MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2016) - Leading Boards, a Montreal-based company offering a management portal for boards of directors and their committees, has been named SME of the Month for February as part of the "PME en lumière" competition. Organized by the Quebec Technology Association (AQT), which brings together 500 innovative enterprises in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, this competition aims to recognize the successful marketing and innovation initiatives of Quebec SMEs within this dynamic export industry.
Leading Boards' expansion in various markets outside Quebec and its innovative solutions were recognized by the AQT jury, which evaluates candidates based primarily on their marketing strategies and business directions.
Leading Boards' highly secure board portal clearly captured the attention of the jury. The solution enables the use of a computer or tablet to access information needed for board and committee meetings, including agendas, minutes, archives, financial statements, company policies, etc. The portal helps companies prepare for meetings much more quickly and save up to 70% on the management costs of boards and committees. Furthermore, data is hosted in the country where the customer is located and therefore not subject to foreign laws, namely the US Patriot Act.
The choice of Leadings Boards as SME of the Month for February is also based on its growth strategy. Founded in Montreal, Leading Boards also operates out of Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto. Additionally, the company rapidly penetrated the market in France in 2014, reaching the equivalent of one third of its Canadian revenues in that country in just six months. This outstanding performance has helped Leading Boards double its revenues every year since 2011. Worldwide, more than 6,000 directors are currently using the Leading Boards solution in over 500 meeting rooms.
"According to the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, 81% of boards have all or part of their documents in electronic format," said Jean-Marc Félio, President of Leading Boards. "Being strongly focused on the concrete realities of enterprises, our paperless solution meets an important need within organizations around the world. It has enabled us to experience rapid and sustained growth and has opened up a wealth of future prospects."
As SME of the Month for February, Leading Boards is now in the running for the title of SME of the Year, which will be awarded this fall.
About Leading Boards
Since 2008, Leading Boards has been providing an innovative response to the new challenges of paperless board governance. Its simple, secure, user-friendly, cross-platform solution has been chosen and approved by many organizations of all sectors, in several countries.
Leading Boards offers board members effective tools that give them access to documents and archives and allow them to make handwritten or dictated notes, enabling them to perform their duties with diligence and make informed decisions. Leading Boards helps boards make the transition to digital technology and has set the standard in paperless governance solutions. For more information, visit the website: www.leadingboards.ca.