SaaS demand grows as Diligent surpasses 100,000 users
- 03 August, 2015 04:04
Diligent Corporation has announced its continued growth, surpassing 100,000 users of its Diligent Boards solution.
The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based platform enables companies to manage the secure electronic production, distribution and collaboration of confidential information to their boards, committees and leadership teams.
According to the NZX-listed firm, the company is now more than double the size of its nearest competitor in terms of clients, with customers in over 60 countries and users on all seven continents, even Antarctica.
Additionally, more than 35 percent of the Fortune 1000 uses Diligent Boards.
“Collaborating across a board can be difficult in most organisations, but it is even more of a challenge when you need to work in remote locations such as Antarctica,” says Peter Smith, General Manager, Corporate Services and Strategy of Antarctica New Zealand, a government entity responsible for developing, managing and executing activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
“Diligent Boards is an easy-to-use and secure tool that keeps our board aligned and enables us to collaborate and make key decisions to help support our organisation’s activities in respect to Antarctica.”
This year Diligent also received a Gold Stevie Award for “Customer Service Team of the Year” and a Silver Stevie Award for “Customer Service Department of the Year” category.
At the second annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, Diligent was awarded two Bronze Stevie Awards for the same categories.
“The momentum we’re experiencing is extremely vital as it illustrates a shift in senior leadership’s understanding and value of SaaS services,” adds Brian Stafford, President and CEO, Diligent Corporation.
“Companies around the globe are increasingly trusting their most important and sensitive materials to Diligent.
“The lack of visibility around SaaS adoption in broader enterprise and executive settings is at a turning point.
“Some board members may not even know that Diligent Boards is a SaaS tool as its secure and intuitive design, empowers effective information flow around the most business critical decisions using the cloud.”