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September 7, 2016

Box, IBM unveil cloud workflow tool to streamline work

Box Relay was developed on IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform.

By CBR Staff Writer

Box and IBM have unveiled a co-developed solution which will automate routine work and processes in the cloud.

The two companies entered into a partnership last June to offer new capabilities and solutions by combining Box’s modern content management and collaboration platform with the worldwide footprint of the IBM Cloud.

The new solution, Box Relay, was developed on IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform. It will be available natively in Box.

Box Relay will allow businesses to create a simpler digital workflow across several functions to help reduce the time people spend in managing their projects and increase team productivity.

It will allow users to build, track and manage custom or pre-built workflows that use all of the security, compliance and collaboration features of Box.

The solution offers a workflow tool on the platform enterprises currently trust to manage their valuable content, eliminating the need to switch between systems.

Management features include email notifications on specific tasks, a dashboard for real-time visibility, and an audit trail, which gives clarity to each action taken by the user.

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Users can leverage existing integrations with Office 365, Adobe, and Salesforce, as well as other Box products like Box KeySafe, Box Zones, and Box Governance.

Box Relay is set for a beta launch in the fourth quarter of this year and general availability in the first half of 2017 as an add-on feature for business users.

Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie said: “Workflow in the enterprise is broken – complex, fragmented software and manual processes are getting in the way of productivity.

“The all new Box is a place where all of your work comes together. Box Relay delivers on this vision by providing anyone with an easy way to create, track and manage routine processes without ever having to leave Box. Box Relay is enterprise workflow made simple.”

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