Box Vs SmartFile (May 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 01, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Box or SmartFile?

SmartFile is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Box, SmartFile is rated with the same score (92/100) as Box (92/100). Box offers more features (8) to their users than SmartFile (0). There is a clear winner in this case and it is Box!

Looking for the right Document Management solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Box.net compares with SmartFile ?

Box.net: Box.net is the maker of Box software that lets you store all of your content online, so you can access, manage and share it from anywhere. Integrate Box with Google Apps and Salesforce and access Box on mobile devices

SmartFile : Headquartered in Indianapolis, SmartFile is made up of a team of tech enthusiasts that are passionate about innovation and customer experience. Two serial entrepreneurs, John Hurley and Ben Timby, founded SmartFile in 2009. Their idea was to create a simple web-based FTP product, and in the fall of that year, SmartFile was released for public co...

Who's more expensive? Box or SmartFile?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Document Management software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Box and SmartFile.

Box price starts at $5 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Box is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Document Management software. SmartFile price starts at $10 per user/month , when comparing SmartFile to their competitors, the software is rated 6 - similar to the average Document Management software cost.

Bottom line:SmartFile is more expensive than Box.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Box Vs. SmartFile based on some of the most important and required Document Management features. Box: Basic Reports, Data Import/Export, Online Customer Support, Version Control, Document Indexing, User Access Controls, Content Management, Backup. SmartFile: We are still working to collect the list of features for SmartFile.

Target customer size

Customers of the software include small and medium businesses as well as large enterprises. The software is a viable solution for businesses of all sizes.

Box

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $5 per user/month

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 manageme...

Categories: Construction, Construction Apps, Electrician Apps, Heavy Construction.

SmartFile

ITQlick rating
(4.9/5)

starts at $10 per user/month

SmartFile is a file sharing and FTP hosting solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers such services as file archiving and retention, compliance management, indexing, searching, and others. The sof...

Categories: Document Management, File Sharing.

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Box Specifications

ITQlick Score: 92/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: Document Management -> Box
Company: Box.net
Pricing: starts at $5 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Box review, Box pricing, Box alternatives

Compare features

Box: 8 Features

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

SmartFile: 0 Features

We are working to collect the information
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), 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)
Functionality score
Software review
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Box
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$5 per user/month
Functionality
26
Review
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SmartFile
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
6.4/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
3
Scan123
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$349 per month
Functionality
3
iAnnotate
ITQlick rating
3.2/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5.2/10
License pricing
$10 per license
Functionality
3
GoFileRoom
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5.8/10
License pricing
$3,950 per user/year
Functionality
27
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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.