Box - Top Competitors (Mar 2022)

Box Review
ITQlick Score: 92/100
ITQlick Rating:
(4.3/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: Document Management -> Box review -> Box competitors
Ranking:Ranked 3 out of 423 Document Management systems
Company: Box.net
Pricing: starts at $15 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Box review, Box alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 11, 2022

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Box VS Alternatives in 2022

Box completes with other document management systems like Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, and Citrix ShareFile. We will compare these document management systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Box offers features like Frictionless security, Seamless collaboration, Simplified workflow, Best-of-breed app integrations, etc. When compared to its alternatives, Dropbox offers features like Store and sync, Share, Stay secure (available in Box), Collaborate (available in Box), Streamline remote work, Keep your family organized, Send and track documents, etc. Microsoft OneDrive for Business offers features like Anywhere access, Seamless collaboration (available in Box and Dropbox), Untethered mobility, Controls for security (available in Box and Dropbox), etc. Citrix ShareFile offers features like Streamline collaboration (available in all alternatives), integrations (available in Box), Legally Binding E-Signatures, Custom Client Portal, etc.
  • Customers/Industries: Box renders its services to target industries like Financial Services, Government, Nonprofit, Education, Professional Services, etc. Examples of customers using Box are Broadcom, Morgan Stanley, AstraZeneca, Fico, Intuit, JLL, The International Rescue Committee, Farmers Insurance, etc. Dropbox renders its services to target industries like Education, Media, Construction, Retail, and Technology. Dropbox has customers like Intersport, Wellcom, Adco, Nearmap, etc. Microsoft OneDrive for Business is used by over 85 percent of the Fortune 500. OneDrive has customers like Textron, Chevron, Accenture, DBS, etc. Citrix ShareFile renders its services to target industries like Accounting, Legal, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Architecture, Manufacturing, Construction, Real Estate, Engineering, etc. ShareFile has customers like AKQURACY marketing and communications, Virginia Commonwealth University, NorthGauge Healthcare Advisors, etc.
  • Cost: According to ITQlick expert cost research, Box is cost-rated at 1/5. This means it is low-cost document management software. The rating system considers this software rated 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as high cost. Box starts at $15 per user per month on annual billing and $20 monthly. Dropbox starts at $12.50 per user per month on annually billing and $15 monthly. Microsoft OneDrive for Business starts at $5 per user per month. Citrix ShareFile starts at $50 per month on annual billing and $55 monthly.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Box and all its alternatives are cloud-based.
  • Popularity: Box is publicly traded on the NYSE under the BOX symbol, and it powers more than 87,000 businesses globally. Dropbox is also publicly traded on the Nasdaq under the DBX symbol. Dropbox is trusted by over 600 million users and 500,000 teams. ShareFile is a subsidiary of Citrix, which is publicly traded on the Nasdaq under the CTXS symbol with over 65,000 companies.
  • Scalability: Box can accommodate every industry and business size, from SMBs to global enterprises. Dropbox Business and Microsoft OneDrive can also accommodate companies of all sizes.
  • Support: Box offers support channels like FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live Rep), and Chat. Dropbox and Citrix ShareFile offer all support channels of Box, including Phone Support and Email/Help Desk, which are unavailable in Box.

Box alternatives - for small & large Business

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Box that are worth checking out: Scan123 for SMBs, SmartFile for large size business, eFileCabinet for growing companies, and Dokmee for low budget organizations.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Box
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$15 per user/month
Functionality
26
Review
Best for SMBs
Scan123
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$349 per month
Functionality
3
Best for Enterprise
SmartFile
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
6.4/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
3
Growing
eFileCabinet
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$15 per user/month
Functionality
9
Free version
Dokmee
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
84/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$15 per month
Functionality
17
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