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TMCNet:  Box Empowers Toyota's Cross-Affiliate Workforce

[July 09, 2014]

Box Empowers Toyota's Cross-Affiliate Workforce

LOS ALTOS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Box (News - Alert) today announced that Toyota will use Box's cloud platform to power thousands of associates across national business units. Toyota's IT organization - responsible for bringing innovative, cutting-edge technology to employees - selected Box to address both employee need for access to content across devices as well as IT requirements for security and an open platform to support custom-built applications.

"It's important to arm employees with technology that drives productivity and innovation across the organization," said Zack Hicks, group vice president and chief information officer for Toyota. "Moving to technologies, like Box, provides a way to securely share and collaborate using any device and empowers associates to discover new ways to move our business forward."

"Toyota is at the forefront of in-car technology that provides consumers with new ways to access real-time services in their cars," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "Similarly, they're carrying this creative and innovative strategy over to meet their internal business needs and are leveraging cloud and mobile technologies to transform their IT architecture. We are incredibly excited to work with them to power new ways of working on the Box platform."

Toyota in North America operates as independent affiliates that are separated by different systems, business processes and slightly different corporate cultures. Using Box makes becoming "One Toyota" easier. It enables Toota to better collaborate among affiliates, speed decision making, share best practices and leverage the combined strength of its associates.

Additional Box benefits to Toyota include:

  • Simple and intuitive user interface enables employees to easily and quickly adopt Box with little training from IT.
  • Box's open platform allows for custom-built applications and integrations with other cloud solutions, allowing integration with current business workflows.
  • Mobile and offline access to content for traveling executives.
  • Extensive capabilities to govern and protect sensitive content.

Box makes it easy for 240,000 businesses around the world to share and collaborate across devices, while also providing IT with an administrative interface for reporting and managing business information. Other global brands using Box include GE, Procter & Gamble, Schneider Electric (News - Alert) and Pearson.

Join us at BoxWorks 2014 to hear how businesses of all sizes, including Toyota, are leveraging Box to transform the way people work. www.boxworks2014.com.

About Box

Box's mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and collaborative by connecting people and their most important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed on the web, through iOS, Android (News - Alert) and Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA (News - Alert), Box is privately held and backed by several leading venture capital firms and strategic investors. To learn more about Box, visit�www.box.com.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks (more than 2.2 million in the U.S.) in 2013 - and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.


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