Box provides a great environment to share data and makes working on a project easier, especially if that project involves lots of parties, either external or internal, from various locations across the globe. The folder management is user-friendly and is very similar to managing a regular folder on Windows.
Its a very intuitive product. I am sure there are lots of features and functions that I am still not aware of, but the service has been easy enough to learn as I go without needing to be sent for extensive training in order to understand how to get started.
Overall, Box is an easy and intuitive platform. I was asked to use it by a vendor in order to upload and share larger files. Box more than met this need and is something I would recommend to others in similar situations where email may not be the most effective method for sharing/collaborating.
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!
I think I can only describe it as excellent. All aspects of Box work without problem, quickly and efficiently. The file upload and download systems are quite fast, the process of access from different platforms is carried out without problems, so far no document has been generated in conflicts or unexpected copies, or any type of error.
Box is dead simple to use. It's no different from a hard drive filesystem. You can easily navigate around, and the search feature works quite well also. You can access most recent files, or you can sort alphabetically, just as with a standard filesystem. The usability is about as simple as it can get, with no unnecessary features clogging up the UI.
It is so simple and easy to use. Even a new user can grasp the tools and other functions of the platform very easily and quickly. Most of the tools are self explanatory. So there is no need of looking for help to try out a new task which the user hasn't performed before.
• Navigation uses a tree directory structure which is easy enough to use, but sometimes files are not where you expect them to be. For example, documents that get stored through autosync with Salesforce are stored in their own folder separately from other related documents. Took a while to figure this out.
The program is generally easy-to-use, but there are some issues with the file structure metaphor. It can be confusing for people accustomed to working with tree file structures. For example, if I share a folder with someone which is several levels down in my folder hierarchy, the shared folder displays at the root level for the person with which I shared. This is confusing and is not adequately covered in the training or documentation.”
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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What is Box?
Box is an online file-sharing, storage and collaboration service provider that caters to individual users as well as businesses.