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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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»


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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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