As one of the leading collaboration platforms on the market, Box is used to easily store and share files remotely for use across an entire enterprise. Cloud-based access to files means employees can collaborate on documents such as spreadsheets without having to email them back and forth.
To get the most out of Box, though, employees need to have access to the right folders, know which files are where, and be able to make sense of the data in the documents themselves.
With Domo, all of that is made possible.
Given that Box is one of the more than 1,000 turnkey APIs in the Domo Appstore, you can easily link Domo to your Box account. This lets you automatically retrieve data that is stored in Box and present it in Domo while also combining data stored in each service to deliver a single source of truth.
With the Box Connector, you can automatically retrieve data from any of the following data types: CSV, XLS, XLSX, XML, ZIP, and GZIP. If you get a spreadsheet sent to you via email, you can simply place it in your Box folder using Box’s drag-and-drop interface, or forward it via email to your Box account. Domo will then pull the data out of the file, allowing you to visualize, share, and report on the data in Domo.
What if you have data in Domo that you’d like to share in Box? With the Box Writeback Connector, it takes just one click to export data from a Domo dataset into your Box account. This saves you from constantly exporting spreadsheets and reports into the Box folder manually, ensuring that anyone collaborating with you in the folder has access to the latest file.
In addition to making it easy to access data stored in your Box account, Domo makes it simple to get more value and use out of Box itself. That’s because the Box Governance Connector allows you to manage the complete lifecycle of your business documents by automatically retrieving retention reports, legal hold reports, and file classification reports. This helps you ensure that your files are being stored and managed according to your corporate policies.
As well, the Box Analytics Connector provides a better understanding of how your business is using Box itself. By having visibility into which files, folders, and events are receiving the most engagement in Box, you can learn how often your users log in, download content, and view materials and other metrics that can help prove your Box investment.
To use the Box connectors successfully, simply take the following steps:
- First, make sure your files are clearly named and organized into appropriate folders so that the right data gets synced.
- Next, examine your data files to see if you need to use the advanced settings to handle complex formats, such as data columns that are in a particular format.
- Finally, keep in mind that the Box Analytics Connector will collect a stream of your Box account activity from when you first connect it to Domo. (Translation: It may take a while to collect enough activity to make actionable decisions based on the data.)
To learn more about connecting your Box data to Domo, click here.