Announcing the Diligent Boardbooks App for Windows 8.1
Board portal helps improve the quality of leadership decisions
NEW YORK, NY, APRIL 2, 2014 – Diligent Board Member Services, Inc., (NZX: DIL) (DLBDF: OTC US) (www.boardbooks.com), provider of the world’s most widely used board portal, announced it will launch the Diligent Boardbooks® app on Windows 8.1 devices, including Microsoft Surface, later this week.
Immediate access to the latest information – and the tools to annotate, discuss and vote on it – can help boards and management teams improve the quality of leadership decisions. Organizations also save time, costs and the environment by going digital, while being protected by the portal’s world-class security and reinforced with 24/7/365 live concierge-level support.
“I am excited to have the Diligent Boardbooks application available on our Windows 8.1 platform,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer, Microsoft Corporation. “In its app design, Diligent has fully embraced the Microsoft principles of quality, speed and fluidity to enable people and organizations to do more. Diligent Boardbooks is one of the most advanced B2B apps out there, and it is designed from the ground up to capitalize on the unique capabilities of Microsoft’s modern UI. As a board member myself, I am excited that I can now access my board materials with Diligent’s worlD-class application on my Surface Pro.”
With Diligent Boardbooks for Windows 8.1, directors can easily sync and view board materials by board or committee; readily access annotation and voting items, and have the control to manage their own materials or annotations after meetings. They can navigate with swipes, view agenda items, and quickly link to specific tabs or pages. Full support of semantic zoom, finger gestures, and enhanced keyboard and mouse controls is incorporated seamlessly into the app for tablet or desktop reading. Diligent Boardbooks users familiar with the iPad app will find a parallel intuitive experience on Windows devices, giving directors the option to move towards Windows-supported tablets.
“We see a major market opportunity ahead for Microsoft’s latest Windows operating system with the combination of Windows 8.1 tablets and business apps driving user adoption,” said Alex Sodi, president and CEO, Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. “The development of our board portal app drove the first wave of digital adoption in the boardroom. Now, with the new Windows devices, the possibilities become even more exciting.”
To learn more about Diligent Boardbooks for Windows, visit www.boardbooks.com/landing/windows
ABOUT DILIGENT BOARD MEMBER SERVICES, INC. (NZX: DIL) (DLBDF: OTC US)
Over 3,400 boards and 72,000 individual directors, executives and board teams worldwide rely on Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. to speed and simplify how board materials are produced, delivered and reviewed. Providing the world’s most widely used board portal, Diligent has pioneered ease of use, stringent security, and superior training and support since 2001. We serve major corporations and a variety of private firms, non-profits and government agencies globally. We are a Delaware-incorporated US public company traded on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. Our offices are located in New York (corporate headquarters), Montreal, London, Sydney, Christchurch, Singapore and Hong Kong. To learn more visit www.boardbooks.com.
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