News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
GET RECOGNIZED
Let an ISACA® certification elevate your career.
Register today and save
You are here: Home / Applications / Box Boosts CRM with Salesforce.com
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Box Goes CRM with Salesforce Integration
Box Goes CRM with Salesforce Integration
By Jennifer LeClaire / NewsFactor Network Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
JULY
08
2013


In a move to compete more effectively in the cloud-based storage market, Box just announced a new app integration that aims to help customers collaborate and access business critical content in the cloud more conveniently.

Box Embed, which relies on HTML5 framework to make it possible to embed the Box experience, is now officially supported in Salesforce.com, the industry's most widely used system for customer relationship management (CRM). Salesforce customers can now download Box for Salesforce on AppExchange, Salesforce.com's business apps marketplace.

"Box's ecosystem of platform partners enables us to act as a central hub for business content," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. He went on to say that the Salesforce integration delivers an amazing collaboration experience across the enterprise and promised to keep innovating in conjunction with the CRM provider.

Get More Productive

Here's how it works: The new integration leverages Box Embed to add all the collaboration and workflow functionality of Box within a Salesforce record to make relevant content, as well as Box's collaboration and workflow features, available to customers.

Box for Salesforce offers collaboration tools inside a Salesforce record, including Box Edit, comments, tasks and access management. The solution also offers users a preview of files from within user records and simplified navigation through an entire Box folder tree without leaving a Salesforce record.

Box for Salesforce lets users create new documents, search all Box content, share files quickly across Box, add comments and assign actions to specific documents, and, it gives access to all Box partner apps and file actions within Salesforce.

Big Deal for Box

"The app makes it more convenient for Salesforce customers to use Box," Rob Enderle, principal analyst at The Enderle Group, told us. "Salesforce is a cloud app. Box is a cloud service. Connecting the two of them makes sense. You will undoubtedly have a certain amount of cross over between users. This is a bigger deal for Box than it is for Salesforce.com, but it's useful for both companies."

The Salesforce AppExchange is already the most populated business apps marketplace, with more than 1,800 partner apps and 1.7 million customer installs. And the Salesforce Platform boasts more than 3 million custom apps for social, mobile and the cloud.

For its part, Box has apps for iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone applications. Box also extends to partner applications such as Google Apps and NetSuite, as well as Salesforce.

The Los Altos, California-based firm was founded in 2005 and is backed by a powerhouse combination of venture capital firms: Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners. Box also lists enterprise software leader SAP as well as Salesforce.com as "strategic investors."

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.
MORE IN APPLICATIONS
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Dairy Queen Latest Retailer To Report Hack
Known for its hot fries and soft-serve ice cream, Dairy Queen just made cyber history as the latest victim of a hack attack. The fast food chain said that customer data at some stores may be at risk.
 
Lessons from the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a likely cyberattack. The banking giant is cooperating with law enforcement, including the FBI, to understand what data hackers may have obtained.
 
Who Is the Hacker Group Lizard Squad?
Are they dangerous or just obnoxious? That’s what many are wondering about the hacker group Lizard Squad, which tweeted out a bomb threat that grounded a flight with a Sony exec aboard.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Intel Intros Lightning-Fast PC Processors
Call it extreme. Intel just took the covers off its first-ever eight-core desktop processor, which is aimed at hardcore power users who expect more than the status quo from their computers.
 
HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Data Center Servers
Because traditional data center and server architectures are “constraints” on businesses, HP is releasing new servers aimed at faster, simpler and more cost-effective delivery of computing services.
 
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Samsung Maps Its Way with Nokia's 'Here' App for Galaxy Phones
Korean electronics giant Samsung has opted to license Here, Nokia’s mapping app -- formerly known as Nokia Maps -- for its Tizen-powered smart devices and Samsung Gear S wearable.
 
Will iPhone Finally Catch Up with NFC Mobile Payment Ability?
Apple's latest version of the iPhone may have a mobile wallet to pay for purchases with a tap of the phone. The iPhone 6 reportedly is equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology.
 
Visual Search To Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech | Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.