A virtual data room is a space where you access cloud functionality by purchasing an online subscription application. You can use it as a repository, a place to work with data, or any other way. For example, there, you can organize meetings and conduct transactions.
Features of virtual data rooms
The main feature of VDR software is that the client does not need to purchase a product or a license to use it. Instead, the product is leased by subscription. This may be a monthly payment or for certain services.
A virtual data room can be used by several people at once using an Internet connection. This allows you to combine the team’s work and correctly organize the company’s activities. Large data rooms allow thousands of users at the same time.
The VDR program works through a web interface. No additional programs or applications need to be installed; it is enough to have a browser. The data is hosted on the service provider’s servers, and the client can access it anywhere.
Many virtual rooms provide free trial services. They have limited functionality, or the demo version is valid for a certain time. This allows you to get acquainted with the interface and functionality and understand whether the service fits your needs.
Since the creation of a virtual room, as well as its support, is carried out exclusively by the provider, the client gets rid of the need to serve him. Other key benefits for the client include:
- Low cost. You get a lot of services for a small price, but if you had to buy them separately, it would be a huge amount of money.
- Simplicity. VDR web interfaces can be used from any device. For all company employees to access it, you do not need to install software on all computers.
- Saving time. Integrating this service and training employees will take a few days.
- Data security. Your information is stored under the protection of authentications, encryption, watermarks, and other security measures.
- Rich functionality. Modern data rooms can analyze and perform calculations; transactions can be carried out here.
All this makes this type of application in demand among small and medium-sized businesses and ordinary Internet users.
Virtual room for the customer
The relevance of the virtual data room for customers is due to the absence of the need to purchase a license and install software on employees’ work computers. Such opportunities allow, first of all, to reduce the cost of deploying the system within the company.
This means that the constant presence of a specialist at the workplace is not required; now, you can offer an employee to work where it is convenient for him, thereby increasing loyalty to the company.
The fault tolerance of the company’s IT system is increased. All software is located on the servers of the virtual room and is supervised by a round-the-clock support service, which allows you to eliminate interruptions and emergencies as quickly as possible.
In addition, there is no need to resolve such organizational and financial issues as renting an additional room for a server room, remuneration of IT specialists, software updates, etc.