Online Fax vs. Traditional Fax

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Team Interfax

Who uses fax machines anymore? Are fax machines still relevant? Who wins in the battle of efax vs. fax?

Some might find it hard to believe, but yes – fax services still exist in 2022. However, it’s not as antiquated as you might think! Faxing has evolved from physical fax machines to a more secure, cost-effective online cloud faxing service used all the time in various industries across the world.

What is Online Fax?

Online fax is the digital transfer of documents or communications. While some companies may still use old-school fax machines to print physical copies of the documents, online cloud faxing transfers the files digitally. It’s a simple, streamlined process that offers a wide variety of benefits.

5 Major Benefits of Online Fax

1. Minimize security risks

When documents are sent or received via online fax, they are stored securely in the cloud instead of being automatically printed and potentially left unattended on a physical fax machine. Users must log in to send or receive the faxes, which prevents the physical copy that might contain confidential information such as Social Security numbers or even credit card information from accidentally being picked up in a stack of papers and landing in the wrong hands.

Upland InterFAX’s best-in-class online fax solution encrypts both incoming and outgoing faxes, adding an additional security layer for the transfer of sensitive information. InterFAX’s services meet rigorous industry compliance standards and are HIPAA-compliant. InterFAX also offers secure, PCI-DSS compliant services for credit card transactions.

2. Reduce costs

With online faxing, printing isn’t necessary. Files are simple to send and receive within our online portal, which means your company saves on the cost of paper, ink, and printing.

Our fully hosted online technology offers guaranteed continuity and unlimited scalability. You won’t need to install any hardware, update software licensing, or add extra phone lines, which helps lower your IT burden and eliminate those pesky filing cabinets that take up valuable space in the office!

3. Fax from anywhere

With InterFAX, users can send and receive faxes online through email, a native web interface, mobile devices, or other digital scanning tools. Instead of faxing being tied to one device in a specific office or location, online faxing is entirely mobile and can be used from anywhere in the world.

Switching to online faxing makes it super easy for remote employees to send or receive documents and access the critical information they need to keep services moving.

4. Customize to your needs

With our flexible developer API, InterFAX is easy to integrate into any fax environment or existing process you already use. You can build it, scale it endlessly, and get faxes wherever they need to go. InterFAX integrates with leading CRM, ERP, and email platforms, including MS Outlook, Salesforce, SAP R/3, and more.

5. Increase productivity

With InterFAX, you can enable powerful workflow tools to automate fax routing, reception, and delivery. These tools eliminate the time it takes to file documents manually and gives your team more bandwidth to focus on the priorities that keep your business moving forward.

Faxing has evolved from physical fax machines to a more secure, cost-effective online cloud faxing service used all the time in various industries across the world.

Make the move to online cloud faxing.

Ready to test InterFAX for yourself? Request a free trial and check it out today.

Want more info? Learn more about secure online faxing with InterFAX and then sign up for a demo to see it in action.

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