Box is adding new metadata capabilities to its service, including the ability to sync metadata from SharePoint and other third-party systems.
Box’s metadata capabilities were first announced in 2013, at the BoxWorks conference. Since then, according to a post on Box.com by Ted Blosser, Box has seen “customers use the tool in a wide variety of ways to transform their businesses. From maintaining customer contracts to applying project templates to files, businesses across industries are using metadata to help manage and organize their most important content.”
The ability to sync metadata from SharePoint comes via a partnership with SkySync, according to the post, enabling companies to import and export metadata templates “to help keep repositories in sync across multiple platforms.”
Box also announced that its metadata services now enable customers to create their own metadata templates directly in the admin console, and then distribute the templates across the enterprise, as well as attach metadata capabilities to existing or new content in their software through the add and edit metadata templates API and the advanced search API.