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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Box

1) It is well suited when it comes to large file transfer.2) Transfer required via email/link with managed collaboration.3) For easy access of data on cloud and easy sync.4) This fits the best with enterprises and has the chance to integrate with many tools and s/w and OS.Whereas this is less appropriate:1) When it comes to having a personal setup or personal pro account then it comes to a little more price.2) Also when we speak about many consumer options, there is also a chance of improvements.3) This also has some of the features which are overlapping.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

If you work with teams of people and need a good way to work collaboratively that I would easily recommend MS SharePoint. It makes working remotely a breeze. You can share, save, store, and edit files live with any users on your team. You can keep on track with project calendars. It is a great tool for project management and planning.It might not be a great tool for an organization that already has a solution for data sharing and a robust planning program. If you are using something like Jira or Trello you may have some of these pieces already. I think SharePoint is well suited to do a lot of things very well but it may be redundant if you have solutions for some of these problems already. If you have a staff that is more functional and less techy then you will probably want to have at least one or two staff members that are proficient enough to run the SharePoint and keep it cleaned up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Box
8.5
MS SharePoint
8.3
Versioning
Box
8.4
MS SharePoint
8.4
Video files
Box
8.4
MS SharePoint
7.9
Audio files
Box
8.5
MS SharePoint
8.0
Document collaboration
Box
8.5
MS SharePoint
8.8
Access control
Box
9.0
MS SharePoint
8.8
File search
Box
8.1
MS SharePoint
Device sync
Box
8.3
MS SharePoint
8.6
Advanced security features
Box
MS SharePoint
8.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Box
MS SharePoint
7.4

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Box
8.5
MS SharePoint
User and role management
Box
8.6
MS SharePoint
File organization
Box
8.7
MS SharePoint
Device management
Box
8.3
MS SharePoint

Cloud Storage Platform

Box
8.6
MS SharePoint
Performance
Box
8.7
MS SharePoint
Reliability
Box
8.8
MS SharePoint
Storage Reports
Box
8.4
MS SharePoint

Project Management

Box
MS SharePoint
7.2
Task Management
Box
MS SharePoint
7.4
Gantt Charts
Box
MS SharePoint
6.1
Scheduling
Box
MS SharePoint
7.2
Workflow Automation
Box
MS SharePoint
7.2
Mobile Access
Box
MS SharePoint
7.3
Search
Box
MS SharePoint
7.7
Visual planning tools
Box
MS SharePoint
7.2

Communication

Box
MS SharePoint
7.5
Chat
Box
MS SharePoint
6.9
Notifications
Box
MS SharePoint
7.7
Discussions
Box
MS SharePoint
7.7
Surveys
Box
MS SharePoint
7.0
Internal knowledgebase
Box
MS SharePoint
8.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Box
MS SharePoint
6.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Box
MS SharePoint
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
Box
MS SharePoint
8.8

Pros

Box

  • easy to install and set up
  • Cross- platform. Box can be installed on Mac OS and Windows, and you can always access your files online.
  • Syncing is done nearly instantaneously. All files in the Box folder have a checkmark next to them, and when they've synced, the checkmark turns blue.
Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • Content Storage - Gives great features that allow you to house content, images, documentation, spreadsheets, and other assets in a well organized manner
  • Privacy Settings - Does a great job of ensuring that you can customize very specifically how you want your content accessed, read, by whom, and takes into consideration how sensitive your data is
  • Ease of Access - Because MS Sharepoint is part of the Office 365 suite, it's very easy for users accross the entire organization to access Sharepoint direction from their web browser
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Box

  • No ability to properly share (with write access) to external collaborators. This is a real show-stopper.
  • No good integration with users' own file system.
  • Difficult to deploy on a smaller scale, so one has to rely on organization-wide SSO, adding additional bureaucracy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • Collaboration sites, communication sites and hub sites have different features; would be nice if they had equal functionality
  • It would be nice if you can publish your work, but only have certain users view the published work
  • It would be nice if you can create menu bars on the top header in collaboration sites, the same way you can for communication sites and hub sites
  • It would be nice to have different folders for the different pages that are created
Melissa Rances, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Box

Box 8.0
Based on 12 answers
I like the security features and I like the website. It's easy to use and create and move things around as needed. The main reason for a lower rating is because the Box Sync app is just not a good program. It's a memory hog, it's slow, transfer speeds are slow, and it's not the most efficient route. If you have a large Box account and you need to get a computer up to speed on a large amount of data within Box, you are in for the long haul. Last time I had to do this, it took 3 days to sync all of the files and we are talking around 100 GB worth of data
Sam Montoya, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.8
Based on 21 answers
It's integral to our business. It's already included with most of the Office 365 licensing we buy, so the cost is effectively zero. It stores our files, it is the foundation for custom applications, and Microsoft only continues to enhance its functionality and its connections to other Microsoft tools. SharePoint just keeps getting better and better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Box

