We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The first thing that we liked about this solution is that administrators do not have access to private folders."
"The application is very light in terms of uploading and downloading files."
"The interface is very good."
"Box is very user-friendly; more so than SharePoint."
"We've never had a penetration. We've never had a security issue that their support didn't solve. We love their audit trail. We can know exactly when a collaborator opens. We love how you can define a collaborator."
"Governance and ease of use are why I think a lot of people like Box, including ourselves. Basically, we're concerned about what information is being sent to Box, so we use a lot of the Box governance features to make sure that what is being sent to Box is appropriate. If it is not appropriate, it is not allowed to be sent. It is also pretty easy to use. It is the easiest to use for customers and for technologists."
"Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities."
"G Suite and all of Google were the first to have a built-in multifactor authentication without needing to purchase another product."
"The Hangouts feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us."
"It's certainly easier to meet. We have offices around the world and the ability to have a company meeting on Google Meet platform makes it a whole lot easier to actually have everybody virtually in one room at the same time."
"Ability to co-edit and collaborate on content."
"The features we use quite a lot are the mail and Google Drive. We can store documents and share documents between both employees here, locally in Sweden, and we have an office in the US as well. It's a very easy way to share information and documents, and have online meetings and stuff with Google Meet. We use it quite a lot."
"In terms of email, I could probably do the same things with other programs, however, I find 90% of my usage is Gmail."
"The most valuable feature is that it is simple to use."
"It's a secure solution that enables you to choose those you wish to share with."
"I would like to see improvements made in the ability to integrate with other online sharing systems."
"Better integration with other solutions is needed."
"The integration with other products should be improved."
"The UI should be faster. Sometimes it lags when switching between documents."
"I recommend doing the trial first, because it's not cheap ware. It's not overly expensive, but it's not cheap ware, and enterprise has a minimum number of users."
"I haven't really come across a case where we're not able to use it for what it is, so I don't really have anything holding us up or any customers holding us up at this point that I know of. There are always some limitations, but as a technologist, I just live with them, and there is always room for improvement, but I don't have anything quantifiable."
"If there was a plugin that added some sort of toolbar in Office, that would be great."
"If you use a name with a special character like a slash in the folder, it will crash the migration, with no warning. There is no pre-warning or anything to tell you that if you use characters in a file name that it will crash the migration."
"The user interface, especially on Google Drive, could be better."
"Their tool called Sheets is the counterpart to Excel but it doesn't have the same functionality that Excel would have. So usually if somebody needs to go back to Excel or Office, it's because of Excel."
"Not all tools are available in the one facility."
"In the next release, I would like to see more encryption of documents, mail, and things like that. There should be a better way to encrypt mail and documents that are pushed through this system. That would be some improvement or additional features that could be good to have."
"The solution is not user-friendly and it doesn't integrate that well with Microsoft Office, which is one of the bigger business apps on the market, compared to Google Sheets and applications of that sort."
"The price could be reduced."
"Less customizations than there used to be."
"The pricing of this solution is better than Dropbox."
"I believe Box is cheaper than SharePoint."
"They are very price competitive when pushed. Initially, they come out with a standard list price, but they are willing to be very competitive. The Box price was pretty much equal to or lower than the Citrix price, and Box has more features."
"There's a free version that allows you to use it with almost full-feature access. Even in the free version, it gives you all you need."
"It's about $8.30 up a user per month."
"2,500 Rupees per month per user."
"Licensing costs are on a yearly basis."
"We normally purchase the license on a yearly basis."
"It's low in cost as compared to Office 365. There is an annual licensing cost."
"We pay a monthly subscription for the use of this solution."
"The pricing is very high, although I cannot tell if this is the result of the Indian vendors artificially inflating it."
"Approximately $6 per user, per month."
Google Apps for Business is a cloud-based productivity suite which connects team members, allowing all users to work no matter where they are, using any device. Setup of Google Apps for Business is straightforward, and is simple to use and manage.
A big benefit of Google Apps for Business is that all products can be accessed using one Google log-in for each user, so only a single account set-up per user is required.
Box is ranked 5th in Cloud Storage with 7 reviews while G Suite Enterprise is ranked 2nd in Cloud Storage with 36 reviews. Box is rated 8.2, while G Suite Enterprise is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Box writes "Good folder privacy allows us to responsibly share files between departments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of G Suite Enterprise writes "Good email service, however, no technical support and needs to be more automated". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Citrix ShareFile, OpenText Content Suite Platform and Amazon WorkDocs, whereas G Suite Enterprise is most compared with Amazon WorkMail, ProtonMail, Microsoft Exchange Online, Amazon WorkDocs and Microsoft Exchange. See our Box vs. G Suite Enterprise report.
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