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Ansarada Data Room

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While other players in the VDR market are trying to satisfy as many customers as possible, Ansarada focuses on one particular kind of clients, namely – on those involved in the execution of M&A transactions. Indeed, Ansarada states it was created exclusively for facilitation of deals between buyers and sellers. From the perspective of its functionality, this VDR is characterized by several pluses and minuses. Apparently, when it comes to merger and acquisition projects Ansarada simplifies the life of the both sides, of their advisors and analysts significantly as all the functions offer and the interface are designed in the way that speeds up and facilitates the entire process. However, the room seems to be not the best choice for other types of deals: Ansarada cannot be treated as a good platform for long-term data storage and exchange. Hence, it performs better when being utilized for individual deals.

Ansarada is an Australian company that emerged in 2005. Since that moment it tried to penetrate into the VDR market and to make an affirmative emphasis on the segment of M&A deals. As of today, their software had been released in its 3rd edition. However, the functionality of the platform remains standard and does not exceed the set of instruments required for successful M&A.

Features Checklist:

Company Info

(STR) Established 2005
(STR) Locations United States, The Netherlands, Germany, China, South Africa, UK, Malaysia, Australia
(STR) Employees 150
(STR) Clients ACRUX, AFRICAN INVESTMENT BANK, AIRLINE, BDA, ASHURST, BANIF INVESTMENT BANK, CB RICHARD ELLIS, CANAMENS, BIOTA, CMB CAPITAL, CROWELL & MORING, CORERO NETWORK SECURITY, EXPERIAN, EMCORE, DUFF & PHELPS

Trial & Pricing

Free Demo no
(STR) Free Trial no
(STR) Price Negotiable

Deployment Options

Cloud (Web-Based) yes
On-Premise (Installed) no
Multiple Datacenter Locations no

Support & Services

Business Hours Support yes
24/7 Email Support yes
24/7 Phone & Email Support yes
Online Help Center no
Live Trainings no
Dedicated Project Manager yes
Data Room Archive on DVD or USB Drive yes
Translation Services no
(STR) Support Languages English

Customization

Branded User Interface yes
Custom Domain no
Custom Login Page yes
Custom User Invitation Letter no
Custom Agreements for Accessing Data Room no
Active Directory Integration no
Single Sign-On Integration no
Customer-Managed Encryption Keys no
Integrations Through APIs no
Custom Workflows and Features no

Activity Tracking & Reporting

Tracking of All User Activity yes
Real-Time Audit Trail yes
Graphic Reports yes
Exporting Reports to Excel yes
Tracking of Document Viewing Time yes
Scheduled Reports (Sending to Email) yes

Collaboration Features

Basic Questions & Answers Module yes
Advanced Questions & Answers Module yes
Secure User Messaging no
New Document Email Notifications yes
Files & Folders Notes no

Search, OCR & Filters

Search by Name yes
Search by Content (Full Text Search) yes
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) no
Filtering by Parameters yes

Accessibility & Ease Of Use

No Plugins yes
Scroll-Through Web-Based Document Viewer yes
Web-Based Excel Spreadsheets Viewer yes
iOS Application no
Android Application no
Mobile Device Interface yes
(STR) User Interface Languages English

Access Security

Two-Factor Authentications no
Mobile Device Management yes
Granular User Permissions yes
Permission Groups yes
Access Expiration yes
Access Limitation by IP Address no

Data Hosting & Infrastructure Security

99.9% Uptime Guarantee yes
ISO 27001 Certified yes
SOC 2 Certified no
SSAE 16 Certified no
Data Backup yes
Virus Scanning no

File Protection & Digital Rights Management

Granular Document Permissions yes
View-Only Access yes
Prevention of Download, Print and Copy yes
Remote Shredding of Documents no
Customizable Document Watermarks yes
Secure Fence View no
Document Access Expiry yes
256-Bit SSL/TLS Encryption yes
Data at Rest Encryption no

Files & Folders Management

(STR) File Formats Supported Any file format supported
Automatic Numerical Indexing of Files & Folders yes
Drag & Drop Upload of Multiple Files and Folders yes
Desktop Synchronization no
Archives Upload & Extraction no
Export of Data Room Index to Excel no
Document Version Control no
Multilingual Documents Index no

Industry Solutions

Bankruptcy yes
Biotech Licensing yes
Board Portals yes
Clinical Studies yes
Debt Financing no
Distressed Real Estate yes
Document Repository yes
Due Diligence yes
Fundraising yes
Hedge Funds no
IPO & Exits no
Litigation yes
M&A Buy Side yes
M&A Sell Side yes
Post Merger no
Private Equity yes
Procurement Management no
Restructuring yes

Reviews

  1. Pancras Endicott
    Head of IT Audit and Advisory Services

    To me, Ansarada data room has a way more intuitive interface than other providers. Although it is just my opinion. The price is very appealing, and the service is overall good. There are some delays when it comes to the document uploading, but that’s not a big deal.

  2. Caitlin Hilton
    Civil Engineer (MSc), Technical Manager

    Ansarada data room is very effortless to navigate. Neither we nor our clients and partners had any issues working with it. The reports are very useful, and the support team is always ready to come to the rescue. The only thing I dislike is that you have to go one by one through documents to set permissions.

  3. Malinda Jardine
    Legal Officer

    We are using Ansarada data room for due diligence. It’s Q&A section, and clear organization of documents speeds up deals significantly and improves the results. However, it takes a lot of time to upload large files. And sometimes you can’t understand if they got uploaded at all.

  4. Sammie Lovell
    Sammie Lovell

    Ansarada data room serves us well when we need to share documents within and beyond the company. The interface is easy to work with, so we never had issues there. However, the download of the data is confusing. The files get divided into three ZIP files, and you can use only Internet Explorer for downloading.

  5. Larry Purcell
    Marketing and sales manager

    It was easy to set up the Ansarada data room and get started with it. The provider offers very responsive support in case something happens. But there is an issue with reports. We simply can’t print them entirely.

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