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Box has launched a whole new version of its Relay workflow management tool. The tool includes a more powerful workflow engine, a simplified user interface and improved data manipulation tools.

The Relay tool should make it easier for multiple departments, both inside and outside an organization, to collaborate on projects in the Box app, automating much of the configuration side. The tool is designed to make it easier to automate repetitive processes, such as getting a new employee on board.

In the latest version, improvements have been made to the core engine, which now builds workflows based on “if this then that” (IFTTT) triggers, to support more processes that require a greater number of steps, knows IT Pro. The platform now also supports the option to route content, based on metadata attributes, such as a date, dropdown, multiselect and open text fields.

New interface

In addition, the user interface has been modified. With the new design, employees who are not in IT should be able to build their own processes without the need for technical support. The primary dashboard has also been redesigned to include real-time statistics for workflow history. It also lists who created, updated or deleted the workflows, and has an option to export the audit history.

Relay is also more closely integrated into the Box portfolio. Users can now use all tools in Box Cloud Content Management, including security and compliance functionality. The same integrations as Office 365 and DocuSign can also be used.

The new Box Relay version is currently in private beta, but should be available to the public by the end of June this year. There will be a paid version as well as a free Lite version.

Box Task

In addition to the Relay update, the company is also working on a new single view user experience as part of Box Tasks. This solution is designed to make it easier for users to see all their tasks at once. The user experience is now also supported for mobile push messages.

The addition is now in public beta. The feature becomes available to all users free of charge when it is generally launched.

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