Box 9.2
Based on 18 answers
Everything with Box is seamless. It can be integrated into virtually any other software or application. You can even get the app for your phone or tablet to work on the go. File syncing is so quick. The only reason I gave it a 9 is the issue I discussed earlier about the local file application rebooting and not continuing to sync files. Other than that, it's great!
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.2
Based on 19 answers
No usability issues reported. Individual teams also have allocated areas which replace legacy shared drives on local LANs. Access to Sharepoint resources is fully integrated with corporate Active Directory with additional two-factor authentication required for administrative users. Users have access to Microsoft Services Hub which allows you to create, manage, and track support requests while staying current on Microsoft technologies with access to select self-paced learning paths
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 10 answers
Yeah, it's always worked, I've never had any kind of connection issues, the only issues I've had it I've been on our end when the Internet hasn't worked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Box

Box 9.1
Based on 24 answers
The general operation and management of Box is very efficient, both when accessing the account, and when adding files, downloading or modifying any document directly.The web platform, mobile and desktop versions work really well and quickly, making all the work and process flow smoothly and without setbacks. So far I have not been able to observe any inconvenience
burt smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Box

Box 8.1
Based on 61 answers
I found their support community lacking in clarity when I experienced a login issue. The error messaging was poor on my Box Sync application. I did not reach out to support staff for help, instead, I reasoned that I should try downloading the Box Sync application again and reinstall it. That fixed my issue, thankfully. I think a less computer-savvy user would've been much more frustrated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.7
Based on 13 answers
Support for SharePoint is quite good. Microsoft provides good support. Microsoft offers
  • Quick turnaround time for issues
  • A range of support services
  • Access to a network of resources
  • Escalation of issues
  • Ongoing development and commitment to produce enhancement
The majority of support is required for initial installation. Once complete and the system is operating we have had very few support issues.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The in person training was done in house and I helped with the training, people seem to respond well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 4.5
Based on 1 answer
The face to face training I received was on SharePoint Administration. It was rushed as there was a lot of information to cover and the application of the labs weren't that great either. I like to be able to relate what I am learning to what I am currently doing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The documentation is good. Since Box is a popular service, there were also a number of YouTube videos and other sources that were helpful as we were considering the product and planning for deployment. Also, the ability to try the free version helped to prepare us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.4
Based on 1 answer
I like to learn at my own pace and online training allows for that. Additionally, you can skip through pieces of content that you already know or are already comfortable with. Microsoft actually offers great videos on their website for basic fundamental SharePoint Training. I have used these training videos in some of my own training sessions with end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 12 answers
Be careful with settings. It is easy to get overwhelmed with updates. For example, you don’t want to be updated when doing historical data uploads. I recommend taking off notifications initially and then turn on post you have done your historical data upload.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
Christopher Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Box

Both of these services are fine but they both seem to either be missing features or are much slower to do what needs to be done. Price might be the biggest difference since Google Drive is free but paying for Box is still worth it.
Brett Schenker | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

I have not personally used any direct competitors to SharePoint as a whole. However, I have used Dropbox Business and Google Drive. While these do work well for file collaboration, they do not offer the website structure that SharePoint does. SharePoint also integrates directly with other Microsoft products in Office 365/Microsoft 365. This alone makes it worth considering over competitors.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great, as we put more files on there it's done very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Box

  • Collaboration online through Box has required fewer in-person meetings to discuss project progress.
  • The most up-to-date information on each project and file can be reliably found in one location. Collaborators can easily view the most current progress and pick up where others have left off.
  • Project supervisors can be as involved as they need to be. Overseeing the progress of a project is easier than ever.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • As SharePoint is one of the top content collaboration tool which is seamlessly integrated with all other products / solutions from Microsoft or externals, the productivity of employees in the organization can go like a sky rocket and we are witnessing it from the business.
  • As SharePoint provides scaling up/down at any point based on the business needs, any sized organization can choose the best plan according to their need and can leverage the scaling functionality at later stage
  • Business can use SharePoint solutions to automate repeated tasks/ process that they encounter daily and can avoid manual / repeat works
  • As SharePoint is more based out of web based product, network issues or fluctuations can be a challenge at times. However, Microsoft is really working on bringing standalone products that works without a network availability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Box

MS SharePoint

Pricing Details

Box

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Box Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$7.001
Business Plus$35.001
Business$20.001
Enterprise$47.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Box is available as an annual subscription. Many customers opt for either our Digital Workplace or Digital Business suite, which includes the baseline software plat (Box Enterprise) plus multiple additional features including Box Shield for data loss prevention and threat detection, Box Governance for retention management and legal holds, Box Relay for no-code workflow, and Premier Services. Customers are eligible for discounting beyond volume list prices, depending on a number of conditions.

MS SharePoint

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MS SharePoint Editions & Modules

Edition
Plan 1$5.001
Plan 2$10.001
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Box
8.2
MS SharePoint
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Box
8.0
MS SharePoint
9.8

Usability

Box
9.2
MS SharePoint
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Box
10.0
MS SharePoint

Performance

Box
9.1
MS SharePoint

Support Rating

Box
8.1
MS SharePoint
8.7

In-Person Training

Box
10.0
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Box
10.0
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Box
10.0
MS SharePoint
6.0

Scalability

Box
10.0
MS SharePoint

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