A boardroom portal is an online secure platform that allows directors and administrators to access company-related documents from any device. This solution offers a level of security that is not offered by traditional email systems, as it requires users to connect to the portal with a specific account using their own password, as well as a built-in system of user access controls. It also monitors staff in the data centre and uses closed-circuit monitoring. It protects all data, and can support multi-factor authentication. This is a crucial feature for organizations that handle sensitive data, especially those in the government sector.

A good board portal will aid directors in preparing for meetings, by giving them access to the latest version of all reports as well as supporting documents in one location. This saves time that would otherwise be spent searching shared drives, email attachments, and file cabinets. Directors can also easily annotate documents ahead of the meeting to ensure they are fully prepared and any changes made to the board pack are reflected instantly. Unlike PDFs, these boards are able to be used on any device and work with all browsers on the internet.

The minutes can then be developed and then distributed to the board for approval. This lets the board concentrate on governance and less on administrative tasks. This makes it easier for boards to be in compliance with internal governance policies and regulations. The items that were identified at the time of the meeting can be assigned to the members and tracked and audits recorded.