Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Box Brings ECM to the Cloud

Box Brings ECM to the Cloud

Enterprises Gain Cloud Benefits While Leveraging Existing ECM Investments

Box today launched ECM Cloud Connect to help enterprises leverage their investment in on-premise ECM systems by linking them to Box's cloud content management platform, facilitating broader employee adoption, easy external collaboration, and content access from any mobile device. Powered by EntropySoft, ECM Cloud Connect enables organizations to move content seamlessly and automatically between on-premise solutions and Box's cloud platform. ECM Cloud Connect links Box to more than 40 other systems, including Microsoft SharePoint and EMC Documentum. Additionally, Box announced integration and consulting support from leading firms Armedia, BPA Technologies, ConvergePoint, and ZSL, the latest additions to its expanding partner ecosystem.

"We want to help the world's largest enterprises realize the benefits of cloud-enabled content, and building a seamless connection between their existing infrastructure and the cloud is a crucial first step," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "Mobile access to content and painless external collaboration are critically important for today's enterprises, and with ECM Cloud Connect, Box can fill these gaps - creating an amazing experience for end users, and increasing the value of existing ECM investments with no hardware or software hassle for IT."

Designed by EntropySoft and available as an addition for Box Enterprise customers,ECM Cloud Connect also enables organizations to use an on-premise system to ensure compliance to corporate records management and archiving policies for content stored in Box. With ECM Cloud Connect, existing and future Box customers will benefit from the following capabilities:
• Sync: Synchronize content between Box and a selection of 40 on-premise ECM systems
• Archive: Trigger automatic content archiving from Box to on-premise ECM systems
• Push: Transfer content from on-premise ECM systems to Box, or vice versa

"Enterprises are looking to leverage the cloud strategically to meet business and technology challenges, but don't want to create yet another information silo in the process," said Vijji Suryadevara, CEO, BPA Technologies. "ECM Cloud Connect will allow organizations to take full advantage of Box's cloud content management platform, while adding value to their existing on-premise ECM systems. We're excited to bring this solution to our customers."

More than 60,000 businesses, including 73% of the Fortune 500, currently use Box to access, manage and share content online, as well as from iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. The Box Apps Marketplace features more than 150 integrated partner applications such as Salesforce, Google Apps and NetSuite. Box saw 3.4X enterprise revenue growth in 2010 driven by deals with large organizations like Clear Channel, Dole and Dell, and the company just raised a $48M Series D round to fuel the next stage of its growth in the enterprise.

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