The Future of Board Portals

The Future of Board Portals

Board portals have been with us for many years. From the initial early versions, through the transformations triggered by the advent of the iPad that brought us board portals on every phone, tablet, and computer. Simply, board portals are constantly evolving. By some measures, board portals have become an out-of-date description as its use has extended far beyond the board. Today, board portals are not the province of just board and executive committees meetings, it is just as common to see them used by leadership teams, management groups, loan committees, IT steering groups, resource allocation committees, and nominating committees.

A Partner in UHY Hacker Young

A Partner in UHY Hacker Young

Passageways has partnered with UHY Hacker Young Charter Accountants, a London Based firm that provides services for all essential company secretarial and accounting filing requirements in the UK and across 90 international jurisdictions. The addition of Passageways OnBoard meeting solution will allow UHY to provide virtual and onsite board support services.

HIPAA Compliant

HIPAA Compliant

We know that healthcare providers experience frustration when selecting and adopting solutions developed by vendors, particularly when there’s the prospect that individual electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) may be handled by the vendor and their solution. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was designed to create uniform safeguards and policies for how to handle ePHI for both vendors and healthcare providers.

Passageways OnBoard is HIPAA compliant. This demonstrates our commitment to all healthcare providers. We have always taken pride in both privacy and security, this is the natural extension of that commitment.

The Law of eSignatures: 101

The Law of eSignatures: 101

eSignatures offer the same legal standing as a handwritten signature. Providing a fast, secure, and accurate identification alternative for signatures, while keeping all your records compliant.

This perfectly legal, markedly more secure, amazingly simple process is the frontier of the complete digital transformation of board governance. Here’s what you should know about the legal status of eSignatures.

What Your Board Materials Reveal About Your Information Security

What Your Board Materials Reveal About Your Information Security

Many organizations have a comprehensive plan for managing regulated data with security, processes and policies in place to guard against leaks or intrusions, either from external parties or internal personnel (be it accidental or deliberate). How that same organization manages and secures its unregulated data can reveal its natural and cultural approach to Information Security.

Perhaps there is no better indicator for this than how the organization works with its board materials. Board-level information, often seen by only the directors and most senior managers, can be amongst the most sensitive and private information an organization has, but it is often not classed as regulated data. Its approach to how this information is stored, controlled, distributed, and kept secure can be an indicator of how unregulated data is handled across the whole of the organization.

A Very Merry Christmas From Passageways

A Very Merry Christmas From Passageways

Here at Passageways we’ve had an amazing year. We launched OnBoard for the iPhone, Windows Surface, and Android devices. We completely updated the OnBoard experience for iPads and the web. We launched OnSemble 6, retooling the design and functionality of the entire suite. We relaunched our Help Centers, were amazed by customers at Passageways University, and of course had a blast at PowWOW. It’s been a busy year.

But the holiday’s are near, and with the New Year just shy of a week away, we thought we would take stock of 2016. We wanted to take look back at the events, people, and places that made this year so remarkable. These are but a few of our favorite moments of 2016.

Easy Meetings: Digitize Documents for More Efficient Board of Directors Meetings

Easy Meetings: Digitize Documents for More Efficient Board of Directors Meetings

Kathump. Kathump. Kathump. The Grand Bank of Texas’s photocopier used to work overtime before a board meeting, cranking out reams of agendas, minutes and background for 16 members to study and scribble on.

Assistants collated, added, checked and stuffed. Then—oops, usually there was some last-minute change or addition. Reprint the board book, explain the change, mail again to the 12 members not with the $284 million-asset community bank headquartered in Dallas.

“This was a pain,” says Senior Vice President Chad Smith.
So last spring, Grand Bank purchased a license to use OnBoard, a meeting management software from a Lafayette, Ind., company called Passageways, an ICBA Preferred Service Provider of board-meeting software for community banks. Besides avoiding the time and paper waste—not to mention the ballooning postage costs—officials sought greater efficiency and security.

The Effective Meeting Guide That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

The Effective Meeting Guide That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

To many this may be a banal statistic, but it should make everyone take pause and consider its wider implications. A Harvard Business Review study showed 40% of manager’s time is spent in meetings, and a mere 38% of meetings achieve their objectives. When you compound that lost opportunity across even a small firm of 10 managers, the resulting losses stretch to $250,000 a year or $5,000 a week in unproductive meetings. At its core, this is a cultural problem that requires a cultural transformation to address.