Diligent Boards Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Diligent Boards

Secure collaboration tool for board meetings

4.7/5 (122 reviews)

Diligent Boards overview

What is Diligent Boards?

Boards allows you to securely build, share, and collaborate on board meeting books and materials. Over 120,000 board members and executives at 3,600+ companies trust Boards to streamline board meetings and meeting preparation. At Diligent, our focus is on providing products that are secure, easy-to-use and we back it up with concierge level, white-glove support 24/7/365.

For Administrators:
When using Boards, administrators can:
- Quickly load board meeting materials with drag and drop and auto-tab functionality
- Set granular permissions for who can see what board materials and when
- Archive older board materials and board books and setup a resource center for your board
- Add or remove contacts, setup meetings on a group calendar
- Administer Director & Officer (D&O) questionnaires and board evaluation surveys

For Board Members and Executives:
- View board materials and appendices seamlessly online and offline
- Mark-up and annotate pages of the board book with highlighter, pen, and sticky notes
- Provide digital signatures and vote as part of your corporate governance duties
- Access a resource center for your organizations governance procedures and documents
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Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish
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Diligent Boards reviews

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Matt Graham

A board management software that delivers unparalleled excellence

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-03
Review Source: Capterra

Outstanding!

Pros
When we switched over to Diligent, we were expecting a bit of a transition period. But we were pleasantly surprised that everyone found it so easy to jump into this program because the design is so intuitive and very little training was required to operate it. The software has also has gorgeous and elegant aesthetics which makes it very appealing. It's a fast and secure way to handle sensitive information. Our board members are able to access the information both in online and offline mode, while TouchID ensures that only those who have permission can see them. It also allows us to move away from a paper-based environment which are also a security risk.

Cons
I think the years that the developers have spent studying how board members work and interact has truly paid off because you have a simply outstanding software that serves its customers well. I think the only thing that could possibly make it better is if they increased the scrolling speed when you’re looking through a lot of files.

Response from Diligent


Hi Matt! Many thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience and leaving us such a wonderful review! We really appreciate you being our customer and helping to share the word about us. Thank you!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Sally Maziarz

Diligent Boards Review

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-17
Review Source: Capterra

Switching from printed books to Diligent 10 years ago was revolutionary. It has streamlined board and committee preparation and ease of review for directors, exponentially. Can't imagine how we lived without it.

Pros
The intuitive functionality and customer support.

Cons
Clunky navigation from an administrator perspective in terms of navigating between archived books.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sheena Bailey

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Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-10
Review Source: Capterra

Great!

Pros
Ability to copy books and prior year surveys

Cons
Ease of use; intuitive for the most part.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Powerful, Expensive Tool for Producing and Managing Sensitive Board Materials

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-19
Review Source: Capterra

Before switching to Diligent Boards, our users had severe difficulty accessing, producing and sharing their content at quarterly retreats. Our support personnel received large amounts of tickets to assist with these activities. After switching, our users appear happy with the product and our support requests have decreased dramatically.

Pros
The solution is easy to use and can be accessed from a multitude of devices. One of the best features is how document changes and approvals are tracked. You can also easily grant/restrict access to content meant for Board sub-committee members.

Cons
The solution is expensive and will be cost-prohibitive for smaller organizations. Everything works well and the support is top notch, but the value proposition can be hard to justify.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sharon Young

User Interface

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Does what it's supposed to do, but it takes 99 windows to get it done.

Cons
Update your user interface. Currently it looks like Windows 98.

Response from Diligent


Hi Sharon,

Thanks for your feedback! We're sorry to hear about your disappointment with the user interface - the good news is that we are working on a new, streamlined platform accessible via web, Boards Web. Please feel free to reach out to your Customer Success Manager to discuss further.

Thank you!

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Diligent Boards pricing

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Free trial
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Pricing is set annually per user based on the user features and functionality needed to collaborate on board meeting materials and packets.

Diligent Boards features

Access Control
Collaborative Workspace
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
SSL Security
Search Functionality

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Activity Dashboard (149 other apps)
Activity Tracking (126 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (169 other apps)
Chat (139 other apps)
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Commenting (174 other apps)
Document Management (155 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (159 other apps)
File Management (128 other apps)
Permission Management (175 other apps)
Projections (126 other apps)
Third Party Integration (174 other apps)
Workflow Management (120 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Diligent Boards

Key features of Diligent Boards

  • 24/7/365 support
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Annotations, mark-ups, & notes
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Benefits

Boards helps users to:
- Efficiently create and distribute board meeting packets and materials to board members
- Review board meeting materials on and offline
- Securely share important board materials with anyone inside or outside the organization
- Keep documents safe inside Diligent Boards' end-to-end secure platform
- Administer surveys through built-in questionnaire functionality to drive actionable insights
- Free up board meeting time for making decisions, not reviewing and finding information