Diligent Announces Reaching More Than 400 Clients in the Asia-Pacific Region
SYDNEY – 18TH MAY 2015 – Today Diligent (NZX:DIL) has reinforced its position as the world’s most widely used secure board portal by confirming that more than 400 clients in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are using the Boardbooks solution. These clients are using the Diligent Boardbooks solution to securely share confidential information and streamline communication among directors, executives and leadership teams.
Diligent continues to attract high-profile clients across the Asia-Pacific region. These strong acquisitions have seen Diligent’s revenue in APAC grow by 70 percent in 2014, marking a 414 percent increase since 2012. Trusted by an extensive client base and offering unmatched service and training, Diligent’s information-sharing and collaboration solutions are suitable for a broad range of industries. Its client list extends across the public and private sectors, from government and not-for-profit to financial services, energy, telecommunications and manufacturing.
Al Percival, Managing Director, APAC at Diligent, says the growth can be attributed to a trend where organisations in the region recognise the significance of innovative communications, information security and mobility.
“Diligent continues to expand its APAC footprint by offering intuitive software, developed in-house specifically to enable directors and executives to improve productivity and access secure information easily.”
“We understand that organisations, no matter how big or small, are concerned about information security, the ability to access critical information on the go and having reliable 24/7 support. All these are reasons why businesses choose to partner with Diligent. We are committed to investing in the APAC market and foresee continued growth in the region,” said Mr. Percival.
One of Diligent’s recently signed customers in the Asia-Pacific region is Kenon Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:KEN), which operates dynamic, primarily growth-oriented businesses in a variety of sectors, including the energy and automotive sectors. Kenon implemented the Diligent Boardbooks solution to complement its dynamic, high-growth and fast-paced work environment.
“Having timely access to the right information is critical for everything from strategic business planning to decision making. We also need to maintain high levels of corporate governance as we continue to develop our businesses and execute our strategy,” said Robert L. Rosen, General Counsel, Kenon Holdings Ltd.
“Diligent has become a trusted partner and provides us an executive communications solution which is easy to use. It has increased the mobility of our directors and other executives in dispersed locations in accessing information in a very secure way.”
Over 92,000 individual directors, executives and other users worldwide rely on Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. (NZX:DIL) to speed and simplify how board materials are produced, delivered, reviewed and voted on. Providing the world’s most widely used board portal via iPad, Windows devices and browsers – Diligent has pioneered ease of use, stringent security, and superior training and support since 2001. The Diligent Boardbooks solution provides directors and management with immediate access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information along with the tools to review, discuss and collaborate on it. It also helps administrative staff accelerate production and delivery, and corporate executives streamline board communications and decisions. For more information, visit www.boardbooks.com.
Interviews are available with Al Percival on request.
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