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Vendor: Box
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Box Pros review quotes

RN
Dec 21, 2020
We've never had a penetration. We've never had a security issue that their support didn't solve. We love their audit trail. We can know exactly when a collaborator opens. We love how you can define a collaborator.
GA
Apr 4, 2024
The sharing feature, with its various permission settings, such as viewing or uploading, is convenient and helpful.
JL
Jul 19, 2022
It is a very user-friendly product.
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MW
Jan 5, 2021
Governance and ease of use are why I think a lot of people like Box, including ourselves. Basically, we're concerned about what information is being sent to Box, so we use a lot of the Box governance features to make sure that what is being sent to Box is appropriate. If it is not appropriate, it is not allowed to be sent. It is also pretty easy to use. It is the easiest to use for customers and for technologists.
MG
Jun 18, 2022
Box is extremely stable, they have not been hacked or lost any data in the past seventeen years. I am very impressed with it.
it_user367332 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 25, 2017
Using Box for cloud storage allows us to focus on the service and maintaining infrastructure.
MK
Jan 7, 2020
The application is very light in terms of uploading and downloading files.
it_user127716 - PeerSpot reviewer
May 22, 2017
File sharing with collaborators not on the same domain with offline access from multiple devices: I work on many projects that are multi-organizational, such as with customers, suppliers, or acquisitions.
it_user370806 - PeerSpot reviewer
May 29, 2017
Office Integration. The full integration into the Microsoft Office products is just perfect.
it_user508413 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 7, 2016
The ability to collaborate around data anywhere, anytime is the most powerful features of Box.
 

Box Cons review quotes

RN
Dec 21, 2020
I recommend doing the trial first, because it's not cheap ware. It's not overly expensive, but it's not cheap ware, and enterprise has a minimum number of users.
JL
Jul 19, 2022
They could integrate better with other platforms.
MW
Jan 5, 2021
I haven't really come across a case where we're not able to use it for what it is, so I don't really have anything holding us up or any customers holding us up at this point that I know of. There are always some limitations, but as a technologist, I just live with them, and there is always room for improvement, but I don't have anything quantifiable.
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MG
Jun 18, 2022
One thing that Box would benefit from is a records management component.
it_user367332 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 25, 2017
Improvements in speed - Box's high level of security impacts performance, especially when compared with other similar services.
MK
Jan 7, 2020
Better integration with other solutions is needed.
it_user127716 - PeerSpot reviewer
May 22, 2017
Tasks and comments could be easier to see, report, search, and manage.
it_user370806 - PeerSpot reviewer
May 29, 2017
Data privacy, regarding where to store your data: Offering several transparent(!) options (where to store my data and whether to sync back or not and where to sync) regarding the local law situations (USA, EU, Switzerland!) would increase the credibility of a US based company (after NSA ‘snooping’).
it_user508413 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 7, 2016
Like all cloud platforms, there are always areas of improvement around sync to local devices.
VC
Oct 23, 2020
The UI should be faster. Sometimes it lags when switching between documents.