Box Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Box

Secure Content and File Sharing. Free Cloud Storage.

4.26/5 (2,692 reviews)

Box overview

Box works in any browser and allows users to easily store and manage all their content online. It also lets users share files instantly and access documents from anywhere. No matter the device, get fast, easy access to documents, project plans, presentations and videos. Always have the latest pitch for customers, on or offline. Box makes it easy for administrators to maintain a central view of all content and users in their account through a powerful admin console.
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Pricing

Starting from
€4.50/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and 3 other languages, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish
Box screenshot: Upload or download files and folders, then add tags for simple organizationAn Introduction to Box - The Cloud Content Management PlatformBox screenshot: Track user activity visually from the activity dashboardBox screenshot: Manage access permissions to filesBox screenshot: Search files and folders easily online, via desktop or mobile Box screenshot: Access and manage files conveniently in the cloudBox screenshot: Access Box files in custom applications through the Box API navigator

Box reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Mary Butler

Easy file sharing from desk, laptop, phone...

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

I love Box and tell everyone I interview about Box. We are a 70% remote group and depend on Box for sharing information and collaborating on projects. Applicants ask, "How do you manage a dispersed work force?" and "How do people maintain a sense of team?" "Box," I say, "is a big component." 1. Sharing files is simple, no matter who you want to share with and no matter from what device. You can share a document with someone inside or outside of the organization without giving up control of the document. No need for someone outside of the organization to upload any software in order to access the shared document. 2. As an HR professional I find Box to be a great tool for collaborating with hiring managers. I set up a system for resume sorting that allows hiring managers to see just those resumes selected for their review, and allows the manager to move the candidates ahead in the hiring process, or not, as desired. I can then take action based on their actions in Box. It's very efficient. As a small business we do not need expensive, extensive stand-alone software for applicant tracking. Box allows us to record our decision making process 3. Largely intuitive, but in case you need a bit of help, the webinars and how-to videos are very easy to follow. 4. I can access, read and send documents from my phone. Very helpful for those moments at the beach when you realize you forgot to send a document to your boss. It's happened.

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Joseric Montemayor

Box for personal or office digital storage

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-10
Review Source: Capterra

Box continues to amaze and survive given the steep competition out there. Its main selling point for us is the boost in confidence as regards its super security features and data loss prevention.There are many things to love about Box. For one, its Business plans come with unlimited storage! We started out with Free just to try it, then moved to Starter then Business (as we needed more than 10 users on board). It's worth it esp for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a secure place for storage with tons of extra features for both admin and security. The 5GB upload is enough for the big multimedia and other iso/archive files we have. For our admin, the integration with our Active Directory saved us from having to require our users to create/maintain an extra account (user/password) for Box. We are also proud to announce to our team about its security features like SSL, encryption, and even two-factor authentication for the meticulous. Although​ we haven't had the need for the DLP (Data Loss Prevention) that Box advertises, we are happy that this is part of our subscription and gives a little extra boost of confidence with our files. The corporate logo can also be incorporated into the platform to make it personalized according to your company's branding scheme. Box also offers a ton of possible integrations. So far what we use are integrations with Google Suite (e.g., docs), Salesforce (CRM), and MS Office 365. This makes it easy for users​ to create content is our usual platforms and then easily save and manage them in Box.

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Bob Flynn

Solid enterprise tool with surprising productivity and innovation gains

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-01
Review Source: Capterra

I run Box for over 100K users in a large university. Box is built for the enterprise. It has very solid security, good user management and an extremely small support footprint. There are consumer tools that might beat Box on some individual features, but cannot hold a candle to Box when held up to the needs and realities of a large enterprise. Box is platform and vendor agnostic. It has solid mobile apps and 3rd party integrations. The API is strong and improving all the time. Box can be the content layer for both internal and externally-facing applications. We signed on to Box to bring our IP back in from consumer tools. It has largely accomplished that but it has additional surprising results. We've seen some very creative innovations in research collaboration, teaching and administration. The productivity gains have been far greater than expected. Box is a bit of a paradigm shift for users. Those who never ventured into consumer cloud tools such as Dropbox need to learn about basic cloud concepts of where their data is backed up. IT professionals need to get their heads around Box's permission model as well as deal with the loss of direct user management and support. Having said that, the overall support footprint is startling low. We average 5 technical tickets a week on Box for over 100K users. Most of our support time is on training and consulting to help users get the most out of the tools Box provides. The bottom line is that Box has proven to be very solid and flexible. Our users have really taken it and run with it. Strong security. Data ownership model. Flexibility of collaboration and sharing options. Platform and vendor agnostic. Good administrative controls. Reasonably good reporting. Reasonably good APIs. Ease of use for end users. It's been great watching the creativity and innovation of the users. They've found ways to do things with Box we never imagined when we signed on.

