SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box today unveiled Box for Industries, a set of enterprise content collaboration solutions aimed at transforming how businesses across verticals work with information. Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie announced Box’s strategy to build tailored offerings for industries before an audience of customers and developers at BoxWorks, and showcased three initial solutions: Box for Healthcare, Box for Retail and Box for Media & Entertainment. These solutions are underpinned by Box Workflow, a new technology that powers intelligent business processes on the Box platform.
“Every industry is experiencing information-driven transformation differently,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “The first wave of the cloud empowered people to be more mobile, productive and collaborative. Now we have an opportunity to move beyond organic, user-driven productivity gains, and change the very processes and even businesses models that define the way organizations across verticals operate and compete.”
Box’s tailored solutions for industries are powered by Box Workflow, a new product that reimagines business processes in the cloud. It combines Box’s core content collaboration platform with automation and metadata, creating workflow that’s rules based, intelligent and open. Box Workflow leverages proprietary machine learning technology to intelligently and automatically classify, surface and recommend Box content.
Box also announced that it has formed an alliance with Accenture to help accelerate adoption of the Box for Industries solutions.
“Our enterprise clients are seeking industry-specific platforms to help them drive their businesses forward and address business outcomes, like improved productivity, increased revenue and the ability to quickly introduce new products and services,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology officer. “We are excited about our alliance with Box and look forward to working together on the Box for Industries solutions because it aligns with what are clients are telling us they need: enhanced file sharing, cohesive collaboration, and an improved way to manage content -- across devices that can be integrated on different platforms.”
Box for Industries
Today, more than 240,000 businesses globally, including 99% of the Fortune 500, use Box to share, manage and access their content. The initial three solutions unveiled today at BoxWorks were developed in close consultation with customers in the Healthcare, Retail and Media & Entertainment industries.
Box for Healthcare
Box for Healthcare connects disparate parties from across the healthcare continuum to foster collaboration and better health outcomes. Box will offer tailored solutions built on the Box platform to address key healthcare industry challenges:
- Mobile Access and HIPAA Compliance
- Care Coordination
- Accelerated Research
Box developed these solutions based on its experience working with leading healthcare customers including MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph’s Health, Mount Sinai Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Boston Scientific.
Box also works with industry partners including CareCloud, drchrono, DICOM Grid, Spok, Inc., TigerText and Code Green Networks to provide medical teams with anywhere access to health information, streamline collaboration between physicians for improved care coordination, and optimize IT investments across applications, infrastructure and devices.
"For any healthcare organization, privacy, security and trust is paramount," said Jeff Frey, information services director at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. "MD Anderson is able to empower faculty, staff, researchers and physicians around the world in the new ways they want to work. We are improving patient care, while still meeting critical compliance requirements by using Box."
"As we move toward implementing more mobile devices and leveraging the cloud in healthcare to reduce our IT burden, we needed an efficient way to share and store data in a secure environment,” said Bill Russell, chief information officer at St. Joseph Health. “Box provides a HIPAA complaint file sharing solution that is easy to roll out and simple to administer, allowing us to put valuable information at our staff’s fingertips without exposing sensitive data to unauthorized users in the cloud."
Box For Retail
Box for Retail will offer tailored solutions built on the Box platform to address key retail challenges:
- Vendor Collaboration
- Digital Asset Management
- Retail Store Enablement
Box is working with leading retail customers including Barneys New York, CFDA, Sephora, Birkenstock, Safeway, The Container Store and Aeropostale to design and manage content and business processes.
"An important part of our business is keeping our New York-based team connected to an ever-growing global network of designers, factories and other partners and we often look for innovative tools to help accomplish this task," said Abu Bakar, Senior Vice President, IT at Barneys New York. “With this goal in mind, we look forward to working with Box as we role out the technology in our stores and online."
"Cloud technologies and technological advances in mobility and analytics have had a huge impact on the retail industry, and can really improve business outcomes when deployed strategically," said Evan Wayne vice president store systems and IT operations at Sephora. "By leveraging Box for personal drive replacement and cross-functional collaboration we are able to move content quickly and efficiently across departments as well as out to external vendors, while maintaining security."
Box is also working with partners including NetSuite, Handshake, Roambi and Silicon Publishing to ensure that retailers have a unified strategy to develop and market products that delight customers.
Box for Media & Entertainment
Box for Media & Entertainment leverages Box’s powerful enterprise content platform to enable the secure creation and distribution of media content across the entire creative process including:
- Digital Asset Management
- Media Releases
Legendary Pictures, Comcast, Sundance Institute, Dolby Laboratories, Pandora, Netflix and Discovery Communications are leveraging Box to redefine how they conceive, create and collaborate around award-winning content in the cloud.
"We place a high priority on implementing tools that remove the barriers to collaboration and drive creativity and agility," said Myrna Soto, SVP and Chief Infrastructure & Information Security Officer, Comcast Cable. "Box meets this need and allows us to secure content management and collaboration in the cloud.”
“To better protect, share and archive our digital assets, spanning our more than 30 years of history, the Sundance Institute has expanded its focus on cloud-based technology,” said Dave Ginsberg, chief technology officer at Sundance Institute. “Implementing proven enterprise content collaboration solutions from Box allows us to design efficient workflows, support our community of artists and audiences worldwide, and safely and securely manage our content in the cloud.”
Over the coming months, Box will continue to work with its customers and partners to develop and deliver new solutions on top of Box’s platform that are designed for these industries and others, including financial services, life sciences and education.
Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and collaborative by connecting people and their most important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by several leading venture capital firms and strategic investors. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.