When a firm decides to invest in a business, they conduct due diligence. This involves looking through the company’s documentation, checking references and looking for hidden information. Due diligence software can help companies manage the process. It helps them centralize and document processes such as assessments, financial diligence and environmental social, corporate and governance (ESG).
For example, if you are conducting a technology due diligence, the person performing it will require all documentation on your product, including architectural diagrams, integrations and tech solutions backup and recovery servers and the process frameworks that were used to develop the product. Having all of this documented will accelerate the process and reduce the risks associated with a possible deal.
A tax examination is a common due diligence process in which the buyer analyzes the tax profile of the target company. This could reveal tax liabilities, such as overstated net operating losses, underreported tax expenses, and sales and use tax exposures. It can also uncover tax deductions that are not reported and credits.
One of the best tools for due diligence is a virtual data space that provides a secure space to save and share files. It should be able to work with file formats like PDF, Word, Excel and many more. It should also have the ability to search and browse as well as collaboration tools and file sharing. It should also support drag-and-drop uploads, multiple security levels, and a built-in viewer. It should also work with all major browsers and mobile devices. SS&C Intralinks is a good option, since it provides powerful collaboration tools and an intuitive user interface. It has a trial version that offers up to 10GB of storage as well as 250MB upload limit and is compatible with Android and iOS devices. It also offers security features like AES 256-bit encryption as well as ISO 27701 certification.