Compare Donnelley Financial Solutions – Venue, Virtual Data Room vs Firmex

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Industry Solutions

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

Files & Folders Management

(STR) File Formats Supported PDF, MS Office, jpg, msg, htm, gif, png, mht, tiff PDF, MS Office
Automatic Numerical Indexing of Files & Folders yes no
Drag & Drop Upload of Multiple Files and Folders yes yes
Desktop Synchronization no no
Archives Upload & Extraction no no
Export of Data Room Index to Excel no yes
Document Version Control yes yes
Multilingual Documents Index yes no

File Protection & Digital Rights Management

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

Data Hosting & Infrastructure Security

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

Access Security

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

Accessibility & Ease Of Use

No Plugins no yes
Scroll-Through Web-Based Document Viewer yes yes
Web-Based Excel Spreadsheets Viewer yes yes
iOS Application no yes
Android Application no no
Mobile Device Interface no no
(STR) User Interface Languages English, German, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean English, French

Search, OCR & Filters

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

Collaboration Features

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

Activity Tracking & Reporting

Tracking of All User Activity yes yes
Real-Time Audit Trail yes yes
Graphic Reports yes no
Exporting Reports to Excel yes yes
Tracking of Document Viewing Time yes yes
Scheduled Reports (Sending to Email) no no


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

Support & Services

Business Hours Support yes yes
24/7 Email Support yes yes
24/7 Phone & Email Support yes yes
Online Help Center no no
Live Trainings no no
Dedicated Project Manager yes no
Data Room Archive on DVD or USB Drive no no
Translation Services yes no
(STR) Support Languages English, German, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean English, French

Deployment Options

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

Trial & Pricing

Free Demo yes yes
(STR) Free Trial no 14-day trial
(STR) Price Negotiable Negotiable

Company Info

(STR) Established 1864 2006
(STR) Locations US, Brazil , Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Japan Canada
(STR) Employees 68000 83
(STR) Clients Microsoft, Starbucks, UnitedHealthCare, Bayer, ConAgraFoods, Facebook, IBM, KPMG, Nasdaq, TPG, The WaltDisney Company, Deloitte, Humana, Latham Watkins United Mergers & Acquisitions, GCA Savvian, Davy, Kipps DeSanto, CellCentric, Labopharm, Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Biodel, BioWest Therapeutics, OSI Pharmaceuticals, NuPathe, Lawson Products, RNC , First Quantum Minerals LTD., Sem Afo, QuadraFNX Mining LTD., ArcelorMittal, First Coal Corporation, Sunshine SilverMines, Midway Gold