Product: Intralinks VDRPro for iOS
Applies to: All users
You can use your iPhone or iPad and the Intralinks VDRPro app to perform many of the same tasks that perform using VDRPro on the web.
Intralinks recommends that you use one of the following Touch ID- and Face ID-enabled devices:
- iPad 5th generation or newer, and any iPad Pro™ 9.7 or iPad Air® 2
- iPhone® 5S or newer
iOS 11.0 or later is required. Touch ID or Face ID is required if you wish to download documents for offline use.
If you have not installed the Intralinks VDRPro for iOS app, you can download it from the App Store.
I want to
- Use my iOS mobile device to complete tasks in my VDR.
Steps for all users
Starting the Intralinks VDRPro app
The first time that you start the Intralinks VDRPro app, your iPad or iPhone must be connected to the Internet. If you have never logged in to an Intralinks product, you must activate and set up your Intralinks account. A message will instruct you to log in using a web browser to set up your account. You need to do this only once.
- Tap the Intralinks icon to start the app. The Login screen appears.
- Enter your email address and click Next.
- Enter your password/passphrase, then tap Log In.
- If you are asked to verify your identity, and your account is set up to use Intralinks Authenticator, the Verification code field is automatically populated. If you are using Okta Verify with Push, tap Yes it’s me in your Okta Verify app. Otherwise, select the method to use.
- In the Verification code field, enter the verification code that you received. The last screen you used appears.
If your organization uses Single Sign-On (SSO), the app opens. If you have not signed into your organization’s network, you will be redirected to your company’s sign-on page.
If your organization does not use SSO, additional access control rules for logging in may be in place:
- Your organization may require only multi-factor authentication (MFA). If you were not asked to verify your identity in a previous step, you will be asked to do so. If your account is set up to use Intralinks Authenticator, the Verification code field is automatically populated. If you are using Okta Verify with Push, tap Yes, it's me in your Okta Verify app. Otherwise, select the method to use. In the Verification code field, enter the verification code that you received.
- Your organization may require only email verification. You will be asked to verify your identity using a verification code sent in email. In the Verification code field, enter the verification code that you received.
- Your organization may have a rule that requires both MFA and email verification. First, if you were not asked to verify your identity in a previous step, you will be asked to do so as described above. Then, your will be asked to verify your identity using a verification code sent in mail as described above.
- Your organization may have a rule that denies access to users who log in from certain IP address or IP address range. If you try to log in the an IP address that is not allowed, the message, "Your organization requires you to log in using an authorized network," is displayed.
Accessing and setting up Intralinks Authenticator
You can access the Intralinks Authenticator from the mobile app login screen by tapping Intralinks Authenticator or when you are logged in to the mobile app, by tapping Authenticator in the bottom right of the screen.
If you have already configured Intralinks Authenticator, enter the six-digit code displayed in the Intralinks Authenticator into the Verification code field in the application to which you are logging in.
If you have not configured Intralinks Authenticator, instructions are displayed explaining how to configure the Intralinks Authenticator in the Web application.
You can set up additional accounts by tapping the + icon in the top right. You can also delete accounts.
Using Touch ID or Face ID to access the app
If your iOS device has Touch ID or Face ID capability, you can use it to quickly access the Intralinks VDRPro app. (You must first log in using your email address and password.) You can continue to use Touch ID or Face ID to access the app until you log out. If you log out, you will have to enter your address and password to log in again.
If you have not set up Touch ID or Face ID on your device yet, you can do so by opening Apple’s Settings app, then tapping Touch ID & Passcode or Face ID & Passcode. Follow the instructions on the screen. The next time you open the Intralinks VDRPro app, you will be able to log in using your fingerprint or facial image.
Important! If you are using Touch ID, anyone whose fingerprint is enrolled on your device will be able to log into Intralinks VDRPro and view or change the contents of your exchanges. If you share your device with a colleague or family member who uses Touch ID, be sure to log out of Intralinks VDRPro before giving the device to them.
Tap the Exchanges option at the bottom of the screen to view a list of the exchanges that you have access to. The color of the bars indicates the exchange status: blue is open, yellow is in preparation, and orange is on hold.
