Merrill Datasite was created in the United States of America but as any proficient virtual data rooms, it has numerous representatives through the world. The unique detail about Merrill is that it supports 14 languages. Working with the people all over the world, you will enjoy the quick communication with the aid of the Q&A mode. It is wonderful that this VDR always implements new features for its clients and always develops its virtual data room software. As for the drawbacks, this is quite not cheap and you will not get the free trial. In conformance with the virtual data room reviews, it is more complicated than some other VDRs and you will need time to learn how to use it. However, it is very subjective because some other users claim that it is elementary to navigate and use. You also cannot use it with your phone, but if you have an iPad, it will be enough. Using it, you will not have problems with the IPO, due diligence, M&A and so on and so forth. Due to the information on their website, they help to accomplish more than 6000 deals every year.

It is also proud of its high speed of uploading the documents which is also very crucial. Merrill Datasite takes care of its reputation and especially of its clients. For this reason, they do everything they can to provide your archives with the unbeatable shelteredness. And it is proven by several certifications. It is self-understood that you can use the contextual search to look for the specific information in your archive. For owners of any business, it is often important to control everything and to make sure that everything is fine. Doing so, they have a chance to control all the actions of the members of the VDR. So, if you need the VDR with the widely known name and nice virtual data room review, you can just pick Merrill Datasite.

Features Checklist:

Industry Solutions


Biotech Licensing yes
Board Portals yes
Clinical Studies yes
Debt Financing yes
Distressed Real Estate yes
Document Repository yes
Due Diligence yes
Fundraising yes
Hedge Funds yes
IPO & Exits yes
Litigation yes
M&A Buy Side yes
M&A Sell Side yes
Post Merger yes
Private Equity yes
Procurement Management yes


Files & Folders Management

File Formats Supported

PDf, any MS Office format as well as 7zip, rar, cab, gzip can be viewed, any file format can be uploaded

Automatic Numerical Indexing of Files & Folders yes
Drag & Drop Upload of Multiple Files and Folders yes
Desktop Synchronization yes
Archives Upload & Extraction yes
Export of Data Room Index to Excel no
Document Version Control yes
Multilingual Documents Index


File Protection & Digital Rights Management

Granular Document Permissions

View-Only Access yes
Prevention of Download, Print and Copy yes
Remote Shredding of Documents no
Customizable Document Watermarks yes
Secure Fence View no
Document Access Expiry yes
256-Bit SSL/TLS Encryption yes
Data at Rest Encryption


Data Hosting & Infrastructure Security

99.9% Uptime Guarantee

ISO 27001 Certified yes
SOC 2 Certified yes
SSAE 16 Certified yes
Data Backup yes
Virus Scanning


Access Security

Two-Factor Authentications

Mobile Device Management yes
Granular User Permissions yes
Permission Groups yes
Access Expiration yes
Access Limitation by IP Address


Accessibility & Ease Of Use

No Plugins

Scroll-Through Web-Based Document Viewer yes
Web-Based Excel Spreadsheets Viewer yes
iOS Application yes
Android Application yes
Mobile Device Interface yes
User Interface Languages


Search, OCR & Filters

Search by Name

Search by Content (Full Text Search) yes
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) no
Filtering by Parameters


Collaboration Features

Basic Questions & Answers Module

Advanced Questions & Answers Module no
Secure User Messaging yes
New Document Email Notifications yes
Files & Folders Notes


Activity Tracking & Reporting

Tracking of All User Activity

Real-Time Audit Trail yes
Graphic Reports yes
Exporting Reports to Excel yes
Tracking of Document Viewing Time yes
Scheduled Reports (Sending to Email)



Branded User Interface

Custom Domain yes
Custom Login Page yes
Custom User Invitation Letter yes
Custom Agreements for Accessing Data Room no
Active Directory Integration yes
Single Sign-On Integration yes
Customer-Managed Encryption Keys yes
Integrations Through APIs yes
Custom Workflows and Features


Support & Services

Business Hours Support

24/7 Email Support yes
24/7 Phone & Email Support yes
Online Help Center yes
Live Trainings yes
Dedicated Project Manager no
Data Room Archive on DVD or USB Drive yes
Translation Services no
Support Languages

English, Spanish, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese

Deployment Options

Cloud (Web-Based)

On-Premise (Installed) no
Multiple Datacenter Locations


Trial & Pricing

Free Demo

Free Trial 30-day trial


Company Info



Locations Australia
Employees 500

Exelon , 1&1 Internet, A1 Networks, AAPT, Aarburg School, ABB Schweiz, AbilityNet, Accuray Incorporated, ACD Groupe, Action for Children, Addison Fire, Aer Lingus, Aeronamic, Afinety Inc., AIDS Healthcare Foundation