We performed a comparison between Box and Dropbox based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Cloud Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"You can upload your bin, upload your files quickly, and download your files quickly. It provides a lot of other alternatives."
"Box is very user-friendly; more so than SharePoint."
"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."
"Box is extremely stable, they have not been hacked or lost any data in the past seventeen years. I am very impressed with it."
"Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities."
"It is really easy to load files to and from this solution."
"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."
"The solution is scalable."
"I can use the cloud version for storage and easy retrieval."
"We haven't had any issues at all with the solution."
"The solution is easy to use."
"It is the best solution in terms of space, file sharing, and live editing. I can share and edit files with multiple users."
"Dropbox is easy to set up as it doesn't require any installation, just a download."
"The performance has been good."
"We don't really use the collaboration features because we have only a small organization. Dropbox is valuable having the hard drive space available, and the access to be able to upload and access the content."
"What I like most about Dropbox is that it's very, very easy to use. It's also easy to share files through it."
"With OneDrive, you can continuously save your files over a Box folder. That is something I wish we could have."
"If there was a plugin that added some sort of toolbar in Office, that would be great."
"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."
"They could integrate better with other platforms."
"The search features and role permissions are not very user friendly. It only searches the first few pages of a document, which is quite a problem."
"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."
"The room for improvement is in the area of integrations. They need to establish more integrations, especially with Office 365 and Outlook."
"One thing that Box would benefit from is a records management component."
"The search could be made more intuitive."
"The price for storage space is a little expensive."
"The solution lacks sufficient storage capabilities."
"There could be better integration with other solutions, such as Microsoft Office 365 for more collaboration. At the present time, it is more focused on its own internal systems."
"We are moving to Microsoft Teams. Instead of Dropbox, we will be using Microsoft Teams that has the advantage of saving the versions. It supports file versioning so that you can always go back to the previous version if you want to. If somebody has made a change in one of the files and you don't know what changes have been made, you can always go back to the previous version. This feature led us to migrate to Microsoft Teams. With Dropbox, there is no option for simultaneous work. This feature is there in Google Files. In Microsoft Teams, you can invite team members to collaborate. That is the reason why I prefer Microsoft Teams over Dropbox. It should also have more integration with other solutions."
"Dropbox could improve by increasing its storage."
"Dropbox can improve by enhancing the capacity of storage in the free version."
"The solution could improve by being more secure and having more storage."
Dropbox provides cloud-based file syncing, sharing, and storage. It specializes in helping large-scale businesses stay organized and productive while protecting the integrity of sensitive information with enterprise-level security. Dropbox is a valuable solution for businesses looking to simplify communication, safeguard information, and improve collaboration. Dropbox's platform provides a user-friendly, real-time sharing and storage solution for large businesses. The company's enterprise-level service plan includes 256-bit AES and SSL encryption, an optional two-step verification process, and optional mobile passcodes, which provide tight security to protect sensitive information. Dropbox uniquely offers a remote wipe feature, which allows businesses to keep data safe when an employee leaves the company or a computer is lost. Dropbox stands out from the competition by offering businesses expanded storage, unlimited file recovery and versioning, and control over sharing permissions. Additionally, Dropbox provides businesses with team management solutions, including device and location tracking, login tracking, detailed user management options for administrators, and centralized billing. Collaboration between team members is further simplified with the addition of various Dropbox apps that allow advanced functionality such as document editing, CRM, and e-signatures. Dropbox has become one of the most popular business tools, entrusted by 97 percent of all Fortune 500 companies. Before implementing Dropbox, global apparel merchandiser BCBGMAXAZRIA was struggling to structure communication and increase company-wide efficiency, which resulted in the need for increased staff hours and expenses. Since choosing Dropbox as its cloud-based sharing and storage solution, BCBGMAXAZRIA has been able to restructure its file sharing and collaboration streams in every department. As a result, BCBGMAXAZRIA is able to boost efficiency, reduce expenses, and protect its information throughout all 550 locations. Review more of the top Cloud Storage Solutions with our SmartAdvisor.
Box is ranked 5th in Cloud Storage with 11 reviews while Dropbox is ranked 6th in Cloud Storage with 47 reviews. Box is rated 8.4, while Dropbox is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Box writes "Easily collaborate and share information with this feature rich solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dropbox writes "A simple and accessible solution, with an easy setup, scalability and overall good stability". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Citrix ShareFile, Office 365 and IBM FileNet, whereas Dropbox is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Citrix ShareFile, Amazon WorkDocs and Office 365. See our Box vs. Dropbox report.
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