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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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Flowdock is well suited for small teams and to environments that doesn't need too much reliability. I think it has some management problems that can make your life difficult if you have to manage a big amount of users. If you want just a tool communication with basic features (without using any integration or robust features) it can be suitable for you. You should try Flowdock using its free version for a small team and compare with others similar products. Flowdock delivers team chat and collaboration features, but is not necessarily the best product. Maybe some usability problems that disturb me won't be so relevant to you.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Mobile app experience Software integrations Notifications Read full review Cons 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 Read full review One thing a little bit annoying is that a lot of links to others Flowdock sections (preferences, external services, etc) will open a new window/tab. Each click may take you to a new window and you can get lost easily. There isn't a quick access list to members of your organization to start a private chat. I took a while to find how to do that. The interface and usability could be better. There isn't an app for Windows Phone. Sometimes you try to load some conversation and it doesn't show anything. It is not frequently but happens sometimes. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I go with the flow because I'm a newer employee and Flowdock works as advertised. If it were my decision to choose a team communciator for the organization, I'd recommend we go with
for its robust features and ever-changing/evolving software integrations.
is the outright innovator in the space and will continue to hold that role for some time.
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BoardPro is on a different playing field than
, in fact, BoardPro is in a league of it's own. I used
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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is a similar software.
Private chat or channels are well implemented in both softwares and both are also very easy to setup.
Besides of some usability problemas I think Flowdock is still better than
in this user experience and design.
The second point is the price. Flowdock is half price of
($3/month). If you are a student or a non-profit organization, you are able to get some special license.
Read full review Return on Investment 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 Read full review Our company uses it by default. I enjoy the ability to communicate outside of text messages...keeps the conversation on in it's own bucket. Read full review ScreenShots