Note: Exchange managers may choose NOT to make individual exchanges available on mobile devices. If a particular exchange that you need access to from your mobile device is not listed, contact the exchange manager and ask them to enable mobile access for the exchange.
Once you have found the exchange you want, tap it to view the folders and documents in the exchange.
Working with documents
To view a document, tap Documents, then tap on the document’s name. The names of documents that you have not opened yet appear in boldface.
To open the document in reading mode, click the icon.
Documents opened on exchanges with download prevented may be blurred when they open. Tap the document to bring it into focus.
Filtering, searching and sorting the documents list
If you want to find a specific document or folder within the currently displayed list, begin typing its name in the Find bar. The list is filtered to match what you type.
To search across your entire exchange, enter your search term, then tap Search on the keyboard.
Alternatively, you can tap Search the entire exchange. Once your search results are displayed, you can use the Find field to narrow the results and find the document you want.
You also can sort the list by index number, name, type and last modified date. Tap the icon to change the sorting method. After you select a sorting method, you can change the sort order from ascending to descending, or vice versa. The arrow on the icon will change to indicate the new sort order.
Marking documents and folders as favorites
You can mark documents and folders as favorites, to make them easy to find in the future. To mark a document or folder as a favorite, swipe right on the document or folder name and tap Favorite. A yellow star will appear below the names of favorites.
Note: If you wish to view favorite documents when your device is offline, you must download the documents. Favorites are not downloaded automatically.
You can view a list of favorite documents and folders from anywhere in the app.
- On the iPad: Tap the star icon on the top of the screen.
- On the iPhone: Tap the icon at the top of the screen, then tap View Favorites.
If you no longer want a document or folder to be a favorite, swipe right on its name and tap Unfavorite.
Searching for documents
To locate a document anywhere on an exchange, open the exchange, then tap the search icon in the upper right corner. To limit your search to a specific folder and its subfolders, open the folder within the exchange before tapping the search icon.
Sending document alerts
You can send alerts (emails) about documents to one or more users and groups:
- On the iPad: Swipe left on the document, then tap the Send Alerts option .
- On the iPhone: Swipe left on the document, then tap More, then tap Send Alerts.
Tap Add Users and Groups to select recipients of the alert. You can select a combination of groups and individuals by using the Groups and Users lists. If you decide that you want to remove a name from your selection, swipe left and tap Delete. You can edit the subject and message, if you want.
You can share a link to a document with another person:
- On the iPad: Swipe left on the document, then tap the Share Link option to view a list of apps that can be used to share the link.
- On the iPhone: Swipe left on the document, then tap More, then tap Share Link to display the list of apps that can be used to share the link.
You can share the document itself if you have permission to do so. Open the document, then from the More menu, tap Share to view a list of apps that can be used to share the document.
Viewing documents in other apps
You can view a document in another app.
- On the iPad: Tap the Open In option to view a list of apps that can be used to open the selected document.
- On the iPhone: Tap More, then tap Open In to display the list of available apps.
Viewing document details
Swipe left on the document name and tap Details to view general information about the document, including its index number if it has one, the date on which the document was added and the date it was most recently modified, its version number and size, and location. You also can copy a link to the document, which can be pasted in a text message, email, or other note.
Downloading documents for offline viewing
If your device is Touch ID or Face ID enabled, you can download documents for viewing when your device is not connected to the Internet or your data network. To download a document, swipe right on the document’s name and tap the Download option . (If you drag your finger right across the document, it will be downloaded automatically.)
To view documents that you have downloaded, tap the Downloads option at the bottom of the screen. You can quickly locate the document you want by swiping down on the Downloads list to reveal the Filter field at the top of the screen. Begin typing the document name. The list will be filtered to match what you type.
You also can sort the documents by index number, name, type and last modified date. Tap the icon to change the sorting method. After you select a sorting method, you can change the sort order from ascending to descending, or vice versa. The arrow on the icon will change to indicate the new sort order.
Documents cannot be downloaded in some instances, for example:
- Documents cannot be downloaded from exchanges that require users to view a splash screen every time they open the exchange. (However, documents can be downloaded from exchanges that require users to view a splash screen only once.)
- Documents that are protected cannot be downloaded.
