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Pros
"Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities.""The collaboration of the solution is good.""Box is very user-friendly; more so than SharePoint.""It is really easy to load files to and from this solution.""You can upload your bin, upload your files quickly, and download your files quickly. It provides a lot of other alternatives.""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.""It is a very user-friendly product.""I like the ease of use."

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"We like how the solution allows us to have retention of records and workflows, as well as its fire plan."

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Cons
"With OneDrive, you can continuously save your files over a Box folder. That is something I wish we could have.""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.""They could integrate better with other platforms.""One thing that Box would benefit from is a records management component.""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.""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.""The UI should be faster. Sometimes it lags when switching between documents.""I don't like the low level of role-based security it provides – it's very cumbersome, and the support is ordinary at times."

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"The ease of use should be addressed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I believe Box is cheaper than SharePoint."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "We are using the free version of the solution. There is a free version and monthly and yearly subscriptions available."
  • "Box needs to improve with their pricing in terms of licensing costs."
  • "My organization pays for the license."
  • "The more you dig, the deeper the level of tools, and the more expensive it becomes."
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  • "The fees incurred are for the licensing and maintenance."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is a very user-friendly product.
    Top Answer:I don't have any information in regards to licensing.
    Top Answer:What I get from some of the feedback is they're not sure about the versioning and the downloading, how you download it, and make sure the changes are reflected back in Box. That's more of a training… more »
    Top Answer:We like how the solution allows us to have retention of records and workflows, as well as its fire plan.
    Top Answer:I would prefer not to address the frequency of our licensing requirements. The fees incurred are for the licensing and maintenance.
    Top Answer:The ease of use should be addressed. If one is skillful then this will not present a problem, but a person who is not will be forced to struggle. Mobility, as it relates to the ability to have access… more »
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    8.4
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    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
    7.0
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    Also Known As
    HPE Records Manager, HPE Content Manager
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    Overview
    Box is a Modern Content Management Platform for companies of all sizes and industries. The difference that Box brings is that it offers the security and controls admins need with the sharing and collaboration capabilities end users want. Since 2005, Box has made it easier for people to securely share ideas, collaborate and get work done faster. Today, more than 43 million users and 62,000 businesses--including 59% of the Fortune 500--trust Box to manage content in the cloud. The Box platform provides HIPAA, FINRA, FedRAMP, and many other compliances to go with granular access permissions and advanced security capabilities. By using Box you can sync, share, and collaborate on all types of files, anywhere, on any device - but that's just the beginning. You can choose where to store your data, to manage your own encryption keys, and set workflows to automate content-based processes. You can also assign custom metadata tags to content, watermark sensitive content, and set file retention or legal hold policies. Box has deep, native integrations with Microsoft Office and Outlook, Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, Netsuite, Docusign, Adobe, and many other best-of-breed solutions you may already be using.

    Micro Focus Content Manager, formerly Records Manager, is a governance-based enterprise content management system designed to help government agencies, regulated industries and global organizations manage their business content from creation to disposal. Regardless of how you create and collaborate on your content, Content Manager gives you the ability to leverage accurate, contextual, and complete information throughout its lifecycle. Managing your content in this way helps you significantly improve services to your customers, business decisions and insight for future strategy.

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    Sample Customers
    GE, Toyota, P&G, Caterpillar, Flex, Schneider Electric, Sally Beauty, Eurostar, AstraZeneca, AirBnB, Whirlpool, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Nationwide, Aeropostale etc
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    Top Industries
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    Non Tech Company28%
    University10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Government58%
    Non Profit8%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Sports Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Government27%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Non Profit6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%

    Box is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Content Management with 11 reviews while Micro Focus Content Manager is ranked 9th in Enterprise Content Management with 1 review. Box is rated 8.4, while Micro Focus Content Manager is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Box writes "Easily collaborate and share information with this feature rich solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Content Manager writes "A stable and scalable solution which offers good support and is easy to set up, but should have better ease of use". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Citrix ShareFile and Office 365, whereas Micro Focus Content Manager is most compared with SharePoint, OpenText Content Suite Platform, IBM FileNet and Microsoft OneDrive.

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