LONDON – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced further strategic enhancements to its BoardLink service, a secure board workflow solution designed to serve companies as they operate across borders and involve increasingly mobile, global boards.
Thomson Reuters BoardLink has enhanced and adapted its functionality to include strategic business insight for directors, new corporate governance features like online voting and a sharply enhanced user experience. These key developments, shaped in conjunction with Thomson Reuters board clients, continue to take the solution beyond a board portal to a secure corporate governance solution that helps better inform and equip boards in an environment of increased scrutiny from investors, regulators and the media.
Now available via the BoardLink iPad application are new best practice corporate governance features, such as online voting capabilities, that allow board members to vote on important activities and agenda items for discussion. These further streamline workflow process, allowing time-pressed boards to accomplish more within a single, secure online environment. A sharper, more intuitive iPad user experience provides greater power and ease of use to increasingly mobile directors and enhances sign-in process, workflow functionality and navigation.
BoardLink now includes a new layer of strategic business insight, filtered by industry and company, which will help directors’ preparedness and decision making; this will benefit both executive and non-executive members of boards. New availability of analyst reports on BoardLink provides board members with strategic business intelligence on investor perceptions about their own organization as well as their peers. Additionally, filtered news feeds relevant to the specific organization, peers and industry can now be delivered via BoardLink and shared amongst board members.
Thomson Reuters BoardLink has received SysTrust and SSAE 16 Audit Report certification which analyzes a service organization’s controls over its system relating to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, or privacy. This certification process provides transparency for customers by providing unbiased third-party independent verification of the controls and operations of the solution.
“These latest updates mark BoardLink’s transformation from a board meeting tool to a board governance solution,” said Kevin Ritchey, senior vice president, Governance, Transactions & Legal Risk, Thomson Reuters. “Board members and executive management should see their governance enhanced through strategic business insight on their industry and company, and new workflow tools that will complement their existing ability to remotely access critical internal information.”
Thomson Reuters BoardLink iPad app is a powerful tool to support increasingly mobile board members, along with a secure, Web-based board portal for Corporate and Company Secretaries to manage Board workflow. This enables users to communicate and share documents, create topic-specific workspaces, compile and share board books, and have access to critical business intelligence and board committee documents.
BoardLink is available as part of the Thomson Reuters Accelus suite of products.