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Fax Lives! Here's What's New

January 09, 2018

By Paula Bernier - Executive Editor, TMC

We don’t spend much time talking about fax these days. People are more excited about stuff like chat, messaging, and team collaboration. But the fact is that fax is still a commonly used medium.

“Almost 50 percent of large global companies communicate with their suppliers using email, phone, or fax when ordering stock and processing invoices,” reported in April of 2016. The article went on to say that Capgemini Consulting and GT Nexus expect supply chains to be more digital by 2021.

That’s why companies like Freeswitchservice of India and Nextiva continue to invest in their fax solutions.

FoIP and VoIP solutions provider Freeswitchservice recently came out with a new release of its fax offering. The Ahmedabad-based company say its solution converts email to fax, fax to email, and is integrated with (unspecified) third-party solutions. It adds that the offering also frees businesses from having to invest in fax machines and fax paper.

Nextiva offers a fax solution called vFAX. This virtual faxing solution allows organizations to keep their current numbers, easily reference previously sent and received faxes via an online portal, and transition from their existing fax bridges at their own pace.

The Nextiva solution sells for $8/95 per month. That drops down to $4.95 a month for prepaid engagements. Users get 500 pages as part of their service. If they go over their allotment, they pay .03 for each additional page. The company says that’s far more affordable than the fax offerings from competitors Hellofax and RingCentral. (See link above for a chart comparing those suppliers’ fees.)

“Whether you’re new to online fax or you’ve been using it for years, it’s important to ensure you have an affordable online fax service that suits your needs,” says Evan Fehler in the Nextiva blog. “Also, having a secure and professional way to send documents online is important to your business mobility and flexibility. While there are many options out there, Nextiva vFAX gives you countless features at a great price, like the ability to send and receive faxes from wherever you are, at any time.”

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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