MURAL vs. OnBoard Board Management Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MURAL
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
MURAL (formerly Mural.ly) from Tactivos (DBA MURAL) in San Francisco is described by the vendor as a digital workspace and visual collaboration tool, designed for creative teams to make the process of design more efficient for distributed teams, working remotely.
$12
per month
OnBoard Board Management Software
Score 9.9 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
MURALOnBoard Board Management Software
Editions & Modules
Starter
$12
per month
Plus
$20
per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MURALOnBoard Board Management Software
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
MURALOnBoard Board Management Software
Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
MURALOnBoard Board Management Software
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(17 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MURALOnBoard Board Management Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Tactivos Inc. (DBA MURAL)
Mural is well suited for collaborative work where there isn't high complexity in the job that needs to be done, like drafting simple diagrams or journeys without too much information. Since the items and icons available don't allow a more dinamic or creative approach, Mural is better for day to day activities that don't require high impact presentations.
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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
Tactivos Inc. (DBA MURAL)
  • Ability to follow other users' cursors makes it easy for a group to understand what a particular person is explaining
  • Drag-and-drop components for ease of use
  • Quick and easy way to provide access to internal/external users as MURAL (formerly Mural.ly) is a SaaS product
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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
Tactivos Inc. (DBA MURAL)
  • It'd be nice that the zoom regulation could be easier to manage
  • The advanced features are a little bit easy to adopt. Why not adding some agile trainings, or some other tools to facilitate their adoption
  • A faster and easier way to Integrate with ms office
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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
Tactivos Inc. (DBA MURAL)
No answers on this topic
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
Tactivos Inc. (DBA MURAL)
No answers on this topic
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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Support Rating
Tactivos Inc. (DBA MURAL)
Chat support tends to get back to you within a few hours and are always helpful.
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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
Tactivos Inc. (DBA MURAL)
No answers on this topic
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
Tactivos Inc. (DBA MURAL)
Mural was easier to use and share compared with Whiteboard. Whiteboard's functionality is limited. It is also integrated into Teams in an odd way that makes it difficult for team members to refer to old whiteboards. Mural as a stand alone web app is better.
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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
Tactivos Inc. (DBA MURAL)
  • It has greatly increased the productivity of the team which in turn increase the productivity of the whole organization
  • MURAL definitely has hands in increasing the business for the organization by increasing productivity.
  • MURAL has greatly helped in personal growth as well since it boost ideas while brainstorming.
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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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