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FirmRoom vs Intralinks Side-by-Side: 10X the Efficiency at 10% the Cost

Kison Patel
Kison Patel

Kison Patel is the Founder and CEO of DealRoom, a Chicago-based diligence management software that uses Agile principles to innovate and modernize the finance industry. As a former M&A advisor with over a decade of experience, Kison developed DealRoom after seeing first hand a number of deep-seated, industry-wide structural issues and inefficiencies.

CEO and Founder of M&A Science and FirmRoom

Picture this: you're relying on Intralinks for your virtual data room, only to discover you're overspending by over 90% compared to an alternative with cheaper, transparent pricing, such as FirmRoom.

What if there was a better option, tailored to today's ever-evolving needs of the M&A market, providing modern dealmakers with a solution at 10% of the cost of outdated, archaic solutions?

And not only that. In this FirmRoom vs Intralinks comparison, we dive deep into the differences, comparing everything from user-friendly interfaces and innovative features to pricing and customer support.

Learn how FirmRoom can revolutionize your virtual data room experience and save you thousands.

FirmRoom vs Intralinks at a Glance

Intralinks falls short in keeping up with the ever-evolving market, the needs for newer and innovative VDR features, pricing plans, and overall functionality of other data room providers.

FirmRoom was designed by practitioners, for practitioners, enabling us to provide the most up-to-date support and functionality, features, and set our users up for success.

Why People Choose FirmRoom over Intralinks:

"FirmRoom offers intuitive features, strong integrations, and quick self-serve onboarding, all wrapped up in a user-friendly interface with transparent, flat-rate pricing, that is 10% the cost of Intralinks"

FirmRoom vs Intralinks: Key Differences


FirmRoom customers frequently express how the platform is easy to use, simple to set up, and intuitive. Intralinks is slightly more customizable than FirmRoom, but has a very steep learning curve.

There are many reports of onboarding struggles from Intralinks customers, such as the one below, submitted on GetApp.

intralinks review


FirmRoom always offers transparent pricing. There are no hidden fees, surprises, or rip-offs. Intralinks doesn’t reveal pricing on their website, so you must speak with a representative to find out what they charge. They also often quote drastically different per page amounts, depending on the customer. FirmRoom is 90% cheaper, see a pricing breakdown below. 


Ease of Setup

FirmRoom is also designed to simplify and expedite the data room setup process. Users are able to have their data room up and running within 2 minutes, without the need for a sales representative.

If assistance is needed with setup or onboarding, it is available 24/7. FirmRoom’s onboarding tutorial is capable of teaching all parties involved within 5 minutes making the interaction effortless and professional. 

Ease of Admin

FirmRoom makes finding important documents quick and easy, making the work more efficient. There is automated document organization and indexing to help save time, and bulk actions enable teams to perform tasks such as moving or deleting multiple files at once.

Upload speeds are top notch and document searches are always efficient. Intralinks has been reported to slow down the process due to the steep learning curve and extremely complicated interface.


Integrating a new platform with your business operations can be overwhelming. VDR integrations are integral to a deal’s functionality. FirmRoom integrates with Salesforce, Slack, and Office 365, while Intralinks only advertises their integration with Microsoft Sharepoint.

FirmRoom vs Intralinks: Pricing

Imagine if Netflix charged you per every single movie watched; that's how outdated Intralinks' per-page pricing is.

Standard data rooms charge about $0.60 per page. Compare a six-month deal costing around $60,000 with FirmRoom's six-month contract at just $3,570, and you'll save a stunning $56,430 on average.

Intralinks Pricing

In order to find out the pricing for Intralinks, one must speak to a sales representative. Pricing is one of the biggest reasons why FirmRoom stands out amongst its competitors. Per-page pricing is outdated, and unnecessarily expensive for the world we live in today where everything is digital. 

Twenty years ago, diligence documents would physically be scanned one by one and that’s why vendors charged per page. However, in 2023 with everything in the cloud, continuing with per page pricing plans is senseless. 

FirmRoom allows teams to say goodbye to counting pages or worrying about hidden fees. FirmRoom’s VDR meets public company security standards with transparent, flat-rate pricing, and is 95% less expensive than other data rooms. 

