Procter and Gamble Collaborates in the Cloud with Box.net

Procter and Gamble Collaborates in the Cloud with Box

Box has deployed its cloud content management solution to 18,000 globally distributed P&G employees. Box has signed Procter and Gamble as a customer to this end and anticipates increased adoption over the next three years.

P&G’s deployment marks a major turning point for Box and, more broadly, cloud adoption in the enterprise,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “Cloud services like Box are no longer merely filling the gaps between outdated systems or providing a workaround for frustrated users; they’re transforming the way entire organizations manage information and collaboration securely and at scale.”


We’ve worked with Box on a smaller scale for a few years now, and over that time we’ve watched the Box platform mature into a powerful content management solution, while still maintaining a focus on end user experience and simplicity,” said Eleodor Sotropa, associate director, GBS Employee Services and Solutions. “With this next stage of adoption, Box will help transform the way our global employees share and access content across devices and drive collaboration in the cloud.”

The deployment represents the largest enterprise deal to date for Box, which earlier powered internal and external content sharing and collaboration for a few P&G divisions.

The latest agreement between the two organizations delivers several benefits to P&G including making it easy for employees to share content and collaborate across some of P&G’s offices. P&G will also be able to offer content access and sharing from any device with mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry.

Also, it will be able to provide IT with an easy-to-use administrative interface for reporting and managing corporate content on Box.

Box.net was recently included in Gartner’s 2011 Report, “Cool Vendors in Content Management.”

The Box Apps Marketplace includes integrations with cloud solutions like Salesforce, Google Apps, NetSuite and Jive. The company notes that this integration makes Box content accessible across business applications.

By Anuradha Shukla

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