- The option to download documents does not appear if your device does not include the Touch ID feature.
If you want to remove a downloaded document from your device, display the Downloads list, then swipe right on the document’s name. When you delete a downloaded document, the original version in the Intralinks VDRPro exchange will not be affected.
Updating downloaded documents
Downloaded documents are automatically synced with the versions in the exchange, ensuring that the document on your device is the latest version.
When you begin using the Intralinks VDRPro app, it is set to allow documents to be updated automatically using either your data plan or WiFi. (If both a data connection and WiFi are available, WiFi will be used.) You can change your app settings to update documents only when WiFi is available. You also can stop automatic syncing; if you do this, you will have to update documents manually.
To change the way documents are synced, tap the Account option at the bottom of the screen to display the Settings screen.
To update documents manually, display the Downloads list and swipe down. If you have turned off automatic syncing, you must use this method to update your downloaded documents.
Annotating PDF files
While you are viewing PDF files, you can add notes, highlight text and add other editing changes using Intralinks’ VDRPro annotation tools. If you are a manager or publisher, you can annotate PDF files.
Your first and last name will be added to each of your annotations. When you finish making annotations and close the file, the changes are uploaded to the exchange, and the annotations will be visible to everyone who is allowed to view the file. Annotations can be edited, moved and deleted by others. The name of any person who modifies an annotation is attached to the annotation.
To annotate a PDF file, tap the file to open it, and then tap the Annotation icon to display a toolbar with annotation options.
(On the iPhone, related icons are grouped together. If a small arrow appears in the lower right corner of the icon, press it to view the options that are hidden from view.)
You can use the following tools:
- Highlight – Tap this tool and then drag your finger over the text you wish to highlight.
- Underline – Tap this tool and then drag your finger over the text you wish to underline. Tap the text you underlined to see a menu that will allow you to change the style of the underlining and add notes.
- Strikethrough – Tap this tool and then drag your finger over the text you wish to strike through. Tap the text you underlined to see a menu that will allow you to change the style of the underlining and add notes.
- Free Text – Tap this tool to place text directly on the page; the text will not appear in a note box.
- Callout – Tap this tool to place text in a box with a callout that can be dragged to a particular area to which you want to call attention.
- Signature – Tap this tool to add your signature to the page. You have the option to add a standard signature (My Signature) or a custom signature. The first time you select My Signature, you will be asked to draw your signature. After that, you can tap the signature to place it in the document. Each time you select Custom Signature, you must draw the signature again; no copy of the signature is kept for you.
- Notes – Notes appear within a Note box, which is closed until you tap the icon associated with it. You can change the color of the note box and icon, and the shape of the icon, by tapping Edit in the Note box.
- Pens – Two pen tools allow you to make freehand drawings. You can use the Ink tool to change the color, width and opacity of the lines made by the pen tools.
You can use the Eraser tool to erase lines made with the Pen tools. You can use the Marquee tool to select a number of annotations; you can then move them or delete them. The Undo and Redo tools allow you to undo your actions or redo them if you change your mind.
If Intralinks VDRPro’s Q&A feature is used in your exchange, you can view questions and answers, submit and propose questions, and answer questions based on your role within the exchange, filter and sort questions, access documents linked to questions and answers, and view frequently asked questions (FAQ).
These Q&A features on your mobile device work in exactly the same way that they do on a computer. For detailed instructions on using Q&A, see Q&A for Buyers/Participants, Q&A for Experts, Q&A Setup (for Managers) and Q&A for Coordinators.
Note: Q&A for mobile devices is a subset of all of the features available in Intralinks VDRPro for the Web. To access features that are not in the mobile app, use Intralinks VDRPro for the Web on a computer.
- To access Q&A from within an exchange, tap Q&A. To view details about the question and documents associated with the question, tap on the question. To view details about when the question was submitted, who submitted it, and when it was last modified, click the down arrow in the upper right.
- To propose or submit a question, tap the plus (+) icon.
- To propose or submit a question directly from the Documents tab, swipe left on a document and tap Ask a Question, or bulk select documents and tap Ask a Question.
- To submit a question that has already been proposed, open the question. Update the question title, description, category, and priority as needed, then tap Submit. If your buyer/participant group has fewer than five questions left for submission, a confirmation dialogue box is displayed.
