If there’s one thing that Enterprise Content Management industry veteran Whitney Bouck has heard plenty of rants about, it’s content silos. Or in simpler terms, not being able to easily access and/or share documents, files or other information, stored in one place from another.
And while Bouck didn’t have many simple solutions to offer her customers a few years back, she does today. And the best one, she says, is provided by Box, the company at which she now leads the online file sharing and Cloud Content Management offering for enterprise companies. With Box users can store, share, collaborate on and manage their important business documents and other content in a secure environment from any device, smartphones and tablets included.
Announcing Box Embed
But that’s not news, this is: later today at BoxWorks, Box’s annual user conference, Box will be unveiling Box Embed, a brand new technology that, through the click of a button, delivers the full Box experience (file uploads, search, comments and tasks) into a website, a conversation or partner applications. Written using an HTML5 embeddable framework, Bouck says that it will now be quick and easy to bring content and collaboration capabilities to people wherever they work.
So easy, in fact that with Box Embed there’s no need to write any code, says Bouck. Instead users can simply grab an embed code from the sharing options to the right of any file or folder on Box, add it to their websites, forums or blogs, and start sharing.
New Enterprise Partnerships
This morning Box will also be announcing partnerships with ten enterprise vendors who have already brought Box Embed into their offerings. They include Concur, Cornerstone OnDemand, DocuSign, Eloqua, FuzeBox, Jive, NetSuite, Oracle, SugarCRM and Zendesk. If you use those apps you’ll be able to access the whole Box experience and work with your Box hosted content from within those apps in the very near future, or in NetSuite’s case, as soon as today.
The win for the user is that their content does not become siloed in an application, there’s no need for administration and their experience of working with Box content from an application becomes seamless, all of which in turn saves companies time and money.
The addition of Box Embed will no doubt delight Box’s rapidly growing list of Enterprise users. Bouck says that the company had 60,000 Enterprise users 18 months ago and that it now has 140,000. Box, according to Bouck, may be the fastest growing Enterprise software company ever.
More Box news will be available as the BoxWorks conference progresses this week.
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