications and meeting management as well as increased our board accountability within the org by saving time for meeting minutes, attendance taking and reducing printing thus having a + impact on the environment

Pros

Very easy for all board members to learn and use.

Cons

Cannot click on active hyperlinks to virtual meeting invitations

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hello Michael!

Thank you for taking the time to review BoardBookit. I am so happy to hear that our portal is easy. It is also really nice to know that we are able to increase your board efficiency. Please note that the ability to embed hyperlinks into the meeting details is on our roadmap, expect it in the near future.

Thanks again!

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Randy W.

Organize Board Communications & Power-Up Board Meetings

2020-06-18

Fabulous company; you can always get someone on the phone and speak directly to a product manager who can resolve your issues. They are responsive, friendly, professional, and quick.

Pros

You are able to easily assign user permissions, organize users into committees, assemble multiple documents into a printable PDF, and more.

Cons

I've encountered a few bugs, but every time I write to Boardbookit about them, they correct them or find me a workaround. I don't have any complaints about the software at all.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Amy J.

Easy Peasey!

2019-05-16

Everyone gets all notifications as a group and all documents are at everyone's finger tips

Pros

So easy to organize and very intuitive.

Cons

Have not yet found anything that would be considered a "con."

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Amy, Thanks for your positive review of BoardBookit! It's great to hear that your board is more organized with BoardBookit and members are loving having easy access to materials!

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Brent A.

BoardBookIt- beginning user

2019-09-30

BoardBookIt has solved those access problems.

Pros

We had 2 boards of directors, and with 28 people using their own different computers, we experienced many issues of them not being able to view or print the documents for the meeting.

Cons

It was another software for us and the board of directors to learn and use, which is always the case with new software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Hi Brent!

Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear that although you had some difficulties, BoardBookit Support was able to solve them for you. Please feel free to reach out to BoardBookit Support with any further questions or concerns and they will assist you directly.

Thanks again!

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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 11-50 employees)

Better and less expensive Board documents solution

2019-05-08

Basically, BoardBookit makes it easy for Board members to prepare for meetings (and review what happened at previous meetings).

Pros

For Board members, the BoardBookit interface is far more intuitive than Diligent and because it is designed to work on phones and iPads (whereas Diligent really is made for desktops or laptop computers), BoardBookit allows me to get all the materials when and where I need them.

Cons

It would be nice to have the ability to search within the text across a folder full of documents (maybe that is possible, but I haven’t figured out how).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BoardBookit


Thank you for your positive and honest review of BoardBookit! It's wonderful to hear that a diverse professional as yourself thinks so highly of the BoardBookit platform. We're happy to provide you and your board with fully functional mobile solutions so your board materials are always available! We will pass along your suggestion regarding document searches within folders to our engineering team for future updates and enhancements! Thanks again!

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Kelly M.

Boardbookit Review

2019-10-08

It is an easy way to provide documents to our external board members.

Pros

It is the easiest way to provide documents to our external board members.

Cons

I do not like your new enhanced drop mode. I understand we can still use the classic drop mode and it would be great if we could change our default to our preference but it defaults to enhanced.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sister Mary E I.

Features

2020-06-24

Since I only use it about once a month I need to look for things each time, but generally it is easy to use.

Pros

Agenda feature with uploaded documents.

Cons

The posting of emails at a given time instead of immediately, unless I tell it otherwise.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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