Whatever the size of the company or industry good governance practices can boost efficiency and professionalism. Boards are also increasingly demanding that technology helps them to save time before and during meetings – and outside of the meeting room. Board portals are designed to meet these needs and help boards streamline and speed up their decision-making processes, improve the efficiency of meetings and enhance governance.

When selecting a board portal solution, it’s important to think about how easy it will be for Board members with all levels of technological competency and ensure that there’s no steep learning curve. In addition, you must ask about the support offered by the supplier you are considering. You should look for 24/7 customer support with a dedicated team of customer success and industry recognition like the Customer Service Institute of America.

The best board management software will allow directors and administrators to work off-line which is very beneficial to hold board meetings remotely. The most effective solutions will sync whenever users are back online. This makes it easy to access and archive confidential documents both on and offsite.

Another factor to consider is how much the solution will cost and whether it will be scalable to meet the requirements of your expanding business. A reputable provider with proven track records of successfully scaling organizations is a good option to mitigate this risk.