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Box REVIEW

File Sharing Software

7 user reviews
USER SATISFACTION 98%
OUR SCORE 8.9

What is Box?

Box is a file sharing service that enables secure collaboration from any device. The first place in this category is held by ShareFile which has a total score of 9.5/10 and is the winner of our Supreme Software Award for 2016. You can try out ShareFile for free here. You can also compare ShareFile with Box and see which one is better for your company.

With Box you can easily manage and share files across your business. Box is used by more than 50,000 companies worldwide including top brands like GE, Nationwide, Gap, Boston Scientific, and Pandora.

You can easily create, edit, and review documents with other users in real-time or on-the-go. The vendor offers reliable security for the stored files with measures like mobile security, granular permissions, activity logs, and customer-managed encryption. Plus you can comply with regulatory policies, data retention policies, and e-discovery requests. Box also enables global compliance by helping your company meet business and regulatory requirements.

Overview of Box Benefits

There are many benefits companies experience when sharing, storing, and managing content with Box. Here are some of them:

Share Externally

Box makes it easy to securely share files and folders. You can drag and drop files into a Box folder and share a link with others. Manage permissions to limit document access with shared links. Plus, you can invite external parties to collaborate and contribute, no matter which device they use.

Project Management

Box stores all your project files in one common, secure place online to give your team access to the latest version. You can get access to project timelines and requirements from any place. Access information from any device and quickly search across and inside files. You can use Box Notes to collaborate with your team in real-time on project outlines, meeting notes, plans, status updates and more. Plus, you can automate simple processes, manage approvals, and centralize feedback to track versions and assign tasks speedily.

Workflow Automation

You can create simple rules for automating general tasks like reviews and approvals to speed up movement of information through your business. From the admin console, you can automatically move files to specific folders and delegate tasks to approvers for automatic notification and reminders. Shorten review cycles by automatically assigning review tasks to your team members when new documents are uploaded. After a task is completed, you can move the final docs to an ‘Approved’ folder and automatically notify all concerned parties.

Secure Collaboration

You can easily configure privileges and permissions for your company, units, and customers. Protect your content by setting granular permissions for access and sharing for both admins and end-users. You can use password-protected links to securely share confidential files. Read access stats to know when and how often your files have been viewed.

Overview of Box Features

  • Access Stats
  • Auto-Expiration
  • Box Content API
  • Desktop Sync
  • File Locking
  • Full Text Search
  • Granular Permissions
  • Mobile Access
  • Partner Apps
  • Rich File Preview
  • Secure Sharing
  • SSL and At Rest Encryption
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Version History

Box Position In Our Categories

Position of Box in our main categories:

10

Box is one of the top 10 Content Management Software products

5

Box is one of the top 5 File Sharing Software products

10

Box is one of the top 10
Content Management Software products

5

Box is one of the top 5
File Sharing Software products


If you are interested in Box it might also be beneficial to check out other subcategories of Best Content Management Software collected in our database of SaaS software reviews.

Enterprises have unqiue needs and requirements and no software application can be ideal in such a situation. It is useless to try to find a perfect out-of-the-box software product that fulfills all your business wants. The intelligent thing to do would be to customize the solution for your specific requirements, employee skill levels, budget, and other elements. For these reasons, do not rush and subscribe to well-publicized leading systems. Though these may be widely used, they may not be the ideal fit for your unique wants. Do your groundwork, investigate each short-listed platform in detail, read a few Box reviews, speak to the vendor for clarifications, and finally select the product that offers what you want.

How Much Does Box Cost?

Box Pricing Plans:

Box offers three personal and enterprise pricing plans for users to choose from. Give the details a look, and select your plan:

Starter – €4/user/month

  • Up to 3 users
  • 100 GB secure storage
  • 2 GB file upload limit
  • Mobile access
  • Desktop sync
  • File versioning
  • SSL and at-rest encryption
  • Two-factor authentication
  • User management
  • Standard business support
  • Box API access: 25k actions per month

Business – €12 user/month

  • All Starter features
  • Requires minimum 3 users
  • Unlimited storage
  • 5 GB file upload limit
  • Single Sign-On integration (SSO)
  • Advanced user and security reporting
  • Custom branding
  • Mobile security controls
  • Integrations with EMM providers
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Box API access: 50K actions per month

Enterprise – by quote

  • All Business features
  • Requires minimum 3 users
  • Full content visibility and management
  • Unlimited integrations, including DLP and eDiscovery integrations
  • Metadata
  • Workflow automation
  • Customised administrative user roles
  • Enhanced session and account management
  • Device trust
  • Watermarking
  • Optional: Box Zones
  • Box API access: 100k actions per month

User Satisfaction

We realize that when you make a decision to buy File Sharing Software it’s important not only to see how experts evaluate it in their reviews, but also to find out if the real people and companies that buy it are actually satisfied with the product. That’s why we’ve created our behavior-based Customer Satisfaction Algorithm™ that gathers customer reviews, comments and Box reviews across a wide range of social media sites. The data is then presented in an easy to digest form showing how many people had positive and negative experience with Box. With that information at hand you should be equipped to make an informed buying decision that you won’t regret.

