Who Uses Box?

Any type of business that need secure, scalable content-sharing, and collaboration in the cloud.

What Is Box?

Box works in any browser and allows you to easily store and manage all your content online. It also lets you share files instantly and access documents from anywhere. No matter what device you choose, get fast, easy access to documents, project plans, presentations and videos. Always have the latest pitch for your customers, on or offline. Box makes it easy for administrators to maintain a central view of all content and users in their account through a powerful admin console.

Box Details

Box

http://www.box.com

Founded 2005

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Box pricing overview

Box has a free version and offers a free trial. Box paid version starts at US$5,00/month.


Starting Price

US$5,00/month

Pricing Details

Pricing starts at $5/user/month for the Starter Plan

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Box deployment and support

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Online

Deployment

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Box Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Backup
  • Data Migration
  • Data Synchronization
  • Encryption
  • File Sharing
  • Version Control

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  • Calendar Management
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  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing

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  • Audio Content
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • E-forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Text Editor
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • Website Management

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  • Metadata Management
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  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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  • Workflow Management

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Box Reviews

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Overall rating

4,3/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,4
Customer Service 4,2
Features 4,3
Value for Money 4,3

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Phoebe T.
Tutor/Researcher
E-Learning, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/04/06

"Great for Team Accessibility"

Comments: Box is user-friendly which has allowed my team and I to overcome problems of needless time consumption. Research projects take up a lot of time because of the amount of data that needs to be uploaded and analyzed. However, Box has enabled my team to effectively work together and independently while maintaining the ethical guidelines of research.

Pros: As a tutor and a researcher, I love being able to upload videos of lesson plans and lectures so that my team and those I am working for are able to look back on what I said. Another thing I love about Box is how you can share multiple files with anyone you want and you are able to view who has downloaded something to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Box is especially useful for big groups of people. Everything is extremely accessible and easy to learn how to use. I recommend Box to my colleagues in research who want a safe way of maintaining confidentiality in research projects.

Cons: I do not have any problems with Box so far and I have been using Box for most of my college experience. I have used it for research, tutoring, and collaboration projects.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/04/06
Michael W.
President
Publishing, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/02/27

"Can't imagine running our business without Box"

Comments: We used Dropbox for a number of years, and we found it very "fragile". Without good access to different levels of security for our team, we would often find files deleted or overwritten by inexperienced employees. Once, an employee using Dropbox's desktop app accidentally deleted our entire list of files and Dropbox had to restore (taking several days). That was the straw that broke the camel's back, so we switched to Box and haven't looked back. It's secure, solid, excellent uptime, and does everything we need and more. Our company stores mission-critical contracts, source files, and other material, and it's locked down only to the appropriate users. We have nearly 7 TB of files from our company's history stored with Box and I sleep great at night knowing they're safe and secure.

Pros: The access levels for intra-company sharing are very granular, allowing us the ability to protect privileged information,

Cons: It's hard to be critical of this tool. Some of the features we never use (notes, for example) seem a little clunky, but I understand they're improving. Those are all secondary, however. The main product itself is unbeatable.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/02/27
Timothy B.
VP
Environmental Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/07/30

"Customers not important to box"

Comments: Discontinuing service. See above.

Pros: Unlimitedspace. With no extra charge. Multiple file types supported

Cons: We had requested flexibility on our licenses since our staff increases and reduces between 90-100 people. Our admin accidentally added licenses before removing some leavers resulting in an accidental increase in the licenses. Box would not reduce the number by 3 licenses even though this was a clear mistake. They tried to make us pay for the remaining period of our 3 year contract. This resulted in a waste of several thousand dollars when we were in cost reduction mode. Canceling. There are many equivalent services with better customer support and lower pricing.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/07/30
Verified Reviewer
Director
Translation & Localization, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/01/12

"Good Free Version but expensive Business options"

Comments: Storing documents in the cloud as a back-up solution, sharing documents with collaborators and clients.

Pros: Uploads and downloads are fast, sharing files or folders is easy, as an editor or viewer, and it is easy to use.

Cons: The Business options are expensive for small businesses since they require you to purchase multiple licenses, not only one. If you get the Individual license you are not GDPR compliant, thus it turns out to be expensive for SMEs.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/01/12
Connie S.
Paralegal
Medical Devices, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/11/29

"BOX"

Comments: Overall its a much better platform I feel for sharing then Sharepoint.

Pros: BOX is great for sharing information and large files, creating backup of information on to a network. It can mirror working off your harddrive where team members can then have access to the information.

Cons: Modifying file names or moving files around could be improved upon to be made even easier when sharing with organizing files.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/11/29