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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."

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"With this solution, the sharing of documents if very easy to do. There's a lot of collaboration you can do with your colleagues.""It's quite easy to use and then of course it is quite well integrated to the rest of Office 365.""Being able to use OneDrive as a mapped drive in Windows Explorer is the most valuable feature. Rather than using OneDrive on a browser, you can also open up the Windows Explorer and I can see the file structure in the normal format.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is that Microsoft OneDrive works with any Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office app. You can edit a document on the cloud, share documents with your colleagues, and monitor changes. You can access your work almost anywhere. You can also sync Microsoft OneDrive with your workstation so that whatever you are working on gets automatically backed up to the cloud at regular intervals. So even if your system crashes, you still have a copy of your documents in the cloud, which I found very useful.""One of the good features is that the users are not even aware that they're using it.""It is good as a central hub for the storage of documents and sharing among team members.""Scalability is good just because it is a cloud-based product.""It helps you keep organized."

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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."

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"The online application is quite limited, for this and other Office offerings.""The file structure insight could be made more flexible like for creating more flexible folders.""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 user interface sometimes fails and when it cannot connect, it does not give the reason why.""Recent functionality changes have actually made the product more confusing to use.""Technical support is not very impressive and is typical of large company software support.""The initial setup is a bit clunky."

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"The pricing of this solution is better than Dropbox.""I believe Box is cheaper than SharePoint."

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"We pay a lot for the Enterprise version, but it is a premium service.""OneDrive comes with Microsoft 365 so it is just an added part of that package.""It is free if you are using Office 365, and you get a terabyte of storage with your account.""This is a pricy solution, given that we are only using it at 50% capacity."

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Top Answer: The interface is very good.
Top Answer: The integration with other products should be improved.
Top Answer: We use Box as a cloud-based storage service for our employees. We are using it to share documents, such as presentations, between people. Some of our customers have many gigabytes in files and we set… 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.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business gives you online storage that works seamlessly with the tools you use every day to create, communicate, and collaborate from your PC/Mac or your iOS, Android, or Windows device.

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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 etcChevron, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, DBS, Nestle, Lowe's, MGM Resorts, Textron, MGM Resorts
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Find out what your peers are saying about Box vs. Microsoft OneDrive and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Box is ranked 5th in Content Collaboration Platforms with 4 reviews while Microsoft OneDrive is ranked 2nd in Content Collaboration Platforms with 11 reviews. Box is rated 7.8, while Microsoft OneDrive 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 Microsoft OneDrive writes "Collaboration and sharing that is experiencing growing pains as it comes into its own". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Citrix ShareFile, IBM FileNet, G Suite Enterprise and Atlassian Confluence, whereas Microsoft OneDrive is most compared with Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox, Atlassian Confluence, OpenText Content Suite Platform and Egnyte Connect. See our Box vs. Microsoft OneDrive report.

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