We will most likely continue our use of Box and push for even more adoption across our company. However, I am also keeping my eye on Microsoft OneDrive. My company has a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, so we are already entitled to use OneDrive. When I was evaluating Box, OneDrive was not where Box was in terms of features and functionality, but it is improving. If it catches up to or surpasses Box in terms of functionality, ease of use, and extensibility, then I would have a harder time justifying the additional spend for Box.
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.
As I've stated Box is very easy to use and to set up. The documentation provided by Box is easy to follow and the interface is designed in a way that makes sense. With only a few limitations on the administrator side the system is fully capable to get the job done for our company.
Boasting 100,000 customers and 69% of the Fortune 500, Box is a single content platform to sync and store files, and power critical business processes across the enterprise. With Box, users can work from anywhere, with teams inside the organization or with customers, partners, and vendors. Box allows users to collaborate in any app (like Slack, Zoom, DocuSign, Teams, Office 365, G Suite, etc), on any device, all with frictionless security. It offers built-in DLP (e.g. data loss prevention), threat detection, and device security, to ensure sensitive information never ends up in the wrong hands - regardless of application or the device its accessed on.
Has featureBox simplifies how you work across the extended enterprise by making internal and external collaboration easy and secure with note taking, shared links, commenting, tasks, annotations, and more—all accessible seamlessly across desktop, web, and mobile.
Has featureBox Relay is an intuitive and powerful no-code workflow engine built natively on Box that helps users automate content-centric business processes and related internal/external collaboration, without relying on IT.
Has featureWith the security capabilities of Box, you can protect your most valuable content with data leakage prevention capabilities like automated classification and security policies, as well as automated threat and malware detection.
Has featureWith built-in compliance, Box enables you to manage both regulated and non-regulated content with retention policies and legal holds across a single platform validated for HIPAA, FINRA, GxP, PCI DSS and many more.
Has featureBox is integrated with over 1,500 apps so that you can unify content across all your apps into one single platform. You can also extend the power of Box by automating how content is organized and collaborated on across your apps with Box APIs.
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional
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.
Box Support Options
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Box?
Box is an online file-sharing, storage and collaboration service provider that caters to individual users as well as businesses.