Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding types of Box plans, part of Learning Box.
Before I set up my Box account, I'd like to know what options are available to me, so I'm going to www.box.com in my browser. And you'll see information across the top for personal Box use, for business Box use, information on different industries and finally pricing. And if I click on Pricing, I get information about the Box plans that are available. Now, I've already alluded to the fact that there's a Box for business, and that's what they're recommending for me although that won't be my choice, ultimately.
But, we have descriptions here, of the four types of Box plans that are current right now. It may be that there's a fifth type that you're looking at, but they're going to present this information in the same way. Below, we see groups of features. For example, the Mobile Sync and Sharing Capabilities. If I expand that, I can see how those capabilities differ with different plans. If I'm concerned about access and about keeping versions, or content security and management.
If I knew, for example, that I needed to bulk upload users, I have a hundred users that I want to upload, well, that's going to drive me to some of the larger plans. But, if I knew I only had five, but I wanted to upload them from a spreadsheet, and that was for some reason very important to me, then I only get bulk add, and edit here. I can add users here. I get file statistics here, and security reporting only in the enterprise version. So, this is how you view the different plans that are available and the pricing for the different plans.
Notice that we can set up a personal account for free right now. If I want to check out how starter works, I can start a free trial. The same thing is true with the business plan. In this course, we'll be talking about the personal Box first and then we'll shift to Box for teams or starter Box. And finally, we'll move up to Box for business which is what many of us are using when we're at work. The biggest difference between Box for business and the enterprise version is scalability, really, and the ability to host your own custom applications, right here, by using the application programming interface that comes with Box.
That's available only in the enterprise version. Also being able to synchronize with more than one active directory, which is common in our largest organizations. And some third party Box integrations that are also only available. So, when we're looking at enterprise, we're looking at an enterprise-wide solution. But we will be talking about personal, starter, and business. And at every level, you can talk with the folks at Box and they will help you move your solution to the next level. So I'm going to start with the free, personal account.
But I'm not at all concerned about what happens if I might want a starter account within a week, or within three months. Moving from personal to starter to business is very, very easy when you're using Box. So, come and check out the different pricing. Check out the different capabilities and determine what it is you need. I'm going to start with a personal account, and we'll set that up in the next movie. If you already have an account, feel free to join me afterwards.
- Editing documents in Box Edit
- Sharing links to files and folders
- Setting up security options
- Adding comments
- Assigning tasks
- Creating and editing Box notes
- Using Box Sync
- Using Box on mobile devices
- Upgrading to Box for Business
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 03/05/2015. What changed?
A: We updated the course to reflect the most recent changes to Box's interface and feature set, including the new Word, PowerPoint, and Excel integration offered in Box for Office.