Retail companies are an essential part of our everyday lives, and so they must be prepared to handle a constantly shifting economy. Here at Convene, we recognise the importance of the retail sector in serving customers around the world. That’s why we’re so proud of how many retailers have chosen to adopt our software.

So what makes Convene stand out from the competition?

Convene Streamlines Business Meetings

Retail organisations do not have time to waste on pointless admin tasks that can be simplified by software. Convene is designed to improve your meeting process from start to finish.

We spoke to Caroline McMillan, Executive Assistant to Group Managing Director at Ergonomic Solutions. She highlighted the advantages of Convene’s Agenda Builder which simplified the admin process. ‘With Convene, we can clone previous meeting templates to be used for the next meeting.  We now have a seamless meeting preparation process and we are saving valuable time’.

Convene Balances Cost And Functionality

There’s no avoiding the fact that retail companies must keep an eye on profits. With so many useful features, you might expect Convene to mean budgetary sacrifices. In fact the product provides a premium service for a reasonable price.

The features are more than worth it in the long term! As Chris Spanias, Solution Architect at Tesco UK noted:Once they switched over to Convene, our Board stopped using paper. [Our] study found that we save so much money on printing and paper alone that Convene has almost paid for itself every year’.

Convene Is Easy-To-Use For Board Members

Convene’s intuitive features make the software one of the most accessible solutions available. The interface is so easy-to-use that even the most technophobic Board members feel comfortable.

Caroline McMillan described how ‘the implementation process was smooth and non-disruptive. Even our more traditional Board members are happy with the solution’.

Convene is also flexible which makes it easier for anyone to use. The licence can be adapted to the needs of your organisation, which includes making sure it is accessible on the right devices.

According to Chris Spanias at Tesco UK: ‘Feedback from our Board members has been positive. They can use Convene on any device from iPads, our Android tablets, to the corporate Windows machines. They were happy to be able to use it flexibly and not have to carry around paper meeting packs’.

Convene Protects Confidential Data

On top of all of this, Convene’s state-of-the-art security is designed to respond to evolving cybersecurity threats. With Convene, retail organisations can get the best protection for their confidential data.

In the words of Chris Spanias, ‘Convene also has the necessary security compliance standards and that was a prerequisite for us’. The InfoSec team at Tesco were understandably happy with the product!

With AES 256-bit encryption and CMMI Level 5 accreditation, retail companies can feel confident their data is protected by Convene. The fully GDPR-compliant system offers 24/7 protection and support.

How Can Convene Support Your Retail Organisation?

Convene is an award-winning Board Portal designed to digitise and streamline your meeting processes from start-to-finish. Now available fully integrated Microsoft Teams, our comprehensive software has numerous features to support your retail operations:

  • A Document Library with role-based access to ensure your sensitive documents are protected.
  • A built-in Audit Trail so you can be sure you are compliant with all regulations.
  • Integrated Video Conferencing so you can make the switch from remote to hybrid working seamlessly, whilst still viewing your Board Pack all on one screen.
  • Surveys, with the option for anonymity, so you can be sure you are aware of your employees' opinions.

If you’d like to learn more about how Convene can help your organisation achieve better governance, don’t hesitate to book a demo today!


Lucy Palmer

Written by Lucy Palmer

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