BoardDocs Paves Way For eGovernance Future

Once Again, the Industry Pioneer Marks a Year of Significant Achievements in Paperless Meeting Technology

BOSTON — Emerald Data Solutions™, Inc., developer of BoardDocs® paperless meeting solutions, is now providing eAgenda services to 600 governing bodies worldwide. The Company celebrated this milestone, which marks a period of record-breaking growth for BoardDocs since its national introduction in 2002, at the 72nd NSBA Annual Conference, April 21-22 in Boston, MA.

Following the 2011 NSBA Annual Conference, Emerald Data Solutions released the much-anticipated Goal Tracking functionality, providing BoardDocs Pro subscribers with the ability to easily track and manage strategic goals online, and share that progress with stakeholders.

Soon after, the Company announced an additional hosting site in Sterling, VA. The new east coast collocation facility expanded on Emerald Data Solutions’ existing operations provided through Qwest®/CenturyLink™. The addition cemented BoardDocs as the nation’s fastest growing, most dependable eGovernance service.

The Company also set a new industry standard with the ability to associate meeting video with BoardDocs agendas. The service enhancement allows BoardDocs Pro and LT users to easily share recorded meetings via services such as YouTube. The video linking and tagging feature was released in December to all existing subscribers at no additional charge.

In August, Inc. Magazine named the Company one of the fastest growing private businesses in the nation on its 29th Annual Inc. 500/5000 List. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America's forward-thinking entrepreneurs. And for the second consecutive year, BoardDocs was named a “Top 100 Product” by District Administration readers.

With 15,000 registered users, BoardDocs has been used successfully to manage more than 60,000 meetings to date. Not only has the Company saved over 200 million sheets of paper, its solutions replace the costly method of compiling, copying and distributing meeting documents. In total, Emerald Data Solutions estimates their services save taxpayers a staggering $8,000,000 each year.

Additionally, 16 state board organizations and other leading partners have selected BoardDocs’ economical and flexible eAgenda technology for their membership, including the ASBSD, CCLC, CYNRIC, DSBA, FSBA, IDSBA, all the ESCs in Indiana, KASB, MABE, MSBA, NYSSBA, OSBA, PSBA, VSBA, WSSDA and the WVSBA.

Emerald Data Solutions offers two powerful and easy-to-use eGovernance solutions: BoardDocs Pro and BoardDocs LT. Both products are fully supported on most mobile devices, including the Apple® iPad™. Plus, only BoardDocs includes dedicated project management, on-site training and US-based, 7 x 24 technical support with every subscription.

For more information about BoardDocs’ services, call (800) 407-0141 or visit 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. Our past clients have included the State of Georgia, BellSouth, Turner Broadcasting and hundreds of local governments. Currently, Emerald Data Solutions is exclusively dedicated to the development and delivery of BoardDocs eGovernance services. BoardDocs was initially developed in 2000 for Marietta City Schools, and since the national introduction of BoardDocs Pro in June of 2002, more than 600 organizations have chosen BoardDocs as their paperless governance solution.

Our staff includes a former school district technology directors, former school board clerk, former database administrator for the DOE’s Yucca Mountain Facility, former Fortune 50 executive trainers, 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.

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