When it comes to due diligence there are many aspects that play a role. The ability to access documents from an accessible location is essential in that it allows those interested to look over the documents at any time they wish. A virtual data room is a wonderful solution for this. It also helps reduce the costs of storage, printing and courier services that would be required if physical documents were to be shipped.
If you’re selecting a service provider, be sure they offer a trial time to let you test out the system before signing any contracts. You’ll have the chance to try the system out and see how it is simple to navigate. Find out if they provide 24/7 support via email and phone. A good service will provide support in multiple languages, making it easier for international customers.
Another factor to consider is the ease of file uploading and downloading. Many providers allow drag-and-drop of multiple files to upload simultaneously. This makes the process much faster and eliminates the requirement to upload each document separately. They also offer granular settings for permissions, as well as the option to revoke a document’s access even if it has already been downloaded.
Lastly, you should look for a company that offers an interactive Q&A feature that enables users to ask questions and receive answers from other users in real-time. This can speed up due diligence, and also make deals more quickly by addressing any concerns that your clients might have.