We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities."
"The interface is very good."
"The application is very light in terms of uploading and downloading files."
"The collaboration of the solution is 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."
"It is good as a central hub for the storage of documents and sharing among team members."
"It's quite easy to use and then of course it is quite well integrated to the rest of Office 365."
"It is free if you use Microsoft Office 365."
"It is well integrated with other Microsoft products."
"It helps you keep organized."
"One of the good features is that the users are not even aware that they're using it."
"It's pretty easy to learn. Once someone taught me, I was able to navigate it quite easily."
"With this solution, the sharing of documents if very easy to do. There's a lot of collaboration you can do with your colleagues."
"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."
"The integration with other products should be improved."
"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 you want to delete something in Box, you have to do it manually, one by one. That was my recent experience. They might have a bulk delete, but I could not find that option. If you want to delete something, you have to go to each and every file and delete it."
"If there was a plugin that added some sort of toolbar in Office, that would be great."
"Better integration with other solutions is needed."
"The UI should be faster. Sometimes it lags when switching between documents."
"If I want to pick out certain criteria of pictures, Google enables me to do that whereas OneDrive is a bit sort of flaky."
"The area that can be improved is to be able to share easily with folks outside the organization and with folks who don't have an office account. Sometimes, when you send a link, you might have some form of repetition. If you don't know how to share it properly, whoever you are sharing it with will have issues using it. Also, the link that you use to share a document can be made a bit shorter. It doesn't have to be long. Typically, when you want to share a document, it has everything, such as the name of the organization, SharePoint, etc. A short URL will be easier to use, and it will just make life easier, especially because a lot of people are now going mobile. I'm not sure if there's a mobile version of Microsoft OneDrive, similar to Google Drive. If they don't have a mobile app, it would also be nice to have a mobile app because that would help in checking out your documents. It would be easy to check your documents on the go on your phone."
"The initial setup is a bit clunky."
"The user interface could be a little more intuitive."
"The solution has sub-folders, which are visible to various team members. If you want to ensure the information is private, you would need to have a certain level of seniority in the office."
"The file structure insight could be made more flexible like for creating more flexible folders."
"The online application is quite limited, for this and other Office offerings."
"The technical support is really very bad."
"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."
"I believe Box is cheaper than SharePoint."
"We are using the free version of the solution. There is a free version and monthly and yearly subscriptions available."
"We pay a lot for the Enterprise version, but it is a premium service."
"It is free if you are using Office 365, and you get a terabyte of storage with your account."
"OneDrive comes with Microsoft 365 so it is just an added part of that package."
"This is a pricy solution, given that we are only using it at 50% capacity."
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Box is ranked 3rd in Content Collaboration Platforms with 7 reviews while Microsoft OneDrive is ranked 2nd in Content Collaboration Platforms with 11 reviews. Box is rated 8.4, while Microsoft OneDrive is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Box writes "Easily collaborate and share information with this feature rich solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft OneDrive writes "Collaboration and sharing that is experiencing growing pains as it comes into its own". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Dropbox, Citrix ShareFile, Office 365 and OpenText Content Suite Platform, whereas Microsoft OneDrive is most compared with Citrix ShareFile, Amazon WorkDocs, Atlassian Confluence, SharePoint and Dropbox. See our Box vs. Microsoft OneDrive report.
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