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July 07, 2011 12:00 ET

Box Helps P&G Move 18,000 Users to the Cloud

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) - Box today announced that it signed Procter and Gamble (NYSE: PG) as a customer, bringing Box's cloud content management solution to 18,000 globally distributed P&G employees, with anticipated increased adoption over the next three years. The deployment represents the largest enterprise deal to date for Box.

"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 "Cloud services like Box are no longer merely filling the gaps between outdated systems or providing a workaround for frustrated users; they're transforming the way entire organizations manage information and collaboration securely and at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."

Prior to this deal, Box powered internal and external content sharing and collaboration for a few P&G divisions. These early pilots and the subsequent 18,000-seat expansion have been championed by P&G's Global Business Services organization, known for bringing innovative, cutting-edge technology to the organization's 127,000 employees across more than 180 countries. Box's services are designed to empower P&G employees to easily share and access information across devices, without any P&G maintenance or upgrades. Box benefits to P&G include:

  • Making it easy for employees to share content and collaborate across some of P&G's offices.
  • Offering content access and sharing from any device with mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry.
  • Providing IT with an easy-to-use administrative interface for reporting and managing corporate content on Box.

Box's cloud content management platform makes it easy for 60,000 businesses and nearly 6 million users to share and collaborate across devices, while also providing the security, visibility and reporting capabilities required by IT departments. Recently included in Gartner's 2011 Report, "Cool Vendors in Content Management," the company has seen tremendous traction in the enterprise, with adoption in 73% of the Fortune 500 and 3X year over year enterprise revenue growth. The Box Apps Marketplace includes integrations with leading cloud solutions like Salesforce, Google Apps, NetSuite and Jive, making Box content accessible across business applications. Customized applications for the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android devices enable users to securely access and share content from anywhere. Box recently raised $48M in Series D funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Meritech Capital Partners, and Emergence Capital Partners to fuel the next stage of its growth in the enterprise.

To learn more about Box, please visit www.box.net.

About Box
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure, scalable content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Today, nearly 6 million individuals and 60,000 companies use Box to easily manage information and collaboration in the cloud, with enterprise-grade security and oversight. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone and Android applications, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners.