Box (NYSE: BOX), a leader in cloud content management, announced the general availability of Box for G Suite, a seamless new integration that makes it incredibly easy to create, edit, and manage Google Docs, Sheets and Slides directly in Box. Box today serves more than 90,000 paying businesses, including 69 percent of the Fortune 500, and the new integration will be rolled out to Box's entire user base, both paid and free. The roll-out is currently underway and is set to be completed by mid-January.
“The future of work will be defined by best-of-breed applications that work together to make it incredibly simple for people to get their work done faster, easier, and more collaboratively than ever,” said Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer at Box. “Together, Box and G Suite not only help people be more productive, but we also ensure that enterprises can centralize, manage, and secure their data in the cloud. We’re excited to bring this fantastic new experience to Box users around the world.”
First debuted at Google Next in July, the comprehensive Box for G Suite integration further simplifies collaboration in the cloud by eliminating data silos and delivering an intuitive, seamless user experience:
- Users can easily create, edit and collaborate on G Suite files, including Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, without leaving the Box application and all edits are automatically saved back to Box.
- All G Suite files saved in Box benefit from Box’s robust permissions, admin controls, security, and advanced governance and compliance capabilities.
- Users not only benefit from G Suite’s robust editing and real-time collaboration capabilities, but can also leverage Box’s productivity features, such as task management, workflow automation, and real-time alerts.
- Box for G Suite works alongside the latest Box integration with Gmail, allowing users to attach Box files and download email attachments directly to Box, without leaving the Gmail interface.
Enterprises including Indiana University have been testing the Box for G Suite integration since the beta release announced at BoxWorks 2018 in August.
“We are thrilled to experience the benefits of the Box for G Suite integration,” said Bob Flynn, Manager of Cloud Technology Support at Indiana University. “Our users can seamlessly work in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides directly from Box, while our IT professionals can ensure all our content is fully centralized and secure in Box.”
The Box for G Suite roll-out is currently underway and is set to be available to all Box customers by mid-January. To get started with the integration, visit the Box for G Suite Community Page.