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Find out what your peers are saying about Box vs. SharePoint and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"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.""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 collaboration of the solution is good.""The interface is very good.""Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities."

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"For SharePoint, I believe the most valuable feature is the customization and allowing you to share and edit files and documents. Being able to share externally and the precise administration of the files in terms of giving permissions and controlling who has access to what is a very good feature.""The online editing capabilities, file sharing, auditing, information security, ease of solution management, and the easy user adaptation to the platform are the most valuable features.""The most valuable features are the collaboration and sharing.""Ability to store files of any type."

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Cons
"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 there was a plugin that added some sort of toolbar in Office, that would be great.""The UI should be faster. Sometimes it lags when switching between documents.""The integration with other products should be improved.""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 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."

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"The workflow engine cannot support the business needs.""The way to change the version of the files in SharePoint should be improved. The method of synchronizing files from local to cloud can also use improvement.""The solution lacks collaboration features.""It has worked very well for me. It seems like they've improved everything. I don't have any cons about it as such, but I don't think they have a talk-to-text, speech-to-text, or speech-to-type. That would be cool for accessibility."

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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."
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  • "It is pretty reasonable. It is $5 per month per user. We have 12 users now, so it is about $60 per month."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The collaboration of the solution is good.
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    We are using the free version of the solution. There is a free version and monthly and yearly subscriptions available.
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    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… more »
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    For SharePoint, I believe the most valuable feature is the customization and allowing you to share and edit files and documents. Being able to share externally and the precise administration of the… more »
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    It is pretty reasonable. It is $5 per month per user. We have 12 users now, so it is about $60 per month. There are no additional costs.
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    It has worked very well for me. It seems like they've improved everything. I don't have any cons about it as such, but I don't think they have a talk-to-text, speech-to-text, or speech-to-type. That… more »
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    Also Known As
    SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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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.

    SharePoint is a Microsoft-based platform for building web applications. It covers a widerange of capabilities and while it is appropriate for experienced webdevelopers, even non-technical minded users can easily navigate through thesystem and execute functions such as collaborating data, managing documents andfiles, creating websites, managing social networking solutions, and automatingworkflow.

    Major areas that SharePoint deals with are websites,communities, content, search, insights, and composites. The purpose is to give usersthe ability to create or develop these key business components on their owneven without technical knowledge of, for example, how to build a website or howto integrate coding. Configuring SharePoint into a business's system is meantto cut out all of the complicated steps, and pave the way for easierimplementation all around.

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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
    Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
    Top Industries
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    Non Tech Company30%
    University11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Construction Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm12%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    University10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Box is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Content Management with 6 reviews while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 7 reviews. Box is rated 8.6, while SharePoint is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Box writes "Easily collaborate and share information with this feature rich solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SharePoint writes "Offers great OCR capabilities, metadata storage and proficient archiving ". Box is most compared with Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Office 365, Citrix ShareFile and OpenText Content Suite Platform, whereas SharePoint is most compared with WordPress, Citrix ShareFile, OpenText Documentum, OpenText Content Suite Platform and IBM FileNet. See our Box vs. SharePoint report.

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