Abstract vs. BoardPro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abstract
Score 4.6 out of 10
N/A
Abstract, from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco, offers a collaboration tool for developers and others, featuring a version controlled master file set and approval workflow.N/A
BoardPro
Score 9.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
BoardPro offers board management software for small enterprise, small cap and nonprofit organizations. With it, users can create agendas, build board packs, record minutes, send actions and store files.N/A
Pricing
AbstractBoardPro
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AbstractBoardPro
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details20% discount for Nonprofit organisations.
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Features
AbstractBoardPro
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
3.4
5 Ratings
79% below category average
BoardPro
-
Ratings
Task Management3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access5.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Search1.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.1
5 Ratings
12% below category average
BoardPro
-
Ratings
Chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Abstract
7.2
5 Ratings
12% below category average
BoardPro
-
Ratings
Versioning8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
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AbstractBoardPro
Small Businesses
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Dropbox DocSend
Dropbox DocSend
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
HCL Connections
HCL Connections
Score 9.0 out of 10

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User Ratings
AbstractBoardPro
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(5 ratings)
9.2
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AbstractBoardPro
Likelihood to Recommend
Abstract
  • Large teams with dedicated design operations support
  • UX managers that want a facilitated workflow for their teams
  • Disciplined teams of individual contributors that want to adopt a process in their UI workflow
  • Cross-discipline teams that want a central collaboration space for reviewing and critiquing UI artifacts
  • If your files are named "FOR-REALS_FINAL_FINAL_FINAL_Super-Important-Project (copy).sketch"
  • If you're managing multiple pattern libraries
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BoardPro
The best scenarios for the use of BoardPro are highlighted when there is planning, development, coordination, execution and monitoring of projects and activities, in addition to being an information panel for all the members of the different teams of the organization, it provides the ability to hold meetings, an integrating element that stands out from other software. The management of the boards is exceptionally intuitive and easy to use, in addition to simplifying its content in a way that is easy to understand for all people, granting continuity and consistency to the work or works to be developed. An area of opportunity where it could be developed in a better way is offline work, since it will not be possible for your team members to work in this way.
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Pros
Abstract
  • Versioning for desginers
  • Collaboration between team members
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BoardPro
  • Agenda-setting and writing minutes is very easy with the built-in structure offered
  • Compiling and distributing Board packs with BoardPro takes a fraction of the time it used to - and updates to papers are so much easier
  • Ability to hold all governance documents in one central repository is useful for external Directors
  • Directors find the Board paper annotation feature very useful. New updates to this have made it an extremely powerful tool.
  • Flying Minutes feature is very useful for obtaining formal decisions between meetings and then automatically adding them to the next set of minutes.
  • The ability for Directors to update their own interests in the Interests Register is efficient and puts the responsibility on them to ensure this is up to date - this is automatically included in each Board pack.
  • The actions feature is fantastic - allocating a person responsible and an action deadline which then is followed up by BoardPro email reminders keeps people on tasks and allows the Chair to stay on top of actions as they are reported in the Board packs each meeting.
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Cons
Abstract
  • Asset exports are not as great as Zeplin and others.
  • Filtering within files.
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BoardPro
  • development of an Android app (at the moment available only on the Apple store)
  • a section for the Q&A answer for users at the beginning level
  • upload also excel format documents
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Likelihood to Renew
Abstract
as already explained this software only does branching... the rest is really poor and basic
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BoardPro
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Usability
Abstract
Abstract has a difficult learning curve. If a feature-branch workflow is new to you, then it will take some getting used to. They make a lot of updates to the interface and these feature releases get ahead of their documentation. They rely heavily on an excellent customer support team and are present on various Slack channels to help design professionals with issues.
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BoardPro
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Support Rating
Abstract
Abstract by nature is complex and has to respond to whatever changes in Sketch. So there are frequent issues. Support can be slow to respond and are not always helpful, but they are quick to find and patch the bugs. Overall, it's not the best support, but it hasn't been detrimental.
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BoardPro
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Alternatives Considered
Abstract
I purchased and administer Abstract. It was requested by our design department who evaluated it.
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BoardPro
BoardPro is on a different playing field than monday.com, in fact, BoardPro is in a league of it's own. I used monday.com at a different organisation board and actually found that I did not use it. I found it easier to download and read the PDF board pack that was provided to me. The user interface of BoardPro is such that the software is easy to navigate and use, it is intuitive and such a delight to use.
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Return on Investment
Abstract
  • Single source of truth for the team.
  • Could quickly get expensive with corporate accounts.
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BoardPro
  • It has made meetings more enjoyable and flow faster
  • We are able to get through the formal agenda quickly and focus on strategy
  • The strategic decisions that have occurred as a direct result of using BoardPro have added real value to Search Republic
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ScreenShots

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