The following is a Guest Post by Casper Manes of of GFI Software
Every day, administrators are finding out that their organization still needs to use fax technologies to get things done. Whether you are dealing with documents that still need to be hand-signed, with medical records that must comply with HIPPA, or with legacy business processes that cannot be replaced at present, venerable faxing is still a major part of many businesses. However, you should not immediately go for the fax machine. Fax software is a great way to replace aging equipment, and there’s a new breed of cloud services providing online fax service to customers that may be just the thing for your business. If you are looking to replace that ancient device and lose your analog phone lines, here are the eight key factors to consider when choosing the right online fax service for your business.
1. Lose the hardware
One of the best things about an online fax service is that it frees you from any hardware requirements. You won’t need a dedicated server, analog phone lines, or even software to install on your email server. All you need to do is subscribe to an online fax service to get started.
2. Email integration
Your customers/partners/vendors may need to use fax, but your users probably would be perfectly happy just using email. Make sure your online fax service has fax-to-email and email-to-fax capabilities, and your users will never have to leave Outlook to [Read more…]