Overview

Thomson Reuters BoardLink helps organizations improve the quality of Board and senior leadership team meetings – and the decisions taken in those meetings. BoardLink enables Board members and senior executives to engage with meeting materials and other intelligence, as well as collaborate, in a secure, easy-to-navigate environment.
  • Intuitively designed Board and executive meeting portal available across PC, iPad and iPhone
  • Security for your documents and information that you can trust
  • 24/7/365 global customer support from a team of experts
  • Workspaces designed for your organization, including news, analyst reports, surveys, voting and secure messaging

Collaboration Tools to Enhance Communication

If governance can be defined as the process of decision-making among a group of people, then having the right solutions in place to support good governance is essential. Best practice today includes the use of a meeting portal, to give Board members and executives the documents and meeting packs they need quickly and conveniently.

  • Allow access to information anytime, from anywhere
  • Connect Board members to each other in a secure environment
  • Increase the effectiveness of committee work
  • Enable voting, signatures, and other activities
  • Limit who sees what through the administration toolset

Intelligent Context for Effective Decision-Making

Board members and senior leaders need information about their organization, their competitors, and the world around them in order to make decisions. They need this intelligence quickly, in a format they can easily work with, across multiple devices. BoardLink is the only meeting solution that provides this capability.

  • Integrate relevant business content with BoardLink’s unique approach
  • Improve director and executive oversight by supplying key analyst reports
  • Enhance awareness of emerging trends with a customized news feed
  • Choose from more than 60,000 analyst reports from leading brokerage houses and banks

Service from a White Glove Team

In testimonial after testimonial, BoardLink’s clients talk about the high quality of the support and service they receive. Our global team ensures that wherever, whenever a Board member, senior leader, corporate secretary, or other user needs help, we are available.

  • Engage with an expert team of business consultants, whose sole purpose is to ensure that organizations have an easy, direct, secure way to access and share information.
  • Ask for help from a world-class, white glove multilingual team. Service is available 24/7/365 across the globe. Support is available via a toll-free number or email.
  • Work with a dedicated team that helps organizations to set up a customized central document repository, workflow tools, email alerts, committee workspaces, a Board calendar and more, so it all works for the specific needs of your business and your Board.

Security Your Organization Can Trust

In today’s technologically complicated world, information security has never been more important. In a recent Thomson Reuters study, more than two thirds of organizations said they were concerned about cyber security risk. To collaborate effectively, Boards, senior leaders, and corporate secretaries need to be able to trust the Board portal they use.

  • BoardLink is a SaaS solution. Data is hosted in two Thomson Reuters data centers, in the US and the EU
  • State-of-the-art authentication for logging in securely, including adaptive security features that detect when unusual activity is occurring
  • Third party audits include SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (SOC 1) Type II; Hosting Services (SOC 2) Type II; and SysTrust Certification (SOC 3). Click on the SysTrust seal to access the BoardLink SysTrust report.
    SysTrust SOC 3 certification logo
  • Documents on iPads are encrypted both online and offline
  • BoardLink client organizations have control over document retention and purging

Key Features

Key Benefits

iPad Integration

From your iPad, you can review Board books and documents, send and receive Board messages, review calendars, vote on draft disclosures, consents and committee resolutions, respond to surveys and questionnaires and even switch back and forth between different Boards that you sit on.

The most secure board portal available on the market today

BoardLink maintains state-of-the-art security systems and a wholly-owned data center to protect your data.

The combination of a SSAE 16 report plus a SysTrust certification provides assurance to you that BoardLink offers the highest standard of service, whilst ensuring the utmost security and integrity of your data.

This secure online environment removes the need to send sensitive materials via courier, email or fax and, because authentication protocols ensure that only authorized people have access, there is no risk of your Board materials being lost or stolen. All information is encrypted so that it cannot be hacked or breached.

24/7/365 global customer support

Our world-class customer support available 24/7/365 across the globe and it’s available for directors, corporate secretaries and administrators at no additional cost to you.

Only we can offer you an expert team of specialists dedicated to your organization whose sole purpose is to ensure that you have an easy, direct and secure way to access and share information. The team creates a customized solution for the specific needs of your business and your Board.

Up-to-the-minute business and financial news

BoardLink ensures that you are always up to date with developments that may affect your organization. It enhances director decision-making with a customized news feed and is the only solution on the market that integrates relevant business and industry content.

The optional Analyst Reports also enable you to get ahead of the competition and assess your own business, providing in-depth coverage of investors’ perceptions, perceived challenges and other information pertinent to potential investors.

A single, secure, centralized portal for the storage, updating and sharing of documentation

BoardLink completely removes the need for time and resource-consuming manual compilation and distribution of Board books. Amendments can be made quickly and easily within the system, ensuring that your Board members are fully informed and prepared before, during and after each meeting. And instead of printing – then shredding – entire Board books, BoardLink lets you serve or access that information online, where it can be easily revisited and deleted when the time comes.

Case Study

BoardLink offers boardbook security and simplicity for the University of Regina

Board members from University of Regina share their BoardLink experiences from the transition to a paperless system to expanding the university's usage of the solution.

Case Study

VinaCapital Inform, Serve And Protect Their Board With Thomson Reuters BoardLink

“The support and service is second to none. We will continue to support Thomson Reuters BoardLink because of the service and support they provide.”

Case Study

Argenta takes a secure approach with BoardLink from Thomson Reuters

"The data security BoardLink had to offer is exceptional and beyond any other suppliers we explored."

Special Report

The Evolving Role of the Global Board

Board governance continues to remain in the spotlight with corporate governance failings and oversight issues regularly being reported in the media. As new risks emerge and grow, such as cybersecurity risk, organizational success increasingly relies on the board receiving the information needed to make critical business decisions.

Special Report

Embracing Risk Oversight - The Board's Role in Setting the Right Culture

Where should boards’ priorities lie with regard to risk oversight? What improvements are needed to ensure boards are fully invested in both understanding and overseeing risk?

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Boards: Leading the Charge on Conduct Risk

Regulators say boards of directors need to be leading their organization’s approach to conduct risk. How well have boards performed over the past 12 months?