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Emerald Data Solutions Introduces BoardDocs Plus

Major New Service Enhancement Offerings Extend the Savings of BoardDocs Throughout An Entire Organization

ATLANTA (Jan. 8, 2013) — Emerald Data Solutions™, Inc., developer of BoardDocs® paperless meeting solutions and the eGovernance pioneer, today announced the release of Plus for BoardDocs subscribers. This new service enhancement enables organizations with multiple public governing bodies to leverage BoardDocs to provide a separate, distinct and comprehensive suite of services to each group.

BoardDocs has always supported unlimited types of meetings for different committees; and now with the all new Plus for BoardDocs Pro and LT, each governing body can have separate confidential meetings, separate document managers and separate administrative access. With Plus for BoardDocs Pro, each public governing body can have different workflow for their meetings. With this addition, BoardDocs services are the only solutions that provide agenda item-level security so only authenticated users in each group can access meetings, agenda items or even parts of an agenda item. No other solution provides that level of advanced granular security or flexibility.

With the new Plus services, local government can extend the use of BoardDocs to all public governing bodies. For example, a city with a City Council, Public Safety Commission, Zoning Commission, Board of Ethics and Citizen Review Commission can each have documents submitted by their own staff, have a dedicated document manager and maintain separate meetings that are secure from other boards. Each commission can decide the level of detail to release to stakeholder groups individually. For the public, BoardDocs makes this information available in one easy-to-use interface.

"Now the power of BoardDocs can be extended to every public governing body in the organization," said BoardDocs President and Chief Architect, Ari Ioannides. "Plus will enhance the governance process by improving the level of communications between commissions and the public. It will also reduce the cost and time of document preparation throughout local government with an unprecedented level of security and control."

With over 18,000 registered users, BoardDocs has been used successfully to manage more than 75,000 meetings to date. Not only has Emerald Data Solutions saved almost 300 million sheets of paper, its services replace the costly method of compiling, copying and distributing meeting documents. In total, Emerald Data Solutions estimates their services save taxpayers a staggering $10,500,000 each year.

Plus for BoardDocs Pro and LT is fully supported on most mobile devices, including the Microsoft® Surface™, Apple® iPad™ and Android Tablets. And, only BoardDocs includes dedicated project management, on-site training and US-based, 7 x 24 technical support with every subscription.

For more information about Emerald Data Solutions’ services, call (800) 407-0141 or visit http://www.boarddocs.com to experience our leading eGovernance solutions firsthand.

About Emerald Data Solutions
Emerald Data Solutions is 100% employee-owned and has been providing technology solutions to public and private organizations since 1989. Past clients have included the State of Georgia, BellSouth and Turner Broadcasting, among many others. Currently, Emerald Data Solutions is exclusively dedicated to the development and delivery of BoardDocs paperless governance services. BoardDocs was initially developed in 2000, and since the national introduction of BoardDocs Pro in 2002, over 750 organizations have chosen BoardDocs as their eGovernance solution.

Our staff includes a former database administrator for the DOE’s Yucca Mountain Facility, former Fortune 50 executive trainers, former technology directors, a former board clerk, top developers and certified support analysts. We have trained thousands of administrators and board members so we understand organizations and how board materials are collected and distributed.