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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Box
Ranking in Content Collaboration Platforms
2nd
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
39
Ranking in other categories
Enterprise Content Management (4th), Cloud Storage (9th), Digital Asset Management (2nd), Document Management Software (1st)
Egnyte
Ranking in Content Collaboration Platforms
12th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
6
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Content Collaboration Platforms category, the mindshare of Box is 12.0%, up from 8.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Egnyte is 6.7%, up from 2.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Content Collaboration Platforms
Unique Categories:
Enterprise Content Management
3.7%
Cloud Storage
15.0%
No other categories found
 

Featured Reviews

PG
Jul 17, 2023
A stable and inexpensive solution that can be used to share files with external clients securely
Box is a very secure means to share files with external clients Box has improved our collaboration with our clients. We do not necessarily have to give them frequent updates because they can find it themselves. The most valuable feature of Box is security. Working on documents in real-time is…
DW
Sep 13, 2022
User-friendly with good performance and lots of bells and whistles
It's our main file share solution It's way better than the DFS file sharing we were using previously, which was on-premises and taking up storage space. It's probably around the same price as competitors, however, overall, I would say from what we've seen, it works a hell of a lot better. The…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"You can upload your bin, upload your files quickly, and download your files quickly. It provides a lot of other alternatives."
"The system's performance is impressive, and file sharing is notably straightforward."
"The ability to collaborate around data anywhere, anytime is the most powerful features of Box."
"The collaboration of the solution is good."
"Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities."
"I like the ease of use."
"The sharing feature, with its various permission settings, such as viewing or uploading, is convenient and helpful."
"The solution is used for data storage and any kind of visualization."
"It is scalable and stable."
"Egnyte Connect is a great application to save files."
"It's easy to move files around, even to, for example, SharePoint."
"It provides a way to granularly choose which folders from the internet you want to sync to your computer. It is really useful for people who are working on teams that are working with files that are frequently changing. You can go in and pretty clearly see what changes have been made. It gives you a constant feed."
"From a small firm perspective, Egnyte Connect is simple, it is easy to get users up and running the same day, and I have nothing negative to say about the software. I can't speak to how Egnyte Connect would operate in a midsize company or even a large Fortune 500 company, but, from our perspective as a small business, it is fantastic."
"You can really do a lot of cool things with it in terms of being able to co-author and share documents with users that are not in your organization."
"It is a good storage solution."
 

Cons

"The room for improvement is in the area of integrations. They need to establish more integrations, especially with Office 365 and Outlook."
"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."
"If there was a plugin that added some sort of toolbar in Office, that would be great."
"In future releases, there could be encryption, to have better security."
"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."
"If you want to delete something in Box, you have to do it manually, one by one. That was my recent experience. They might have a bulk delete, but I could not find that option. If you want to delete something, you have to go to each and every file and delete it."
"Tasks and comments could be easier to see, report, search, and manage."
"With OneDrive, you can continuously save your files over a Box folder. That is something I wish we could have."
"Before, when we were starting to use Egnyte, we were struggling with a lot of bugs with Egnyte desktop sync."
"As of right now, I have everything that I and my team need."
"You cannot delete a file when you have uploaded it in error."
"The issue of my authorization token expiring pretty quickly was pretty annoying. On pretty much every update, it would expire on every computer. On every computer update, at the first opportunity, it would expire. When my computer got updated or the authorization got cut, my saved drives would get messed up. So, I had to reconnect them all. I was never able to set up a useful drive system with my local computer with Egnyte Connect. It would be a big improvement if there was a cached system so that when it loses connection, it can still save what kind of connections were set up, and when it reconnects, it repopulates all those. I don't know if that's even possible, but that's the feature I'd want."
"It would be nice to see an integration of using an active directory to validate and authenticate users on our end as well as on the client user's end."
"If this solution had a better ability to search, that would be helpful. In addition, if there was an ability to collaborate, that would also be a benefit. At present, the vision control is had because if someone gets out of it, it locks. And, whoever saves last overrides everyone's work."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I believe Box is cheaper than SharePoint."
"There's a free version that allows you to use it with almost full-feature access. Even in the free version, it gives you all you need."
"Box's pricing is excellent."
"They are very price competitive when pushed. Initially, they come out with a standard list price, but they are willing to be very competitive. The Box price was pretty much equal to or lower than the Citrix price, and Box has more features."
"My organization pays for the license."
"The pricing may seem steep at first, but delve into the features and you'll soon realize it is incredible value for what you get."
"It is expensive per head, as you need the enterprise license to get full security and tools. So negotiate a discount!"
"Better sign a full year's contract to get a discount."
"I do not have experience with the pricing of this solution."
"As far as I understand, licenses are associated with the Egnyte platform. There aren't any licenses associated with Egnyte Connect."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
50%
Computer Software Company
7%
Financial Services Firm
5%
Manufacturing Company
4%
Educational Organization
65%
Computer Software Company
6%
Legal Firm
3%
Retailer
3%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Box?
The solution is used for data storage and any kind of visualization.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Box?
The solution is expensive when it comes to API calls.
What needs improvement with Box?
One drawback is its permissions system, which has caused issues prompting our transition to SharePoint. The reporting functionality could be improved; currently, they utilize Excel for reporting pu...
What do you like most about Egnyte Connect?
It provides a way to granularly choose which folders from the internet you want to sync to your computer. It is really useful for people who are working on teams that are working with files that ar...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Egnyte Connect?
As far as I understand, licenses are associated with the Egnyte platform. There aren't any licenses associated with Egnyte Connect.
What needs improvement with Egnyte Connect?
It would be nice to see an integration of using an active directory to validate and authenticate users on our end as well as on the client user's end.
 

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Sample Customers

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M&C Saatchi, FMC Technologies, Learfield Communications Inc., Aerohive Networks, Devcon, Semperian, Balfour Beatty Construction, Red Bull
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