Bewertet am 30.5.2019
DecisionTime transformed my working life
Kommentare: Before we introduced DecisionTime, as the person responsible for producing, collating and distributing board and committee meeting papers, I regularly ended up working in the office alone late at night in a battle to get papers printed, bound and ready to be posted out. This was a very long-winded and often frustrating experience, particularly if there were any errors or last minute changes. And of course photocopiers know when the pressure is on and choose the worst possible moment to play up. Now the whole process is immeasurably more efficient, cost-effective and easy to manage, and my stress levels have reduced significantly. The system is very user-friendly, easy to learn, and the DT team are continually making adjustments and improvements. We have saved a huge amount of paper, not to mention ink, postage and time. Papers can be easily and quickly uploaded, attendees are notified by email and can access agenda and reports securely via their own devices, and can download the entire pack if they need to as a single pdf. Being able to access agendas and papers from anywhere with an internet connection is great. Our trustees use their own emails to log in, meaning they don't need dedicated charity emails and so don't end up having to monitor multiple accounts (many are involved in several different organisations). As the system is secure we don't have to worry about data protection issues and confidentiality is easily maintained.
Vorteile: The massive positive impact in terms of saving time in the preparation and secure distribution of trustee meeting papers.
Nachteile: No real cons, other than some trustees not embracing the system due to their general approach to using technology!
Bewertet am 1.6.2019
Decision Time Meetings
Kommentare: This software has made the management of meetings much simpler for our team of clerks and Decision Time have worked with us to set up access in a way that supports our working practices.
Vorteile: This software allows meeting attendees to annotate papers whilst working online but access downloaded meeting packs offline if there is no WiFi signal available.
Nachteile: The software restricts the types of documents that can be uploaded to pdf only. The reason for this is the additional software which has been added to allow the annotation of agenda packs. Whilst at first it seemed inconvenient - it is fairly simple to workaround and the added value of being able to make personal notes is well worth this particular restriction.
Bewertet am 20.12.2019
Decision Time review
Vorteile: It has streamlined the meetings preparation process making it faster and easier and has allowed us to bring an end to producing paper copies of reports and agendas for meetings.
Nachteile: Do not have any issues with the software in the time I have been using it
Bewertet am 9.1.2020
Software that is easy to use
Vorteile: Users find the software easy to use and intuitive. It is easy to navigate through and users like the ability to access documents relating to previous meetings. The software works across a range of manufacturers tablets and laptops.
Nachteile: The printing function is awkward when a Governor wants to print a specific document. In particular the agenda.
Bewertet am 13.5.2019
Decision Time review
Kommentare: I have always found the support team to be available whenever I need their support and they really understand the software inside out. I can only describe this experience as being positive. The team are always working to improve it so it just gets better.
Vorteile: This software is simple, intuitive and efficient. Once I've trained Board members and colleagues on how to use it I rarely receive further enquiries. People seem to grasp how to use it quickly. As a meeting organiser I like the fact that I can upload documents as I receive them. Last minute documents can be quickly uploaded and the order of papers can be easily rearranged.
Nachteile: I haven't really got any issues with the software at all.
Bewertet am 30.4.2019
A great product
Decision Time has saved the College the cost of printing and posting and the hours required to print!!
Documents can be shared securely and quickly and distributed to just those that you select as being able to view - GDPR compliant.
Papers can be updated easily and the Governors always therefore have the most up to date information available to them.
Helpdesk service is quick and efficient
Ease of Use
Stability of product
Easy to train users
Administration of the system is simple, quick and straightforward
Nachteile: nothing - any queries that I have had with functionality have been resolved and amendments made if applicable
Bewertet am 31.7.2019
The gift of time
Vorteile: Easy to use and intuitive. The time we save as administrators using this system is wonderful and the ease of updating papers if anything changes is extremely useful.
Nachteile: Before the recent update it did feel a little clunky reading papers, being able to scroll through is much better.
Antwort des Softwareanbieters
von Decision Time an 2.8.2019
We are delighted to hear how the system has helped your organisation to save time. Also glad that you like the new update.