POSITIVE SOCIAL MENTIONS

183

NEGATIVE SOCIAL MENTIONS

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Technical details

Devices Supported
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Web-based
  • Windows Mobile
Language Support
  • USA
  • UK
  • Canada
  • International
Pricing Model
  • Monthly payment
  • Quote-based
Customer Types
  • Small Business
  • Large Enterprises
  • Medium Business
Deployment
  • Cloud Hosted

What Support Does This Vendor Offer?

  • PHONE NO.
  • LIVE SUPPORT
  • TRAINING
  • TICKETS

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What are Box pricing details?

Box Pricing Plans:

Box offers three personal and enterprise pricing plans for users to choose from. Give the details a look, and select your plan:

Starter – €4/user/month

  • Up to 3 users
  • 100 GB secure storage
  • 2 GB file upload limit
  • Mobile access
  • Desktop sync
  • File versioning
  • SSL and at-rest encryption
  • Two-factor authentication
  • User management
  • Standard business support
  • Box API access: 25k actions per month

Business – €12 user/month

  • All Starter features
  • Requires minimum 3 users
  • Unlimited storage
  • 5 GB file upload limit
  • Single Sign-On integration (SSO)
  • Advanced user and security reporting
  • Custom branding
  • Mobile security controls
  • Integrations with EMM providers
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Box API access: 50K actions per month

Enterprise – by quote

  • All Business features
  • Requires minimum 3 users
  • Full content visibility and management
  • Unlimited integrations, including DLP and eDiscovery integrations
  • Metadata
  • Workflow automation
  • Customised administrative user roles
  • Enhanced session and account management
  • Device trust
  • Watermarking
  • Optional: Box Zones
  • Box API access: 100k actions per month

What integrations are available for Box?

Box integrates with more than 1,400 apps to help you work with your content from anywhere. You can seamlessly manage, access and share information across multiple solutions.

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The most favorable review

Jean A.

2 months ago


Pros:
Box has all the features that you may need in a storage and collaborative tool. File sharing has been made reliable as you not only can use it to share files internally but also externally with customers and clients. It saves files automatically in the system as soon as you create them. This means that you do not have to do it manually. It syncs well with all of your devices as long as they are connected to the system. It integrates well with other third party applications such that, you can upload a file or document from other applications or sites with ease. It has a mobile application which implies that you can save, share and edit files on the move.

Cons:
Even a great tool will have its limitations when it comes to functionality. Box is no exception when it comes to those limitations. Luckily, they are things you can deal with as the tool offers reliable services for companies and individuals to share and store file. Although it has a task manager, it is not that intuitive. It does not offer workflow capabilities and thus not that reliable. It would be better if the developers of the tool in their next upgrade to include workflow capabilities on the task manager aspect of Box. The user permission capability is selective and offers subjective ways through which you can control who accesses you files and documents.

The least favorable review

Rosie H.

2 months ago


Pros:
It is a great tool for my business. I am able to add who should access what file and keep the rest out. It offers an attractive user interface where the design is neat and clean which gives you a perfect view. It also syncs well with other applications to help you make the best use of its functionalities. For example, it integrates well with Office Suite which is a plus on my part whenever I want to create and upload a document in Box. This means that as soon as I create a document it can be automatically saved in the system which is great.

Cons:
It lacks some critical functionality that you would find in applications such as Google Drive. For example, it does not offer real time editing for all the collaborators which is a crucial thing to have. This means that you can edit a file in real time while it is updated automatically with other collaborators to see. With Google Drive, this capability is available which makes me prefer the latter instead of Box. It would be nice if the live edit capability was introduced to make this tool complete and competitive with other similar tools. Apart from that, the task and notes function are not that intuitive which makes them difficult to use.

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It is a great tool for my business. I am able to add who should access what file and keep the rest out. It offers an attractive user interface where the design is neat...



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Box has all the features that you may need in a storage and collaborative tool. File sharing has been made reliable as you not only can use it to share files internally...



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It helps to make our work easier. When it comes to collaborating with other people on the same platform including clients, Box makes everything work in our favor. It...



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Box makes everything look simple. It integrates well with Office Suite which means that you will be able to


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It has multiple versions to it where you can launch the file storage and sharing solution. You can decide to use the mobile application on your smartphone, or the desktop...



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It makes everything from sharing to the storage of documents and files easy. You can collaborate with anyone on a single or multiple files regardless of where they are....



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It is a reliable tool when it comes to sharing and storage of files. It provides a great alternative to Google Drive and Dropbox. However, we have since switched to...



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