Our positive user reviews, like our 4.5 out of 5 overall rating on Capterra, mean the world to us at CapLinked, but being recognized as outstanding by critics and pros also makes for some incredibly valuable feedback. And that’s just one reason why we’re so excited to land on GetApp’s 2022 list of Category Leaders in Virtual Data Room software — here’s why that honor means so much to us and what it says about the CapLinked experience.  


What Is GetApp?

At its core, GetApp is an online discovery platform for business apps and software that’s been an industry staple for over a decade running. The site’s “mission is to advise professionals to help them find the software and apps that best meet their needs.” GetApp specifically focuses on software-as-service (or SaaS) products and enables users to directly compare them side-by-side with interactive tools that are free to use. Additionally, the site hosts validated user reviews and a frequently updated blog that dives into new research, insights and industry trends. 


What Are Category Leaders?

In addition to offering a whole slate of useful info and tools for comparison, GetApp also regularly publishes ranked lists of software and apps across hundreds of categories, from time tracking to mobile banking to website monitoring and much, much more. Products awarded the top spots in these curated lists are dubbed GetApp Category Leaders. In June of 2022, CapLinked was awarded the number eight spot on GetApp’s Category Leaders list in the division of Virtual Data Room software and apps. 


It’s a pretty big honor, too, as the Category Leaders research team often considers hundreds of contenders per ranking — only those with the absolute highest scores are awarded the title of Category Leader.     


How the Award Is Determined

GetApp’s methodology has been evolving for nearly as long as they’ve been active. Per the current system, each piece of software is scored on a 100-point scale, with the total score derived from point totals in these five key criteria:


  • Ease of use
  • Value for money
  • Functionality
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend 


Each of the five numerical ratings is based on average user ratings (GetApp bases its category averages on ratings collected across all products in their respective category), which are normalized per recency and volume of reviews. Ultimately, each of the five criteria can achieve a score of up to 20 points, making for a maximum overall score of 100 out of 100. It’s also important to note that all products are represented, included and scored solely based on user reviews, wholly independent of any relationship GetApp may have with vendors.


GetApp also imposes some baseline requirements for consideration. For instance, each product must have a minimum of 20 unique product reviews, must achieve a minimum normalized rating in each of the five core areas, must show clear evidence of offering its purported functionality and must be relevant to potential users across industries (meaning GetApp doesn’t cover niche or boutique solutions limited to a single business sector). Only products that serve North American users are included in the rankings. 


Why CapLinked Made the Cut

Pulling from well over 100 verified user reviews, GetApp awarded CapLinked these impressive criteria scores:


  • 18 out of 20 in the Functionality category
  • 17 out of 20 in the Ease of Use category
  • 18 out of 20 in the Value for Money category
  • 18 out of 20 in the Likelihood to Recommend category
  • 15 out of 20 in the Customer Support category


Overall, we’re proud to report that CapLinked scored 86 out of a possible 100 points, with GetApp calling our platform “a better data room designed for modern day deal makers.” In particular, GetApp’s expert research team notes that our web-based integrated file-sharing solution caters to the needs of midsize businesses and enterprises across tons of industry sectors, including banking, legal, real estate, energy and even aerospace. 


Our Category Leaders ranking specifically calls out CapLinked’s robust collaboration features, which empower multiple users to draft, review and update documents together. GetApp reports that reviewers most commonly use CapLinked for document control and document management, digital rights management (DRM) and file sharing


What That Means for You

Clearly, earning such a high spot among our peers means a lot to us, but CapLinked’s fresh new GetApp Category Leaders ranking means even more to users interested in joining the CapLinked family. At the end of the day, GetApp is a source that aims to help those exploring business software make an informed, confident choice. For those curious about jumping into CapLinked, there’s a whole lot of substance behind that 86-out-of-100 score.


According to GetApp, some of the key benefits CapLinked’s virtual data room solution offers include:


  • A highly collaborative workspace with simultaneous user interaction and real-time sharing
  • Intuitive document editing tools with no need for additional downloads
  • Password protection for sensitive documents via the included FileProtect tool, keeping your confidential files safe and secure
  • Customizable expiry rules for that security, taking time-sensitive documents into account
  • Configurable permission levels for every single user in your organization, meaning you can set bespoke restrictions on viewing, editing and downloading files across a variety of user groups 


Ready to find out what these accolades are all about? Start your free 14-day trial to experience CapLinked’s powerful toolset for yourself — we’re willing to bet GetApp will be taking your positive review into account when they roll out their next round of Category Leaders, too.


Dan is a Dallas-based freelance and small business writer with more than a decade of experience. In the tech and business worlds, he’s been fortunate enough to collaborate with Samsung, Verizon, Motley Fool, USA Today, Office Depot and many more. 



Capterra – CapLinked Reviews

GetApp – About GetApp

GetApp – Category Leaders 2022 Virtual Data Room

GetApp – CapLinked Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

GetApp – Category Leaders Methodology