- To submit more than one question, tap the three dots menu, then tap Select. Select the questions you want to submit, review them, and tap Submit. A review screen is displayed, where you can open a question to check details, remove a question from the list by swiping left and tapping Remove, cancel the submit, or submit the questions by tapping Submit.
- If you are a Q&A Coordinator, you can submit a question on behalf of a buyer/participant. Tap the plus icon in the top right, enter the question details and tap Submit.
- To delegate a single question, swipe left on the question or on the Question Details screen, tap Delegate, then tap the group or expert to delegate the question to.
- To delegate multiple questions, from the Q&A screen, tap the three dots menu, tap Select, select the questions you want to delegate, tap Delegate, then tap the expert group or individual expert to delegate the question to.
- If you are a Q&A Coordinator, you can respond to questions. To respond to a question, swipe left on the question and tap Answer Question or tap the three dots menu at the top of the screen and tap Answer Question.
- If you are a Q&A Expert, you can propose an answer to a question that has been delegated to a collaboration group in which you are a member. To propose an answer, swipe left on the question or open the question, tap the three dots menu, and tap Propose Answer. Enter the answer, optionally add a link to additional documents, and tap Propose Answer.
- To change a question’s category, tap the three dots menu, tap Change category, then tap the new category.
- To delegate a single question, swipe left on the question or click the three dots menu on the Question Details screen, tap Delegate, then tap the group or individual to delegate the question to.
- To delegate multiple questions, from the Q&A screen, tap the three dots menu, tap Select, select the questions you want to delegate, tap Delegate, then tap the group or individual to delegate the question to.
- To change a question’s category, swipe left on the question, tap Change category, then tap the new category.
- To sort documents, tap the sort icon.
- To filter documents, tap the filter icon.
- To search documents, use the search bar at the top of the screen.
- To view FAQs, tap Check out the FAQ.
Changing your password/passphrase
You can change your Intralinks password/passphrase using the Intralinks VDRPro app. Keep in mind that your new password/passphrase will be required for all Intralinks services that you use. Be sure that you remember the new password/passphrase.
Tap the Account option at the bottom of the screen, then tap Change Password.
Registering mobile devices
If you register a mobile phone number, Intralinks can send security codes by text message (SMS) to your phone. You can use these codes to access exchanges that require two-step verification, and to reset your password quickly. You can register up to three mobile phone numbers. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
Tap the Account option at the bottom of the screen. Tap Security Settings, then follow the instructions on your screen.
If you need help using this app or want to give us feedback, contact us. Tap the Account option at the bottom of the screen, then tap Call Support or Email Support.
You also can rate the Intralinks VDRPro app by tapping Rate this app on the Account screen.
Logging out of Intralinks
When you have finished working with Intralinks VDRPro, tap the Account option at the bottom of the screen. Tap Log Out in the upper right corner of the screen.
Steps for managers and publishers
Managing exchange access
Making your exchange available on mobile devices
If you are a manager of an exchange that is not yet available on mobile devices, you can change this with a few taps. (If your exchange cannot be viewed on mobile devices, its name will appear in your exchange list with a lock icon .)
To make the exchange available on mobile devices, tap the gear icon to the right of the exchange’s name. Slide the Exchange Access toggle to the right.
Allowing protected documents to be viewed on mobile devices
To allow protected documents to be viewed on mobile devices, tap the gear icon to the right of the exchange’s name. Slide the View Protected Documents toggle to the right.
Allowing other applications to open non-protected documents
To allow other applications to open non-protected documents on mobile devices, tap the gear icon to the right of the exchange’s name. Slide the Open Document in Applications toggle to the right.
Viewing and managing exchange users and groups
Viewing exchange members
Use these steps to view the members of an exchange:
From within the exchange, tap Users at the top of the screen. You can view a list of groups or users. To see who is in a group, tap the group’s name.
When you tap Users, the user groups in the exchange are listed first, followed by options to view all users, unassigned users, and removed users. Tap the category of user that you want to view. From within the category you can search for users by name, role or organization.
Adding and removing users
If your role allows it, you can add people to—and remove them from—the exchange or individual groups.
