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Stopping the Endless Yap Yap (and Nap, Nap)

MeetingSquared is a new device for anyone who organises or attends meetings that is said to bring an end to the inefficient preparation, scheduling and management of meetings and providing an effective audit trail from meetings.


The new meeting management tool has been brought to market by eShare, the company behind board meeting management portal BoardPacks. MeetingSquared is available through a collaboration with Microsoft Corp and is accessed via Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365. It comes with a number of features that are designed to make the entire meeting process easier for the 1.2 billion office users around the world.

The tool includes a Microsoft Outlook integration which allows users to book meetings in participants’ Outlook agenda and allows integration with Outlook. MeetingSquared means the organiser can check that everyone has space in their diary to the meeting and create a simple agenda that all participants can access.


Each attendee can access all relevant supporting documentation for the meeting with the idea of stopping the reams of paper often brought to meetings. When a meeting is taking place, all participants can have the required information to hand on any phone or tablet and can annotate and share with other attendees as they see fit.
“MeetingSquared will be of use to anyone that runs or attends a meeting but with compliance increasingly on the agenda, it also provides an audit trail for each meeting it is used in,” said Alister Esam, CEO, eShare. “The ability to capture notes against the agenda items and any actions that are taken, means users can remain on top of any governance requirements and be more transparent in all elements of meeting administration.”

 

Picture: MeetingSquared from eShare is meant to take the stress and strain from office meetings that seem to go on and on and on...

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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