Apple iCloud vs. OnBoard Board Management Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apple iCloud
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Apple iCloud is a document management software offering from Apple. It includes features such as access to music, photos, calendars, contacts, and documents, and it is built into every new iOS device.
$0.99
per month
OnBoard Board Management Software
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
OnBoard is a board management software and virtual meeting system. The vendor says it has been engineered to drive good governance and improve meeting outcomes by featuring tools designed for directors so that they can focus on strategy during meetings, and make them working sessions rather than just operational presentations. Its interface was designed to put what’s important front and center – upcoming meetings and board books. So meetings become more productive,…N/A
Pricing
Apple iCloudOnBoard Board Management Software
Editions & Modules
50GB
$0.99
per month
200GB
$2.99
per month
2TB
$9.99
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apple iCloudOnBoard Board Management Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsOnBoard is the only leading board portal that offers a trial, so you know precisely what you’re getting before you fill out any paperwork. Actually experiencing OnBoard is the easiest way to make your case. There’s no credit card, no commitments. We’ll help you set everything up in OnBoard, so you can confidently make the case and give every stakeholder a chance to see for themselves how OnBoard will improve their board work.
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Apple iCloudOnBoard Board Management Software
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Features
Apple iCloudOnBoard Board Management Software
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Apple iCloud
9.1
74 Ratings
7% above category average
OnBoard Board Management Software
-
Ratings
Versioning8.750 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.270 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files9.267 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.963 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.461 Ratings00 Ratings
File search9.766 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.473 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Apple iCloud
8.7
70 Ratings
0% above category average
OnBoard Board Management Software
-
Ratings
User and role management8.654 Ratings00 Ratings
File organization8.266 Ratings00 Ratings
Device management9.467 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Apple iCloud
9.4
74 Ratings
9% above category average
OnBoard Board Management Software
-
Ratings
Performance9.674 Ratings00 Ratings
Reliability9.674 Ratings00 Ratings
Storage Reports9.158 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apple iCloudOnBoard Board Management Software
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(74 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(4 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(21 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(20 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apple iCloudOnBoard Board Management Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Apple
iCloud is also great to keep access to photos synced across devices. Ex: I can snap a photo at a job site and have access to that photo on my desktop when I return to my office. I can then drop the photo into a document that is stored in iCloud and have instant access to that document on my iPad at a client's office later in the day. Seamless transitions make life much easier.
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OnBoard
OnBoard is an adaptable platform that could be used for most meetings. It works perfectly to build an agenda and packet for board and committee meetings. It allows for easy RSVP to ensure a quorum at meetings. All users are able to easily view the packet and can even make notations of points they want to discuss during the meeting. OnBoard doesn't work well for detailed documents such as spreadsheets. Our company has a strategic plan and we cannot use OnBoard for that committee meeting. The size of the spreadsheet simply doesn't function well within OnBoard and isn't easily navigable. The same is true of certain financial spreadsheets.
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Pros
Apple
  • Syncing files, appointments, Notes and contacts. If I'm away from home, and set an appointment using my phone, that appointment automatically updates real time to my home laptop and vice-versa.
  • It stores files (e.g photos) nicely
  • Once it's set up, it's fairly easy to use.
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OnBoard
  • Secure board materials - the administrator can control what board members see what materials.
  • Contact information - email and mailing addresses are readily available.
  • Board terms - term lengths for every board member is tracked through the system.
  • Meeting feedback - simple surveys are sent immediately after a meeting to get feedback from meeting attendees for future planning.
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Cons
Apple
  • Customization - iCloud is great at the stuff it does well. But it lacks features that some competitors (in Google Drive or Dropbox) do really well. API support for third-party apps is really great for some other people.
  • Remote use - Managing or accessing information from iCloud while not on one of your logged-in apple devices can sometimes be an issue. From a work computer for example. It doable, but the experience is much less user-friendly.
  • Ability to edit documents on the cloud similar to google docs or some other competitors
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OnBoard
  • Currently, you cannot block an entire group from a topic; you need to block attendees individually.
  • it would be nice to indent a section by using tabbing.