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Eugene Jesel

Box - a secure, collaborative platform for all connected users

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

I've been been a Box customer for about four years. During that time we've gone from a limited POC to a large scale international rollout. We've found Box to be very responsive both from a support standpoint and in terms of listening to their customers regarding features and needs. The primary reason we initially chose Box was because of the outstanding security framework which was at the core of the initial offering and continues to be a key focus for Box. The management and governance features allowed us to roll it out to a geographically diverse group of employees with the assurance that their data would be secure and would remain secure. Our initial need was to centrally replicate data from an international location. Based on the success of that POC, we've been able to replicate that success in a number of international locations and delay or eliminate the need for physical systems and storage that had previously been a part of our technology deployment. Security is still my favorite feature - I have the confidence that our data is secure and will remain secure. Box meets a number of US based and international security regulations and data compliance requirements, Box makes governance and compliance easy. Notifications based on file changes or folder changes have allowed us to create "instant workflows" to quickly move data from a variety of locations in the hands of a number of users. This has allowed us to create a system where data is not only securely stored, but able to be quickly acted upon by a geographically diverse group of staff. Rolling Box seats out to new users is easy, and Box makes a wide variety of training materials available to its users to help them leverage the features.

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Nikitah Imani

Box

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-06
Review Source: Capterra

All in all, Box has proven substantially beneficial for the university and for faculty to access materials of a general nature in a more efficient way and though I have not seen the actual numbers myself, I suspect that offloading all of the staff time and energy that went into maintaining and training people to monitored those previous on-campus servers was a price efficient move as well. Equally important in a time of fiscal belt-tightening.My university decided to replace its archaic system of various collective departmental, college, and institution drives and servers with Box. It is a thousand times easier to access from a variety of locations, at almost any time, using almost any communicative medium you wish to employ. In the 21st century the modern mobile educational facility and educator lives and dies on the capacity to not just amass data and research and information but also to retrieve and manipulate it at remote locales in a secure, rapid way.

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Box pricing

Starting from
€4.50/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Starter: €4.50 per user/month
Business: €13.50 per user/month
Enterprise: Contact Box for detailed pricing information.

Box Personal is always free for one user.

Offers a 2 week free trial.

Box features

API
Access Control
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
File Management
Permission Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (88 other apps)
Activity Tracking (81 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (117 other apps)
Chat (108 other apps)
Communication Management (83 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (105 other apps)
Instant Messaging (82 other apps)
Projections (114 other apps)

Category Leaders ranking

Reviews
Integrations
Mobile
Functionality
Security

#4 in Document Management

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Additional information for Box

Key features of Box

  • Online storage
  • File sharing links
  • Box Sync
  • Edit documents in the cloud
  • Admin and security controls
  • Mobile access
  • Project notes
  • Delivery notes
  • Document storage
  • Secure data storage
  • HIPAA compliance
  • PCI compliance
  • Data encryption
  • Security & encryption
  • Third party integration
  • Software development kit
  • Document review
  • Remote document access
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Collaborative review
  • Version management
  • Real time notifications
  • Assignment management
  • Progress tracking
  • Due date tracking
  • Configurable workflow
  • Document distribution
  • Data syncrhonization
  • Content visibility & management
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Offline access
  • Document tracking
  • Password protected sharing
  • Collaboration tools
  • Single sign on
  • SSL & at-rest encryption
  • Two-factor authentication
  • User management
  • User & security reporting
  • Customizable branding
  • Data loss prevention (DLP)
  • Metadata management
  • Workflow automation
  • Customized administrative user roles
  • Session & account management
  • Watermarking
  • File management
  • Permission management
  • Document management
  • Collaboration invites
  • Automatic updates
  • Real time online note-taking
  • Preview functionality
  • Commenting
  • Task management
  • Approval process control
  • Search functionality
  • Project planning
  • Document editing
  • Compliance management
  • Activity monitoring
  • User access controls
  • Workflow templates
  • Real time visibility
  • Data migration
  • Prioritizing
  • Project management
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Benefits

Content Management
Box is a simple, scalable and affordable solution to manage documents, media and all content online. Share files as a link. Sync files on the desktop. It’s file sharing, reinvented.

Mobile Access
Users can access, share and collaborate on files anywhere through our award-winning mobile apps. Share folders in a tap, exchange feedback or save files for offline access.

Online Workspaces
Users can turn any folder into a workspace to share with colleagues or outside clients. Exchange documents online. Track changes with version history. Assign basic tasks.

Administrative Controls
Box makes it easy to add and manage users through a centralized admin console. Set access permissions and passwords. Get SSL file encryption.

Integrate with Business Software
Box lets users seamlessly integrate and access content in other leading business applications like Google Apps, Salesforce, NetSuite, Microsoft SharePoint and others.