Nitro Productivity Suite vs. OnBoard Board Management Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nitro Productivity Suite
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Nitro Productivity Suite combines electronic signature and general PDF editing, from Nitro, Inc. It is built around capabilities such as getting approvals and esignatures in seconds and sharing and reviewing documents from anywhere.
$9.99
per month per user
OnBoard Board Management Software
Score 9.0 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
Nitro Productivity SuiteOnBoard Board Management Software
Editions & Modules
Nitro Sign® Essentials
$9.99
per month billed annually per user
Nitro Sign® Advanced
$19.99
per month billed annually per user
Nitro Sign® Premium
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Pricing Offerings
Nitro Productivity SuiteOnBoard 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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OnBoard Board Management Software
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
Nitro Productivity SuiteOnBoard Board Management Software
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(14 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(3 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Nitro Productivity SuiteOnBoard Board Management Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Nitro, Inc
Being a Nonprofit organization that produces a lot of publications on various projects, NPS allows us to create, edit and convert documents to suit the needs of our International Donor Partners and other stakeholders. In my own experience using this software, it is used less in our finance department since most of our documents originate from our accounting system and hence there is limited need for PDF management internally.
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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
Nitro, Inc
  • Ability to combine files SEAMLESSLY and order them around as necessary (so underrated)
  • Signing not only for yourself but for others. Helpful for those who have been granted the authority to sign for VPs and directors
  • Much easier to use than some other PDF viewing services
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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
Nitro, Inc
  • The font choices could be better and more robust.
  • Sometimes converting PDF documents to MS Word has formatting problems, like with some tables.
  • Converting MS Word to PDF can be slow sometimes, meaning it is faster to save the MS Word document as a PDF than selecting the file for conversion using the Nitro PDF convert option.
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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
Nitro, Inc
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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
Nitro, Inc
It's quick and easy to use for all users.
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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
Nitro, Inc
It works as advertised.
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OnBoard
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Support Rating
Nitro, Inc
Nitro checks all the boxes for what we need. It is fairly priced, it allows us to read and edit PDF documents, convert PDF to MS Word and convert MS Word to PDF. It allows us to combine multiple files and do all the post processing like adding page numbers and adding headers and footers
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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
Nitro, Inc
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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
Nitro, Inc
Every 1-2 years will do a check on current PDF options to include trialing the software. Have tried Foxit and several that seem to have failed in the marketplace. Over the last 4 years, I have always stuck with Nitro. Unfortunately, we still need to keep Adobe Acrobat (free version) installed to view a small percentage of some PDFs we receive.
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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
Nitro, Inc
  • ROI was very quick as the license costs were so low. We purchased 8 licenses versus the initial 2 we were planning on for Adobe.
  • More people were able to use the product than we initially thought due to low purchase costs.
  • We haven't had any further costs to own the product after the initial purchase. We would need to purchase new licenses if we wanted to upgrade.
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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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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