Are Connected Clouds the Future of Business Software?

We think so. At Box, we envision a future where all your important business content, contacts and tools are accessible across all platforms and devices. We want Box to be the hub for your organization's content, making it easy to centralize files on Box, and then extend them to all relevant applications. And we're excited to announce that we've taken another big step in this direction with today's NetSuite integration.

With for NetSuite, we're bringing all of Box's collaboration and workflow tools directly to the NetSuite platform, meaning users can access, manage and share content without ever leaving NetSuite. This is particularly powerful since NetSuite customers tend to run their entire business on the NetSuite platform - from sales and support teams, to accounting and billing departments. By connecting NetSuite with Box's cloud content management, organizations will be able to engage with all their content on the same application used company-wide to track customer interactions. for NetSuite helps keep disparate departments in sync by providing a central platform for all crucial business content, and it also enhances productivity. When viewing a customer record on NetSuite, users have the option of browsing and accessing all their content from the Box tab, or just specific files and folders they've associated with that record. They can also perform basic Box functions such as uploading, downloading and sharing files, as well as any OpenBox action, like sending a file using Outlook or Gmail, sending a contract to be signed using EchoSign, or printing with FedEx Office. All this, without ever leaving NetSuite. And as an added bonus, we're providing unlimited cloud storage for all NetSuite customers who take advantage of the Box integration.

We're really excited about what this integration means for NetSuite and Box customers, as well as the broader implications. By connecting complementary, best-of-breed cloud services, cloud vendors are making it possible for organizations to run their entire business in the cloud, reducing cost and maintenance while boosting efficiency.

To get a first-hand look at this integration, SuiteCloud attendees should swing by Box booth #2. Hope to see you there!

Post by Karen Appleton, VP of Business Development