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Industry Solutions

FeaturesiDeals Virtual Data RoomMerrill
Bankruptcy yes yes
Biotech Licensing yes yes
Board Portals yes no
Clinical Studies yes no
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 yes
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

File Formats Supported All MS Office document formats, as well as pdf, txt, pub, rtf, htm, html, mht, jpg, jpeg, jpe, gif, bmp, png, tif, tiff, wmf, and flv PDF, MS Office, jpg, jpeg, jpe, gif, bmp, png, tif, tiff
Automatic Numerical Indexing of Files & Folders yes yes
Drag & Drop Upload of Multiple Files and Folders yes no
Desktop Synchronization yes no
Archives Upload & Extraction yes yes
Export of Data Room Index to Excel yes no
Document Version Control yes yes
Multilingual Documents Index yes no

File Protection & Digital Rights Management

Granular Document Permissions yes yes
View-Only Access yes yes
Prevention of Download, Print and Copy yes yes
Remote Shredding of Documents yes yes
Customizable Document Watermarks yes yes
Secure Fence View yes no
Document Access Expiry yes no
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 yes
SOC 2 Certified yes no
SSAE 16 Certified yes no
Data Backup yes yes
Virus Scanning yes no

Access Security

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

Accessibility & Ease Of Use

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

Search, OCR & Filters

Search by Name yes yes
Search by Content (Full Text Search) yes yes
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) yes yes
Filtering by Parameters yes yes

Collaboration Features

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

Activity Tracking & Reporting

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

Customization

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

Support & Services

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

Deployment Options

Cloud (Web-Based) yes yes
On-Premise (Installed) yes yes
Multiple Datacenter Locations yes yes

Trial & Pricing

Free Demo yes yes
(STR) Free Trial 30-day trial no
(STR) Price Negotiable Negotiable/waiting for respond

Company Info

(STR) Established 2008 1967
(STR) Locations United States, Canada, Brasil, Turkey, UAE, Israel, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Cyprus, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Japan, India, China, Singapore United States, Canada, CHINA, HONG KONG, INDONESIA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA, THAILAND, UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE, GERMANY, IRELAND, ITALY, RUSSIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, TURKEY, BRAZIL, CHILE, MEXICO, PERU, SOUTH AFRICA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
(STR) Employees 200 3800
(STR) Clients EMAAR, PWC, BARCLAYS CAPITAL, LINKLATERS, BANK OF AMERICA, WELLS FARGO, EY, CITY, SHELL, DELOITTE, ALLEN & OVERY, UBC, KPMG, STARBUCKS, ROTHSCHILD no data