PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to continue to provide an easy-to-use board portal system that is accessible on the go, BoardEffect has released Version 3.0 of its free iPad App. This new iteration of the application not only includes new features, but also enhancements to existing elements.
Today, over a third of BoardEffect users are actively using the iPad App, with the number of users having increased five-fold in the past 12 months. Due to this noticeable increase and realization that so many users are relying on the iPad App, the BoardEffect team endeavored to enhance its functionality.
Version 3.0 of BoardEffect's iPad App contains a number of features that were previously available only on the BoardEffect web-based portal. The App now includes online voting capabilities, meeting scheduling/RSVPs, calendar, committee information, news and announcements, and more. "Our clients expressed the desire to extend the use of these features to their iPads and we listened. We are excited by the feedback the new App is generating," said Thomas Rottler, CEO of BoardEffect, Inc.
BoardEffect also took advantage of this new release to heighten the application's security. Clients' data is further protected by incorporating native encryption into the BoardEffect App, no longer relying on Apple's native data encryption.
The BoardEffect iPad App is designed to be extremely flexible – with clients having the ability to select the features they want to use, and individual board members having the ability to adjust settings that control how the App functions on their own iPads. Clients can customize the look and feel of the App for their board members by integrating custom graphics, fonts, video clips and more. "We understand that each client is different and has unique needs so we made sure to offer a solution that is flexible," added Rottler.
Now used by 725 organizations, 1,600 boards, and over 47,000 users BoardEffect is a 100% web-based, secure portal designed to support best practices in governance. From providing board meeting materials in an electronic format and accessible through BoardEffect's free iPad App, to meeting scheduling, to facilitating online deliberation and voting, BoardEffect streamlines governance workflow and reduces the burden of managing the board's workload. To learn more, visit www.boardeffect.com