The FINANCIAL — IBM and Box on September 30 introduced the first set of solutions to power next generation enterprise content management and collaboration as part of its global strategic partnership.
“Enterprise content management has long been a business critical technology, but its promise has been unfulfilled in a modern workplace that is dominated by mobile devices, cloud applications, and all new ways of working,” said Whitney Bouck, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise at Box. “The Box and IBM partnership reimagines enterprise content management and collaboration for the digital enterprise, meeting the deepest of security and control requirements while unlocking content experiences and digital business processes that were not previously possible. As you can see with today’s news, Box and IBM are committed to a rapid pace of joint innovation, and there’s much more to come.”
IBM and Box announced four new solutions that can help enable advanced collaboration, data classification, enterprise search and enhanced analytics across content and digital business processes. These new solutions are designed to help address the needs of today’s modern enterprise and include:
IBM Content Navigator with Box helps customers search, access and share content across both on-premise and Box environments, with a single integrated view. IBM Content Navigator is an interface and development platform that clients can use to shape the user experience of content within desktop and mobile ECM solutions.
IBM StoredIQ with Box helps companies make more informed business decisions by providing them with an in-depth assessment of unstructured data across Box and on-premise environments, including where it resides. With IBM StoredIQ with Box, customers will be able to search on-premise and Box-based data, classify it and migrate it to the Box Platform.
IBM Case Manager with Box helps seamlessly enable sharing content on the Box platform with external participants in the flow of business process, and is designed to optimize results by applying context to content and enabling flexibility across business processes.
IBM Datacap with Box helps businesses capture documents across multiple sources, extract key information from them, and store them to Box, which can help businesses reduce costs and increase accuracy and speed in powering workflows, regardless of device.
“Organizations in every industry have an unprecedented opportunity to transform the way they connect with customers, collaborate with partners and engage with their colleagues and employees by gaining control over their data,” said Rich Howarth, Vice President, Enterprise Content Management Products and Strategy, IBM. “Together IBM and Box are bringing the best cloud collaboration and content management solutions to bear to help our clients turn their data into a resource that they can call on to drive growth.”
The new solutions bring together two proven leaders in ECM. Forrester named both IBM and Box leaders in “The Forrester Wave™: ECM Business Content Services, Q3 ’15”1. Box received the highest score for its enterprise content management (ECM) strategy, with a 4.7 on a scale of 5 and IBM received the highest score for current offering with 4.78 with the largest market presence.