Good governance practices can improve productivity and professionalism in all industries. Boards are increasingly requesting that technology save them time before, during and after meetings. Board portals are created to meet these demands - they help boards streamline and speed up decision-making, improve meeting productivity and help improve governance.

When choosing a portal for your board solution, it's important to take into consideration how user-friendly it will be for Board members from all levels of technology proficiency and ensure there isn't a steep learning curve. It is also essential to inquire about the support offered by the prospective supplier. Find a company that offers 24/7 customer service with a dedicated team for client success and industry recognition, such as the Customer Service Institute of America.

The best board management software will allow directors and administrators to work off-line which is very beneficial for remote board meetings. The best software will sync when users return online. This allows users to access and archive confidential documents both on and offsite.

Another factor to consider is what the solution will cost you and if it can be scaled to meet the demands of your growing business. A well-established provider who has proven track records of successfully scaling aprio boardroom organizations is a good option to lower the risk.