One Platform for Content in the Cloud: Box Makes It Easier to Work Securely from Anywhere, Any Device, and Any Application
Introduces Annotations for iPad, Deeper Integrations with Microsoft Teams, Workflow and Security Enhancements
Box, Inc., a leader in cloud content management, announced new capabilities to help organizations support secure collaboration on their most important information. These announcements, which will be featured tomorrow at the first-ever BoxWorks Digital, will help customers bring content and business processes together in a single platform — reducing risk, improving collaboration, and making it easier than ever to get work done securely from anywhere, any device, and any application.
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“Work today looks very different than five months ago. More people are working remotely, collaborating with teams around the clock, accessing sensitive data from personal devices, and using more applications than ever. It’s never been more challenging for enterprises to both secure their data and keep up with the pace of business,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “Our vision has always been to provide a central source of truth for your content in the cloud. At BoxWorks Digital, we’re enhancing that vision with innovation that will make it incredibly easy to collaborate on a single platform that’s secure, simple to use, easy to manage, and that extends to all the apps your teams use every day.”
Collaborate on any file, with anyone, on any device
With approximately two-thirds of workers in the U.S. working remotely, the office in the new normal can be anywhere. Work today relies on secure team collaboration across regions, devices, and organizations. To make it easier to collaborate across distributed teams and on content in real-time, Box is introducing annotations for iPad and mobile, as well as enhancements to Box Relay, the company’s no-code workflow solution for automating business processes around content.
Annotations for iPad and Mobile:
Earlier this year, Box introduced the ability to create annotations in the Box web app when previewing any of the most commonly used file types like images, PDFs, and slide decks. This intuitive feature makes giving and receiving feedback simple, allowing for contextually relevant comments and changes to be visible right on the document. At BoxWorks Digital, Box will introduce:
- Annotations on mobile (both phone and tablet) – just like on the web, users can simply select text, an image, or highlight anywhere and leave a comment on the preview of a document, and Box will automatically create and send a push notification to collaborators alerting them to the new annotation, making it simple and fast to give and receive feedback on any device.
- Support for Apple Pencil, offering the ability to leave free-form mark-ups and text comments directly on files in Box from iPad. Handwritten notes can automatically be converted to typed text with Apple Scribble so they can seamlessly be added to documents or text boxes. Now, users don’t have to rely only on the built-in keyboard to share feedback.
Rolled out in 2019, today hundreds of customers use Box Relay to automate everyday processes like digital asset reviews, work order submission approvals, regulatory reporting approvals, and grant reviews. With simple, lightweight automation from Box Relay, common processes that are currently done manually or over email are now more repeatable and easier to manage. At BoxWorks Digital, Box will announce several enhancements to Box Relay, including:
- Custom-built templates that customers can create, publish, and manage themselves, making it easier to roll-out and standardize teams on common processes while incorporating workflow best practices. In June, Box announced a library of pre-built templates to help customers create workflows without IT support.
- New API extensibility that enables customers to power cross-system business processes across the enterprise by connecting their workflows within Box to third party applications like Salesforce or ServiceNow, as well as their custom applications.
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