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Application Support Leader at a software R&D company with 201-500 employees
Oct 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The first thing that we liked about this solution is that administrators do not have access to private folders. This allowed us to set up folders for our HR and finance… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have reduced physical system disk sharing utilizing Box folders instead. Sharing folders and files is simpler though we still encounter users sending urls in order to… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improvements made in the ability to integrate with other online sharing systems. For example, it has the ability to use both Google Suite and Microsoft… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing of this solution is better than Dropbox.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, we were using something called StarTeam. It is more of a source control solution, and not really a file management solution. It was much more… more»

What other advice do I have?

This solution has evolved and improved over the past six years. Originally, we had some issues with locking files when somebody was using it. This has been improved. Also… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we chose this solution we were also looking at Microsoft SharePoint. However, at the time it was pre-cloud and we weren't interested in setting up the SharePoint… more»
Real User
Sr. Staff Data Engineer at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 10 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the set of security options that can be set when sharing files with a group. There is a lot of flexibility in that you can assign specific people read-only permissions. It can be done at the object level, or the folder level. The application is very… more»

What needs improvement?

Better integration with other solutions is needed. Some use cases require the user to integrate with a document management system, or they may want to do some sort of workflow management. For example, if they want to maintain an integrational ERP system then different departments may have different… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use several other tools for content management such as Documentum, Alfresco, and SharePoint. The choice of tool depends on the use case.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this type of solution is to first formulate the use case. Box has certain limitations, but it is very plain and easy to use. If you need collaboration in terms of document management then it provides a simple interface that offers differing levels of… more»

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What is Box?

Box is a Modern Content Management Platform for companies of all sizes and industries. The difference that Box brings is that it offers the security and controls admins need with the sharing and collaboration capabilities end users want. Since 2005, Box has made it easier for people to securely share ideas, collaborate and get work done faster. Today, more than 43 million users and 62,000 businesses--including 59% of the Fortune 500--trust Box to manage content in the cloud. The Box platform provides HIPAA, FINRA, FedRAMP, and many other compliances to go with granular access permissions and advanced security capabilities. By using Box you can sync, share, and collaborate on all types of files, anywhere, on any device - but that's just the beginning. You can choose where to store your data, to manage your own encryption keys, and set workflows to automate content-based processes. You can also assign custom metadata tags to content, watermark sensitive content, and set file retention or legal hold policies. Box has deep, native integrations with Microsoft Office and Outlook, Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, Netsuite, Docusign, Adobe, and many other best-of-breed solutions you may already be using.
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