Box Software


 

Box is a web-based software system created for storing and sharing content online. It serves individuals, small and midsize businesses as well as large enterprises.

It offers solutions for industries such as advertising, construction, consumer packaged goods, education, energy, financial services, government, health care, high-tech and others.

Box offers features based on individual and business needs. For individuals, it offers online storage, file syncing, mobile access, online collaboration and the ability to send files fast. For businesses, apart from providing the features of individuals, it also enables users to create content simultaneously.

Files can be synced between the Box website and the user’s computer. Box documents can also be edited and shared from within applications such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs. With Box for Outlook, files can also be shared as email attachments.

Box provides an admin console to manage all files centrally by setting up individual permissions. Reports on user activity can be generated in Box through a reporting API and business intelligence tools.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

653 Reviews of Box

 
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from Forever Found
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Box won me over

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My organization used a similar software for years, but it's features weren't meeting all of our needs. After much research, and finding out that Box offers a fantastic discount for nonprofits, we decided to test it out. It has surpassed my expectations and allowed us to streamline our content management and share with our overseas partners.

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User friendly
You can create documents within the software
Great discounts for nonprofits

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from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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Box is great for saving a large quantity of files that need to be access by multiple users.

 
 

from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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We use box for document management, specifically marketing related content. Very easy to navigate, use, and share information!

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If collateral changes frequently, Box is a great way to make updates and ensure the most current document is available!

 
 

from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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Box is great tool for storing content online. You can access, manage, and share it! AND it can be integrated with other applications.

 
 

from Skanska
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

Document Power House

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Box is a great program if you have a large team and need to share and store files of any size. Box has a feature called Box Sync which allows you to access the documents and files from your file folder on your computer/laptop. Box also has a mobile app which allows you to access files on the go which is great especially if you're always on the go. Box has been great for organizing our company files as well as collaborating together on the same file. This is why I give it 5 Stars.

 
 

from Mary's Home
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Box works for small non-profits!

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Box has been super helpful and easy to use for our start-up non profit.

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Everyone can access the documents from remote locations. Easy to use.

Cons

If two people are working on the same document (Excel, Word, etc.) if you are not saving changes immediately after each change, it will not allow you to save your work.

 
 

from GEAR Management Group, LLC.
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Box for document management

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The product is very user friendly and intuitive. It takes very little training to understand the functionality of the system. One of the great features is how mobile friendly it is. I can upload documents and notify team members from my cell phone.

Pros

Ease of use, functionality, mobile friendly

Cons

Cannot have multiple accounts assigned to the same email address.

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The system is very user friendly and an asset for a small company or team that requires effective document management.

 
 

from Superkengaming
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Great for Large Companies!

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With unlimited Data and security options, this is a great tool for large companies and corporations to send files in a secure manner.
Also great for single person use as this option is free.

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Google Docs integration allows simultaneous editing.

Cons

Free option doesn't allow much storage.

 
 

from usf health
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Efficient & User Friendly!

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I find box super easy and user friendly. Its features are intuitive which allows quick and simple use for my vacation rental business!

 
 

from IXN Tech
Specialty: Financial services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I work for a startup, so the most people we have in each "box" is just a few. The bigger you get, you would probably want to have a more all-inclusive CRM type system.

Pros

Great for startups without a ton of data. It's very easy to collaborate and share data quickly, even if you're on opposite ends of the world.

Cons

This may not be the greatest tool for large organizations. The bigger a company gets, the more data it produces. If there is more data, there are many types of data. This may get confusing and overwhelming in box.

 
 

from The James Irvine Foundation
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Box is a great cloud storage management tool

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Box is a secure cloud tool that enables file/folder creation, sharing and collaboration, while offering an array of useful functionality such as storing of file and folder paths, access controls on files and folders and integration with other software such as Smartsheet, Netsuite and Docusign

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- Administrators can secure files and folders
- Easy to share and manage content
- Easy to integrate with other tools

Cons

- Box UI doesn't make the most use of white space
- Tagging feature will no longer be available

 
 

from Sales
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Easy for beginners

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It's great for beginners, and if file sharing is all you need it for, then it's the best. Could use more storage space, but not a deal breaker.

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Super easy, simple to use

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Limited storage space

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Definitely worth getting, it's so fast and easy.

 
 

from Infusionsoft
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

Love it!

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It was the best! I've been very satisfied. I don't know what I did before!

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It's cost effective

Cons

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from Granger medical
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Good tool, easy to use

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Reliable, I pretty easy to use. I would recommend to other managers

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Easy to use, fast

Cons

Not a fan of the color scheme but that is just an opinion

 
 

from Ancestry.com
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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I was recommended this from a family member! I love that I can use it with Google apps and Office! So many things are one or the other.

Pros

Being able to edit documents in real time to share with others.
Being able to sync my comp and phone.
Capturing stuff straight from my phone to Box.

Cons

Not many people have heard of it so I have to get them to use it first and then the sharing can begin!

Advice to Others

Definitely give it a try. It's better and more reliable than Dropbox and has a free trial. Make sure to integrate it with your apps to see what it can really do.

 
 

from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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I have used Box for several years now and have found it a great way to store and catalog internal and client-facing documents in one central location.

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I love having the ability to create both simple and complex folder structures to store my documentation. Box is also great because it allows multiple employees to access documents from one central location with ease.

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Folder structures can become a bit confusing and complex when there are too many.

 
 

from Rosetta Stone Ltd.
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Super Easy to Use

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I've used Box for multiple projects, and really like how easy it is to use. I don't feel like there are HUGE volumes of features, which makes operation easier.

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Very simple, clean efficient. Has everything I need, nothing I don't.

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There may be features I'm unfamiliar or unaware of, but (see review) this may actually streamline my experience, which I like.

 
 

from Prodynamix
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Box good but not good enough

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Box is a wonderful product. The only problem with this software is that it is so overshadowed by Dropbox. Box actually has more functionality, however so few people use the product b

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This product is wonderful. It has seem less interaction with Microsoft products and it integrates with many other products as well. It is easy to use and works on almost every platform.

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This product is virtually unknown. In fact if you mention to almost anyone that you are using Box inevitably they correct you say that you must mean "Dropbox". At this point you have to explain, for the 100 time, that there is another product named Box, and that you are using it instead of the competition, Dropbox

 
 

from DTV
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

Works just like Dropbox, but with more free space

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I discovered this service much later after I started using Dropbox and found it a good complement because now I keep some files in one service and other files in the other, taking advantage of the free storage while it lasts (most companies start with free and then end that or make it a lot less appealing). As a Mac user I already have space in iCloud too, so the appeal of these services is specifically related to the ability of sharing folders with others.

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Simple interface, easy to use and very reliable in keeping it all synchronized

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In regard to the ability of sharing folders, I feel that Dropbox is better than BOX and the new integration with the Mac OS makes it a lot more appealing than BOX.

 
 

from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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We use a few different content management systems and one of those being Box. I like Box because it is easy to navigate, share internally/externally, and organize files. We share it with multiple departments which makes it a nice central place to house things.

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Easy navigation
Holds a lot of content
Ability to search and organize files
Easy sharing capabilities

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I have had a few issues with trying to share files outside of our internal network.
I wish the organization would go a little deeper.

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This is a great tool to large amounts of content and to roll out company wide. I use this tool on a daily basis.