A VDR is an online, secure environment where business-critical documents can be stored and shared. They could be anything from financial records needed for tax, accounting and legal purposes to intellectual property, such as copies of trade secrets and copyrighted works.
When someone requires a secure way to keep confidential information safe and make it available to a limited group of people in a limited way, an VDR is an ideal solution. The information can be uploaded anywhere in the world with digital rights management (DRM).
VDRs are used most often by investment bankers who are often required to share large amounts data during capital raisings and IPOs. They require to structure this data in a manner that they can discern patterns and trends.
When it comes to securing funding, knowing whether or not an investor has looked over the document and is interested is a crucial factor in an investment decision. A data room is a space which stores all documents. Investors have access to them at any time and you can track who has viewed what for the length of time.
When a law firm is dealing with multiple clients and deals that are involving multiple clients, it can be expensive to print thousands of pages. A paperless environment is both efficient and time-saving, making VDRs a vital tool for any business.