A virtual dataroom is a web-based, secure repository for sharing private information. In most cases, VDRs are used during M&A due diligence, but they’re also useful in other collaboration processes such as auditing and regulatory reviews, tenders and integration after the merger. A virtual data room can be a useful tool for any company looking to streamline its process of collaborating with both external and internal stakeholders.
With a VDR the entire user can access the documents on the web or via secure agent virtual data rooms applications. Administrators can limit who has access to certain folders or documents. They can also control who can print or take photographs of their screen. In addition, the admin can limit how long users can connect to the VDR and their IP address. They can also establish an ‘fence view’ mode which restricts the size of the document users can see if they’re afraid that someone could try to get a glimpse of sensitive information.
A VDR can be used by businesses that have large volumes of sensitive documentation to cut down the amount of time required to complete a task. The VDR can also allow them to save on costs of printing and shipping documents and it will be easier for users to review the documents without having to visit a physical location. In the case of M&A due-diligence is required, a VDR is a less expensive alternative to paying for airfare and hotel accommodations for bidders or experts who might otherwise need to travel to the corporate headquarters to examine materials.