  • the added button for "save changes" in each section tends to slow down progress; edits used to be saved automatically and tended to be faster.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apple
It's so seamless that I can't imagine another product doing a better job synchronizing all of my devices. I simply do not think about it at all. Everything happens behind the scenes and I'm confident that Apple keeps my data safe and secure. I'm a happy customer as far as this is concerned. I have not had a bad experience with this service.
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OnBoard
I couldn't imagine us doing our business without OnBoard [Board Management]. It has become the way we communicate with our Board and run our meetings. Frankly, I have no desire to go back even when we are meeting in person to paper binders for each board member. It truly has been a blessing coming out of COVID for us.
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Usability
Apple
While it may be great to use with other Apple products, I find it's an absolutist-style workflow to be debilitating and to lead to many problems. When you sign into the cloud, it completely takes over your device in many ways that you don't notice at first until there is a problem.
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OnBoard
OnBoard is extremely user-friendly. I believe many individuals could begin using it without instruction just by clicking and looking around. It is very intuitive and the setup makes sense. I have older members on my board and they can use OnBoard with no issue and no training beyond an initial overview. During the pandemic, I've had some new board members easily use it without instruction since we weren't able to meet in person for an overview.
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Performance
Apple
Occasionally, large files that haven't yet been synced require a few minutes to pull down but I've rarely noticed delays. It does a good job of keeping data cached on my local machines while updating them with changes from other machines transparently.
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OnBoard
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Support Rating
Apple
Apple customer service is fantastic. iCloud is built with Apple in mind and its design is extremely intuitive and user-friendly. Additionally, whenever our team has encountered issues, the speed of Apple support has been more than timely in addressing our issues and solving our request. We have encountered relatively few issues in my time with the platform and this only improves our overall score for those who keep the platform stable.
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OnBoard
I haven't needed to contact OnBoard customer support many times because it's user-friendly and functions as it's supposed to/sold. On the occasions I've contacted customer support, they have promptly answered the phone or my email. In one instance, a board member couldn't access OnBoard prior to a board meeting and customer support was able to resolve the issue in the 10 minutes prior to the meeting. In another instance, a board member wasn't able to get the system to recognize all answers to a completed survey which prevented a compilation of results. Customer support viewed the member's screen and ran an error log to figure out the issue.
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Implementation Rating
Apple
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OnBoard
Implementation was easy and I was able to do it alone without OnBoard customer support, although customer support assistance was offered and available. The platform is very user-friendly and doesn't require assistance to implement in my opinion. The biggest hurdle is getting invitees to access the invitation email and set up their login.
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Alternatives Considered
Apple
Apple does offer an alternative to Office & the Google Docs family but trusting to use it with both internal and external parties is tough. Google is more universal and easier for 3rd parties to collaborate with. Apple works well for a closed internal group that is native to Apple's ecosystem. Google offers more storage space than Apple
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OnBoard
OnBoard is more user-friendly. It is very easy to navigate from an administrator's standpoint as well as for the end-user. I received compliments on a regular basis from our board members and how grateful they are that it is so easy to use. They also love having the Resources where all of our important documents are located. Other tools that I have used were very clunky and hard to navigate and the cost was greater higher.
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Return on Investment
Apple
  • If I lose track of my credentials or my continuing education documentation, I could end up not being able to renew my certification. This would lead to a major loss in revenue.
  • Time is money and having all of my required documents easily accessible in iCloud saves me time and allows me to work more efficiently.
  • My Apple devices were certainly not cheap purchases. iCloud has allowed me to maximize my productivity through synchronizing my work no matter which device I'm working on.
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OnBoard
  • It's helped maintain board and committee involvement in the nonprofit since the start of COVID
  • It has allowed our meetings to go virtual with little effect on workflow
  • It allows us to better track needed association materials than we have in the past
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ScreenShots

OnBoard Board Management Software Screenshots

Screenshot of OnBoard's Zoom integration and Engagement Analytics toolScreenshot of OnBoard's Voting and ApprovalsScreenshot of OnBoard's group or private MessengerScreenshot of OnBoard Meeting MinutesScreenshot of OnBoard's Director and Officer Questionnaires