About eSCRIBE

eSCRIBE is a cloud-based meeting management solution that helps educational institutions and public/private sector boards, committees, and councils streamline the entire meeting lifecycle, from agenda planning to video streaming. Professionals can create agendas and meeting minutes using customizable templates in addition to recording post-meeting follow-up rules or staff directions in an action log.

eSCRIBE allows organizations to conduct live meetings with add-on features such as roll call, quorum and conflict management, electronic vote recording, and minute capture. Using the configurable workflow, managers can automatically create and distribute tasks during and after meetings. Moreover, board members and elected officials can utilize the participant portal to view upcoming events, download important documents for offline review, and join confidential meetings with secured access.

eSCRIBE’s report manager module provides comprehensive workflows and tools for the preparation, approval, and submission of meeting-related reports. Council members can facilitate collaboration via multi-user document editing and version control. The solution also helps administrators configure user permissions for public/private in-camera items and automatically extract content to populate agenda lists, motions, and minutes.

eSCRIBE comes with a webcasting module, which enables organizations to capture live/archival videos from boardrooms and record time stamps to synchronize stored media with the meeting's agenda or minutes. The solution allows users to publish HTML or PDF content on the official website with links to supporting attachments.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of eSCRIBE: 47

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Agenda Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendee Management
  • Audit Management
  • Board Meetings
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Committee Meetings
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Extraction
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • File Sharing
  • Internal Meetings
  • Invitation Management
  • Legislative Meetings
  • Materials Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Member Directory
  • Minutes Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multimedia Support
  • PDF Conversion
  • Polls/Voting
  • Post-Meeting Tools
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Requirements Review
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Streaming
  • Voting Management
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(15)
Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Roberta B.
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

eScribe has been an absolute benefit to Lambton Shores.

Reviewed on 2017/06/27

It makes putting together an agenda a pleasure instead of the old nightmare it use to be.
The ease...

It makes putting together an agenda a pleasure instead of the old nightmare it use to be.
The ease of putting in agenda items once approved is amazing. Easy to use the report writing.
Approval process is great.
Still iffy on the minutes taking. Does take some getting use to especially when Council puts a motion forward then brings in another before the vote.
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Pros

It has made an great difference on the delivery of our agendas to Council. Council members prefer to have the agenda right in front of them either on their computer or ipad rather than a paper copy.

Cons

The information provided for updating is a bit confusing. As I am not a techno wizard when the updates come I am never sure if they are to be forwarded on to all eScribe users or just ipad users. I am very technologically challenged.

Response from eSCRIBE

Hi Roberta - Thanks for your feedback! Apologies for any confusion. We'll be in touch with you and see what we can do to make things easier for you. Thanks for taking the time to review us!

Tamara C.
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  • Industry: Environmental Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Credit Valley Conservation

Reviewed on 2018/09/28

It was a painful start. It took us well over a year to resolve a number of issues we were...

It was a painful start. It took us well over a year to resolve a number of issues we were experiencing. As a result staff got frustrated and lost trust in the software. As I have become more experienced with the software I have been able to resolve a number of issues on my own but, I continue to struggle to get staff to trust and use eScribe vs. coming to me to do everything for them.

Pros

- like that it creates a single location to store all our Board reports that staff have access to. Can go back and search for past reports.
- like being able to access our Board information from anywhere.

Cons

- I don't find the software overly intuitive and the amount of training I initially received wasn't sufficient to 'trouble-shoot' the number of the issues I was experiencing. There are a lot of settings behind the scene that I find really hard to navigate.
- Staff have also commented that they don't find the software overly intuitive as well and since they don't use the software on a daily/regular basis they get frustrated and then come to me to upload their reports that they composed outside of eScribe and start workflows for them. Approvers then call me and say they are fine with the report could I then approve the report for them. I have told staff that I wouldn't do it for them but I will show them how to do it themselves. I end up having to do this for almost every Board meeting so it has actually slowed down the agenda process for me.

Angela L.
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

eScribe review

Reviewed on 2018/09/27

Reduction in paper is great!! I look forward to using eScribe for report management.

Reduction in paper is great!! I look forward to using eScribe for report management.

Pros

There are many functions for minute taking. We are hoping to utilize the functions more than we have in the past.

Cons

I do not have issues with the interface but some of my co-workers are afraid to use it. The interface could be more user friendly. I find it difficult to create new templates and they all appear different even though the settings were the same as another template. Preview button is painful to use.

Kim K.
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

I appreciate the paperless management of meetings.

Reviewed on 2017/11/06

The ability to manage meetings without paper required.

The ability to manage meetings without paper required.

Pros

the ability to publish to participants,
the defer option to move an item to a future meeting,
the ability to reorder the meeting items,

Cons

the way that the text doubles uncontrollably,
the resolution shows on main page but in the edit button it disappears until entered into again,
the inability to track resolutions (I am not sure how others manage their resolutions to ensure completion or to see what resolutions are still "on the books"),
I would like to learn more about the software as I do not believe I am using it to it's full potential.

Response from eSCRIBE

Hi Kim - Thank you for your feedback! We'd love to set some time aside for training so you can take advantage of our software. Sorry to hear about the issues. The good news is that they seem to be associated with an older version, which our support team can easily fix. We'll be in touch! Thanks Kim!

Wanda S.
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Escribe is not user friendly, but when I have a question I'm able to get my answers quick

Reviewed on 2017/10/31

I find escribe to be a software that answers all needs when it comes to municipal meetings. I...

I find escribe to be a software that answers all needs when it comes to municipal meetings. I would recommend it to with much confidence.

Pros

I like that it is converted to Words and that I can make changes in that manner. I also like that I can set up many meetings at once.

Cons

I find it not very user friendly, I do a lot of searching at times before I am able to find what I am looking for. Although, we are going to have a training session in the new year, this may help.

Response from eSCRIBE

Hi Wanda - Thank you for your feedback! We're continuously making improvements to our software to become more user-intuitive. We look forward to the upcoming training session with you and your team. Thanks again!

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eSCRIBE offers the following pricing plans:

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eSCRIBE has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

eSCRIBE supports the following languages:

English

eSCRIBE supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

eSCRIBE integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft 365, Microsoft SharePoint

eSCRIBE offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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