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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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"It has a robust search but has often been difficult for people to learn."

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"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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"Due to very limited use in the industry, vendor and contract support are hard to find."

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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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"I would suggest that you do a thorough evaluation of all competing products and look for support for these products in your local area."

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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 »
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HPE Records Manager, HPE Content Manager
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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.

Micro Focus Content Manager, formerly Records Manager, is a governance-based enterprise content management system designed to help government agencies, regulated industries and global organizations manage their business content from creation to disposal. Regardless of how you create and collaborate on your content, Content Manager gives you the ability to leverage accurate, contextual, and complete information throughout its lifecycle. Managing your content in this way helps you significantly improve services to your customers, business decisions and insight for future strategy.

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GE, Toyota, P&G, Caterpillar, Flex, Schneider Electric, Sally Beauty, Eurostar, AstraZeneca, AirBnB, Whirlpool, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Nationwide, Aeropostale etc
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Non Tech Company30%
University11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Construction Company7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Government8%
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Government58%
Non Profit8%
Non Tech Company8%
Sports Company8%
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Computer Software Company34%
Government21%
Comms Service Provider13%
Pharma/Biotech Company4%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM, Microsoft, Box and others in Enterprise Content Management. Updated: June 2021.
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Box is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Content Management with 7 reviews while Micro Focus Content Manager is ranked 10th in Enterprise Content Management with 1 review. Box is rated 8.2, while Micro Focus Content Manager is rated 3.0. 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 Micro Focus Content Manager writes "Difficult to learn, poor technical support, and needs better integration with SharePoint". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Citrix ShareFile, Amazon WorkDocs and IBM FileNet, whereas Micro Focus Content Manager is most compared with SharePoint, IBM FileNet, OpenText Content Suite Platform, Alfresco and Objective ECM.

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