A virtual data room can aid in a number of business scenarios whether it’s for executives at the C-level sharing data with service providers, prospective investors or external firms HR departments that manage employee records, or even project managers involved in various aspects of operation. A VDR that has strict security procedures in place will help to speed up transactions and also prevent any unauthorized use.

The type of data you’ll be uploading to your VDR will determine what features you’ll need for, including granular user authorizations and two-factor authentication. Check if the software you’re considering is compatible with other software that your company employs. This can help save time and effort if able to integrate your VDR with tools like Salesforce or Slack.

When choosing when choosing a VDR it is important to be aware of the number of users will use the platform as well as how much storage you’ll need. For example, some legacy providers still charge by per page prices, which can quickly add up and exceed your budget. Other options include per user or a fixed monthly cost.

There’s also a new breed of modern VDR providers who leverage technology innovations and efficient Software-as-a-Service delivery models to offer professional-grade document control, security and support at a fraction of the price of legacy providers. iDeals for instance, and Securedocs both offer intuitive easy interfaces that are ideal for small- and medium-sized companies. They’re also ISO compliant and offer transparent pricing with no hidden fees or contracts.