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Dropbox Business Enterprise

Senate
Approved

House
Approved

Updated July 31, 2018

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Senate
Approved

House
Approved

SCORE BREAKDOWN

User Interface

21/25

Cost

19/25

Differentiation

25/25

Effectiveness

21/25

Pros

  • Synchronize with multiple devices
  • Enterprise cloud solutions
  • Custom scalability

Cons

  • No set pricing
  • Not FedRAMP Certified

Dropbox Business Enterprise is a cloud platform built with enterprise-level business solutions in mind. This tool is also a high-profile document management and collaboration platform that Congressional offices can utilize in their everyday workflows.

Dropbox functionality & cross-platform integration

Synchronization and the flexibility of cloud storage allow users to work on individual or group projects seamlessly, with Dropbox Business solutions enabling collaborative editing in Microsoft Office applications like Word and Excel. Collaboration in the Dropbox browser-based platform is also streamlined with inline commenting and mentioning, customizable team folders, and centralized admin control, among other aspects.

Dropbox is also known for its native use: cloud-based document storage and sharing. As long as your team has access to email, the Dropbox platform, or an Apple or Android-powered mobile device running the Dropbox mobile app, they can download and upload files shared on the platform.

API and integrations

Congressionally-approved tools that integrate with Dropbox include Trello, Adobe cloud products, and Microsoft Office 365 products. Dropbox also integrates with popular, “unofficial” tools such as Zapier and DocuSign.

Congressional use

House CAO approved Dropbox Business Enterprise for storing, collaborating, and developing documents that contain controlled, unclassified information. This approval includes all document storage, collaboration and access across devices using the same enterprise accounts.

Approval of Dropbox Business Enterprise solutions for Senate offices remains unconfirmed, and this platform isn’t FedRAMP certified by the General Services Administration. The FedRAMP program rates software on the security standardization, monitoring, and authorization compliance framework. Other Congressionally approved platforms like Google Drive and Box Enterprise are FedRAMP certified. However, getting FedRAMP certification for a software as a service (SaaS) platform isn’t required for Congressional sales.

Pricing

Dropbox Business Enterprise pricing is customizable and individualized to support and manage at scale. Comparably, Box Enterprise has custom plans while Google Drive sells its enterprise solutions to Congressional offices starting at $120 per user. Dropbox plan subscribers also get 24/7 technical support at no extra charge.

What we think

Document management tools like Dropbox Business Enterprise are essential for Congressional offices. Thanks to cross-platform integration across devices and cloud synchronization, teams across the Hill are updated to document changes instantly. The Dropbox platform also remains one of the leading document management solutions in the industry.


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SCORE BREAKDOWN

User Interface

21/25

Cost

19/25

Differentiation

25/25

Effectiveness

21/25

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