Venue by DFIN Virtual Data Room Review
Venue is a virtual data room software owned by Donnelley financial solution, a leading financial software service provider. Venue provides data room services across different industries, ranging from financial, biosciences, mining to tech industries.
The use of the virtual data room cuts across due diligence in M&A, IPOs, restructuring, etc. While the data room is powered by AI technologies, users can enjoy a seamless process during file upload, viewing, and other activities in due diligence.
Venue data room service is secured using a 256-bit encryption technology and allows various levels of permissions for different users. Document shared with users via the virtual data room is automatically watermarked, for originality and file protection. It requires several layers of authentication to access, hence protecting your data from unauthorized views and unwanted access. It further ensures that the files are virus-free, and scanned for maximum protection.
Besides that, Venue has a range of advanced document management features:
- Auto-redaction. After sharing a file with someone within the data room, this data room provider allows you to destroy it when you no longer want them having access to it. Password protection may also be enabled on the files within the virtual data room provider.
- User management and control. The Venue data room enables you to control how an end-user interacts with your data, even if they already downloaded it on their desktop. You can restrict the view, editing on different documents and folders, and you can rest assured that your data is secure and only within authorized access.
Venue’s pricing is based on a file-level page count that is used to determine the cost of using the virtual data room service. You may pre-determine pricing based on quotes obtained from Venue.
Speaking of Venue’s most prominent benefits, users often report deal analysis, support, and AI-powered search.
Deal analysis functionality offers accurate analysis on processes carried out within the VDR. This helps you to gain some understanding of the interests of parties who use the data room and you can make quality decisions based on insights obtained from the report. It allows you a bird’s eye view of your pipeline across different deals, hence you can manage and determine actions to take based on reports and observations.
Venue’s data room support is available every day of the year, you also get a personal project manager, who helps to oversee how your data room is doing.
With the powerful AI technology upon which the Venue data room is built, you can analyze a large number of files in less time, determine the relevant point, and extract them. This makes the entire due diligence a seamless process.
On the negative side though, Venue data room is noted to offer very basic features. Client’s looking for more advanced and industry-specific features may not find it as useful as one who needs it for team collaboration and data sharing with stakeholders.
Also, certain clients may not find the quote-pricing system convenient, as they may prefer to know exactly how much they’ll be paying for the data room service, without needlessly going back and forth.