To add a person to the exchange: Display the Users list, then tap the plus icon , then tap Add User . You can add a new user or select someone from your list of contacts. Select an exchange role, assign the person to a group, select whether to send a welcome message and whether to send a copy of the message to yourself.
To add people to a group: Display the Groups list, then tap the group name, then tap the plus icon . You can add a new user or select someone from your list of contacts.
To remove people from a group: Display the Groups list, then tap the group name, swipe left on the person’s name, and tap Delete. Tap Remove from group to confirm.
To remove people from an exchange: Display the Users list, swipe left on the person’s name, and tap Delete. Tap Remove to confirm.
If your role allows it, you can create new groups on the exchange. (If you want to remove a group, use Intralinks VDRPro on the web.)
Display the Groups list, tap the plus icon , then tap Create Group. Enter a name and select a group type for the new group, then tap Create.
Changing a user’s group membership
This can be done from the Groups list or the Users list. When you move someone to another group using the Intralinks VDRPro app, the person will be removed from all other groups. (If you want to assign a person to more than one group, use Intralinks VDRPro on the web.)
From the Groups list, tap the name of the group the person is currently a member of, then tap the person’s name, then tap Move To Group.
From the Users list, tap the person’s name, then tap Move To Group.
Managing unassigned users
To view a list of people who are not assigned to any group on the exchange, tap Users. Scroll to the Users section and tap Unassigned users.
If you want to assign any of these people to a group, tap on the person’s name, then tap Add To Group.
Changing exchange roles
To change a person’s exchange role, display the Users list, tap All users, then tap the person’s name. The Edit User screen appears and you can select a new role. To learn more about each role, tap the icon.
Managing folders and documents
You can add folders and documents to your exchange using your mobile device. (Remember that documents must be added to a folder; they cannot be added at the top level of the exchange.)
Adding a folder
- On the iPad: Go to the location where you want to add the folder. Tap the icon at the top of the screen. Name the folder and add a note describing its contents. (Notes are optional.) Tap Create.
- On the iPhone: Go to the location where you want to add the folder. Tap the icon at the top of the screen. From the menu, select Add Folder. Name the folder and add a note describing its contents. (Notes are optional.) Tap Create.
Adding a document from another app
- On the iPad: Go to the location where you want to add the document. Tap the icon at the top of the screen. A list of apps appears; select the app that has the document you want. When you locate the document, tap it. You can add a note about the document. Tap Upload to add a copy of the file to your exchange.
- On the iPhone: Go to the location where you want to add the document. Tap the icon at the top of the screen. From the menu, select Add File. A list of apps appears; select the app that has the document you want. When you locate the document, tap it. You can add a note about the document. Tap Upload to add a copy of the file to your exchange.
Note: If Intralinks does not appear in the list of apps, from Apple’s Files app, tap Browse > Edit, then tap the toggle next to Intralinks.
Uploading documents from within another mobile app
You can upload documents from other mobile device apps such as email or photos. When you select Intralinks as the share destination, you must select a destination exchange, then select a location (folder) on the exchange. If you select a Private vs. Public (PVP) exchange, you must declare the uploaded document as Public or Private.
Viewing and setting document permissions
If your exchange role permits it, you can view the permissions that have been set for each document and, if necessary, make changes to those permissions.
- On the iPad: Swipe left on the document, then tap the Permissions option .
- On the iPhone: Swipe left on the document, then tap Permissions.
If you want to change the permissions assigned to a particular group or user, tap the name, then make whatever changes are needed. If you are not familiar with Intralinks VDRPro permissions, tap the icons to learn more about them.
If your exchange uses folder-level permissions, and you want to change current permissions for a document, slide the Override toggle to the right, and then make the changes.
To change folder-level permissions assigned to a particular group, swipe left on a folder, tap the group name, make whatever changes are needed, and tap Save. Optionally, based on the exchange level settings, you can allow limited publishers to add documents and subfolders to selected folders.
If your exchange uses folder level permissioning, you can override the parent folder permissions for a selected subfolder by sliding the Override toggle to the right, make changes, then tap Save. To revoke the permissions by setting them to No Access for each group, tap Revoke All Permissions.
