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Diligent boardbooks brochure 2013

  1. 1. The Ultimate iPad App for the Boardroom The World’s Most Widely Used Secure Board Portal Beyond Paper, PDFs and Wireless
  2. 2. It’s the Right Time for Technology in the Boardroom Explosive growth in iPad use has accelerated the adoption of technology in the boardroom. Today 60% of US public companies use tablets and web portals to deliver board-related information to their directors, with usage also jumping at private firms, not-for-profits and government agencies. There’s more than technology fueling this trend. Company executives today must convey growing volumes of information to the board – in addition to dealing with greater regulatory oversight and personal liability in the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley. Companies are also realizing significant benefits from making the move to a board portal: Improved board effectiveness for directors and executives • Increased ease of director and executive communications • More strategic discussions at meetings with quicker handling of routine items • Ready access to current and historic company information More efficient board meeting preparation and management by administrators • Streamlined and faster materials production • Eliminated printing, shipping and travel costs • Freed up internal admin, IT and support time With a 97% client retention rate over the past eight years, Diligent knows what drives successful board portal adoption. We understand that every company is different and adjust to the nuances of your culture, organization and business. Our experienced teams have advised all types of entities including commercial, health care, higher education and not-for-profits on making this transition. Let us take you on the journey to more effectively producing, delivering and reviewing your board materials. Adoption of Diligent Boardbooks 276 Companies Fortune 1000 495 Companies NYSE 246 Companies NASDAQ 138 Companies TSX 53.5% Public 46.5% Private Adoption by Company Type 53.5%46.5%
  3. 3. Intuitive Interface • The industry standard in online publishing apps • Full eBook reader capabilities Instant Access • Select current materials, archives and resource center • Get new and updated notifications • Synch automatically or control when you download • Easily view multiple boards and committees Easy Annotations • Highlight, use pen or attach sticky notes • Make notes online or offline • Share notes or keep them private Fluid Navigation • Page through with a finger swipe • Instant access to agenda topics • Zoom in for detailed viewing$14,000 $12,000 $10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 $- $(2,000) $(4,000) $(6,000) 16% The Proven Solution Since 2001 Here are some of the features that make Diligent Boardbooks easy and fun to use: Highest Security Standards • World-class hosting infrastructure and data encryption • Testing and validation by third-party security experts • SSAE 16 / SAS 70 audited for eight consecutive years • Robust security incidence response plans and protocols Outstanding Support 24/7/365 • Dedicated account management team • Unlimited 24/7/365 troubleshooting and reviews • Smooth transition and best practices
  4. 4. Experience the Difference Diligent Boardbooks has helped thousands of clients achieve board acceptance and smoothly transition to a new board portal. Here’s why clients make the move: Built on the only page-level proprietary software in the business, Diligent Boardbooks offers the fastest screen views, quickest updates, easiest navigation and most intuitive user interface. Our relentless focus has been on simplicity in design. The result: a board portal that directors call fun and easy to use! Performance Directors need a board portal that stays with them as they move from online to offline modes and between the iPad, PC and browser. With a copy of the Diligent board portal app resident on each user’s iPad, directors can view the app locally instead of relying on Wi-Fi or network connections. Mobility Ever vigilant when it comes to security, Diligent combines a keen understanding of how the board process works with deep expertise in the constantly evolving technologies that underlie the board portal. It converts and encrypts at the page level, whereas other portals often protect only at the file or even filing cabinet level. Security Service High-quality 24/7/365 service is crucial when a company’s most important executives need access to board-related information under any circumstances. Support can help smooth the transition from the paper to digital world – and from internal or other portal solutions. With Diligent Boardbooks, companies can rest assured that confidential board material remains in the right hands. Designated individuals and groups can be given rights to view certain types of data. Rules can be put in place to control how board materials can be accessed and shared, and document retention policies can be enforced electronically. Control
  5. 5. “When I think of Diligent Boardbooks, the first thing that comes to mind is security. We know our data is secure, stored in a secure location, on Diligent secure servers. The only thing that’s required for IT is support during our board meetings. Other than that, we literally have zero interaction during the whole process.” — Adam Henrikson, IT Director, Arizona State Board of Nursing “I can honestly say that Diligent has the best service orientation I have ever encountered. You are professional and terrific to work with. It’s fantastic. You guys set the bar for everyone else.” — Stephanie Streeter, Director, Goodyear Tire Rubber “Since we started using Diligent Boardbooks our Directors have been better prepared for meetings, devoting more time to discussing trends, changes in the markets and strategies… I think there would be a revolt if we attempted to take this invaluable tool away from the Directors.” — Daryl Forsythe, Chairman, NBT Bancorp “The difference that Diligent Boardbooks has made for us is nothing short of remarkable. We can now post information in real time which means all documents are always up to date. It has also made our meetings more efficient in terms of accessing information.” — Earnest Edwards, Rector, Board of Visitors, Virginia State University “Boardbooks provides an intuitive, secure means for our directors to access board materials at their convenience anywhere, any time.” — Todd Mayman, Secretary Corporate Governance Officer, Gannett Company Our Clients Say It Best Join the growing number of organizations that have successfully adopted Diligent Boardbooks to improve board effectiveness for directors and executives. Enjoy more efficient board meeting preparation and management by administrators.
  6. 6. Over 2,800 boards and 58,000 individual directors, executives and board teams worldwide rely on Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. to speed and simplify how board materials are produced, delivered and reviewed. Providing the world’s most widely used secure board portal, Diligent has pioneered ease of use, stringent security, and superior training and support since 2001. We serve 276 of the US Fortune 1000, 138 of the TSX, and a variety of private firms, not-for- profits and government agencies. Diligent is a public company with revenues of $43.7 million in fiscal 2012. Our ranking in the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 places us among the fastest growing technology companies in America. Offices are located in New York, Montreal, London, Sydney, Christchurch, Singapore and Hong Kong. About Diligent To schedule a demo, please contact your local office, email info@boardbooks.com or visit www.boardbooks.com today. 39 West 37th Street 8th Floor New York, NY 10018 Phone: +1 877 434 5443 New York (Corporate HQ) Suite 706, Level 7 50 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Phone: 1 800 646 207 Australia Level 8, 2 Exchange Square 8 Connaught Place Central, Hong Kong Phone: +852 2297 2254 Hong Kong 2001 University Street, Suite 1700 Montreal, PQ H3A 2A6 Phone: +1 877 434 5443 Montreal One Raffles Quay North Tower Level 25 Singapore 048583 Phone: +65 6622 5874 Singapore Diligent Boardbooks®is a registered trademark of Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Diligent Boardbooks and the Diligent Boardbooks device in any form are the property of and the trademarks of Diligent Board Member Services, Inc with all rights reserved. ©2013 Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. Lyric House 149 Hammersmith Road London W14 0QL Phone: +44 800 234 6580 London 49 Carlyle Street, Level 1 Christchurch, New Zealand Phone: +64 977 5599 New Zealand Offices