Diligent Boards vs. OnBoard Board Management Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Diligent Boards
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Diligent’s Board & Leadership Collaboration solution is built to provide organizations everything they need to drive digitization and operational excellence for board, committee, and executive meetings. Directors and executives can leverage real-time communication, secure collaboration, governance approval workflows and intelligence to power smart decisions. More broadly, Diligent solutions aim to provide a growth trajectory on the path to good governance and bundle capabilities that support…N/A
OnBoard Board Management Software
Score 8.7 out of 10
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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
Diligent BoardsOnBoard Board Management Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Diligent BoardsOnBoard Board Management Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional DetailsDiligent Board Plans include... Essential: Built for organizations looking to embrace governance best practices and digital transformation Pro: Built for organizations that are looking to embrace end-to-end security around key governance processes like board meeting preparation, communication, and questionnaires. Enterprise: For high performing boards looking to maximize effectiveness of committees and prepare for proxy season.OnBoard 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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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Diligent Boards
Chose Diligent Boards
Diligent is the best performing package and although it is the most expensive, that was outweighed by performance, which is why we went with Diligent.
OnBoard Board Management Software
Chose OnBoard Board Management Software
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 …
Chose OnBoard Board Management Software
While some evaluated competitors included the same features as OnBoard, they were complicated to use and navigate. Being adept with technology and having trouble with them in demo versions, I couldn't imagine presenting them to board members who work primarily with paper and …
Chose OnBoard Board Management Software
We evaluated several software packages before settling on OnBoard. One of the reasons we chose OnBoard was because it was easy to learn and to use for people with varying levels of tech knowledge and comfort, and it was cost-effective.
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User Ratings
Diligent BoardsOnBoard Board Management Software
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(46 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(4 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(5 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(43 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(4 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Diligent BoardsOnBoard Board Management Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Diligent Corporation
Diligent is pricey, so it is suitable for large-size organizations with sufficient funding. Universities and colleges would be good clients. Diligent is not suitable for small organizations or not-for-profit organizations due to the pricing. There are other options to distribute and share documents, such as Google format, so I think pricing is the key to expand the market for Diligent.
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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
Diligent Corporation
  • It is easy and intuitive both from an administrator perspective and a user perspective
  • Good tool, very easy to use with a large space that allows me to store my files such as my videos, my photos and many other documents and folders
  • I like that everything I need is a click away. Its very user friendly for my Board.
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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
Diligent Corporation
  • I am using one click, it would be nice to see what board members see
  • I mentioned before I would like to be able to sort documents by various parameters like importance, date, type
  • Talking to other assistance i find that everyone knows something different about quicker ways to load, maybe a weekly/monthly tip would be beneficial.
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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
Diligent Corporation
Because it is a great product--safe, secure and reliable. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!
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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
Diligent Corporation
It is very easy to use
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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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Reliability and Availability
Diligent Corporation
Great service!
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OnBoard
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Performance
Diligent Corporation
Quick service, specially on loading.
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OnBoard
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Support Rating
Diligent Corporation
As previously stated, I applaud how effective the customer service team was during the onboarding process. They communicated effectively and offered around-the-clock assistance. The training sessions are also useful and allow you to learn at your own pace. They are also willing to set up time to discuss any concerns.
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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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Online Training
Diligent Corporation
The training was executed through a Deligent meber.
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OnBoard
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Implementation Rating
Diligent Corporation
I think our Diligent Boards implementation went well
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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
Diligent Corporation
Diligent Boards provides a number of capabilities ranging from security to arranging meetings to distribution of board meeting materials. Although other products also have these capabilities but I would say security is at next level for Diligent Boards which makes it suitable for my organisation. Customer support resolved queries quite soon and they are quite knowledgeable.
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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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Scalability
Diligent Corporation
It is really worth it.
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OnBoard
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Return on Investment
Diligent Corporation
  • Market leading and used by some Board members already at other organizations
  • I like that our documents are stored in a secure place and are easily accessible for the users
  • I use the software on a PC and most of our users use the software on an iPad. My only criticism would be that i do have concerns of how documents we upload on a PC may appear visually on the users iPads.
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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

Diligent Boards Screenshots

Screenshot of Preparation for board, committee and executive meetings, whether in person, virtual or a hybrid of the two.Screenshot of Collaboration on sensitive documents across the organisation in preparation for the board meeting, while safeguarding information in Diligent’s secure ecosystem.Screenshot of an additional layer of security to known processes with key integrations like Microsoft 365. Documents can be shared and users can collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders.Screenshot of the centralized platform where users can take, record, review and share minutes.Screenshot of board evaluations and questionnaires.Screenshot of D&O questionnaire requirements, which are managed in a single application experience.

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