Renaming documents and folders
To rename a document or folder, swipe left on it and select the Details icon. On the Details screen, tap the name of the document or folder, then enter the new name. Tap Save.
Editing notes on documents and folders
You can add notes or edit previously added notes that appear on Details screens for documents and folders. To edit a note, swipe left on the document or folder and select the Details icon. Scroll to the bottom of the Details screen to view the note and make any necessary changes. Tap Save.
Moving and copying documents and folders
To move or copy one or more documents or folders, open the folder that contains them, then complete the following steps:
- On the iPad: Tap the icon at the top of the screen. Tap on each document and folder that you want to move or copy, then tap Move/Copy and choose whether you want to move the selected items or add a copy of them in the new location. Next select the location where the items will be moved or copied and tap Select Location.
- On the iPhone: Tap the icon at the top of the screen. From the menu, select Select. Tap on each document and folder that you want to move or copy, then tap Move/Copy and choose whether you want to move the selected items or add a copy of them in the new location. Next select the location where the items will be moved or copied and tap Select Location.
You can replace documents with an updated version from your mobile device.
Swipe left on the document, then tap More, then tap Replace. Tap the Browse option. A list of recently opened documents appears. If the document you want is not displayed, tap Browse to see a list of apps on your iPhone. Tap Browse again to see additional locations.
You can delete documents that you no longer need. Keep in mind that the document will be removed from the exchange, and all exchange members will lose access to the document.
Swipe left on the document, then tap More, then tap Delete. A message appears asking you to confirm your action; tap Delete.
Viewing document reports
If you are an exchange manager, you can view usage information about a document by swiping left on the document name and tapping Reports . The Document Access Report appears, displaying information about groups that have access to the document. Tap on a group to view usage information for members of the group. View information about an individual user by tapping the person’s name.
Making changes using the iOS Files app
You can use Apple’s Files app to copy and paste, rename and delete documents and folders within Intralinks VDRPro exchanges. You also can easily copy files between Intralinks VDRPro and other apps, You also can use the Files app to open a Microsoft Office document in a Microsoft app, make changes to the document, then add the updated document to your exchange. (Office documents can be edited only if they are not IRM protected.)
To begin, log into your Intralinks VDRPro app, then open the Files app and select Intralinks from the Locations list.
If Intralinks does not appear in the list of available locations, tap Browse > Edit, then tap the toggle next to Intralinks.
Any changes you make in the Files app will be uploaded to your Intralinks VDRPro exchanges. For example, if you delete files and folders within an exchange, they will be removed for all users. Any downloaded copies of the files will be deleted, as well.
If you delete files in your Downloads folder, the files will be removed from your device, but the original versions in the exchange will not be affected.
Some exchanges and documents cannot be selected in the Files app. They include:
- Exchanges that require a private or public declaration (PvP).
- Exchanges that require users to view a splash screen before opening.
- Documents that are IRM protected.
- Folders and documents that require users to view a note before opening.
Using the Data Room Insights dashboards
Depending on how your data room was configured, you may or may not have access to the Insights dashboards. If you have the Manager Plus role, you can use the Deal Room Insights dashboards to get a more detailed view of reviewers’ activity within your exchange. The following charts and tables are available:
- The Group Activity Ranking dashboard shows buyers’/participants' data room activity, making it easy to determine which buyers/participants are most actively using the data room and focus attention on them.
- Top Users chart and table- shows the top ten most active users in the VDR, making it easy for managers to determine which users are most actively viewing documents and focus attention on them. To view the table, tap Details. Tap the filter icon to filter by time or group.
- The Data Room Usage dashboard offers details about exchange usage that is reflected in the bills your organization receives from Intralinks.
- Top Documents chart and table - Shows the top 10 documents that have been accessed the most in the VDR by buyer and exchange groups. A document is considered accessed when viewed or downloaded. To view the table, tap Details. Tap on a document to preview it. To navigate to the parent folder, swipe left and tap Go to Folder.
Information in the dashboards is updated every 15 minutes.
The Group Activity Ranking dashboard
The dashboard includes a graph that shows the 10 most active groups within the data room. Activity is displayed as a percentage and is based on the total number of VDR visits and unique documents accessed. A document is considered accessed when viewed or downloaded. Group activity includes all group members with Manager, Publisher, Reviewer, Reviewer Plus, and Previewer roles.
