Thursday, 20 August 2015 04:42

VIDEO Interview: Diligent, helping boards make better decisions


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With over 3,100 clients in 62 countries countries on all seven continents (including Antarctica!) along with 100,000 users at board and senior leadership level, it’s no surprise to see Diligent already has more than 35% of the Fortune 1000 being Diligent customers.

The company says its Diligent Boards software ‘speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on via any device, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file sharing.’

The company also boasts that Diligent ‘is now more than double the size of its nearest competitor in terms of clients and is a truly global provider.’

The Corporate Services and Strategy GM of Antarctica New Zealand, Peter Smith said: “Collaborating across a board can be difficult in most organisations, but it is even more of a challenge when you need to work in remote locations such as Antarctica A. 

“Diligent Boards is an easy-to-use and secure tool that keeps our board aligned and enables us to collaborate and make key decisions to help support our 5 activities in respect to Antarctica,” continued Smith. 

Brian Stafford, President and CEO of Diligent said in celebration of the company reaching 100,000+ users at the end of July 2015 that: “The momentum we’re experiencing is extremely vital as it illustrates a shift in senior leadership’s understanding and value of SaaS services. Companies around the are increasingly trusting their most important and sensitive materials to Diligent.

“The lack of visibility around SaaS adoption in broader enterprise and executive settings is at a turning point. Some board members may not even know that Diligent Boards is a SaaS tool as its secure and intuitive design, empowers effective information flow around the most business critical decisions using the cloud.”

So, with this big board-level software ‘niche’ being filled by Diligent as the market leader, we decided to have a chat to Diligent APAC MD, Al Percival on the company’s history, its growth, its introduction into the Australian marketplace, the quality of its security, the industry’s future as Percival as he sees it and more!

The video interview is embedded in full below:

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