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Industry Solutions

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

Files & Folders Management

(STR) File Formats Supported PDF, MS Office, jpg, jpeg, jpe, gif, bmp, png, tif, tiff Text-Based Documents: as, as3, asm, bat, c, cc, cmake, cpp, cs, css, csv, cxx, diff, doc, docx, erb, gdoc, groovy, gsheet, h, haml, hh, htm, html, java, js, less, m, make, ml, mm, msg, ods, odt, pdf, php, pl, properties, py, rb, rtf, sass, scala, scm, script, sh, sml, sql, txt, vi, vim, wpd, xls, xlsm, xlsx, xml, xsd, xsl, yaml, Presentations: odp, ppt, pptx , Images: ai*, bmp, gif, eps, jpeg, jpg, png, ps, psd, svg, tif, tiff, dcm, dicm, dicom, svs, tga, Audio Files: aac, aifc, aiff, amr, au, flac, m4a, mp3, ogg, ra, wav, wma, Video Files: 3g2, 3gp, avi, m2v, m2ts, m4v, mkv, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, ogg, mts, qt, wmv, Flash/Mobile Video Files, flv, f4v, swf , 3D (Graphics and Modeling) Files: obj, stl
Automatic Numerical Indexing of Files & Folders yes yes
Drag & Drop Upload of Multiple Files and Folders no yes
Desktop Synchronization no yes
Archives Upload & Extraction yes yes
Export of Data Room Index to Excel no yes
Document Version Control yes yes
Multilingual Documents Index no yes

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 no
Customizable Document Watermarks yes yes
Secure Fence View no no
Document Access Expiry no 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 yes
SOC 2 Certified no yes
SSAE 16 Certified no yes
Data Backup yes yes
Virus Scanning no yes

Access Security

Two-Factor Authentications yes yes
Mobile Device Management no yes
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 yes yes
Scroll-Through Web-Based Document Viewer yes yes
Web-Based Excel Spreadsheets Viewer yes yes
iOS Application no yes
Android Application no yes
Mobile Device Interface yes yes
(STR) User Interface Languages English English, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, German

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 no no
Secure User Messaging no yes
New Document Email Notifications yes yes
Files & Folders Notes no yes

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 no
Scheduled Reports (Sending to Email) no no

Customization

Branded User Interface yes yes
Custom Domain no no
Custom Login Page yes yes
Custom User Invitation Letter yes no
Custom Agreements for Accessing Data Room no yes
Active Directory Integration no yes
Single Sign-On Integration no yes
Customer-Managed Encryption Keys no yes
Integrations Through APIs no 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 yes
Live Trainings no yes
Dedicated Project Manager yes yes
Data Room Archive on DVD or USB Drive yes no
Translation Services yes no
(STR) Support Languages Arabic, Chinese, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish. English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Polish, Turkish, Danish , Norwegian

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 no 14-day trial
(STR) Price Negotiable/waiting for respond $5/user/month (Starter), $15/user/month (Business)

Company Info

(STR) Established 1967 2005
(STR) Locations 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 United States
(STR) Employees 3800 1250
(STR) Clients no data AstraZeneca, General Electric, GlaxoSmith Kline, FICO, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide Insurance, Whirlpool, Boston Scientific, Bechtel, KKR, Allergan, Sundance Institute, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, Avago, Legendary Pictures, Rosetta Stone, Cushman & Wakefield, St. Joseph Health System, Broadview Mortgage Corporation, Live Nation