Board Management Tools are the digital solutions that can help simplify the governance process for boards as well as their administrative support staff. Utilizing a board portal, these online tools enable efficient, paper-free and secure collaboration on crucial issues such as scheduling meetings, distributing materials for the board, recording meeting minutes and ensuring conformance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements (depending on industry).

Created to be used on any device, the most efficient board management software is accessible for tablets, laptops, desktops and smartphones. This flexibility is an advantage for board members who are on the go or working at home. The best solutions also come with clear dashboards and a calendar view when you log in to allow board members to stay organized with scheduled meetings, action items, and important news announcements.

For administrators the most significant benefit of a tool for managing boards is that it will save them time by making tasks faster and easier to complete. The tasks can be assigned and recorded to specific users, with an end date and a reminder. This prevents any miscommunication or oversight. This gives admins more time to focus on tasks that have value.

Another important benefit is the possibility of interacting with board materials outside of meetings. This is possible with digital boards portals that allow for dynamic agendas for meetings and surveys to be made. These features encourage engagement and increase accountability while maintaining transparency throughout the group at all times. Board members can also use annotation tools to keep track of their thoughts on the documents they review, and log responsibility and follow-up actions during the meeting.