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When you switch from Ideals to DealRoom you can expect better value, convenient support, fair pricing, and unlimited data.

Idealsvdr vs DealRoom
Our goal is to help teams close deals faster. Shifting from a traditional virtual data room provider like IDealsvdr, to an innovative and modernized provider like DealRoom, will transform workflows, internally and externally. With DealRoom, users have the capability to run unlimited projects and have unlimited guest users. The platform is designed to manage the entire M&A process, from due diligence to post merger integration.
Feature
Idealsvdr
DealRoom
Extension Fees
Detailed Access Control
Audit Logs & Reports
Archive (DVD/USB)
1 free
3 free
Real Time Activity Reports
Pay Per Page or Per MG
Flat Rate Pricing
Designed by former M&A professionals
Industry leading user
experience
Based in U.S.
Easy-to-estimate total invoice
Diligence Management
Requires Use of Excel
Custom Template Library
Create Requests from Documents
Slack Integration
Customizable Diligence Requests
Instead of going back and forth between email threads, Excel spreadsheets and Ideals’ virtual data room, teams can create and customize all diligence requests within one, centralized platform. Users can assign tasks, set key roles, communicate, transfer files, set due dates, and more. They can also filter and organize requests by priority, status, label, date, and specific user roles.
Faster Diligence with Innovative Technology
Our platform utilizes innovative technology to help M&A teams close deals faster and provide a better client experience, which gives them a competitive edge. Teams benefit from features that traditional VDRs such as Ideals, don’t provide. Users can easily upload bulk files using drag and drop, create new requests from the document viewer, live link documents, and smart search. And we are always adding new features that stem from customer suggestions
Post Merger Integration Ability
Most M&A transactions fail because of poor post-deal integration processes. DealRoom helps you avoid common post-merger integration mistakes, and increases the chance of a successful integration. With our platform teams have real time visibility, reduced duplicate work, the ability to collaborate in one secure space, and are able to track integration workstream progress and analytics.
Easy 4-levels permissions
DealRoom has four permission levels including view with a watermark, download and print with a watermark, view / download / print original unwatermarked files, and edit files. Permissions are set on the group level and can be updated at anytime. New files inherit the parent folders permissions, but this can also be adjusted. For example, if a folder is set to only view with a watermark, but a team wants one document in the folder to be downloadable, they simply change the document’s settings.
Fair Pricing for Modern M&A
Traditional VDRs like Ideals, charge users per page plus additional overage and other usage fees. Since data storage cost less than .0023 cents / GB, we don’t think charging 70 cents per page is fair. That’s why DealRoom offers flat rate plans that include unlimited data, users, rooms, and customer support. For example, our per project pricing is a one time flat rate based on transaction size and the room stays open for the duration of the deal.
Better Analytics Reporting
With DealRoom, all due diligence goes through the platform. Because of this, insightful analytics are captured that would otherwise be lost when teams do a bulk download from a traditional VDR such as Ideals. Analytics are also captured on user, document, and file activity. They are displayed using progress charts, tables, heat maps, and more. Apply filters such as date range, groups, lists, and priority to find exactly what you are looking for. All analytics can be exported into a PDF for quick reporting. And if you are looking for extremely detailed activity, the audit log feature catches anything and everything that happens in the room.

See the Difference in Flexibility when You Switch from Ideals Data Room to DealRoom

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Unlimited Projects for All Plans

Since it is common for teams to be working on multiple deals at a time, we offer unlimited project plans to help keep everything easily accessible and organized.

For example, instead of switching back and forth between Ideals vdr and DealRoom for two separate transactions, users can conveniently manage both deals in DealRoom under one login. As soon as a user logs in, the dashboard neatly displays every deal within the room.

Unlimited Users for All Plans

At DealRoom, we value collaboration. Whether it be internally, or externally with a client, users need to be able to work and communicate with other users in the platform. This is why we offer unlimited guest users.

Teams can add as many users as they need to get the deal done. To invite a new user, all you have to do is simply put in an email and send the invite. Unlike with traditional VDRs such as Idealsvdr, new users are responsible for submitting their own personal information.

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Complete Document Management

DealRoom is not just a solution for document and file storage, but management as well. Teams can completely eliminate the use of Excel trackers, and manage all of due diligence with the requests and documents tabs. The documents tab is where all the files and documents are stored and the requests tab is where teams can create new diligence tasks, assign roles, share / transfer documents, and more. Everything is updated in real time and all activity within the room is tracked.

Modern Design and Easy to Use

DealRoom’s platform was specifically designed with a simple interface to make it user friendly. The software also utilizes smart technology that make it intuitive. Once a team signs up for DealRoom, users can start uploading documents and creating diligence tasks within minutes. However, we understand that our software is different from the traditional VDRs, like Ideals vdr, that users are accustomed to. In order to assist with the learning curve, we have a library of short help guide videos available.

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Convenient Due Diligence Tracking

Traditionally, due diligence is processed using old-school QA feature. This method isn’t very efficient.

With DealRoom, all diligence runs through the platform. Users simply create new diligence requests, attach documents and files, assign key roles, set due dates and more. And everything is updated in real time.

Built-in Documents and Excel Viewer

One frustrating inefficiency with traditional virtual data rooms is that in order to view an Excel spreadsheet or document file online, users have to download the file first.

DealRoom is equipped with a convenient built-in Excel and virtual document viewer that gives users file visibility, without ever having to leave the platform. Less time spent switching between platforms means more time focused on swiftly completing diligence.

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We Integrate with Additional Tools That are the Best in the Industry

We want our customers and their clients to have the best diligence software experience possible, even with services that go beyond our direct realms. We pride ourselves on being more than a typical data room like Ideals. In order to accomplish this, we choose to integrate with additional software platforms that are leaders within their respective industries such as Slack, Salesforce, and Office 365. With our m&a platform entire deal process becomes seamless and efficient.

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