Box Review - why 4.3 stars?

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 14, 2020

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What is Box?

Main category: Document Management

Box is a cloud-based file-sharing, collaboration, and storage solution designed for companies of all sizes and used across multiple industry verticals. The primary features of Box include digital asset management, document management, file sharing, and content management and more. With the cloud content management, the user can secure, manage, and share in one place for all the internal and external collaboration and processes.

The platform also enables the user to automates the collaboration and customize processes and experiences. Data governance feature helps secure the digital content. With the box key safe, the user can manage the encryption keys.

Digital asset management helps the user in workflow management, reporting & analytics, and version control. Box software integrates with several third-party apps including Adobe, Microsoft Office 365 and Google apps for work and more.

Box rating -

The rating of Box is 4.3 stars out of 5 and the total score is 92 out of 100. The rating and score are based on ITQlick expert review. We publish unbiased reviews, learn more in our score and rating methodology page

Typical Customers

Customers of the software include small and medium businesses as well as large enterprises. Major industries where the software can be used include healthcare and life sciences, media and entertainment, financial services, retail and wholesale, advertisement and marketing, and others. Some notable clients of the software include Grey Group, Schneider Electric, and P&G etc.

Features

The software offers secure online storage of files with as much as 10GB of free storage space. Files can be synchronized with desktop and can be viewed and accessed from anywhere. Online storage also provides for easier sharing of files regardless of their size. Users can also be invited to upload, download, and edit files with custom permissions.

Other than sharing of files through simple upload, Box also offers sharing file links via email and sharing of entire folders. Support is offered for all major file and document formats. The software also offers SSL encryption, file embedding on website, and mobile support.

Competitors & Alternatives

The two main competitors of Box include eFileCabinet and Third Light. Both eFileCabinet and Box are cloud-based content management solution designed for businesses of all sizes and serves a wide range of industries. Box is a product of Box which was founded in 2005 and based in the United States and comparison eFileCabinet is a product of eFileCabinet which was founded in 2001 and based in the United States.

eFileCabinet offers support online and during the business hours and in contrary Box offers support online and via a 24/7 live rep. Both Box and eFileCabinet offer training via documentation, webinars, live online and in-person.

Third Light is cloud-based content and digital asset management software designed for businesses of all sizes just like Box. Box is a product of Box which was founded in 2005 and based in the United States and on the other hand Third Light is a product of Third Light which was founded in 2002 and based in the United Kingdom.

Third Light offer support online and during the business hours and in contrary Box offers support online and via a 24/7 live rep. Both Box and Third Light offers training via documentation, webinars, live online and in-person. . The full list of competitors can be found here.

Box Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $5 per user/month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Box

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Is it the right software for you?

Box is ideal for businesses of all sizes ranging from small, midsize to large enterprises. It serves companies in a wide range of industries including financial services, professional services, construction, healthcare, retail, life sciences, media & entertainment, education, Government, and Non-profit. The solution serves a different line of business and departments’ including human resource, sales, legal, engineering, and marketing.

Box Categories

Construction
Construction Apps
Electrician Apps
Heavy Construction
Home Builder
Roofing Contractor
Content Management
Team Collaboration
Web Collaboration
File Storage
Project Management
Issue Management

Box specifications

ITQlick Score: 92/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Company: Box.net
Address: Los Altos, CA
Pricing: Starting from $5 per user/month
Typical customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

Box Features

Basic Reports
Data Import/Export
Online Customer Support
Version Control
Document Indexing
User Access Controls
Content Management
Backup

Box Vs. Alternatives

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.