Work groups and business teams are now going to have another easy way to find the shared documents they're working on, even though they might not know the folders in which they are stored.
Palo Alto, Calif. (PRWEB) March 24, 2009
Box.net, an online collaboration tools provider, today announced the addition of full-text search capabilities for Box business customers. Full-text search provides users with more relevant and complete search results, based on text within any text document including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDFs, TXT and CSV files. Box.net began rolling out full-text search to select Box business customers today. And in coming weeks, full-text search will automatically be available to every Box business customer within minutes of uploading a document.
For businesses that put their file system on Box, as more than 50,000 businesses already do, they will have a complete solution for searching in-depth content and metadata across all their files without the added cost, complexity and pre-set document limits of other enterprise search solutions.
"We want to make it easy for customers to find the content they need, and we don't think it should be complicated or expensive," said Aaron Levie, CEO of Box.net. "The addition of full-text search helps make Box an unbeatable solution for businesses that want a platform for effective collaboration on all their content without the headaches of SharePoint."
"By adding essential search capabilities, Box.net is going to become much more useful as a collaboration environment," said Geoffrey Bock, senior analyst for collaboration at the Gilbane Group. "Work groups and business teams are now going to have another easy way to find the shared documents they're working on, even though they might not know the folders in which they are stored."
Full-text search supports growing international workforce for ICD Securities:
ICD Securities, a security systems integrator based in Asia, has been beta testing Box' full text search. ICD has offices across China, Taiwan, Singapore, India, and the United States and provides professional services in systems design and installation, project management, testing, maintenance, training, and personnel placement.
ICD uses Box as a robust file server and collaboration platform for its growing international workforce storing everything from security designs and implementation documents to PDFs and media files. Full-text search provides ICD's staff an effective tool to find the most relevant content across their entire organization without their IT group ever having to implement, maintain, or manage a file server.
Box Availability and Pricing:
Box is offered in a variety of packages and editions ranging from the free Lite version which offers basic functionality for people who have simple collaboration needs to the $15/month per user in the Business version which offers better control, additional features, including full-text search, and is scalable for any sized business. For a comparison of Box pricing plans, visit http://www.box.net/signup
About Box.net, Inc.:
Founded in 2005, Box.net (http://www.box.net) now serves more than 50,000 companies from small businesses to Fortune 1000 that look to Box for online collaboration tools that simplify online content management, accelerate team productivity and connect employees with a familiar interface that anyone can use. Box.net is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, and is backed by venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson and U.S. Venture Partners.