Box Automations transitions to Box Relay Lite.
Box released a re-architected and significantly enhanced Box Relay in June, 2019. A free, limited-functionality version called Relay Lite is available for all Business Plus customers. We are migrating existing Automations customers to Relay Lite automatically, including all their Automations data, in 2020. There will be no charge for this. But we encourage you to consider upgrading to the new Relay, which is more powerful and includes a much larger range of trigger and output events, including files, folders, tasks, metadata, and more.
For more on this transition, plus details on Relay Lite, please refer to the Relay Lite Overview page in the Box Community.
Set Policy and Automation rules for your organization to streamline content management. You can set rules that will ensure adherence with your content restrictions. Different events can be set to trigger actions of your choice. For example, if you’d like to be notified whenever someone from a certain domain views or downloads files from your organization’s account, you can set that up as an automated event in one of your Policies.
Note: Automations are available to all Enterprise customers and above. Policies are only available to customers who have purchased the Box Governance package.
What’s the difference between Policies and Automation?
Policies can be set to take action for certain events related to uploading files with specific content, download rates, or sharing files with specific domains. Automation rules take certain actions whenever files are uploaded or tasks are completed in specific folders. Policies are meant to manage content in accordance with your organization’s security requirements, while Automation is meant to create a more streamlined flow for your organization’s content.