A EX LISTED Company Secretary writes...
For those of you who use the Board and Committee software Diligent would any of you be prepared to let me know what you currently pay for it? They have again increased the annual fees by 5% and whilst we are happy with the software (and don’t want to move away from it) I would like to try and negotiate a better deal than what we get at the moment. Our proposed new fees are as follows;-
|Total + VAT||52,285.06|
As a Government owned subsidiary we are meant to get value for money and I’m not sure we are. It used mainly for the Board and its subsidiary committees and it’s a good bit of software, just expensive! As you can see from the above we don’t have many users, with most users having online and offline capabilities. Administrators are used sparingly and are the people who put the meeting packs together. The fees are annual so we could get a better rate if we chose a longer term arrangement, but an annual fee suits us at the moment.
I’d be grateful for any feedback or if you wish to contact me privately then please do so via David Mensley.