GFI Software Extends Faxing to the Cloud for Small Business
GFI Software today announced the availability of GFI FaxMaker Online, a streamlined cloud-based fax solution designed to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). GFI FaxMaker Online provides ubiquitous faxing from any Internet-connected device, with no hardware, software or dedicated phone lines required.
GFI Software is one of the market's leading providers of fax solutions for SMBs, with thousands of customers worldwide. FaxMaker Online, its latest offering, is based on a monthly subscription model that allows instant access and easily scales to meet an organization's faxing needs, enabling both fax-to-email and email-to-fax communications within minutes of signup. Benefits of FaxMaker Online include:
- Email-to-fax and fax-to-email capabilities: Send and receive faxes from any email client or email server, whether in the cloud or on premise.
- Print-to-fax functionality: Allows for printing to fax from any application that can print.
- Multiple email-to-fax formats: Document formats doc and docx, xls and xlsx, pdf, html, txt, rtf, ppt and .pptx formats are supported when sending a fax via email.
- Easy-to-use administration portal: The online dashboard provides a clear view of usage and offers account management capabilities across departments and users.
Sending and receiving documents by fax is of paramount importance to businesses in several key industries, including healthcare organizations, law firms and financial services companies, which continue to rely on fax communications to meet security and compliance regulations, along with retaining the legal admissibility of documents sent electronically from point to point. In an independent blind survey of 1,008 office workers conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of GFI Software in October 2012, 85% of respondents said their businesses continue to make use of faxing in some capacity.
The survey also revealed potential security problems with traditional paper faxing, with nearly half of respondents (49%) admitting that they had read a paper fax that was intended for someone else. As a completely paperless solution, GFI FaxMaker Online eliminates the possibility of a paper fax getting into the wrong hands by ensuring faxes are routed directly to the intended individual or workgroup recipient.
"Faxing manually is time consuming, inherently insecure and costly," said Phil Bousfield, general manager of GFI's Infrastructure Business Unit. "FaxMaker Online frees businesses from the need to maintain software and hardware while also expanding access to faxing, so it is now possible to send and receive faxes anytime, anywhere. Just as important, FaxMaker Online seamlessly integrates with today's 'email-based' workflow, reinforcing a company's overall communications platform."
Pricing and availability
GFI FaxMaker Online is available now for as little as $12.75 a month, with packages available for businesses of all sizes, from small firms to enterprise-scale organizations. Each subscription comes with its own fax number, with additional numbers available for purchase as needed. Customers are billed on a monthly basis by credit card, and can manage their subscriptions using GFI's online customer portal, where they can add or cancel subscriptions and access their transaction history.