Business.ca Inc. Announces Launch of Board Evaluator: The First and Long Awaited Solution for Complete Online Board Evaluations

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Business.ca Inc. announced the official launch of Board Evaluator (http://www.boardevaluator.com), an online-based solution, specifically for performing board surveys and board member evaluations for any company with a board of directors. Grapevine, also owned and developed by Business.ca Inc. in 1999, is a current leading provider of online surveys and employee evaluations.

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We took our online survey expertise from Grapevine and developed a Board-specific solution to meet this demand. We’re the first company to offer this and we expect to do very well with it.

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Toronto, ON – March 20, 2007 – The Board Evaluator tool is exceptionally powerful, yet easy-to-use. Users can choose from a library of question templates or use their own and launch their evaluation via email or Internet web browser. They also have the ability to brand the evaluation for their company and select the look and feel of their choice. Fully in-depth reports are customizable and available in real-time, with many export and powerful analytical tools included. Advanced features such as piping, skip logic can be incorporated into surveys, while in-depth 360 degree evaluations, CEO assessments and many more board-specific evaluations can also be performed. Other typical uses include Board Reviews, Board Satisfaction, Board Voting and much more.

“We developed this product because it is becoming an increasingly standard practice for any privately or publicly-held company. There is definitely a growing demand. Aside from the obvious reasons why it’s so important to maintain a well-governed board, more and more shareholders are demanding that regular evaluations of their board members be performed”, says Warren Houston, managing partner of Business.ca Inc. “We took our online survey expertise from Grapevine and developed a Board-specific solution to meet this demand. We’re the first company to offer this and we expect to do very well with it.”

There are many specific requirements that need to be addressed differently with board evaluations than with other regular customer or data collection surveys. The most important one being the level of security involved due to the sensitive and confidential nature of the data that is being dealt with. Board Evaluator ensures the highest security standards through the enforcement of a secured user administration login and password system, a state-of-the-art hosting environment and advanced encryption technology, all to ensure absolute confidentiality and security of users and their data.

The other important difference between board surveys and regular data collection surveys is the nature of feedback being measured. Creating the question sets and determining the right competencies to produce qualitative feedback can be difficult. Board Evaluator maintains a constantly growing library of professional question templates specific to a board’s survey and evaluation needs, saving the customer both time and hassle.

Sounds expensive? But it isn’t. In fact, boards will pay much less than they expected for a long-awaited solution of this kind. An annual subscription fee includes an unlimited number of surveys and evaluations for the entire year. Self-managed and full-managed solutions are also available to meet the size and demands of any business.    

Business.ca Inc., parent company of both Board Evaluator and Grapevine Surveys, was established in 1995 and is a marketplace for companies to find ideal technological solutions using either in–house platform or custom applications. Its expertise lies in being able to link business needs, objectives and strategies to the right technologies. Business.ca creates highly efficient and scalable solutions that meet the challenges of an ever-changing business world.

Contact Information:

Warren Houston – Business.ca Inc.

Phone: 905.946.6631

Fax: 905.474.0716

whouston @ boardevaluator.com

Websites:

Board Evaluator: http://www.boardevaluator.com
Grapevine: http://www.grapevinesurveys.com
Business.ca Inc. http://www.business.ca

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