Diligent Named as Finalist for European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015

LONDON--()--Diligent (www.boardbooks.com), provider of the world’s most widely used board portal, today announced that it was named a finalist in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015. The company was shortlisted in both the Managed Services Solution of the Year and Storage/Information Management Solution of the Year categories.

Now in their seventh year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 recognise and reward excellence and best practice in customer solutions by systems integrators, solution VARs (value added resellers) and ISVs (independent software vendors) across Europe. They also celebrate service excellence from the vendor distributor community. A total of 83 companies from 32 European countries have made the finals.

Diligent was named a finalist in the awards in recognition of its work with Intu Properties, a major FTSE 100 property company with assets of £8.8bn. Intu Properties’ main board and four board committees all use the Diligent Boardbooks® solution– a digital board portal that is delivered as a managed service – to access and review board information.

The Diligent Boardbooks solution provides directors and management with immediate and secure access to board information, along with the tools to review, discuss, vote and collaborate on it. It helps administrative staff accelerate the production and delivery of board information, increasing efficiency.

“A digital board portal is a great way to encourage collaboration between board members,” said Charlie Horrell, Diligent’s Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “For FTSE companies – as with smaller businesses – it’s incredibly important to manage how your board accesses confidential company information. Our solution offers businesses of all sizes a secure way to prepare, distribute and review board materials. To be recognised by the European IT and Software Excellence Awards for our achievements is a great honour.”

For the full list of finalists, see http://www.iteuropa.com/?q=european-it-software-excellence-awards-2015-finalists-announced.

About Diligent Boardbooks

Over 92,000 individual directors, executives and board teams worldwide rely on Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. (NZX:DIL) to speed and simplify how board materials are produced, delivered, reviewed and voted on. Providing the world's most widely used board portal via iPad, Windows devices and browsers -- Diligent has pioneered ease of use, stringent security, and superior training and support since 2001. The Diligent Boardbooks solution provides directors and management with immediate access to their most time sensitive and confidential information along with the tools to review, discuss and collaborate on it. It also helps administrative staff accelerate production and delivery, and corporate executives streamline board communications and decisions.

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Contacts

Carrot Communications (for Diligent)
Kate Hartley / Malini Majithia
Tel: 0203 178 5052 / 0771 406 5233
Email: diligent@carrotcomms.co.uk
Twitter: @carrotcomms

Release Summary

Diligent (www.boardbooks.com), provider of the world’s most widely used board portal, today announced that it was named a finalist in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015.

Contacts

Carrot Communications (for Diligent)
Kate Hartley / Malini Majithia
Tel: 0203 178 5052 / 0771 406 5233
Email: diligent@carrotcomms.co.uk
Twitter: @carrotcomms