Spend A Little, Save A Lot With eGovernance

Implementing a Paperless Meeting Solution Can Be a Remarkably Wise Investment for Most Organizations

Online PR News – 06-April-2010 – – Paperless meeting solutions can save organizations considerable amounts of taxpayer dollars – a top priority in tough economic times when governing bodies are under the microscope for spending. Constituents are also more aware than ever of the lack of transparency in governance, and they are demanding open communication and easier access to information. With cost-saving, online governance technologies readily available, it’s surprising how many governing bodies continue to use antiquated paper meeting packets.

Districts throughout the US say it pays to go paperless. Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, Calif. has used BoardDocs for five years. Ms. Sandra Smith, Clerk of the Board of Trustees, reports that their District has easily recovered the annual subscription fees many times over. Ms. Smith said that in the first year, the District saved an estimated $25,000 in paper costs. The District’s savings are believed to be more than $30,000 for 2010.

Emerald Data Solutions™, Inc., the pioneer of eGovernance, provides two paperless meeting solutions for organizations: the All New BoardDocs® which is the most advanced, comprehensive suite of tools available for eGovernance; and BoardDocs LT, a lighter solution for smaller organizations looking to implement an effective paperless meeting solution on a budget. Each service is built 100% on Web 2.0 technology and is remarkably powerful, easy-to-use and enables many organizations to save tens of thousands of dollars annually, while maximizing the effectiveness of their board meetings. Organizations also see an increase in time-of-staff productivity by up to 75%.

Emerald Data Solutions is the leading eGovernance provider with more than 350 subscribers to its services and was named to CRN's Fast Growth Technology Companies list last year. With Emerald’s BoardDocs services, virtually any browser can be selected to deliver the flexible and responsive user interface. Plus, BoardDocs supports every implementation with dedicated project management, unsurpassed on-site training and 7 x 24, Toll-free, US-based Technical Support, included with every subscription.

Emerald Data Solutions President Ari Ioannides will join Howard Grant, Executive Administrator, Atlanta Public Schools and Ms. Diana Yuhas, Assistant to Superintendent & Secretary to the Board of Education, Oswego Community Unit School District 308 at the National School Board Association Annual (NSBA) Conference in Chicago on April 10 to discuss how easy and cost-effective it is to implement collaborative paperless solutions for public governance. BoardDocs will be on demonstration throughout the show in booth # 501.

BoardDocs offers services from just $2,700 per year and a low, one-time, $1,000 start-up fee. Visit www.boarddocs.com to experience our premier paperless governance solutions firsthand.

About BoardDocs
Developed and marketed exclusively by Emerald Data Solutions, Inc., BoardDocs is the market leader and pioneer of eGovernance solutions. Serving more than 350 organizations nationwide, BoardDocs’ paperless agenda services give governing bodies turn-key electronic solutions for processing virtually any type of governance document, including agenda items, supporting documents, policies, procedures and more. BoardDocs’ services alleviate the enormous task of assembling, printing, distributing and revising board packets. BoardDocs’ unique, state-of-the-art solutions also save taxpayers money, reduce staff time, improve board effectiveness, increase transparency in governance and have a positive effect on the environment. For more information, visit www.boarddocs.com or call (800) 407-0141.