A data room is a digital storage space that houses confidential documents and gives users controlled access to view and analyze the documents. It’s a versatile tool that can be used in all kinds of projects that require document sharing and professional file management and storage that range from M&A to tenders and capital raising.
In contrast to standard cloud storage solutions the data shared in a data space can be highly confidential and sensitive and any loss of this information could potentially be devastating to an organisation. Data rooms also provide enhanced security measures to protect against unauthorized access, which is not usually possible with traditional cloud storage.
The most popular use case for the use of a data room is due diligence during the course of a business transaction. The process may involve sifting through tens of thousands of highly confidential documents and it’s vital that the right people scrutinize the documents in a safe environment. A virtual data room can help.
When choosing a data room provider, be sure to verify the authenticity of their certificates and look for features like multi-tier permissions, granular control of users’ activities, Q&A tools and tools for reporting. Also, look into software review platforms to see what users have to say about their experiences with a particular service.
iDeals is an excellent platform for due diligence, with excellent support and easy to use interfaces. We’ve used it on a number of transactions and would recommend anyone looking for a secure way to share sensitive data.