Halcyon Agri Chooses the Diligent Boardbooks Solution to Enhance Board Communications Efficiency
HONG KONG – 24 FEBRUARY 2015 — Diligent (NZX: DIL) (www.boardbooks. com), provider of the world’s most widely used board portal, has announced that Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited, a global leader in natural rubber production and supply chain management, has signed on as a client. Halcyon Agri has adopted the Software-as-a-Service-based Diligent Boardbooks® solution to optimize the production and delivery of its board materials.
Headquartered in Singapore, Halcyon Agri sources, produces, markets and distributes natural rubber products to an extensive, international customer base, including most of the world’s largest tire manufacturers. Although its directors are based in Singapore, the business has extensive manufacturing operations throughout Southeast Asia and a global distribution network, with sales offices and logistics assets in Europe, the United States and China.
“Halcyon Agri now has a reliable board portal solution that raises the bar for flexibility, security and efficiency of board communications,” said Mr. Pascal Demierre, Executive Director of Halcyon Agri. “The Diligent Boardbooks solution has transformed the way our directors access, review and approve board documents and reports. With many of our board members constantly on the move, having such a secure and easy-to-use digital platform provides more effective board-level communications before, during and after meetings. Moving to a paperless system has also had the added benefits of reducing printing costs, supporting our sustainability goals, as well as releasing internal administrative and IT capacity.”
The Diligent Boardbooks solution provides a simple way for company directors to securely receive and review board materials on their tablet, device, PC or desktop, whether online or offline. It enables more efficient board communications and management. With all the information they need at their fingertips, board members can better spend their time collaborating and making crucial business decisions.
“We are delighted to be working with Halcyon Agri,” said Al Percival, Managing Director of APAC for Diligent. “Through the Diligent Boardbooks solution, we’re confident that Halcyon Agri directors will be able to spend more time focusing on the board papers, and less time dealing with bulky board packs and waiting for courier deliveries. The products and services we provide are designed around the needs of our customers and their directors. To achieve this, we provide comprehensive onsite training and 24-7, award-winning, concierge-level support, and continue to invest in developing our software technology.”
ABOUT HALCYON AGRI CORPORATION
Halcyon Agri is a global leader in natural rubber, supporting the world’s growing mobility needs through the origination, production and distribution of natural rubber. The Group sources a broad range of grades from all major origins globally, operates 14 natural rubber processing facilities in Indonesia and Malaysia, and distributes to an international customer base through its network of warehouses and sales offices in Southeast Asia, China, the United States and Europe. Halcyon Agri’s workforce totals approximately 4,000 people and its aggregate natural rubber distribution capacity is approximately 1 million tonnes per annum. For more information, please visit: http://www.halcyonagri.com/
ABOUT DILIGENT BOARD MEMBER SERVICES
Over 87,000 individual directors, executives and corporate secretaries in over 45 countries 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 timesensitive 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, please visit www.boardbooks.com.In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years and be headquartered within North America.
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