Replacing traditional fax servers with a cloud faxing service can offer big advantages to organizations both large and small, but that doesn’t make moving to cloud faxing an easy decision. IT professionals that manage an outdated fax landscape expected for faxing to be nonexistent by now, but shockingly it’s not. In fact, fax communication is continually growing! And as its popularity in today’s business world grows, so too have questions and confusion surrounding the cloud — specifically, why should we move fax to the cloud?
4 Reasons Companies Adopt Cloud Faxing
- Minimized IT Requirements
Don’t continue to give yourself a headache with maintaining an infrastructure of fax machines and/or fax servers. It’s a weight off your shoulders to be able to spend your time on higher-priority projects.
- Cost Predictability
It might seem like the cost of operating a fax server is pretty upfront, but at second glance it’s easy to realize that maintenance, upgrades, hardware/software licenses, telco and telephony expenses can sneak up on you and add up quickly. Cloud faxing allows for a predictable pay-per-use pricing model that simply makes business sense.
- Compatibility with ERP/Desktop Applications
Particularly when it’s time for a new ERP or ERP upgrade, fax servers don’t always integrate well. And when you’re going through that type of IT overhaul, the last thing you want to spend time worrying about is fax.
- Security and Visibility
When considering any cloud-based application, there’s always the question of business security as well as business continuity. Luckily the IT community is becoming increasingly comfortable with the cloud, especially when vendors have undergone certifications like SSAE 16, ISAE 3402, or HIPAA/HITECH security assessments. In most cases, third party cloud faxing solutions have more safeguards and security in place than the status quo at your company. On top of the additional security, cloud faxing offers the opportunity for full document traceability and real-time status notifications.
It never quite seems like the perfect time to make the transition from fax machines and/or server software to a cloud faxing service, but if any of the reasons listed above sound relatable, this may be your time!
When it comes to choosing the right cloud faxing solution provider for your business, Esker is here to help. We’ve compiled the eBook, 7 Reasons to Choose Esker for Cloud Faxing Services, to get you up to speed on our unique cloud faxing solution with feedback and results from some of our many satisfied customers. Download for free and enjoy!