How online fax can benefit your business

Posted: Nov 25, 2013
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Online fax is rapidly growing as one of the primary methods of communication for businesses. Many people may feel comfortable with their existing traditional fax systems, but the advantages of online fax are well worth taking into account.

Saving money and energy
Online fax negates the need for a physical fax machine, as it is replaced by a digital application on desktop and mobile devices. The lack of need for specialist hardware, paper, and ink allows businesses to make considerable monthly savings when the costs are compared with a monthly online fax subscription.

As well as the overhead costs of physical equipment, your business will save energy and reduce the cost of utility bills. The saved money is one thing, but the positive green credentials that your business could demonstrate would do wonders for the brand – especially in a time when reducing carbon footprints is on everyone’s minds.

Physically and financially, online fax makes for a flexible option for businesses. Sfax is available on iOS and Android devices as well as desktops and laptops, allowing users to send, receive and manage faxes anywhere there is an internet connection. This makes online fax services such as Sfax perfect for use on the road, on the go and in meetings.

Other than the fact fax is inherently more secure than email or email-to-fax services, Sfax is HIPAA-compliant which provides an extra layer of security when transmitting sensitive data – especially for healthcare providers. Fax disassembles data and reassembles it at the other end of the line, making it nearly impossible for third parties to intercept and view it.

HIPAA requires numerous additional measures including technical, administrative and physical protocols – including Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) – before Sfax is allowed to handle protected health information. With full-time HIPAA compliance officers and a range of firewalls and physical data centre security measures, Sfax is a safe, secure and flexible online fax service perfect for your business.