The Group Activity Ranking section of the dashboard shows more detailed information about all the groups in the data room, including the percentage of data room activity each group accounts for and the number of data room visits and document accesses (views and downloads) by members of each group. Arrow icons indicate whether each group was more or less active in the selected timeframe, compared to their overall activity since joining the exchange. Changes in activity can indicate growing or waning interest in a deal.
How buyer/participant activity information is calculated
Here are some key points to remember when viewing the information in this dashboard:
- If a user is included in two (or more) groups, the user’s activity will be included in the activity for both groups.
- Only one visit is counted per session. A session lasts from the time a group member logs into Intralinks VDRPro until the group member logs out, closes the browser or is inactive for an hour or more and is logged out automatically.
- The “Documents accessed” count is updated whenever a group member views or downloads a document. If two members access the same document, it is only counted once.
- When IRM- protected documents are downloaded, Intralinks continues to track the number of times they are viewed, and each time an IRM-protected document is opened, the “Documents accessed” count is updated. When documents that are not IRM protected are downloaded, the “Documents accessed” count is updated once for the download only; subsequent viewings are not tracked or reported.
- When exchange groups include people with a variety of roles, only the accesses by people with the Reviewer role are counted. This is to ensure that all buyer/participant activity is included, but activity from other data room members is limited.
The Data Room Usage dashboard
You can use the Data Room Usage dashboard to see your organization’s commercial terms with Intralinks, daily data usage (number of pages and/or gigabytes of data used, number of users), any overage amounts that affect your billing if your organization’s contract with Intralinks includes overages, the largest folders and files on your exchange, and invoice numbers for your Intralinks bills.
When the dashboard is displayed, it shows information for the past 30 days, but you can select a shorter or longer timeframe if you like.
Depending upon your organization’s contract terms with Intralinks, some information in this chapter may not apply to you.
The dashboard is divided into three sections: the Contract Information section, the Overview graph, and the Daily Usage Breakdown table.
The Contract Information section
The Contract Information section provides an at-a-glance view of your Intralinks contract and actual usage. If your contract covers more than one exchange, the information displayed is for all exchanges included in the contract.
The Billing Metric is specified on the contract. The metric may be the number of pages uploaded to the exchange(s); the size of the files uploaded, in megabytes or gigabytes; or the number of people who have access to the exchange.
The Included Quantity is the number of pages or people, or the total file size you can add to the exchange without incurring additional overage charges. Actual Usage show the actual usage since the exchange was launched. Not Used shows any remaining quantity available, if any, before overage charges may be applied; if an overage occurs, the title changes to Overage, and the overage amount is displayed.
The Contract Period is the time range covered by the contract.
The Overview graph
The Overview graph is a visual representation of your organization’s usage over the past 30 days. You can select another timeframe if you like.
The graph shows actual usage, the included quantity, and any overages.
The Daily Usage Breakdown
The Daily Usage Breakdown provides a detailed day-to-day view of the information in the Overview graph. The information is displayed in a table format.
To display the dashboards
Remember: The Insights dashboards are available only to users with the Manager Plus exchange role.
- Display the Documents list.
- Tap the Insights button at the top of the screen. The Insights screen appears.
- (Optional.) Use filters to display information for shorter or longer timeframes. Tap the icon to display the filtering options. Filters can help you to determine the groups that are most active this week, for example. The range of dates in the selected timeframe is displayed at the top of the screen.
Using this information, you can make judgments about each buyer/participant group’s level of interest in your deal, and whether groups that show interest in the first weeks of the deal continue to show interest as the due diligence process continues. Keep in mind that the data on the dashboard is updated once every 24 hours, and the filtered information is accurate as of the last update. Activity that occurs after the most recent dashboard update will be included the next time the dashboard is updated.
Closing an exchange
You can submit a request to close an exchange. The exchange will be closed at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the date you select. To order an archive of the exchange, use the Intralinks’ web application.
Tap the menu icon , then tap Close Exchange. Select the date on which to close the exchange, optionally enter some additional information, and tap Submit.