Features You Pay Extra for with Competitors

When it comes to picking a solid Enterprise File Sync and Share software (EFSS) it’s important to look not at just the stated pricing, but also at what you’re not getting.

At FileCloud, we’re open about our pricing and the included features, whether you’re looking for FileCloud on-premises or online.

FileCloud is a hyper-secure cloud storage and sharing software with certain features included no matter if you use FileCloud online, hybrid, or on your own server. These features include hyper-security, workflow automations, free (unlimited) guest accounts, and more.

FileCloud also offers important features that other EFSS make you pay extra for.


Many large organizations have multiple branches/offices, and maintaining multiple instances is complicated, difficult, and slow. Having the option of multi-tenancy where one instance services multiple users/groups can save both time and money. Unfortunately, even large EFSS like Google Workspace requires the Enterprise version to use multi-tenancy.

With FileCloud Server, you have the option to enable multi-tenancy at no extra cost. This can greatly reduce the overhead costs of maintaining multiple instances for data and access abstraction.

With FileCloud’s multi-tenancy, each site can be customized with a user limit, storage quota, and expiration. Adding and removing a site is easy and takes just a few clicks.

When multi-tenancy is enabled in FileCloud Server, a “super” admin has control over multiple sites. One simple screen contains all the info for the sites. However, super admins have the option to delegate other admins for the sites, which helps spread workloads out and maintain Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Smart Data Leak Prevention (DLP)

Smart DLP (or data leak prevention) detects data leaks (accidental or malicious) and prevents these breaches before they happen by monitoring, protecting, and blocking important data from unauthorized users.

This can be a vital tool especially when companies are storing and sharing sensitive data that has regulations or requirements for protection. Smart DLP is an aspect of security that many EFSS offer, but which may be limited to upgrade or enterprise clients.

FileCloud’s simple, flexible, rule-drive Smart DLP offers users 360* protection by bringing DLP closer to the content and the users. Admins can control user actions (downloads/shares/logins) based on multiple options like IP range, user type, user group, and much more. FileCloud’s Smart DLP evaluates rule expressions and variables as events occur to allow or deny access while also logging any violations.

FileCloud’s Smart DLP protects companies from data leaks, allowing them to comply with regulations and keep their sensitive data secure.

Workflow Automation

As work is continually done remotely and with people in multiple different offices, workflows carried out in-office are becoming less useful or entirely obsolete. As such, many companies are turning toward workflow automation.

Workflow automation is an incredibly useful tool that saves companies time and money by automating certain tedious but important tasks like contract reviews, signature retrievals, email reminders, and more so that workflows are still completed and work is done on time.

Some companies, like ownCloud, have the option for workflow automation, but only at enterprise level. At FileCloud, users have access to workflow automation without any extra cost.


Workflows can be created by any user with a no-code, drag-and-drop design with just a few clicks. All running workflows can be viewed in a dashboard for oversight and audit purposes. Users can respond to workflows with built-in actions to facilitate speedy workflow completion. These workflows make work easier and more efficient, all without extra cost.


Companies and organizations have to be aware of branding at all times. Branding is what establishes and continues trust between a company, its employees, and its clients, and not having branding on everything, including your EFSS solution can lose to a loss of trust and security.

At Nextcloud, users have to upgrade in order to brand their EFSS solution, including for simple things like their logo or background image.

At FileCloud we understand the importance of branding which is why users are able to brand almost everything, including logo/background image, a custom domain, and complete white labeling.

You can even customize the mobile apps to reflect your brand, a feature that many competitors don’t offer at all or one that requires an upgrade.


Any good EFSS solution has integrations with other tools that users commonly use. Microsoft Office is one of these common integrations, a tool that many people every single day. At Nextcloud, users will have to upgrade in order to edit Office documents within a browser, but at FileCloud that’s one of our included integrations that don’t cost a dime extra. FileCloud also has integrations with other important tools such as:

  • AWS S3
  • Azure Blob
  • Gmail
  • MS Teams
  • Office365
  • Sales Force

FileCloud is the Ultimate EFSS Solution

At FileCloud, we’re always working to make your life easier. That’s why we make our pricing simple and easy to understand, with important features like retention policies, DRM, pattern search, branding, and integrations included in our basic pricing.

We also offer a free trial so that you can get started today!