Manage Corporate Secretarial Information
There are tools that can help you manage, keep track of, and communicate
corporate and subsidiary information, including officer and director
information, corporate stock records and minute books, and upcoming board
meetings and agenda.
My recommendation is, whenever possible, to look for products that either
integrate with or take the place of other products you are using in your office.
For example, if your practice
management system either integrates with your corporate information system
or can perform the same functions as your corporate information management
system, you can avoid the need to enter the same information into more than one
system. Not only is it more efficient, it also reduces the chances of errors and
having out-of-date information in some systems. For example, if you change the
address of a board member in one system, that information should automatically
flow into your other systems.
- Bridgeway Software's
product has been around for many years. "Secretariat is the industry
leading software product designed specifically for the corporate secretary and
is used in over 700 corporate legal departments worldwide. Secretariat has
evolved over the past 10 years to be the most complete and successful solution
for the Corporate Secretary."
Secretariat has the advantage of integrating with Bridgeway's eCounsel
practice management system. "Bridgeway offers the only fully integrated
Internet solution for the corporate secretary and general counsel offering our
clients one vendor, one database, one support call, one source, and one process.
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Corporate Focus, from Two-Step
Software, Inc. - "Two Step Software, Inc. develops, markets and supports
Corporate Focus, the market leading corporate governance, ownership and
minute book management software application used by the nation’s leading law
firms and corporate legal departments. Corporate Focus is the only software
application that combines stock and option tracking with corporate
governance information management so that all corporate records can be found
in one place."
- "Mitratech's systems track all information pertinent to managing all
your business units and subsidiaries. The software can keep track of annual
meetings and create automatic reminders when events are pending. It can also
help prepare documents for mergers and acquisitions and assist in your due
an ASP, offers the following online products:
"which supports corporate board meeting and governance processes:
"a document management and storage service designed specifically for
the maintenance of corporate minutebooks."