Bewertet am 29.4.2019
Decision Time Meetings
Kommentare: In the past our Board reports were accessed through SharePoint or were posted to members. Printing so much paper was time consuming and not very secure. SharePoint was less time consuming but several members found it difficult to access their reports and this led to confusion at meetings. Since introducing Decision Time Meetings we have found that members are able to access their reports easily and therefore prepare well in advance of meetings. Users find the document library really beneficial.
Vorteile: The software is extremely user friendly and intuitive.
Nachteile: To be perfectly honest there is nothing we dislike about the software.
Bewertet am 22.5.2019
Kommentare: The software has saved us time in the administration and distribution of Agenda papers. Paperwork is easily updated from a variety of devices.
Vorteile: Value for Money, ease of navigation, good communication and friendly staff, regular reviews and updates, secure access for confidential documents, more productive meetings, easy preparation prior to meetings.
Nachteile: To be honest, we have not encountered any major issues over the last 2 years. A minor issue would be having to create pdf versions of documents to upload onto Decision Time.
Bewertet am 18.4.2019
Kommentare: It just adds so much value to our meetings and helps us concentrate on the important issues we have to address. The product also allow meeting participants to come fully prepared to a meeting.
Very easy to use.
Safe and secure product for highly confidential and sensitive information.
Help run our meetings and make them a lot more productive.
Nachteile: Nothing that I can think of except that we should have purchased it sooner.
Bewertet am 13.2.2020
Decision Time Meetings
Kommentare: Decision Time Meetings has been hugely successful for us, avoiding the use of huge amounts of paper and generally helping to move a slightly older profile of director into a more tech-friendly mindset. We have significantly reduced a substantial postage costs and reduced the time in copying and collating papers. The Decision Time help-desk has responded vey promptly, patiently and helpfully on the few occasions when required. We have had regular calls with the team to feed back our experience and learn about new developments. In the short time we have had the system we have had one or two great updates covering the format and content.
Vorteile: It is very easy to use, both as a meeting organiser and participant. It really is intuitive - the briefest of training and 15 out of 16 of our Directors moved from the old paper-based system to working on laptops or tablets (there is always one!).
Nachteile: The difference between 'Groups' and 'Committees' in the Administration menu takes a bit of getting used to but getting it right is important or you begin to doubt whether the people you want to have access actually have it.
Bewertet am 14.2.2020
Review of Decision Time
Decision Time is an excellent tool which both the Hospital Board and Executive are now using. It is both secure and allows the user to interact with the relevant papers the same way as if the papers were in hardcopy. The system itself is intuitive and quick to set up. This is particularly important to the Mater Group as a charitable group with limited resources.
Finally, the Decision Time team are excellent. They are responsive and work with you which is hugely beneficial. They are receptive to all feedback and always return an email and call. Their customer service is excellent and both the system and team come highly recommended.
Vorteile: The system assists with tracking compliance and actions. Given the current level of regulation and governance it is imperative that organisations have a tool to demonstrate compliance and that all relevant documents and updates are easily found and searchable for both board members and senior executives.
Nachteile: Nothing comes to mind. At a push, being able to copy and paste from other sites might be useful but does introduce IT risks.
Bewertet am 29.4.2019
DECISION TIME MEETINGS
Vorteile: Its user friendly functionality both for the meeting organiser and the user.
Nachteile: Having to create pdf documents for uploading purposes
Bewertet am 8.5.2019
Board Meetings Made Easy
Kommentare: We have one NED who lives in the UK. When he can't make board meetings, the software allows him to follow the meeting easily and contribute in real time.
Vorteile: It is very intuitive, and the Decision Time staff are quick to answer queries and even update software for your needs.
Nachteile: Anything I did not like has been fixed, hence I have no complaints.
Bewertet am 17.5.2019
Makes our meetings very efficient and simple!
Kommentare: When I first started the charity were just beginning to use the system. It was so easy to train the team and the Board and they all felt it was very intuitive, the Board now really enjoy getting the papers online. The decision time team seem to come up with ideas that save a lot of time, very good experience from the start.
Vorteile: So easy to use, the functionalities of the system just makes life so much easier. Really like the agenda and its flexibility when editing.
Nachteile: There isn't anything we do not like about this system.