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"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."

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"Using M-Files means anybody on the executive team to go in and immediately look at a dashboard and know the status of a contract."

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Cons
"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."

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"The integration with other products needs to be improved."

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"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."

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"They have an Optical Character Scanning module but we didn't buy it because it's ridiculously expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities.
Top Answer: I use the free version. It provides me with all of the features that I need.
Top Answer: I believe there is still a desktop version; I used to use it in the past. If it's still in use, there should be a Microsoft Office plugin because most of the shareable documents are generated… more »
Top Answer: Using M-Files means anybody on the executive team to go in and immediately look at a dashboard and know the status of a contract.
Top Answer: They have an Optical Character Scanning module but we didn't buy it because it's ridiculously expensive.
Top Answer: The integration with other products needs to be improved. Our biggest problem is that it is very difficult to set up for API so that we can authenticate into it and pull data out. We want to be able… more »
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Overview
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.

M-Files provides a next generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Unlike traditional enterprise content management (ECM) systems or content services platforms, M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organization without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration. M-Files breaks down silos by delivering an in-context experience for accessing and leveraging information that resides in any system and repository, including network folders, SharePoint, file sharing services, ECM systems, CRM, ERP and other business systems and repositories. Thousands of organizations in over 100 countries use M-Files for managing their business information and processes, including NBC Universal, Rovio and SAS.

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Sample Customers
GE, Toyota, P&G, Caterpillar, Flex, Schneider Electric, Sally Beauty, Eurostar, AstraZeneca, AirBnB, Whirlpool, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Nationwide, Aeropostale etc
Comcast, Rovio, OMV, Sagem, UNEP, Elekta, Caverion, SAS, HCP, Yokohama
Top Industries
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Non Tech Company30%
University11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Construction Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider21%
Construction Company8%
Educational Organization6%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
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Box is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Content Management with 7 reviews while M-Files is ranked 7th in Enterprise Content Management with 1 review. Box is rated 8.2, while M-Files is rated 8.0. 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 M-Files writes "Good workflows, and it is easy to use with a dashboard that improves contract visibility". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Citrix ShareFile, Amazon WorkDocs and G Suite Enterprise, whereas M-Files is most compared with SharePoint, OpenText Content Suite Platform, OpenText Documentum, Alfresco and Hyland OnBase.

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