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Flex unites and onboards partners in the cloud

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Published on Feb 1, 2016

A $26 billion supply chain solutions provider with 200,000 employees in 35 countries around the world can’t afford to lose data or risk security issues.

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Flex's goal is to build better products and get them to market as quickly as possible at the lowest cost. To best support that goal, Flex must be quick to adapt to new technologies that will enable more efficient content management. And with 10 to 12 mergers and acquisitions a year, the company has to be able to onboard each new organization swiftly and securely so it doesn’t lose traction on companywide momentum.

Cloud content management is one of the ways Flex stays competitive. With Box, the company ensures that dispersed employees have swift access to data no matter where they are in the world or which device they have handy.

To a major supply chain solutions provider, security of information and device management are just as important as ease of use. It’s not about balancing user experience and security; it’s about finding a tool that doesn’t compromise on either and allows workers across the company to innovate quickly. Box helps Flex in its quest to optimize enterprise content management.

Already using Office365, Flex was frustrated by issues with syncing, admin management and usability that were inhibiting its ability to get value from the cloud.

“We brought in Box,” says CIO Gus Shahin, “and the difference was night and day.”

Flex was able to bring Box to scale very quickly and found the tool much easier to manage than other document management systems. That Box integrates with Office365 and Salesforce provides a huge advantage for Flex, which is why Shahin now considers this cloud content management tool at the center of their operations.

Using Box has allowed for seamless file management and sharing between applications, and has let Flex do away with upkeep and maintenance of 1,500 FTP servers the company had been wrangling up until that point. Not surprising for a company founded in Silicon Valley that now serves the entire globe, Flextronics has embraced the progressive and utterly usable technology of this enterprise content management tool.

“I think it’s going to be a key tool, sort of the center of things that brings everything together for us," say Shahin.

About Box
Box is the Cloud Content Management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. For more information, visit http://www.box.com

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