The pricing is based on how much storage is needed. Intralinks does not provide a dollar amount on the website. A meeting is required in order to see the pricing models, which leads to a lack of transparency. 

FirmRoom Pricing

pricing comparison
  1. Standard: Ideal for small teams and startups with 10 GB storage, unlimited admins, unlimited users, next generation VDR features, data security, data & theft loss protection.
  2. Professional: The most popular choice for most projects with 50 GB of storage, unlimited admins, unlimited users, next generation VDR features, data security, data & theft loss protection.
  3. Enterprise: Enough space for the largest scoped projects with 200 GB of storage, unlimited admins, unlimited users, next generation VDR features, data security, data & theft loss protection.

See the complete FirmRoom's pricing here.

Pricing Comparison

When looking at average per-page pricing to compare 5GB and 10GB price for one year between Intralinks and FirmRoom, the prices would result in approximately the following:

firmroom vs intralinks pricing comparison

Yearly Plan - 5GB

FirmRoom: $5,940

Yearly Plan - 10GB

FirmRoom: $5,940

FirmRoom disrupts this archaic approach with a modern, flat-rate pricing structure, eliminating hidden fees and page-counting concerns. Embrace the digital age with tailored plans and save up to 95% compared to Intralinks, without sacrificing quality or expertise.

To compare different amount of storage based on your unique needs, use our VDR pricing comparison.

FirmRoom vs Intralinks: Features

When comparing Intralinks and FirmRoom’s list of features, FirmRoom prevails Intralinks in the amount of features. FirmRoom undeniably offers more flexibility and user support across the board.

User Interface

The human-to-computer interface interaction. FirmRoom’s user interface is easy and intuitive, whereas Intralink’s user interface is reported to be confusing and difficult to navigate. 

Here is what a recent Intralinks user had to say:


The only integrations disclosed from Intralinks is Microsoft sharepoint, but to find further information about integration you must speak to a representative. Without a guaranteed integration feature, switching over documents can be an extremely tedious process. FirmRoom guarantees that they integrate with Salesforce, Slack, and Office 365. 

Support options

Both Intralinks and FirmRoom have similar support options, with both employing email help desks, FAQ forums, phone support, chat boxes and 24/7 calls with a live representative.

The only discrepancies between the two platforms is that Intralinks uses a knowledge base software for most of its initial user correspondence. FirmRoom also has higher ratings for overall support experiences from customers.

firmroom vs intralinks customer support

Bulk file importing

Bugs have been reported when transferring files over into Intralinks, but FirmRoom has not experienced the same issue. 

This is a user quote about this feature on Intralinks' platform on an online review site GetApp:

intralinks review

Group permission settings

FirmRoom’s permissions allow you to add members, select which permission group they belong to, and add a note when doing so. You can also export contacts or permissions.

firmroom's user access controls

Intralinks has control permissions so that the right users have access to the right documents. 

intralinks access controls

FirmRoom vs Intralinks: Customer Support

When FirmRoom and Intralinks are compared by user ratings, FirmRoom’s customer support ranks higher every time.

On G2’s website, Intralinks has a 8 out of 10 on quality of support, whereas FirmRoom has a 9.8 out of 10 rating. On SoftwareReviews Intralinks scores a 79 out of 100 for service experience, whereas FirmRoom scores a solid 89 out of 100. Intralink’s customer support is reported to be “a bit slow” vs FirmRoom is reported to be “very responsive”. 

FirmRoom vs Intralinks: User Reviews

Intralinks has a plethora of customer reviews that cite a variety of issues including platform bugs and complicated setups. On comparison websites, FirmRoom takes the lead on every aspect from pricing and ease-of-use, to likelihood to renew and recommend.

We’ll let the comparison websites speak for themselves - see how real users compare FirmRoom to Intralinks on G2:

firmroom vs intralinks G2

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ditch The Outdated Pricing & Technology

Start your free FirmRoom trial today and discover the advantage of a user-centric VDR provider, and avoid an overall stressful, confusing and expensive data room experience by choosing the obvious choice, FirmRoom.

FirmRoom allows you to get started within minutes and save thousands. 

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Key takeaways

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