Box is a cloud content management platform for companies of all sizes and industries. It offers security and controls for admins as well as sharing and collaboration capabilities for end users across the globe.
The Box platform allows compliance with HIPAA, FINRA and FedRAMP and offers granular access permissions and advanced security capabilities like watermarking, data governance and device trust.
Box enables users to collaborate on all types of files, on any device and choose where to store data, to manage encryption keys and set metadata-driven workflows to automate content-based processes.
Box has integrations with Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, Adobe and many other solutions. Box is a content layer for collaboration offering integration across all digital tools with open APIs.
Joseric M. Branche: Versorgungsunternehmen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Box continues to amaze and survive given the steep competition out there. Its main selling point for us is the boost in confidence as regards its super security features and data loss prevention.
There are many things to love about Box. For one, its Business plans come with unlimited storage! We started out with Free just to try it, then moved to Starter then Business (as we needed more than 10 users on board). It's worth it esp for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a secure place for storage with tons of extra features for both admin and security.
The 5GB upload is enough for the big multimedia and other iso/archive files we have.
For our admin, the integration with our Active Directory saved us from having to require our users to create/maintain an extra account (user/password) for Box. We are also proud to announce to our team about its security features like SSL, encryption, and even two-factor authentication for the meticulous.
Although we haven't had the need for the DLP (Data Loss Prevention) that Box advertises, we are happy that this is part of our subscription and gives a little extra boost of confidence with our files.
The corporate logo can also be incorporated into the platform to make it personalized according to your company's branding scheme.
Box also offers a ton of possible integrations. So far what we use are integrations with Google Suite (e.g., docs), Salesforce (CRM), and MS Office 365. This makes it easy for users to create content is our usual platforms and then easily save and manage them in Box.
We have quite a number of staff who already use other online storage platforms (Dropbox, Google Drive). Note that Non-Box users can only access files as Read-Only... in which case our people really had to be forced to create an account for edit purposes and collaboration.
Hayley G. Branche: Unterhaltung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Amazing. Box has helped transform my organization into a fully functioning team. We use this ALL the time. Any questions? Look on Box.
Box is honestly one of the greatest organizational tools out there. I use Box several times a day for all of my documents. Box has all major servers (Word, Excel, Notes, ect.) and you can upload anything to it! It also updates with real time and allows several viewers/editors at a time. This has been a MUST during executive meetings. We can also upload any music, video or picture files to share, which is essential for our industry. The ability to make several folders and organize data well is the key to using Box. I have almost transitioned out of using Google Docs completely.
Honestly, the only issue I have with box is sometimes there are loading issues when working on a file with the desktop. Also I can't find a way to delete old files that have been shared with another person that I don't want anymore.
Travis w.c. M. Branche: Umweltdienstleistungen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
I don't see any reason to change to another product or service, so long as the price remains competetive.
Box excels at one thing -- making documents accessible from anywhere. This amounts to benefits of efficiency and freedom to work on the go. Being able to access from any machine, particularly on a phone where other services often fail, enhances my ability to address customer's needs.
There's no indication when a file is open by another user. This has led to multiple users editing a document, and those documents don't merge well or at all, leaving a red exclamation point indicating there's an issue or an alternate file. We've lost some work this way. As a small company, this is manageable with clearer communication between employees, but I foresee this being an issue as we grow.
Matthew G. Branche: Computer-Software
They concentrated on the enterprise first, which is valid. Therefore security has always been tight, platform support is solid, and enterprise administration is very robust. Shared folders are great in a workplace and make everything very simple to get the right docs to the right people when they need them. Box is definitely an enterprise company, with the support to back up that claim.
I should start by saying I tried Box, Dropbox, and Drive head-to-head back when everyone was going to cloud-storage and my experience with Box since then has been on and off. I'm still a current user of Drive and Dropbox and I pay for both every month. Our office doesn't need the level of admin support Box provides, which is the only feature that puts it ahead of the competition.
Box was just never as feature complete as Dropbox, I don't want a separate cloud storage provider for business and for home use and Box lacked simple tools like automatic photo upload. As well, the web interface lacks and the uploads feel slower and more prone to error when compared to Dropbox. It's improved lately but it's still behind in file viewing support, etc.
Also paid users have a max file size!!! Unacceptable if you do any sort of video/graphics work.
Small shop? Dropbox. Individual? Dropbox. Don't need desktop uploads to go too quick and have an android phone? Drive. I feel like only large enterprises with a lot of policy management should try Box. My ratings for Box are good, because they're decent, I just feel they're not the best in a space that's very tight for competition.
David K. Branche: Marketing & Werbung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Amazing. Just wish I’d found them earlier and not wasted time with Googles incredibly buggy Drive product and Dropbox’s ridiculously priced product.
Before trying Box.com I tried both market leaders...
Google Drive was cheap but horrendously buggy, when you’re logged into multiple gmail accounts it gets horribly confused and won’t let you access/edit/download your own files. I found workarounds for this like using an Incognito window or Firefox to access my files but it felt clunky and buggy.
Dropbox didn’t have any of those issues, it was perfect but for a business plan for multiple staff members they charge crazy prices. Way too expensive.
Box.com had none of the issues of Google drive, all of the functionality of Dropbox and charged a very reasonable price for it. Best of both worlds and in my opinion they should be the market leader.
Nothing. Literally have zero issues with it. After using their competitors box.com is a breath of fresh air in every sense.